One of the many new confectionery products to arrive for the Halloween season this year is a variation on a beloved classic. But what’s most surprising about this one is that it’s never been done before – because I’d just assumed that these would have been a thing in previous years – but apparently not. So let’s take a look at this surprising new release for 2014 – Reese’s Pumpkins in white chocolate!
Reese’s Pumpkins, like their other seasonal family members Reese’s Eggs and Reese’s Trees, are a holiday classic – but unlike those other two which have seen white chocolate variants sold in previous years, I believe Reese’s Pumpkins have never been produced in a non-milk chocolate variety before.
As for the standard Reese’s Pumpkins, I took a look back at them for the countdown last year, which you can check out here.
I first noticed the white chocolate Reese’s Pumpkins when I was visiting Target’s Halloween section this year, and by the look of their supporting decoration I believe this could be an exclusive for them.
It’s worth noting that unlike Reese’s Eggs and Reese’s Christmas Trees, Reese’s Pumpkins white chocolate has been given an orange color. Also, Reese’s White Chocolate Pumpkins appear to have only been released as a snack-size variety this year but perhaps if they sell well enough, we’ll see them get a full-size version for 2015.
Now here’s a look at the packaging for this new release.
And for comparison, here is the matching milk chocolate version snack size packaging, which I also picked up this year.
If anyone has found these at a retailer other than Target, let me know – or if anyone remembers a white chocolate pumpkin being released in previous years – I’d love to hear about it.
And that’s everything I’ve got to share on Reese’s White Chocolate Pumpkins today. See you next time!
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