Reese’s Footballs for Superbowl Sunday 2016!

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Today is the day for the great American tradition of Superbowl Sunday!  And as I have done every year since launching this site, I will mark today by sharing some football-themed candy.  The last few years it’s been all about NFL team-themed Snickers product, but today I’m switching it up by presenting two different styles of Reese’s Footballs – so make the jump to check them out!

I’ve encountered Reese’s offered in a number of seasonal themes/shapes over the years; hearts, pumpkins, and of course the classic eggs – but I’d never encountered football-shaped Reese’s before.   And whereas I would typically find the Snickers NFL-themed offerings in early Fall at the beginning of the football season, I only discovered these Reese’s football products during the last several weeks.

The first style I came across was the individually foil-wrapped Reese’s Footballs, which I spotted during a shopping trip to Target.  Here they are:

Hershey's - Reese's Peanut Butter Footballs - 10oz multi-bag candy package - January 2016

Hershey’s – Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs – 10oz multi-bag candy package – January 2016

Hershey's - Reese's Peanut Butter Footballs - individual foil wrapper candy package - January 2016

Hershey’s – Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs – individual foil wrapper candy package – January 2016

After picking those up, I assumed that was everything I had to discover regarding Reese’s football-themed product, but there was more.

The following week, while searching to see if there were any other Reese’s football related promotions or tie-ins, I discovered that there was also a two-pound bag of individually packaged (and what appeared to be larger) football-shaped Reese’s – so I quickly ordered a bag on Amazon.   Here’s a look at those:

Hershey's - Reese's Peanut Butter Footballs - 38oz multi-bag of fun-size candy package - January 2016

Hershey’s – Reese’s Peanut Butter Footballs – 38oz multi-bag of fun-size candy package – January 2016

That large bag isn’t much to look at but the individual fun-size wrappers are pretty cool:

Hershey's - Reese's Peanut Butter Football - .6oz fun-size individual wrapper - January 2016

Hershey’s – Reese’s Peanut Butter Football – .6oz fun-size individual wrapper – January 2016

Each of these two football-shaped offerings is its own unique thing, and while neither really looks all that much like a football once they’re unwrapped, I can forgive them this detail.

Reese's Footballs - side-by-side and opened

Reese’s Footballs – side-by-side and opened

To my eye these appear to be pretty much the exact same shape as the two different versions of Reese’s Eggs that are typically available for Easter season.  But lets be honest, these are Reese’s peanut butter and chocolate – does it really matter what they look like once you unwrap them?  I think not.  They are delicious.

And that’s all I’ve got to share today on the two distinct forms of Reese’s Footballs.  Time for me to get back to my Superbowl prep.  If you’re wondering, I’m not really a fan of either team, but I’m rooting for Peyton Manning to end his career on a high note.  We shall see if he does.  Mostly I just hope it’s a good game.

See you next time!!

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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others.

Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books.

Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com.

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One Response to Reese’s Footballs for Superbowl Sunday 2016!

  1. Janica says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. I know this is so dumb but I just ate 2 of these and was wondering what the calorie info was and…I couldn’t find it anywhere actually listed the same across all sites. It’s blogs like this that make the internet awesome.

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