Bloomington, IN, December 20, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Sweet combination equals amazing results for Reese
The untold story of the man who created one of America’s most beloved candies
In REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups: The Untold Story, author Andrew Reese tells the life story of one of America’s greatest entrepreneurs and creator of the famous mouth-watering REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups -- his grandfather Harry Burnett Reese.
Andrew spent a lot of time researching, interviewing, and talking with different family members and close friends, reliving the life of his grandfather, better known as H.B. Reese. He shares the early business success stories including his grandfather’s selling of frogs, working at Milton Hershey’s experimental dairy -- Round Barn. But there were also many failures in his life as the Superior Chocolate and Confectionery Company he founded closed and H.B. was forced to take on multiple jobs to support an ever-growing family. But H.B. continued to experiment with after-dinner peppermints and other candies in the basement of his house. After three tries he formed the H.B. REESE Candy Company in 1923.
In 1928, H.B. invented the REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups and readers will learn some of the history surrounding the event but some of the secrets must remain, including that the type of milk chocolate and distinct flavor of the peanut butter make all of the difference.
But readers will also learn about H.B. himself and his character as a trusted leader and one that could always be counted on to help. Read about the story of kids coming by the factory to buy scrap pieces of candy for well below the price in the stores.
H. B. was fond of saying, “If you make a product that both young and old enjoy, then your potential customers are limited only by the number of people on earth.”
REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups: The Untold Story includes numerous photos that show what it was really like, the building of the factory, the family homes as well as the fishing lodge where employees could spend time relaxing.
But it also vividly captures one man’s devotion to his family and his dedication to creating a much-loved American treat.
About the author
Andrew Reese is the family historian and grandson of Harry Burnett Reese, the inventor of REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups. A nationally recognized computer industry network and information security subject matter expert with more than thirty years of hands-on technical experience, he is also an accomplished martial artist, karaoke singer, and guitar player. Visit his extensive website online at www.reeseweb.com.
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