The Reese's Tree Controversy Is Taking Over Twitter, & These Are The Most Hilarious Responses So Far
If you've ever checked out at a convenience store during the holidays, you've probably seen a display of Reese's Trees arranged right on the counter. These seasonal treats beckon chocolate and peanut butter fans with their holiday spirit, but some treat seekers aren't feeling them this year. CNN reports that Reese's didn't nail the tree shape, and the Internet is straight-up outraged.
When someone unwraps a Reese's Tree, they may expect a shape similar to the cookie cutter perfection shown on the package. Instead, social media has been inundated with images of trees that look more like ovals. The candies have drawn unflattering comparisons to everything from blobs to droppings. Whether you're following the conversation due to personal outrage or just for the fun of it, thoughts shared on Twitter are making us genuinely laugh out loud.
Several people tried to determine exactly what the trees look like:
reese's trees are not trees they are eggs with a tail— ♛❤♕ プリム 'n プロパー。 (@darlingjoker) November 21, 2015
They should just call Reese's Christmas trees, Reese's Vague Triangles.— Blake (@Blakey_C) November 17, 2015
One investigator tried to find out but got a bit... sidetracked:
And another person took matters into their own hands, and showed Reese's how it is you make a damn chocolate tree, anyway:
One Twitter user remains super concerned, but for an entirely different reason:
Of course, some people are just ready for this conversation to be over:
now people are mad because the Reese's trees look like blobs this year...HAVE YOU NO OTHER MORE IMPORTANT OBSTACLES IN LIFE??— leahbia (@lelelimon) November 25, 2015
First Starbucks cups. Now Reese's trees. Priorities, World. C'mon.— David James (@DJamesAuthor) November 30, 2015
Ohhh, #Reeses tree. I don't care that you're amoeba shaped or that you make my tongue itch. You are perfect in every way! — Andrea Zastrow (@andreazastrow1) November 30, 2015
Low key in a relationship with Reese's Christmas trees— caitlyn (@ShesThehallMan) November 24, 2015
And there are plenty of people ready to support disappointed Reese's customers in their time of need:
#reeses If anyone is THAT upset by the shape, please send yours to ME. Best candy ever ..in any form!— D. Equitz (@dequitz) November 30, 2015
No matter the shape, Reese's trees are still a staple of holiday life:
Morale was kind of low today so I took out my secret supply of Reese's peanut butter Christmas trees. I'm the hero everyone needs.— Michele (@inthefade) November 19, 2015
Just ate breakfast. Translation: Randomly woke up at 5am and ate half a bag of Reese's Christmas trees in my underwear— Nate (@NateSkaate) November 25, 2015
Yep; sounds about right. Reese's trees are always a good idea. Actually, Reese's anything is always a good idea.