Thanks to some simple office candy we recently discovered that people have a few different ways of pronouncing the proper name in “Reese’s Pieces” or “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.” It’s a debate that the internet has had before, but I’d like to see if your pronunciation has anything to do with where you’re from. Having grown up in Salt Lake City, Utah, I’m of the mind that it’s pronounced “rees-is,” as in, “Someone stole Reese’s phone!” (I’m right, BTW.)
Others here at Atlas Obscura (who shall remained unnamed) pronounce it “rees-eez,” as in “I could use some Reece ease. That guy is annoying.” Still another monster around here drops the possessive “S” entirely, calling them, “ree-see cups.” It’s horrific.
Anyway, please weigh in on this important debate, and let us know how you think it is pronounced and where you’re from. We need to talk.