Everyone please calm down — the story is a hoax.
A story claiming that Reese’s peanut butter cups will be discontinued has unleashed a pandemic of chocolate-related freak outs all over Facebook. The good news is it’s a hoax — the world’s greatest cup-based candy is not going anywhere.
The false story appeared on breakingnews247.net, a website that enables anyone to write an article and upload an image for it to be shared on Facebook. “Prank Your Friends Now!” says the site's homepage. BuzzFeed News previously reported that the site is part of a network of at least 11 create-your-own-fake-news websites owned by a man named Nicolas Gouriou.
The false story about Reese's peanut butter cups is the site's second-biggest viral hit in the last 12 months. It's generated over 820,000 shares, reactions, and comments on Facebook in four days.
Obviously, the hoax took off online because Reese’s are fucking delicious and any attempt to discontinue them would be a goddamn global tragedy. This guy said he’d “personally lead the riots!!!”
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This woman is a candy apocalypse prepper who hatched a plan to “go buy a stockpile and freeze them.”
If they ever do discontinue Reese's, everyone needs to listen to her.
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Some people completely lost it.
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