Let's get something straight: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the best Halloween candy, the best supermarket candy, the greatest triumph of the American candy industry in general. You are welcome to disagree -- you will be wrong.
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I know because I have loved and left many American confections, and none of them burned and tortured my soul like the loss of Reese's.
Australia is my country of birth, but my family moved to Cambridge, Mass., when I was a baby so my mother could finish college. I was weaned on American candy, and was just old enough to properly participate in Halloween before we went back to Australia. My earliest memory is basically a deep, nagging grief over the loss in my life, at 3 years old, of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.More »