Hershey's Debuts Vegan Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Bars

Hershey's Debuts Vegan Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate Bars

Chocolate lovers! How do vegan Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate bars sound?

The Hershey Company will soon sell the plant-based milk chocolate confections – minus the milk. Instead, the chocolates are made with oats.

Hershey said some customers are looking for products they consider healthier or with fewer ingredients, including reduced sugar and plant-based options.

“Our purpose is to create more moments of goodness for consumers,” Teal Liu, Brand Manager of Better For You, The Hershey Company said in a statement. “Those moments are now more accessible for chocolate lovers looking for plant-based alternatives.”

However, ditching the dairy won’t cut calories. While Hershey didn’t release all of the nutritional facts, the 1.4-ounce package of plant-based Reese’s Cups have 210 calories, according to The Associated Press. That’s the same number of calories as a 1.5-ounce package of traditional Reese’s Cups.

The plant-based Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will go on sale later this month. The second offering, called Hershey’s Plant-Based Extra Creamy with Almonds and Sea Salt, will follow in April.

The plant-based versions will cost more. Hershey wouldn’t share details because it said retailers set final prices. But Rite Aid lists a 1.4-ounce package of two plant-based Reese’s Cups at $2.49; that’s about $1 more than consumers would pay for a regular package.