17 Oct, 2008
Reese Peanut Butter Cups
Posted by: Michael In: Candy Bars
Is there a better combination out there than peanut butter and chocolate? There’s something about the creamy sweetness of milk chocolate combined with the nutty richness of peanut butter that make them perfect bedfellows. So it’s a bit odd to note that if you want that particular combination, the Reese line of products are pretty much the only ones around to scratch that itch. Yeah, there are a few other candy bars that feature chocolate and peanut butter – mostly modifications of existing products, such as Twix PB – but they’re few and far between.
The first thing I noticed upon opening the wrapper was a pleasant, nutty aroma. I’m not sure if I’ve ever noticed that before; I guess when you’re eating something with the intention of reviewing it you pay more attention to those types of things. Inside the wrapper are three cups, each sitting in its own paper… cup? What do you call those things? Wrappers? Paper thingy? Well, you know what I mean. Taking the peanut butter cup out of the paper thingy, and inevitably leaving a little chocolate residue at the bottom of the paper, it’s clear pretty much instantly that this chocolate is softer than average, and almost fudgey in consistency.
As for the peanut butter, I think everyone is familiar with the unique consistency of Reese’s peanut butter – it’s not very creamy at all, rather it’s dry and a bit crumbly. It has a nicely peanutty flavour, and contains an ever-so-slight amount of saltiness that helps balance out the overall sweetness of the cup.
Because of the really specific taste of the peanut butter, it actually took me a while to warm up to Reese’s products. I still wish there was a candy out there with real, creamy peanut butter (and actually, there was – it was called PB Max and it was glorious, but I’ll save that rant for another post). But for what it is, Reese Peanut Butter cups are pretty damn good.
Manufactured by: Hershey
Calories (3 cups, 51 g): 280