February 24th: Reese's Crispy Crunch

Kcal 260 Fat 15g Fat(sats) 5g Carbs 26g

According to some of the US candy websites I read this Crispy Crunch bar is Reese's answer to the Nestle Butterfinger which I reviewed a few weeks back. In terms of size the bar looks much smaller than it's Nestle equivalent, though it still weighed in at generous sounding 48.0g. Looks wise the bar looks similar in appearance to the Cadbury Picnic, with nuts prominently sticking out the chocolate coating. On the wrapper the bar is billed as consisting of a 'crispy peanut butter wafer, topped with peanut butter and coated in chocolate and nuts' - this sounded like a winning combination to me.

From the very first bite this bar was bursting with nutty flavours, and was evidently not half as sweet tasting as the Butterfinger. The peanut butter flavours that came through in this bar far outclassed that of the sugary centered Butterfinger, and the usual Reese's sweet and salty peanut flavours created a marvellous taste. Combined, the upper peanut butter layer and whole nuts in the chocolate coating also add some interesting contrasting textures to the mix - the smoothness of the salty peanut butter layer blended well the crunchiness of the wholenuts delivering a variety of different mouthfeel sensations, whilst also leaving a strong nutty taste in the mouth. As ever with Reese's products the chocolate wasn't the strong point of the product, but this bar was really more about the peanut constituents so this slight blemish can as ever been excused.

Overall I probably shouldn't have been given my love for Reese's products, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this bar. When I read that it was Reese's version of the Buterfinger I was worried the same overly sweet type experience awaited me, but this bar has such distinctive nutty flavours it took the experience to levels that the Butterfinger only wished it could. If you like your Reese's products this is yet another offering of theirs I would highly recommend.

8.1 out of 10