Easter is long gone but I was never going to be turning down the opportunity offered to me by CandyPirate to try this 'Reese's Peanut Butter White Egg'. The original 'Reese's Peanut Butter White Cups' still remain in the top rated bars section, and are truly one of my favourite products of all time ... I could eat them all day long!
This 'White Egg' variant was identical in build to the 'Reese's Peanut Butter Fudge Egg' - it came in a 34.0g single piece serving. This struck me as being significantly smaller than you get with the standard cups, it certainly wasn't the most filling product ever, and its moreish taste left me feeling like I could easily eat another straight after. The product looked simple, yet pleasant with its egg shaped design. The shape was protected well by the cardboard sleeve, though as with the 'Fudge Egg' there was a lack of a paper cup ... like I said on the 'Fudge Egg' review this wasn't a massive deal, but I always think of it as a nice authentic touch for Reese's products. The egg had a delightful smell, it had the usual distinctive Reese's nutty aroma with an added dairy undertone - so hugely enticing!
As you can see by the cross-section the upper layer of white chocolate was tremendously thick - it provided a nice crack to the first stage of the bite that contrasted nicely with the softer peanut butter. The melt of the white chocolate was also rather good; it was very smooth and again was a nice comparator to the ever so grainy nature of the peanut centre. I haven't had a white chocolate Reese's offering for a long time but it was every bit as good as I remember it. The peanut butter was its usual tremendous quality with its distinctive salted roasted flavour. The white chocolate had a delicious creamy taste, it was by no means the best or most flavoursome white chocolate I have tried, but its subtle milky flavours seemed near perfectly balanced with the peanut butter. The aftertaste lingered in the mouth for a good while after and had a creamy nutty edge, this was an all round great tasting product.
Overall this was a highly enjoyable, yet at the same time frustrating offering. It tasted incredible; the near perfect execution of the peanut butter was accompanied nicely by the balanced milkiness of the white chocolate. Personally I prefer the white chocolate Reese's use rather than their milk chocolate, which I find relatively flavourless and waxy in its texture. The only real problem with this product was its size ... this could potentially be me just being a greedy guts, but I just wasn't satisfied by this ... I could have easily have consumed a product twice the size. This is another great product in the Reese's range - one for peanut butter and white chocolate fans alike.
8.2 out of 10
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