March 15th: Reese's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar

Kcal 200 Fat 12.0g Fat(sats) 6.0g Carbs 23.0g (per 40.0g - 4 pieces)

*IShop4YouII* were once again the providers for this review today - the Reese's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar. Now I am sure you are all aware Reese's products traditionally come in a 'cup' form, though at the back end of last year Hershey's saw fit to produce this bar version. The ingredients read reasonably well - this looks like one of the few products that Hershey's haven't taken the cocoa butter out of recently.

The bar came in a 120.0g format that was split up into several quite large sized blocks. Taking note of the rather high nutritional values, thankfully these blocks proved to be rather fulfilling - three at a time provided a more than adequate snack. Despite lacking the usual 'Cups' appeal, the product was presented reasonably well. The usual orange theme was implemented on the wrapper, with each of the blocks nicely decorated with a Reese's logo. When cross-sectioned I was surprised at the thickness of the chocolate in relation to the peanut butter filling. As ever I couldn't help but be taken in by the wonderfully nutty aromas that were radiated from the bar.

As noted above the milk chocolate was implemented a lot thicker in this bar than most other Reese's products, and this definitely came through in the taste. I am normally very critical of Reese's milk chocolate as I normally find it bland and waxy in texture - there weren't such problems here. The chocolate had a slower melt than normal, which allowed it to substantiate some stronger milky, cocoa flavours; the taste was quite sweet but it suited the bar well. With the chocolate having a greater presence the peanut butter filling was a little lacking in terms of its volume in each block. Don't get me wrong I was pleased that the chocolate was better substantiated in the taste, though I couldn't help but want more from the peanut butter. All the usual creamy, nutty, salty flavours of the Reese's peanut butter were present ... but just didn't get to stamp their usual authority on the taste.

Overall there is no doubting this is a nice addition to the Reese's range, but whether or not you will prefer it to the standard Reese's peanut butter Cups will largely be down to personal preference. If you prefer greater emphasis on the peanut butter like myself then I would suggest you stick with the standard cups, or better yet the Big Cups. If you want more in terms of a chocolaty hit from your Reese's products then I suggest you get hold of one of these.

7.9 out of 10