Monday, 30 March 2009

March 30th: Reese's Crunchy Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Kcal 210 Fat 13.0g Fat(sats) 5.0g Carbs 22.0g

Now if there is one thing I have never understood, it is how people can prefer 'smooth' peanut butter to 'crunchy' peanut butter? After all surely if you like peanut butter your going to like peanuts? It bemuses me to this day! Anyway ... today's review is of the latest limited edition from the Reese's range - the Crunchy Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Replacing the normal smooth style peanut butter with peanut butter with whole nuts in these sounded pretty damn good to me.

*IShop4YouII* sent me a 42.0g pack, which included two separate standard sized cups. The whole presentation was as good as ever with the both the outer packaging and peanut butter cups cutting the usual appealing iconic Reese's look. When cross-sectioned the whole peanut pieces could be detected, however I was more preoccupied with taking in the absolutely fantastic nutty aromas that made themselves known as soon as the outer packaging was removed ... if Hershey's were to sell these smells in a deodorant like spray-can I wouldn't think twice about buying it!! SOLD!!

What is left to say about Reese's milk chocolate that I haven't said before ... :) I think we all know I am not its great proponent. As always the slight waxy texture was retained and it lacked the desired cocoa flavours that I really wanted. The being said its sweet, milky influences were passable and really didn't matter all that much given the quality of the peanut butter filling. Obviously the 'USP' of this particular limited edition was supposed to be the crunchy nature of the peanut butter, and boy did it deliver. The peanut butter benefited from the extra level of contrast in it's texture, and it certainly added a degree of interest. The added peanut pieces also seemed to bring an extra nuttiness to the bites were present, the salt lick certainly felt reinforced. I could have eaten these all day but the two standard cups more than provided a sufficient snack.

Overall these unsurprisingly reminded me of the Reese's Big Cup with Nuts in that it delivered many of the same benefits with the additional peanut pieces. To be honest I am a bit disappointed these are not going to stay as a staple part of the Reese's range, as I for one actually prefer them to the standard Reese's peanut butter cups which of course have the smooth peanut butter. The extra texture and flavour enhancements brought by the additional peanuts make these a superior option in my opinion, and one I very much recommend you try if your a fan.

8.7 out of 10
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