March 26th: Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups

Kcal 230 Fat 14.0g Fat(sats) 9.0g Carbs 24.0g (per 42.0g pack)

American Soda have been at it again managing to secure themselves some stock of one the hottest new products on the US confectionery marketplace for 2014. Yes the guys there last week sent across a big new box of treats for the @ChocMission team and it didn't take Jim two seconds to notice these all new Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups sitting among all of the products. This venture into the peanut butter cups area of the market was brought to the attention of fans worldwide at the beginning of 2014 with a large scale US based marketing campaign including a halftime Superbowl commercial - (See HERE) following shortly after. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are one of the team's most loved products but that still didn't quell any of the excitement to try these Butterfinger branded alternatives.

The Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups we tried came in a 42.0g two-cup packet. We loved the design of the outer foil packet and thought that Nestle had managed to design a very cool, modern looking wrapper. The cups themselves lacked the aromatic presence of Reese's alternatives however when we did the photography for the review we were still left drooling at the prospect of the taste test once we saw the plentiful portioning of the peanut butter inside. Luckily for us the taste test soon followed!

Excuse us for continually harking back to Reese's and comparing these to them but we thought this was a comparison we couldn't ignore as ultimately it would be the first thing anyone thinks of when considering buying them.Comparing them chocolate vs chocolate we all thought that the Nestle Butterfinger Cups were superior. The Nestle chocolate was far still from remarkable taste wise however compared to Reese's waxy chocolate it had a better textural melt. Which of the two had the superior the peanut butter innards split the team - some preferred the less nutty, more buttery taste of the Butterfingers, whilst the other half of the team said they would still rather have the saltier, nuttier Reese's. One thing that was unanimous was that the crunchy filling of the Butterfinger cups gave a much better 'crunchy peanut butter' feel in the mouth. They were regarded as equally as satisfying!

Overall so who wins out then!? Well if you ask me (Jim) I would happy with either ... but if you were going to push me I would say the Reese's cups. Both the two different cup options have the upsides and downsides. The Nestle Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups are superior texturally - especially with the crunchy effect created by the inner filling. Reese's Cups however are probably better for those after a really peanutty taste - especially if it's the salt lick aftertaste that you are after. The team really enjoyed doing this product comparison so hats off to Nestle for creating an extremely worthwhile competitor for such a well established market leader. These are well worth a try if you are a fan of chocolate peanut butter combos! UK readers be quick - AmericanSoda have limited stock!!

7.9 out of 10