Rat Reporting for duty.
I had a feeling we would be seeing this today so I stayed up late (drive to in-laws will be fun in the AM).
I will admit that when I got my golden ticket I was both incredibly excited and a bit disappointed. Excited because it was a golden ticket and an item from a great company; disappointed because it meant that these were being offered and not the salted caramels.
Now on to the report. I was a bit skeptical on whether I would enjoy these or not because, frankly, I love Reeses peanut butter cups, so why spend more for some fancy gourmet ones? Well, the answer is this, these are definitely a different ball-game. The picture does these very good justice. This has a layer of chocolate on the bottom, a layer of peanut butter FUDGE in the middle and another layer of chocolate on the top, along with a nice little sprinkle of that wonderful salt.
The big different here being the use of peanut butter fudge, instead of just a sweetened peanut butter mixture/filling. The fudge was very good, firm but still creamy in texture, very different from a Reeses cup. My wife's comment was that this is more "peanut-buttery than a Reeses", though I don't know if I agree with that statement, it is just a different texture and different taste.
Unfortunately for me, the salt really didn't add much to the equation. It was still delicious, but unlike the caramels, the salt just didn't provide enough contrast to the peanut butter to provide that much of boost in flavor.
These cups individually are about the size of the minature Reeses cups, maybe very slightly bigger. In general these were very good, but not amazing. Worth the price to give them a try, but likely not something I would re-buy often like the caramels. They would however make excellent gifts and I am sure would be appreciated by all. I was actually hoping that these would be offered in smaller packs like I received (just a small 4-pack) and they would have been perfect for party favors or stocking stuffers
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I will be buying some of these in the morning.
EDIT: I just tried another one for the sake of this post, and the fudge really is quite delicious. I would also point out that the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is much higher on these than the on a Reeses. I think that is where my wife is getting the "more peanut-buttery comment".
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