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Review: Reese’s White and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Reese’s White and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, purchased in the U.S. and consumed in Canada.

I’ve tried a whole pile of different Reese’s products in the past, from various bar-form treats to cereal to tubs of peanut butter, but I’d never seen Reese’s Dark Chocolate and Reese’s White Chocolate peanut butter cups until a trip to Seattle late last fall.

So? How do they compare to the regular Reese’s peanut butter cups?

Dark Chocolate: Very similar to the milk chocolate original. The dark chocolate marginally ups the bitterness. A bit more astringent, too, with a more dominant cocoa taste. Is the chocolate a tad more fruity? That’s what I’m getting from it, anyhow.

White Chocolate: Really nice. Whereas the dark chocolate peanut butter cup is only subtly different, the white chocolate version adds a whole new set of flavours. Rich, sweet, creamy. Pairs beautifully with the peanut butter. I didn’t think it would be this good.

Quick conclusion: Of the two, I’d pick the white chocolate. But neither one is better than the original milk chocolate.

A partially consumed Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. It didn't last long.

RATINGS AND DETAILS

Cost: Varies. I paid $0.89 for a two-cup (1.5 oz., 42 grams) package of dark chocolate peanut butter cups at Walgreens in Seattle, and $0.50 on sale for the white chocolate ones at QFC.

Value for cash money: Just fine.

Availability: U.S.A.

Nutrition?: Roughly the same as regular Reese’s peanut butter cups. 210 calories per two-pack of dark cups (so, 105 per cup), and 220 calories per two-pack of white cups (110 per cup). Lots of sugar and fat, with a nice hit of protein.

The verdict: Worthy additions to the peanut butter cup family.

Reese’s White and Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. Can you tell which one is which?

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