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Review: Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

Eggs are great, aren’t they?

But you know what would be even better? Eggs with chocolate shells, so that you could eat the shells instead of throwing them away or composting them.

And wait … you know what would be even more amazing? If instead of having yolks and egg whites inside, they were filled with creamy Reese peanut butter. Sure, these chocolate-peanut-butter eggs would cause sleepless nights for those unlucky chefs who man the omelette stations at breakfast buffets, but really, wouldn’t it be worth it? Chocolate-peanut-butter eggs?

Now imagine these theoretical melt-in-your-mouth freaks of genetic poultry engineering were smaller than a regular egg, about the size of a thimble. Why, you’d have a perfect treat to mark the anniversary of a dude being brought back to life a couple of millennia ago. How could you go wrong?

The Pitch: “Reese milk chocolate and peanut butter eggs.” No further explanation is provided, as none is necessary.

The Look: Orange, yellow and green on the bag, not unlike the flag of Bolivia, but with Reese orange instead of red.

The Great Reese/Reese’s Debate: In Canada, the exterior packaging on these reads Reese, but the foil wrapper on each chocolate egg reads Reese’s. Note, also, that the Reese’s (with ’s) logo appears on the chocolate egg’s surface. Stop confusing us, eh?

The Taste: Like a more miniature, streamlined version of a regular Reese peanut butter cup. The surface is more greasy than a regular chocolate Easter egg, so don’t snack on these while leafing through paper or typing on a keyboard. (Or, I guess, while using an iPad or iPhone, unless you feel like wiping the screen afterward.)

See the Reese's logo on the egg? Note the 's at the end of it? Yeah. It bugs me.


Cost: $3.99 for a 185 gram bag at Calgary Co-op.

Value for cash money: OK.

Availability: Limited and seasonal, no doubt.

Nutrition?: Per 5 pieces (38 grams): 200 calories, 12 grams of fat, 90 mg of sodium, 1 gram of fibre, 4 grams of protein.

The verdict: Who the hell eats only five tiny Easter eggs? Yes, they’re delicious, so we both know you’re going to ingest a heap of calories if you buy and eat a whole bag. Make sure you either share ’em or plan a week’s worth of trips to the gym.

A Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Easter Egg, split in half. Yes, I know what you're thinking, and you're right. Each egg contains an Eye of Sauron.


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