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Review: Reese Peanut Butter Cup frozen dessert

Reese Peanut Butter Cup frozen dessert, in the tub I can no longer find in grocery store coolers. If you spot it, leave a note in the comments, eh?

This one sort of explains itself, doesn’t it? It’s Reese Peanut Butter Cups, mixed with ice cream (though it’s actually a frozen dessert, not ice cream). Simple.

I first saw it at a grocery store a while back, but had enough willpower to avoid buying it. But my dad, well … he knows I love Reese stuff, so when I popped over for dinner at his place, he directed me to the freezer, pointing to a tub with a conspiratorial grin. There it was.

I’m not exactly sure where he found it, but he bought me my own container to take home. I don’t want to be all Cathy-like, but it really does wonders for my mood. A day’s worth of non-stop office computer crash frustration melts away with a bowl Reese frozen dessert. Magical? Possibly. I’m no brain scientist.

The Look: Like the candy packaging, the tub is bright orange, with the logo that makes me salivate. Even though the product is made by Breyers, it carries (cue ad biz speak) the unmistakable Reese brand identity.

The Taste: The “frozen indulgence” base is peanut-butter flavoured with ribbons of fudge. Buried in the mix are chunks of Reese Peanut Butter Cups in varied sizes. They’re frozen, so don’t bite into them too hard. All in all, the taste is exactly what you’d expect: peanutty, chocolatey, sweet, creamy, salty.

Reese Peanut Butter Cup frozen dessert in a bowl, ready for eating. I don't know the serving size of this heaping mound, nor do I want to.

RATINGS AND DETAILS

Cost: It was donated to NEAROF!, and I haven’t yet found a price on one in a store. Based on similar products, I’m making an educated guess of $6 to $8 per 1.66 litre tub. (UPDATE! On June 16, I found a tub at the Strathcona Save-On for $8.49 regular price, on sale for $5.99, if I remember correctly.)

Value for cash money: If on sale, good; if not on sale, not so good.

Availability: Limited. Even many larger grocery stores don’t stock it. I’m starting to wonder if it even exists, or if this product/review is just a figment of my/your imagination.

Nutrition?: Per 125 mL (1/2 cup) serving: 190 calories, 7 grams of fat (including 4.5 grams saturated), 2 grams of protein.

Reese?: That’s right. In Canada, it’s Reese, not Reese’s. Damned if I know why.

The verdict: An occasional treat to be savoured.

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