Friday, May 13, 2005

Bleached Reese’s

Name: White Chocolate Reese’s
Brand: Reese’s (Hershey’s)
Place Purchased: Convenience Store
Price: $.50 (they were trying to get rid of them)
Size: 1.5 oz
Calories per ounce: 154
Type: Chocolate/Nuts

Someone left the peanut butter cups in the sun and they got all bleachy white.

I think this was a brilliant idea. First, I love Reese’s. Mostly I love the miniatures, the ratio of chocolate and peanut butter is ideal and there’s less of that “hold it by the edges so you don’t get chocolate on your fingers” thing.

My biggest problem is that I like white chocolate in concept. I like the idea of just the buttery smoothness of chocolate without the cocoa to it. But white chocolate is never like that. Instead it’s like sugarwax. And it smells like fake vanilla, which always reminds me of Easter. However, I think the White Chocolate Reese’s uses this to its advantage.

Because the peanut butter is more savory than sweet, it really cuts the oversweet of the white chocolate and makes an excellent mix of flavors. The scent of vanilla mixed with the nuts and slight grain of the peanut butter is a nice combo.

I’ll probably not buy the cups again, but I’m kind of curious about the ratio in the miniatures they mention on the Reese’s website. And here’s a weird comment, I think they should have put them in white cups instead of brown ones. The color combo just makes the white chocolate look dingy.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:14 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReese'sReviewHershey'sReese'sPeanutsWhite Chocolate7-Worth ItUnited States

Comments
  1. yeah I totally agree about the white wrapper idea.

    i noticed that when they first came out with these.  I was like WTF are they retarded?  they simply forgot/didn’t realize to make it white and that is just piteous.

    Comment by hicks on 7/07/06 at 5:39 am #
  2. I really love these, but I’m a big fan of white chocolate (I do get the argument that it’s not chocolate). I think it brings out the saltiness of the peanut butter really well.

    Comment by Debby on 7/31/08 at 4:26 am #
  3. I got some of these today, they no longer use real cocoa butter. *tear*

    Comment by Sera on 8/05/08 at 11:09 am #
  4. These are one of my favorite candies. But I prefer white chocolate to “real” chocolate. And everything is good with peanut butter. But, you are right about the wrappers. I think they should be white too.

    Comment by Susie on 1/28/10 at 11:44 am #

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