Friday, May 5, 2006

Boyer Smoothie

Now that I’ve eaten a dozen Reese’s products, I thought I needed a change. So I had a Boyer Smoothie.

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Boyer is based in Altoona, Pennsylvania and may be somewhat of a regional brand. I don’t see them out in Los Angeles, but they’re not hard to find once you get to the east coast or midwest.

I’m not sure I’ve ever had it before; it’s even odder now that I’ve had this cup. All this time I was expecting something called the Smoothie to be like a Buckeye (which is an ultrasmooth peanut butter filling in milk chocolate). They’re described as, “Creamy peanut butter covered with butterscotch.” Not only that, they’re chunky! The “butterscotch” coating is kind of like an overly sweet white chocolate and it’s studded with chopped peanuts, so it pretty much tastes like peanut butter fudge. The peanut butter filling is much like the Reese’s filling, it has a nice salty hit to it and is slightly crumbly.

But the whole thing had this sickly sweet smell to it. I guess if you’re allergic to chocolate, this might be the peanut butter cup for you. It’s just not for me. I want something else to play off the peanut butter, chocolate is a good companion as is coconut like in the Chick-o-Stick or the Peanut Butter Ginger Chews. As Boyer products go, I think I’ll stick with the Mallo Cup.

Name: Boyer Smoothie
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Boyer Candy Co.
Place Purchased: Baldinger's (Zelienople, PA)
Price: $.65
Size: 1.6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 156
Categories: Peanuts, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:53 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Yikes…that doesn’t even look like it tastes good..btw..you were right,white choc RPBC was not bad…I couldn’t taste the white choc it just blended in with the PB.

    Comment by Amy on 5/05/06 at 8:43 am #
  2. A 5-Pleasant was really generous.  I tried one of those last year, and I’d have to go with a 3 or even a 2.  Maybe people who love the idea of cup-candies but hate Reese’s would like them.  But I don’t want to know those people.

    Comment by Tara on 5/05/06 at 12:29 pm #
  3. Cybele, you never say directly, but are you in Los Angeles?  If you are, you might want to check out a store called Famima!! (yes, two exclamation marks).  I went in the other day and besides the varying Pocky’s (even Green Tea), they had some weird funky looking Japanese candies.  I got some chai tea infused chocolate disks there that I’ve never seen anywhere else.  Might be worth looking into!

    Comment by Julilla on 5/05/06 at 12:40 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Amy - yeah, I didn’t know how to make them look nice, but then again, I’m just supposed to show you what it looks like, not sell it!

    Tara - you know I debated on the 4 rating, but they weren’t that bad, and I did finish both cups ... which is saying something for me.

    Julilla - yes, I do live in LA (I don’t know why I don’t just put that on the about page!). I did go to Famima!! one night after work not long ago over in West Hollywood. I even took photos ... which I should post somewhere. They did have a nice selection of Pocky and I picked up some so-so sushi. Their website says that they’re opening in Glendale & Hollywood (a little closer to me) so I was hoping to post when they open those. They had a spectacular selection of mints!

    Comment by Cybele on 5/05/06 at 1:31 pm #
  5. YUCK!  Going up in PA, my bro would pretty much toss out all of the Boyer stuff we got in our Halloween treats.  Gross stuff!

    Comment by Allison on 5/05/06 at 3:09 pm #
  6. Wow—that brought back memories!  My mom used to give me those in my lunch box.  I liked them better than the Mallo-cups as I recall, but I have NO recollection of how they tasted (which probably says something)—that peculiar red-and-pumpkin packaging though, that takes me right back.  Thanks to your review, I can spare myself the caloric nostalgia if I come across those somewhere….

    Comment by good enough cook on 5/09/06 at 10:03 am #
  7. I was browsing in a beverage emporium today and saw this candy.  I didn’t buy it, however, because it cost something like $1.50 for the pair pack.  Too much for my blood!

    Comment by Claire on 5/09/06 at 5:06 pm #
  8. Hey!  Smoothies are better than Reese’s PB cups by a looooong shot!  Throw them away?!!!  oy vey!
    I really enjoy Smoothies and never feel bad about ending the life of each every one as I swallow and relish every morsel.

    Smoothies are the bomb.

    Comment by David Marks on 5/31/06 at 7:10 am #
  9. I would definately agree with Mr. Marks Smoothies are the bomb, I first dug my little teeth into them back in 2000-2001 when a good friend from school introduces me to them—-many more followed—after that I was like Reese’s who? Yes sir I could never forget the great taste!!! A box will be coming my way very soon hahah!!

    Comment by L. Garcia on 6/22/06 at 10:34 pm #
  10. Boyer Smoothies are delicious. Much better than Mallo Cups. I don’t think the coating taste like butter scotch, but, more like peanut butter fudge, with peanut butter filling.  OH SO GOOD !!!
    Like Mallo Cups, they came with card that had “coins” printed on them, with value points. Collect enough of them, and you could send off for a free box of Mallo Cups.
    I lived in Los Angeles (Bell) for 25 years, and used to but Smoothies and Mallow Cups at Thrifty Drug Store and Sav-On Stores.

    Comment by Joe Taylor on 8/24/06 at 8:13 am #
  11. I grew up eating Smoothies, and I still consider them to be a treat.  They shouldn’t be compared to a Reese’s Cup, they remind me more of peanut butter no-bake cookies, or peanut butter fudge.  They are a very sweet peanut butter candy, best with a glass of milk.

    Comment by Amy from WV on 10/17/06 at 8:09 am #
  12. Can’t find these delightful candies anywhere except from the factory!  I grew up with Smoothies and they are one of the best… and were everywhere from the drug store candy counter to the ol’ mom & pop grocery stores.  Loved them in the 60’s and today too!! Still the same great taste although they’re not 2 for a nickle.  Still have some of the play money from those days!  Ordered a case awhile back and the granddaughters love ‘em.

    Now if I could only find Black Cows!!!

    Comment by Bill on 12/19/06 at 9:18 am #
  13. A “5” rating for a Boyer Smoothie is flat-out unwarranted.  These should be at the top of any peanut butter candy list and are much more enjoyable than Reese’s.  If Boyer was a national distributor with big bucks to market & promote this treat, it would be household commodity.

    Comment by Matt Hoover on 5/13/08 at 11:10 am #
  14. I also grew up on Smoothies and loved them!  They are better than Reeces, but of course much harder to find.  I always thought having a Smoothie was definately a treat!  I have now been on the Internet trying to track them down and buying some.  They are the BEST!

    Comment by TAMMY BUSH on 7/31/08 at 4:18 am #
  15. I love these peanut butter cups.I use to crave them during my pregnancy.They are an awesome product.My question~What stores sell them now?Can’t find them anymore.

    Comment by Kate on 9/11/08 at 7:16 am #
  16. These still come with points?  I buy points….


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    Comment by Chris on 1/17/09 at 2:21 pm #
  17. I used to eat Smoothies when I was in elementary school.  Now I’m 45 and still crave those round heavenly peanut butter wonders.  I have found them at our local gas station/convenience stores called “Hot Spot”.  They used to be sold at “Mast General Stores” in this area but were discontinued.

    Comment by Patrick on 1/25/09 at 3:08 pm #
  18. WOW…so many people hard on Boyer….I like Smoothie and LOVE MALLO CUPS….it is a nice change from same old products…now if we could get decent gum…I should add that i grew up with the bars available in penny candy stores…and saved the coins….ah the good old days…

    Comment by mariann on 2/26/09 at 11:51 am #
  19. At our family Easter Egg hunt yesterday, I put Smoothies and Mallo Cups inside the plastic eggs. They were a huge hit with the parents who wanted their kids nostalgic candies.  One noted the word “butterscotch” on the wrapper and everyone assumed they must be a new take on the old candy cup.  However, when we tasted them,we were flooded with memories of childhood penny candy stores. They were the same Smoothies we all remembered.  Curiously, none of us ever knew the coating was butterscotch. Always thought is was a creamier/nuttier PB than the filling.  We all love them just the same, though.  Smoothies…mm-m-m-m-m!

    Comment by Cindy on 4/13/09 at 10:31 am #
  20. I love smoothies, but the only time you can get them around here is Halloween.  I got some last year, and my husband was crazy for them.  I couldn’t believe he never had them before. I’m trying to find them online, and I found this site. I never knew they were butterscotch, either.

    Comment by Mary on 4/28/09 at 6:28 am #
  21. I haven’t had one of these candy bars in years, but the Boyer Smoothie is still my favorite!  I think I’ll try and order some on-line.  Thanks for the reminder of this unique treat from my childhood!

    Comment by Rhonda on 7/11/09 at 12:51 pm #
  22. Boyer Smoothies are awesome.  Very hard to find here in Maine.  But sometimes order online.  Delicious.

    Comment by Steve on 7/18/09 at 4:40 am #
  23. my son and husband are big fans of the smoothies i prefer the mallow cups, is there any way to get an order form for the play money?

    Comment by lorie smith on 7/24/09 at 7:40 am #
  24. Dear Sirs:

    Please send me a CANDY catalog.

    Please tell me how to get intouch with the company.

    Thanks,
    Linda

    Comment by Linda Coleman on 8/03/09 at 2:59 am #
  25. I’m so glad I found you, it’s been years, hope you keep them in stock cause I’ll keep buying them. Please send me a catalog.

    Comment by Linda Jones on 1/05/10 at 4:29 pm #
  26. Please send me a candy catalog. I want to order some of the best Peanut Butter Cups I have ever tasted. I will send you my address upon request.

    Comment by Kathleen on 1/05/10 at 4:42 pm #
  27. hi,  i love the smoothie cups. the ones that taste like a peanut butter cup but with a different coating, kinda like peanut butter tasting.. i cannot have caffeine, so i try not to eat the regular choc. cups, so this one is perfect for me.. plus i remember them from when i was younger, and i have such a taste for them.. i cannot find them in my area, which is close to clev. ohio.. i see some people asking for a catalog, if you have one could you please send me one.

    Comment by debbie finucan on 2/22/10 at 10:46 pm #
  28. Cybele's avatar

    Kathleen, Linda & debbie - I cannot send you a catalog. This is not a store, I don’t make candy. This is a blog where I review candy.

    Please visit the official website of Boyer.

    http://www.boyercandies.com/

    Comment by Cybele on 2/23/10 at 4:56 am #
  29. I grew up eating Smoothies and it was the first candy I always reached for… It is the bomb..  My aunts makes their own homemade versions.. but no way… is it as good as the real thing…..  I am always on the look out for a Smoothie…

    Comment by Sherry Slone on 12/20/10 at 7:30 am #
  30. I too ASORE the smoothie cups, they are amazing. The problem is that almost evey online vendor sells “stale” ones:-( If I get the ingrediant list I am going to try and duplicate them myself!

    Comment by Uma Prabhakar on 1/19/11 at 12:56 pm #
  31. *oops meant ADORE!!!! They really are perfect with a glass of ice cold milk

    Comment by uma Prabhakar on 1/19/11 at 12:58 pm #
  32. I used to not like the smoothies due to their overwhelming sweetness, but the last time I tried them at the Boyer factory, it seems they tuned down the sweetness a bit, making them much more palatable.

    Comment by Nicholas R on 5/27/11 at 8:44 am #
  33. as a native of NW PA I ate Smoothies as a kid (I’m 48). Thank god for Sheetz stores, they carry Smoothies… those ‘gawdawful’ Mallo Cups are eveery where, but even in PA I have problems finding Smoothies… though the Sheetz chain always has them… Smoothies are to die for! Everytime I am “home” in PA (I have spent much of the last 30 years working overseas or living outside of PA) I buy a bunch and binge… my kid brother buys them by the box and takes them home to Wisconsin. Yes, if you get a “stale” one they suck… they’ll taste like the cardboard liner. I still collect the coins from the cardboard liner!

    Comment by Rob K. on 8/24/11 at 8:17 am #
  34. These are delicious, but very difficult to find. Mallo Cups, which used to be difficult to find, are in quite a lot of stores these days. There was a gas station in Kerhonkson, New York that sold Smoothies, but that was a few years ago. It was the first time I had seen them in years. The last time I was there they did not have them. I am probably going to have to order a box online.

    Comment by David on 4/02/13 at 11:54 am #

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