Monday, June 11, 2007

Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Cup

imageMusic may be called ear candy at times, but it really doesn’t intersect with candy much. I’m not sure why, they’re easy to enjoy together, though candy always won out for my spending money as a kid. (I owned very little music as a teen, the only singles I remember buying were Blondie’s Call Me & John Lennon’s Starting Over, instead I just listened to whatever albums were in the house, hence my love of the Beatles and The Who.)

Besides the Charleston Chew, which is named after a dance and song, I don’t think there are many music-themed candy bars out there. Even though there’s not much proof of concept, Hershey’s has high hopes for their limited edition Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Cream Cups. The early announcement of them last year sent quite a wave of enthusiasm through the internet, especially blogs where people were searching desperately. They are slated to go on sale in advance of the 30th anniversary of his death on July 7th.


The cups showed up earlier this year on eBay, as merchants where were given preview cups to try before they buy sold them off for a quick buck or two. (Some were going as high as $5.00 a piece.) I’ll admit that I bid on a few. As luck would have it, the same contact at Hershey’s who sent me the Fresh From The Factory Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups came through last week with these beauties. A whole tin filled with the Big Cup (King Size!) Elvis-themed cups.

imageThe packaging for this variety features Hawaiian Elvis, sporting sideburns and a purple lei. The back of the package features trivia about Elvis: “Priscilla Ann Beaulieu was 14 years old when she met Elvis Presley.” Ah, give the young girls something to aspire to. (Other packages mention his record sales and movie career.) None mentioned the King’s love of fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, the progenitor for this candy.

The cups smell like roasted peanuts with a slight sweet tinge of chocolate. Before biting into them, there’s really no indication that they’re different. The Big Cups are pretty hefty, and after eating the smaller-than-normal Fresh From the Factory Cups, I feel rather huge.

Once I bit into them though, the banana-ness was apparent. It’s a soft and floral banana taste in a “banana cream” that’s rather firm, kind of like a banana white chocolate, but not as smooth. The label lists banana flakes as an ingredient. (As well as artificial flavor and artificial color.)

I tried these several ways. I ate them fresh out of the package, I tried them frozen and I tried them a gooey melted mess after letting them sit under the hot studio light. Frozen the banana lacks zing, but of course the texture is great. At room temperature, the banana has a nice mellow flavor. At body temperature the banana cream gets really thick and creamy and tastes a lot more like banana.

imageI was kind of hoping that they’d use the model of the Caramel Cup and just make the caramel banana flavored. The cream is interesting and carries the flavor well over the very strong peanut butter. All I can say is that it works for me. I don’t know if I’d buy these instead of the regular Reese’s, but I’m curious what the miniatures are going to be like and I’ll probably give those a try.

For another preview of the Elvis Cups, check out Patti at Candy Yum Yum.

Now comes the time where I share the wealth. Yes, you too can be the first on your block to try the new Elvis King Size Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Creme Cups. I’ll do a drawing on Saturday, June 16th at Noon Pacific ... the grand prize will be FIVE fresh packages. Just leave a comment here with your favorite Elvis tune or Elvis Cup sighting ... I’ve heard that they’re already showing up in stores like Dollar General. Use a real email address if you’d like me to contact you if you win, and I’d advise not checking the box for notification of comments, cuz there may be a few. I also reserve the right to throw more candy into the winner package, depending on my whim and inventory at the moment. North American addresses only.

(Ooh, thanks to the comments, I found this on the Hershey’s Gift Site, you can order them right now, a tin of 16 packages of the King Sized cups is $25.)

UPDATE: We have a winner (Lisa!) ... but you’re free to comment. If you’re looking for tips on where to find Elvis Cups, check out this post called Elvis Spotting.

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Name: Elvis King Size Reese's Peanut Butter and Banana Creme Cups
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: samples from Hershey's
Price: $1.25 retail
Size: 2.6 ounces
Calories per ounce: 138
Categories: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, United States, Hershey's, Reese's, Kosher, Limited Edition

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  1. my fav elvis song is “a little less conversation”.

    i have been searching for these since i saw you talk about them last year.  yay for it finally being time!!

    Comment by anne-marie on 6/11/07 at 6:13 am #
  2. My favorite Elvis song is “Love Me Tender”.

    I’m new to reading candy review blogs, so I haven’t been following announcements of new items like this until just a week or two ago. I have to say, though, these sound delicious.

    Comment by Crafting Jen on 6/11/07 at 6:17 am #
  3. My favorite Elvis song is Suspicious Minds. I cant believe they made an Elvis Penaut butter cup!

    Comment by Michelle on 6/11/07 at 6:28 am #
  4. My favorite Elvis song is “Blue Christmas.”

    These sound fantastic!  Can’t wait to try them!

    Comment by Maranda on 6/11/07 at 6:29 am #
  5. I’m such a sucker for “In the Ghetto”.  Brings tears to my eyes like the little sucker i am!  soon i can sit, eat a banana and peanut butter cup and cry my heart out. smile

    Comment by Kyle Elizabeth on 6/11/07 at 6:29 am #
  6. My favorite Elvis tune has got to be “All Shook Up.” Thanks!

    Comment by Annie on 6/11/07 at 6:33 am #
  7. “Return to Sender” by Elvis.  smile  I used to listen to it while eating hamburgers at Mel’s in Berkeley!  Thaaaank yoooou!

    Comment by Stephanie on 6/11/07 at 6:40 am #
  8. Hopefully it doesn’t have to be an Elvis original because I really love his cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love”.

    Comment by suebee on 6/11/07 at 6:43 am #
  9. My favorite Elvis song is “Are You Lonesome Tonight?”  My favorite candy-related website is, of course, candyblog.  smile

    Comment by Carrie on 6/11/07 at 6:44 am #
  10. Favourite song is by far “Teddy Bear”!

    Comment by Jeff on 6/11/07 at 6:47 am #
  11. Please enter me in the contest, I’m curious to try the Elvis themed peanut butter cups.  My favorite song of the King’s is (Marie’s the Name) His Latest Flame.

    Comment by Lisa D. on 6/11/07 at 6:48 am #
  12. My favorite Elvis song is “Suspicious Minds”.  These candies will fit in quite well at the annual Elvis Party my friends throw in celebration of all things Elvis.

    Comment by Katherine Cavanaugh on 6/11/07 at 6:48 am #
  13. My favorite song is also “Love Me Tender”. I love your blog!

    Comment by Cristal Wooten on 6/11/07 at 6:50 am #
  14. I used to play piano at a department store and “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You” always killed.  So that’s my favorite.

    P.S. Now that I’ve broken the silence, I guess I have to stop lurking, eh?

    Comment by Jamie Morton on 6/11/07 at 7:01 am #
  15. I have two favorite Elvis songs, “Suspicious Minds” and “In the Ghetto”.

    I’m so glad you reviewed these. I had read about them but was a little afraid. Now I can’t wait to try them!

    Comment by Marlene on 6/11/07 at 7:11 am #
  16. Ohhh, I haven’ seen them around, but I feel “All Shook Up” over these! >__^

    Comment by Sera on 6/11/07 at 7:11 am #
  17. Gotta go with Suspicious Minds, as per previous posters. Definitely a popular choice!

    Comment by M on 6/11/07 at 7:14 am #
  18. Kyle Elizabeth:  I, too, am a sucker for In The Ghetto.  A true classic (like Reese’s!) that will sadly always be topical.

    Comment by Susan on 6/11/07 at 7:19 am #
  19. Fav song “All shook up!”

    I’ve been looking forward to these since they were announced.  Yum!

    Comment by Justin on 6/11/07 at 7:20 am #
  20. My favorite: Hound Dog.
    Anytime I hear it, I MUST sing along ^_^

    Comment by Judee on 6/11/07 at 7:44 am #
  21. I love “Devil In Disguise” AND Elvis’ favorite PB & Banana sandwich.

    Comment by April on 6/11/07 at 7:52 am #
  22. These treats are sure are truly the “Devil in Disguise”. I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

    Comment by Dave on 6/11/07 at 7:54 am #
  23. My favorite when I’m feeling cheesy is “in the Ghetto”, and when I’m feeling perky it’s “Jailhouse Rock”.

    Comment by Stacy on 6/11/07 at 8:02 am #
  24. i love peanut butter and banana together…i have to try these!
    my favorite elvis song is Burnin’ Love.

    Comment by Cheryl on 6/11/07 at 8:08 am #
  25. “Teddy Bear” for sure.  Does it help that Thursday is my birthday?  ‘Cause it is!

    Comment by dallimomma on 6/11/07 at 8:09 am #
  26. Finally a review of the banana reeses - I’ve been dying to try one of these but haven’t seen them any where.  I’m a huge reeses fan, so I’ll have to look out for these. 
    And my favourite Elvis song .. has to be love me tender!  Beautiful!  Please enter me in the contest, good luck everyone!

    Comment by Laura on 6/11/07 at 8:11 am #
  27. Someone brought these in to our office from Hershey last year.  I hate bananas, but I knew my husband would love it so I put it in my bag but it got all smooshed and melted and I never got to give it to him.

    Comment by Heather on 6/11/07 at 8:14 am #
  28. It’s a tough call but I’m going to go with “Hound Dog” as my favorite Elvis song.

    Comment by Kelly on 6/11/07 at 8:18 am #
  29. Hmm…  i have a feeling i’d enjoy elvis candy more than i like his music, but i’ll go with “in the ghetto”  smile

    Comment by Adam on 6/11/07 at 8:24 am #
  30. I will risk having spoiled bananas hurled at me by admitting that I’m not that much of an Elvis fan overall, but would go with “Suspicious Minds” as the song of his I like most.

    I AM a big fan of peanut butter and banana, however, so I ordered these last week when I got an email about them from Hershey’s.  I hadn’t heard of them or seen them anywhere before then, but I somehow knew I’d be reading about them here in short order.  smile

    Comment by Maura on 6/11/07 at 8:25 am #
  31. My favorite Elvis song is “Blue Suede Shoes.”  Mostly, because I always thought it would be really sweet to have some!

    Comment by Sarah on 6/11/07 at 8:30 am #
  32. My favorite Elvis song is “are you lonesome tonight” - I especially love the version where he starts cracking up in the middle of the song.

    Comment by Patti on 6/11/07 at 8:33 am #
  33. Does anyone else remember a time when the banana-and-peanut-butter combination was allowed to stand on its own delicious merits, without the Elvis connection? 

    Not that I’m against Elvis!  I love “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.”  And I get a kick out of playing his cover of “Amazing Grace” a at least once a semester when I teach—it has a very real connection with my subject matter, but it’s pretty much the last thing college students expect when they walk into my class.

    Comment by good enough cook on 6/11/07 at 8:33 am #
  34. Like Maura, not much on Elvis, but the first song that comes to mind is “Blue Suede Shoes.” That would make an interesting confection! Blue shoe - gummy or boiled sugar? And how to get the suede-like texture? Hmmm….

    p.s. you wrote I don?t think there are many candy themed candy bars out there - did you mean to write “music themed candy bars” ?

    Comment by Tricia on 6/11/07 at 8:37 am #
  35. I enjoy “Suspicious Minds” - my friends in college used to sing along to this after a few drinks.

    Hope to win and try some of the new candy!

    Comment by Chris on 6/11/07 at 8:40 am #
  36. Blueberry Hill. :}

    Comment by Shane Gorske on 6/11/07 at 8:50 am #
  37. It’s so hard to choose a favorite song! But I guess “Can’t Help Falling in Love” would be at the top of   the list. I’m not a fan of bananas in general, but I’ve had a big Elvis craving for these cups!! Will they have them in miniature? I luv me some minis.

    Comment by Kate on 6/11/07 at 8:56 am #
  38. My favorite song is “Can’t Help Falling In Love.” Always makes me feel romantic. And speaking of love, I adore eating banana with peanut butter, but I usually mash them all up together so it’s the consistency of baby food or something. I know that seems kinda gross but it’s the best flavor combination… I’m definitely on the lookout for these cups!

    Comment by Marika on 6/11/07 at 9:05 am #
  39. Elvis themed Resee’s?! Too cool! My favorite Elvis song is Blue Suede Shoes with Hound Dog as a close second.

    I think it would be neat if there were more “music (or artist) inspired” candy creations! Good luck everyone.

    Comment by Ladytink_534 on 6/11/07 at 9:07 am #
  40. Blue Suede Shoes is definitely my favorite Elvis tune, thought I’m certainly too young to have much interest in him!

    Comment by Drew on 6/11/07 at 9:15 am #
  41. If I had to pick one Elvis song “Don’t be Cruel” would be my choice.

    I can not wait to try these

    Comment by Clevo on 6/11/07 at 9:27 am #
  42. my favorite elvis song is “rubbernecking”. when i was a young randy person, i thought the lyrics were “’s called double petting, baby…” and i wondered what double petting entailed. elvis is said to have behaved badly while in acapulco but i’m willing to put the rumors aside. chocolate covers a multitude of sins. sweeten my win with some almond nougat, cybele!!!!

    Comment by diana on 6/11/07 at 9:35 am #
  43. I’ve been waiting forever for these, i don’t think i can make it until July 7th! My favorite Elvis song is Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear.

    Comment by Laura Kaspick on 6/11/07 at 9:39 am #
  44. Favorite Elvis song has to be ‘Hound Dog’  So much fun!  I will have to remember to keep an eye out for these in July.

    Comment by Jennifer on 6/11/07 at 9:57 am #
  45. Favorite song is “Blue Christmas.”

    These look interesting!

    Comment by Lindsay on 6/11/07 at 10:00 am #
  46. Favorite Elvis Song “Hound Dog”

    Because I love dogs!  These reeces look quite good!  Hope I win!

    Comment by Mary on 6/11/07 at 10:02 am #
  47. I’ve always loved “Kentucky Rain” but “Suspicious Minds” and “In the Ghetto” are favorites too. Can’t wait to try these! They come out on my birthday!

    Comment by Carrie on 6/11/07 at 10:02 am #
  48. my favorite song is “crawfish” because it’s a song about crawfish…genius.

    Comment by melissa on 6/11/07 at 10:06 am #
  49. My favorite Elvis song is “In the Ghetto,” because it’s the topic of a fun in-joke between me and my best friend. smile

    Haven’t seen the cups anywhere yet - but I’m a PB and banana junkie and would LOVE to try them!

    Comment by Silvertongue on 6/11/07 at 10:17 am #
  50. Did you know Elvis LOVED fried banana and peanut butter sandwiches (his cook use to make those for him on a daily basis and that is how he got so poggy). I just learned that! can’t wait to get home and make some. MAJOR YUM

    Comment by shey on 6/11/07 at 10:31 am #
  51. I’m gonna go with “Don’t Be Cruel.”  And banana is my favorite flavor… if only these were dark chocolate!!

    Comment by Dennis on 6/11/07 at 10:36 am #
  52. I like “Hound Dog” best.  Thanks for running this contest!

    Comment by Laura Rebecca on 6/11/07 at 10:39 am #
  53. “love me tender” always goes right to my heart for some reason… i think it reminds me of my grandfather… this is by far and away my fav. blog, keep up the yummy work!!

    Comment by megan on 6/11/07 at 10:45 am #
  54. “Return to Sender” was always my favorite Elvis song. 

    On a side note, when I was a kid all of our family vacations started in Graceland.  We drove there first, no matter what our final destination was.

    Comment by regan on 6/11/07 at 11:00 am #
  55. If I had to pick a song it would have to be Can’t Help Falling in Love.

    Comment by Nohemi on 6/11/07 at 11:07 am #
  56. i have to agree with whoever said can’t help falling in love. great song

    Comment by Micki on 6/11/07 at 11:13 am #
  57. My favorite Elvis song is “Wooden Heart”.  My grandma was a huge fan, and she bought us the “Elvis Sings for Kids” album - it was great!  I’m not a fan of his now, particularly, but I still love the songs from that album.  I am, however, a HUGE Reese’s fan!

    Comment by Cindy on 6/11/07 at 11:21 am #
  58. Definitely Suspicious Minds.  I love belting it out in the car!

    Oooooh these look soooooo gooooood!  I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches!!!

    Comment by Jessica on 6/11/07 at 11:25 am #
  59. i was one of the ones that freaked out and went looking everywhere for these things when i first heard about them.  and i told so many people about them, that we’re all drooling and waiting until july rolls around.

    my sister never lets a year go by without elvis’ christmas album.

    Comment by ellen on 6/11/07 at 11:38 am #
  60. Hound Dog!!  My brother and I used to howl that at each other in jest (along with “If I had a chevy, tell you what I’d do…go down town, sell my sister/brother to the zoo”)

    Comment by Kimberly on 6/11/07 at 11:46 am #
  61. How can you just pick one favorite ELvis song?  Off the top of my head I’d have to go with “All Shook Up”

    Comment by Joseph on 6/11/07 at 11:46 am #
  62. I’m going with “Don’t be Cruel,” but I do enjoy a Christmas Elvis song now and again.

    Comment by Donna on 6/11/07 at 11:54 am #
  63. I like Suspicious Minds and In The Ghetto.

    I also really like his gospel stuff—that was Elvis’ first love, you know, because it was what his mama liked him to sing.


    Comment by Kim on 6/11/07 at 12:12 pm #
  64. I’m all about “The Wonder of You,” man.  Fat Elvis for the win.

    Comment by Spoodles on 6/11/07 at 12:16 pm #
  65. Jailhouse Rock has got to be my favourite Elvis tune, and I’ve always been curious to try his favourite sandwich, ‘tho I know I wouldn’t like it if the bananas were hot. No danger with these peanut butter cups then, ‘tho your description of the warmed cups sounds positively delicious! I’m glad you said the banana doesn’t taste fake… nothing turns me off more.

    Comment by Julie Dyer on 6/11/07 at 12:56 pm #
  66. Suspicious Minds, most definately!
    i love peanut butter banana sandwiches, my friend used to make them whenever i came over (:

    Comment by Emily on 6/11/07 at 1:14 pm #
  67. “A Little Less Conversation” BARELY wins out over “Jailhouse Rock.”

    Peanut butter and banana sandwiches in a Reese’s Cup…it’s pure genius.

    Comment by Emma on 6/11/07 at 1:53 pm #
  68. My favorite is Viva, Las Vegas, but only the Dead Kennedys version.

    And, I’m not interested in your raffle.

    Comment by Russ on 6/11/07 at 1:53 pm #
  69. “Love Me Tender” baby!

    Comment by Jason on 6/11/07 at 1:59 pm #
  70. My favorite Elvis song is Devil in Disguise.  Ooh or All Shook Up.  LOVE those songs.  I can’t wait to try these!  I’ve been scouring the local stores for them!

    Comment by Renee Reel on 6/11/07 at 2:31 pm #
  71. I’ve always liked All Shook Up because it’s a good one to dance to.  These look really good!

    Comment by Ashley on 6/11/07 at 2:40 pm #
  72. My favorite Elvis song is “Hound Dog”, closely tied with “A Little Less Conversation.”  Elvis had it right with the peanut butter and banana combo.  Even crazy is when you add marshmallow fluff to the mix, yum!

    Comment by Laura on 6/11/07 at 3:52 pm #
  73. I always liked a little less conversation…. as for the cups, I would *LOVE* to try them… banana flavored candies are always high on my list, but when you add it to chocolate and peanut butter, I cant wait.

    Comment by Meghan on 6/11/07 at 3:52 pm #
  74. My favorite Elvis song is “Burning Love.” I was about 11 when Elvis died, and I remember lying on my bed, sweating (July in Pennsylvania), listening to an all-day radio tribute and feeling very, very sad. I also have vivid memories of pretending to be Elvis, singing on my bed as a stage, throwing scarves to my babysitter.

    Yeah, I was a weird kid.

    Comment by Melicious on 6/11/07 at 4:21 pm #
  75. My favorite Elvis song would have to be “All Shook Up” or “Teddy Bear”!

    These look really scrumptious! i can’t wait till they’re released to the masses smile

    Comment by Camli on 6/11/07 at 4:24 pm #
  76. ^___^ I heart the “Hound Dog” song.

    Comment by Philly on 6/11/07 at 4:36 pm #
  77. I haven’t seen these anywhere, but now, thanks to your review (and that pretty delicious-looking crosscut photo), I’m going to give them a try! If I ever see them, that is!

    As far as my favorite Elvis tune, I’m a sucker for a bittersweet tune, so I’d go with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight?’

    Comment by Maria Esposito on 6/11/07 at 4:40 pm #
  78. These look so yum! I’m too young to have seen him live but I’ve always loved the classic Elvis movies. Favorite movie and song - Jailhouse Rock!

    Comment by Heather on 6/11/07 at 5:15 pm #
  79. I’m so excited to try them! Yay!!!

    Definitely Heartbreak hotel smile

    Comment by Kayla on 6/11/07 at 5:29 pm #
  80. favorite Elvis song:  Blue Christmas. 
    Favorite blog: cybele’s candy blog wink

    Comment by Caitlin on 6/11/07 at 5:40 pm #
  81. Fave song:Hound Dog.

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    Comment by Ricky on 6/11/07 at 6:43 pm #
  82. Blue Christmas is definitely my favorite Elvis song!

    Comment by Robert on 6/11/07 at 6:45 pm #
  83. I always had a soft spot for “Love me Tender”, and after reading all the other comments, I’m reminded of just how many Elvis songs we all still listen to and identify with!  Can’t wait to try the new PB and B cups.  I love your site and thanks for entering me in the drawing!

    Comment by Concetta on 6/11/07 at 6:58 pm #
  84. “I’ll be your teddy bear”

    Comment by Anissa on 6/11/07 at 6:59 pm #
  85. I would have to say that my favorite song is Cant Help Falling in Love with you. I always play that really loudly when Im headed to Disneyland because of Lilo and Stich. And I cant wait for these to come out, they sound soo tasty!! Thanks for reviewing!!!

    Comment by Joseph on 6/11/07 at 11:03 pm #
  86. “Don’t Be Cruel”, send this wrapper guy a few!  smile
    “A Little Less Conversation, A little more action.  Satisfy Me”

    These are showing up a bit earlier than I was expecting.  Been looking forward to them.  I might try the Dollar General.  I didn’t categorize them as a good source.

    Comment by Brad Kent on 6/12/07 at 2:26 am #
  87. Well of course I have to get in on this.. Elvis candy?  *swoon*

    My most favoritest song is one of his most popular.. Jail House Rock.  I just love when the prison band begins to wail. wink

    Comment by Lisa on 6/12/07 at 2:28 am #
  88. Suspicious Minds is my favorite, naturally. Also! I can say with absolute authority that if you ever go to Graceland, do the Platinum Tour. It’s completely worth the extra money.

    Comment by Adrien on 6/12/07 at 3:27 am #
  89. Favorite Elvis song is “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”.  Played it my freshman year in marching band and can still remember the HUGE heart we formed on the field as we played. 

    Would never have tried these without your review.  Not usually a big fan of banana in any form other than the way God made it.  Now, I’ll have to at least give it a taste!  Thanks for your great descriptions and honesty about the candy you try!!!

    Comment by Kristi Carpenter on 6/12/07 at 4:11 am #
  90. A Little Less Conversation!

    Comment by F on 6/12/07 at 4:40 am #
  91. You ain’t nothin but a hound dog! My total fav.

    I’m excited about these—and I hope they don’t take me as long to locate as the Carnival Skittles did (there are a bunch at the Duane Reade on 34th and 8th Ave if anyone else in NYC is looking).

    Comment by Ami on 6/12/07 at 4:49 am #
  92. I, too, love “I can’t help falling in love with you.”  I sang that in high school choir!

    Comment by Lauren on 6/12/07 at 4:53 am #

    Love your blog - and pictures at Flickr.  I have gone on a hunt or hundreds after reading here… :-D

    Comment by Eli on 6/12/07 at 5:04 am #
  94. I’m a sucker for Teddy Bear! Remember when it was the Teddy Grahams theme song?

    Comment by alicia on 6/12/07 at 5:12 am #
  95. My favorite song is “Are You Lonesome Tonight” though I do also love the cover of “I can’t help falling in love with you.” mmmm, I really want one of these Elvis PB Cups now!

    Comment by Julie Witas on 6/12/07 at 5:15 am #
  96. Holy crackers!  Talk about a lot of comments.

    This is one of those items I really want to try.  I love the Reese’s cups to death and I think that banana might just be a good twist on it.

    And country and gospel Elvis FTW.

    Comment by William on 6/12/07 at 5:34 am #
  97. The hand clapping, foot stomping classic “Clam Bake” is the best all-time Elvis song (and movie!)

    Comment by Mary on 6/12/07 at 6:01 am #
  98. I LOVE banana… I can’t wait until I can find these around here.

    I know this is a very popular answer but Jailhouse Rock has a very special place in my heart. I choreographed a dance to it and sang it in a school play in Elementary School… ahhh memories. You’ll Think Of Me is also a great one.

    Comment by Chelsea on 6/12/07 at 6:04 am #
  99. I have so many favorite Elvis songs and movies. Follow that Dream, Flaming Star, Blue Hawaii, Viva Las Vegas are some of the movies I like. I love all of Elvis’ songs and listen to them depending on my mood. He had a fabulous voice and watching and listening to him was a special way my mom and I bonded when I was growing up.

    Comment by Stephanie on 6/12/07 at 6:32 am #
  100. I would have to pick Suspicious Minds as my favorite Elvis song.  This is the 1st that I have heard about this new Reese’s cup - it sounds facinating.

    Comment by Pineapple on 6/12/07 at 7:02 am #
  101. My favorite Elvis song is I Can’t Help Falling in Love with you.

    I once made the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich for my husband.  It was too heavy for me, but he loved it!

    Comment by Lisa on 6/12/07 at 7:03 am #
  102. Favorite Elvis song is his version of “Always on My Mind.”  These PB/Banana Cups sound promising…appreciate your review (and all your others…I always look forward to them).

    Comment by Kimberly on 6/12/07 at 8:32 am #
  103. Haha. I looked and looked, physicaly and virtually, but all I found were yours, the junk food blog’s, and Candy Yum Yum’s reviews. I was all excited, too, when I thought I was the first to find a picture of the elusive miniatures on Flickr, only to discover it was your picture. XP

    Ah, well. My favorite Elvis song would probably be “All Shook Up,” because of my memories of dancing to it Forrest Gump style when I was four in my little footie-pajamas.

    Comment by Weya on 6/12/07 at 8:51 am #
  104. My favorite Elvis tune is “One Night With You.” 

    fun fact!—- It was originally a song called “one night of sin,” which was deemed too risque, necessatating some lyrical alterations.

    Comment by Chris on 6/12/07 at 9:49 am #
  105. My favorite song is Love me Tender with Jailhouse rock coming a close second

    Comment by Hassanchop on 6/12/07 at 10:01 am #
  106. I’d say “That’s All Right, Mama.” Gotta love the raw quality of the Sun sessions.

    I hadn’t heard of these. They sound yummy.

    Comment by The Velvet Blog on 6/12/07 at 10:10 am #
  107. Definitely Teddy Bear! (If only because it reminds me of Uncle Jesse singing it on Full House ... sad, I know!)

    Comment by Hillary on 6/12/07 at 10:50 am #
  108. I love “teddy bear” too! I also love this blog and read it everyday. Have you been able to find the licorice mentos yet? There are a ton at my 99c store…

    Comment by Jacqui on 6/12/07 at 11:16 am #
  109. I’m a fan of “Suspicious Minds” and “Devil in Disguise”.  I love special edition candies, and while I’m not a huge banana flavored candy lover, I look forward to trying these!

    Comment by Melissa K. on 6/12/07 at 11:21 am #
  110. If anyone’s intrested, I saw these in Walgreens today.

    I didn’t get them because fake banana flavored candy just doesn’t appeal to me, but after reading your review, I’m ready to try them.

    Comment by Trish on 6/12/07 at 12:28 pm #
  111. Ooh, I forgot my favorite Elvis song.  Viva Las Vegas, baby!

    Comment by Trish on 6/12/07 at 12:31 pm #
  112. Bright light city gonna set my soul…. VIVA LAS REESE’s!

    I gotta say—I’m a huge fan of unique sweet treats that are fun to eat—would love to be considered here. 

    An additional note, I just GOT back from Las Vegas for my bachelor party and am getting married in just a couple weeks—- my bride-to-be would love to try these sample snacks.

    Comment by Marty Z on 6/12/07 at 1:04 pm #
  113. Suspicious Minds is my all time favorite.

    My step dad loves him and dressed up like him for his work’s talent show a month ago.

    I know he would LOVE them!

    Comment by Paula on 6/12/07 at 1:24 pm #
  114. Suspicious Minds, In the Ghetto, A Big Hunk ‘O Love, many to choose from!  These are a few of my favorites.  He’s the only singer that still sells hits 30+ years after his death (Lilo & Stitch!)  Love chocolate too!!

    Comment by Helen A on 6/12/07 at 1:29 pm #
  115. I adore “In The Ghetto,” especially Taylor Hick’s cover of it….

    These sound really interesting and yummy!

    Comment by Nancy Belle on 6/12/07 at 1:35 pm #
  116. My favorite Elvis song has to be “In the Ghetto” followed by “Suspicious Minds”.  I am wondering if they would have these in the Hershey store at the park?  Makes me want to take a sick day tomorrow and check it out.

    Comment by Maria on 6/12/07 at 2:34 pm #
  117. My favorite Elvis song is: Love Me Tender

    I can’t wait to try these!  I hope I can find them when they come out!!

    Comment by Angie on 6/12/07 at 2:46 pm #
  118. I love “All Shook Up”.  I’m dying to try these fatboys!  Thanks!

    Comment by page on 6/12/07 at 4:18 pm #
  119. “In the Ghetto” always gets me.  Love love love your blog- great work!  I always look forward to your new posts!  smile

    Comment by Amy on 6/12/07 at 5:41 pm #
  120. While not technically strictly an Elvis song I’m going to go with Blue Christmas as my favorite Elvis song.  Also, I recently discovered that Elvis was my eighth cousin.

    Comment by Paul C. on 6/12/07 at 6:11 pm #
  121. I’m so excited for this!!  I LOVE Reese’s cups and I love banana’s so I’m getting the best of both things.  My favorite Elvis song is Jailhouse Rock even though it’s such a cliche’ answer.  I love this site so much.  I have always had a passion for candy and you have such a great insight on all of the candies you write about.  Thanks for keeping me interested!

    Comment by James Berry on 6/12/07 at 6:31 pm #
  122. I am so happy that you posted this review!  I know you have been on the lookout and I have been keeping my eyes peeled too.  Nothing on the East Coast yet!  I would love the chance to try them!!  My favorite song from Elvis is “In the Ghetto”.

    Hope I win smile

    Comment by Chloe on 6/13/07 at 2:19 am #
  123. I like the song “Love me tender”, and I love your blog. I come check everyday to read what you have reviewed. I dont eat much candy because of diet reasons, so I live vicariously thru you. But if I won these babies, i would eat them up, sounds rocking. smile

    Comment by Noel on 6/13/07 at 3:35 am #
  124. favorite song: tie! “Mystery Train” and “Viva Las Vegas”

    please enter me in the contest.

    Comment by tim on 6/13/07 at 4:44 am #
  125. BURNIN’ LOVE!

    Also, the Elvis sandwich is totally the best ever.

    Comment by PB and BANANA! on 6/13/07 at 6:10 am #
  126. My fave Elvis song is Blue Suede Shoes. smile

    DYING to try these now!

    Comment by CI on 6/13/07 at 7:05 am #
  127. My favorite Elvis song is “Love Me” and I know I will love me some of these King Cups.

    Comment by Amy on 6/13/07 at 7:48 am #
  128. It may not be my favorite per se, because honestly picking a favorite Elvis tune is a bit like picking your favorite Shakespearean sonnet.  There are so many and they’re (almost) all great.  I’ll go with “In the Ghetto” since, as most commentors have sad, it packs an emotional whallop with me.

    Comment by Scott on 6/13/07 at 8:32 am #
  129. “All Shook Up” is one of my favorites.  Which ironically describes how I felt when I found out about these.  I love chocolate, peanut butter, AND bananas, so this little treat sounds like nirvana to me.

    Comment by Josh on 6/13/07 at 10:30 am #
  130. My favorite Elvis song is ...Suspious minds…..I just found a receipe for his peanut butter and banana toasted sandwich, but this new candy sounds much better…...cant wait to try one….

    Comment by patti on 6/13/07 at 11:46 am #
  131. As many have said, it’s so hard to choose - but “Burning Love” is probably my all-time fave Elvis song.  I also agree with Dennis that a dark chocolate option would be delish.

    Comment by laurafrofro on 6/13/07 at 3:42 pm #
  132. My favorite Elvis song is now “Viva Las Vegas” after a recent trip to Sin City. ; )

    Comment by Restaurant Mom on 6/13/07 at 5:12 pm #
  133. My favorite Elvis song - Blue Hawaii!  I’m looking for these, and haven’t found them…yet.

    Comment by David on 6/14/07 at 7:12 am #
  134. I’m not sure if this could be really good or really bad, but I’m willing to find out.  “A Little Less Conversation” is my current Elvis fav.

    Comment by NTE on 6/14/07 at 8:04 am #
  135. “Only The Strong Survive” is by far my favorite Elvis song (I always remember the scene from ‘Little Manhattan’ whenever I hear it)

    I can’t wait to try this flavor!

    Comment by C. on 6/14/07 at 2:09 pm #
  136. My Favorite Song Is “You Ain’t Nothing But A Hound Dog.


    Comment by Michael Perlman on 6/14/07 at 2:36 pm #
  137. I’m not really much of an Elvis fan (which I attribute to an aunt who, when I was growing up, LOVED him) but I’d have to say “Blue Christmas” would be my favorite.

    Comment by Nicole on 6/15/07 at 7:26 am #
  138. Favorite Elvis song - “Surrender”  It makes me want to dance passionately.

    Comment by Susan on 6/15/07 at 8:24 am #
  139. I love ‘Nothing but a hounddog’!  I hope the candy comes out here!

    Comment by Jerry on 6/15/07 at 9:35 am #
  140. I would be lying if I said I had a favorite Elvis song, or if I said that I’ve spotted these cups in my area. I’d also be lying if I said I liked all of Elvis’ songs, or that I enjoyed every number one that he had.

    Though, I can honestly say that my favorite Elvis moment isn’t really anything “Elvis” - it’s Lilo and Stitch, which used more Elvis songs then any Elvis movie I can recall. That and Stitch dressed as Elvis was hilarious. Possibly the best Disney movie in recent years that wasn’t done by Pixar.

    Comment by Mike on 6/15/07 at 9:29 pm #
  141. My favorite Elvis song is ‘Kentucky Rain’.

    Comment by Simone on 6/16/07 at 6:20 am #
  142. Well I can’t narrow it down to just one Elvis song because I love them all!!!! I’m kinda fond of Polk Salad Annie though, It makes me smile. I would love to try this flavor, but also have extra to add to my collection of Elvis stuff!!!!

    Comment by Karen on 7/11/07 at 3:16 pm #
  143. I was vacationing in Southern California and Southern Arizona.  I was visiting a good friend in Sierra Vista, Arizona when my husband & I decided to head over to the Walgreen’s to see if they had any souvenir t-shirts.  They had some nice t-shirts and to my surprise I found an Elvis peanut butter cup at the register.  It was absolutely delicious!!!  I used to be a groupie for a famous Elvis impersonator in Cleveland,Ohio.
    His stage name was Marc Roberts.  He had an awesome voice and he used to give out those silk scarfs.  I loved most of Elvis’s songs.  I visited Graceland in 1982, I highly recommend!!!

    Comment by Barbie on 7/11/07 at 11:26 pm #
  144. thanks for pointing out this review.  I didn’t see it when i searched earlier.

    I’m so addicted to these things.  Off to buy a bunch to experiment and make cookies with!

    Comment by Melisa on 7/13/07 at 5:28 am #
  145. where the heck can i get these in the denton tx area?

    Comment by amanda on 7/19/07 at 10:44 am #
  146. Elvis impersonators had groupies?

    It’s a sad, sad world.

    You can find these at WALMART now.  I only managed to find the mini ones though.

    Comment by Uh on 7/19/07 at 11:01 pm #
  147. My favorite ELVIS song at this moment is “YOUNG and BEAUTIFUL” from his 1957 movie “JAILHOUSE ROCK”. Ask me in a few minutes and it may be “I GOT STUNG” or “DOWN IN THE ALLEY”. With 700+ recordings, I can only say my least favorite is “CHARRO”. Greatest voice ever to be heard!    Walgreen’s Drug Stores has the 2 pack for $1.00 and Kroger grocery stores have the miniature packages for $2.00 in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Comment by RAY on 7/24/07 at 4:46 pm #
  148. I found these at the dollar general… They are great! Thanks so much for your review!
    I love Elvis…. a diehard fan!.... all time fav song… off the top of my head is “Don’t”

    Comment by Michelle on 8/05/07 at 3:21 pm #
  149. These were yummy and I loved Elvis when he was alive and more now that he ate peanutbutter and banana.

    Comment by Diane Hossman on 8/11/07 at 8:44 am #
  150. Are you lonesome tonight is my favorite Elvis song.  I saw an empty shelf in Target and it was where the Reeses Elvis cups had been.  They were all sold out. I didn’t even know they were out.  I can’t wait to try one.

    Comment by Julie on 8/21/07 at 11:13 am #
  151. hi yummy candy

    Comment by elise on 9/20/07 at 2:53 am #

    Comment by Damian on 9/26/07 at 4:43 pm #
  153. I picked up the mini cups at Target last night, they were on clearance, only 20 cents cheaper.  These are great! Don’t know how I missed the others. The mini cups don’t have the banana creme on the inside, but a yummy banana flavor coating on the outside. I’m going back to buy the rest of the packages before I never find them again!

    Comment by Kimberly on 9/27/07 at 9:38 am #
  154. Me again.  I found a deal at Ralphs for the Elvis PB cups, 5 for $1! Guess they were trying to get rid of as many as possible, also the mini cups were 2 for $4.

    Comment by Kimberly on 10/03/07 at 9:30 am #
  155. The candy didn?t have a distinct packaging, as in, my friend bought it on accident (mistaken for the original).

    Then I volunteered to try it…

    And it was really terrible. It tasted like a peanut butter cup with a layer of taffy like chemicals. It was god-awful.

    Comment by Brittany on 10/22/07 at 10:56 am #
  156. Brittany: message 155…
        I found the packaging to be quite distinct. The picture of Elvis and the words Peanut Butter and (BANANA) convinced me to buy one two-cup package. My personal assessment is that the candy was HEAVENLY and not GOD AWFUL (pun). But, to each their own! I purchased dozens of 2 pack bars and 20 packages of the mini cups to distribute to family, friends, employees and customers. Only one person disliked the taste. Others keep coming back for more. So, if you have any leftovers, please forward them to me. I can put them to good use. Thanks, RAY

    Comment by RAY on 10/22/07 at 2:25 pm #
  157. These cups are a Godsend. I thought Reese could never outdo their original peanut butter cup goodness. Boy was I wrong. The added banana sends feelings of euphoria through my brain. Its like smoking a joint, but not as foggy. I hope they never take it away.

    Comment by Dan on 10/31/07 at 10:38 am #
  158. your kisses lift me higher-Like a sweet song of a choir-You light my morning sky-With buring love. Got 3 for a dollar at the local store.

    Comment by Peter on 11/18/07 at 3:14 pm #
  159. OMG! A friend of mine bought me a couple of these recently knowing that the white chocolate pb cuos are my favorite. These are amazingly delicious!!! I hope they continue to make them because they might very well be my new favorite.

    Comment by Greg on 11/18/07 at 6:55 pm #
  160. um why is all the junky foods associated with elvis?  first of all he hated skin on chicken…  didn’t go all that wild for candy.. matter of fact he barely touched it and furthermore on this peanut butter and nanner crap.. he complained about peanut butter so much his mother would do this so he wouldn’t bitch up a storm.. 

    also he was allergic to peanuts….

    Comment by my little whipping girl on 12/05/07 at 4:39 pm #
  161. Hi, I Tried the new Elvis peanut Butter cup and it was delicious out of this world what a great idea. by the way i have been a fan since i was a little girl .  how do you join the game rules Instantly WinLive like the King?

    Comment by Martha Debonis on 2/09/08 at 2:57 pm #
  162. i love the peanut butter cup banana reeses iresly good and iam big fan of elvis presley and my favorite song of elvis presley its love me tender and viva las vegas and ghetto and teddy bear and if you pick me i dance like elvis presley and but i want to tell priscila presley and lisa marie presley i like to make elvis tribute to him becuase my dream its was graceland but i dont fly by my self som e one can pick me up may be priscilla lisa marie presley i never when to graceland that was my dream long time and my mom and father they are so busy please help me to make my dream come true iam special slow person but a good way

    Comment by ANGELIS on 2/16/08 at 7:50 pm #
  163. my favorite song of elvis its love me tender and viva las vegas please pick i realy love to go to graceland and ilove the peanuts banana cup

    Comment by angelis on 2/16/08 at 7:54 pm #
  164. I tried the regular size cup and the banana overpowered the choclate and the peanut butter. Maybe if I tried the Big Cup size the 3 different ingredients would have been tasted distibguishable from each other .

    Comment by Peg on 4/22/08 at 10:41 am #
  165. I am trying to find a company that sales your Pez Dispensers. Do you know where I can purchase this?


    Comment by Shena on 5/19/08 at 6:24 am #
  166. nobody do’es it better

    Comment by terry on 5/20/08 at 11:08 am #
  167. These mouth is awaiting these new candy flavors!! I can’t wait until they get on the market!  I’ma tear dem hoes up!!

    Comment by Analia on 6/03/08 at 3:27 am #
  168. Only The Lonely has always been my favorite!  Still looking in the stores - it’s an adventure!

    Comment by Deborah Cassidy on 6/09/08 at 6:27 pm #
  169. Where can I find peanut butter banana (Elvis) cups in my area?  They were so good. Several of my employees also would like to know. Thank you.

    Comment by Vikki Risko on 9/17/08 at 2:49 am #
  170. Funny but here in Illinois those special Elvis’ Reese’s were plentiful last year in dollar stores hahaha all those people buying them off of e-bay for big bucks and they cost me 50 cents.

    Comment by MS on 10/24/08 at 4:46 am #
  171. favorite Elvis song, that’s a hard one either All Shook Up or Young Dreams
    i wish i could get these cups again they coincided with my own personal Elvis discovery

    Comment by Frank on 6/19/09 at 2:17 am #
  172. I love all the Elvis songs! Elvis is so amazing, I wish I had these Reese Peanut Butter and Banana Cups, but I wasn’t an Elvis fanatic until this summer. Too bad I never met Elvis, I’m 15, and he is so much better than any other singer right now!!

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  175. they should have made them blue, to represent blue suede shoes

    Comment by Jo on 2/02/16 at 8:12 pm #
  176. one of my favorite ELVIS songs is the wonder of you , being a ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST FOR 38 1/2 years people like the way i do that song. on the candy , i`m sure going to try it . it looks like it could be good . thank you , thank you very much

    Comment by obie sparks on 2/18/16 at 8:33 am #
  177. We love Bluesuede Shoes…Hound Dog…Jailhouse Rock!!!

    Comment by Selina & Vanessa on 12/07/16 at 8:35 am #
  178. I’ve now been doing shows for 40 years and still love doing the wonder of you plus his gospel music , I`m hoping that they will come out with new candy for his fans to try .

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