Monday, July 2, 2007

Elvis Spotting

imageOkay, weigh in on where you found the Elvis Reese’s Peanut Butter and Banana Creme cups!

I’ve seen them at RiteAid in Los Angeles in both the regular size two packs and the miniatures. (Original review here.)

Here’s an article from today’s Baltimore Sun on the subject (with some other interesting suggestions for Elvis-themed candy combinations as well).

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:34 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     Candy7-Worth ItFun StuffShopping

  1. Cybele:  I STILL have had NO Elvis PB cup sightings.  And Portland always seems to be one of the test market cities for candy (could it be because Oregon is one of the fattest states?  Coincidence?)

    I haven’t been this excited for a Limited Edition in quite awhile. I’m keeping my eyes PEELED!  Get it?  Peeled… banana peels?  Ha.  My side is about to SPLIT!  Get it?  Split…banans split? (Okay, I’m stopping now.)


    Comment by Joanna on 7/02/07 at 8:45 am #
  2. Walgreens in St. Louis.

    Comment by CindyCindy on 7/02/07 at 9:13 am #
  3. I saw them at CVS in Easthampton, MA!  And I think they were selling them before they were supposed to.

    Comment by Tara on 7/02/07 at 9:26 am #
  4. yay for Vermonica. Thanks again for the tip, Cybele. These are so good. I might have to go get some more…

    Comment by jaimi on 7/02/07 at 9:55 am #
  5. Does anyone know if these are available in canada yet?

    Comment by Laura on 7/02/07 at 10:03 am #
  6. Hess gas station in Oneonta, NY. smile

    Comment by Sera on 7/02/07 at 10:26 am #
  7. Tara, really!? I’m located in Boston. That gives me hope. I’m going to check CVS tomorrow.

    Comment by Theresa on 7/02/07 at 11:38 am #
  8. Walgreen’s in Phoenix, AZ - they’re on the counter next the register.  The cashiers usually have a candy item they suggest because it’s a promotional sale, and this item is this week’s choice.

    Comment by Desert Songbird on 7/02/07 at 1:43 pm #
  9. I found them at Rite Aid in Carlsbad, California.

    Comment by Laura on 7/02/07 at 3:21 pm #
  10. Victory!  They Have arrived:  I finally spotted them today at Walgreen’s on NE 33rd and Killingsworth, Portland.  Elvis is IN the building.

    Comment by joanna on 7/02/07 at 3:40 pm #
  11. In Seattle, the Walgreens in the U-district on 50th and University.

    Comment by Jac on 7/02/07 at 4:58 pm #
  12. Walgreens in St. Cloud, MN!
    They are yummy!

    Comment by Valerie on 7/03/07 at 1:59 am #
  13. 2 different Connecticut Walgreens, South Windsor and Enfield
    Large display with mutliples cases.  Sale Buy 3 for $3.00 or 1.19 each.  Elvis music playing on small boombox hidden underneath boxes.

    Comment by Larry on 7/03/07 at 2:25 am #
  14. Ooh, this gives me hope!  I’ll check the Walgreens here in New Haven, CT, tonight. :D

    Comment by Carrie on 7/03/07 at 6:21 am #
  15. I haven’t been looking—since I’m still enjoying the ones that I ordered directly from Hershey’s—but I haven’t noticed any in stores here in the Bay Area, either. 

    By the way, the order came in a nice tin with an unexpected surprise: a free orange, Elvis cup t-shirt!  That offset the delivery difficulties I had with that particular order.  smile

    Comment by Maura on 7/03/07 at 6:58 am #
  16. I’ve been watching - but I still haven’t spotted any here in NE Florida.

    Comment by April on 7/03/07 at 9:42 am #
  17. In New York, I found them on the Eckards on 8th ave in chelsea, a block up from Pinkberry, so like 19th or 20th…

    Comment by C. on 7/03/07 at 3:31 pm #
  18. Walgreen’s on 32nd St. in Phoenix, AZ. They were right on the counter with the check-out. (Didn’t buy any as I don’t like banana, but they were hard to miss.)

    Comment by calamari on 7/03/07 at 7:01 pm #
  19. I just found them here in Illinois, at a Walgreens in New Lenox.  The woman told me they were already on their fifth or sixth box of them.

    466 Nelson Rd
    New Lenox, IL
    (815) 485-0078

    Comment by twobitme on 7/03/07 at 7:38 pm #
  20. Haven’t seen any around yet. Wonder what the release dates are in Canada. I sure hope they’ll be available here!

    Comment by Mary on 7/03/07 at 7:40 pm #
  21. Hi

    Yes.  If anyone sees Elvis in Canada or the release date please post.  I am keeping my eyes peeled at 7-11 and else where.  Everytime reeses comes up with a special edition 7-11 seems to be one of the first stores to have in stocked, and lots of them too

    Comment by jtanet shum on 7/04/07 at 3:43 am #
  22. Walgreens in Athens, GA!

    Comment by Kelly on 7/04/07 at 2:28 pm #
  23. Walgreens in suburban Chicago has they all over the place! They’re not bad. Unusual, but not bad.

    Comment by Freddie on 7/05/07 at 2:52 am #
  24. Found them in an Eckerd’s in Maryland.

    Comment by g on 7/05/07 at 3:32 am #
  25. Nothing in New Hampshire yet.  Has anyone found any around here yet????

    Comment by Chloe on 7/05/07 at 9:13 am #
  26. Walgreen’s in Berkeley, CA. I’m shocked. I have no problems finding rare, artisan confections, but usually the fun mainstream items show up last here. Yay! And yum.

    Comment by Kate on 7/05/07 at 1:44 pm #
  27. It must be a Walgreens thing to carry new stuff.  I finally found them here in NE Florida at none other than Walgreens!  They are good - not my favorite, but they are good.

    Comment by April on 7/05/07 at 4:41 pm #
  28. I just spotted Elvis at my local Walgreens here in MD. First I checked in the candy isle for a good 7 minutes and to my disappointment, Elvis was nowhere to be seen so I walked around to pick up a few other items I needed and proceed to the check out when there he was! They only had the king size, but they were on sale for $1! I can’t wait to try it tonight.

    Comment by Katie on 7/06/07 at 11:59 am #
  29. I’ve found them at a few different locations. First, at my local Rite Aid here in Brooklyn on Newkirk Avenue, and then again in Chelsea, at CVS on 24th and 8th. I bought six! I’m so ashamed.

    Comment by jennifer on 7/07/07 at 1:55 am #
  30. I found them after a long search today at a Walgreen’s (Columbus, Ohio). I thought they were very tasty. A plus is that Hershey’s went with the King size. In regular size cups I don’t think they would have been as good.

    Comment by Claudia on 7/07/07 at 1:43 pm #
  31. even though you’d think they’d grow on trees here at Graceland, I finally found them in Memphis at the supa-scary Walgreen’s on Cleveland and Union. thankya, thankyaverrrrmuch…

    Comment by bethany on 7/08/07 at 6:39 am #
  32. (tasted it—it’s pretty good. but having also tasted a fried peanut butter’n'banana sandwich, y’know what it needs? a vanilla-waferish cookie in the bottom of it.)

    Comment by bethany on 7/08/07 at 11:46 am #
  33. I found them at a Target here in West Hollywood, CA. I liked the, just for the fact that they tasted almost exactly like regular PB cups. The banana taste was very faint, more like an essence than anything else. I got the bag of miniatures, I could not find the 2 pk.

    Comment by diana on 7/08/07 at 5:40 pm #
  34. Cybele's avatar

    Diana - I also saw them at Target yesterday (Eagle Rock), again, just the Miniatures (and only at one display at the checkout, not in the candy aisles). $2.59 a bag!

    Bethany - I’ve finished all mine so yesterday at breakfast I ordered pancakes with fried bananas ... I should have asked for some peanut butter too!

    Comment by Cybele on 7/09/07 at 7:18 am #
  35. Found them at the Walgreens on the corner of 98th and 116th in Kirkland, WA.

    I’m looking forward to tasting them!

    Comment by Elizabeth on 7/10/07 at 10:21 am #
  36. Found it at Rite Aid in San Francisco on Market Sreet.

    Comment by Laura on 7/10/07 at 10:54 am #
  37. So now i just found the miniatures at the Walgreens on Spear Street in San francisco.  does anyone else think it’s interesting that the 2 pk has an actual layer of banana creme, while the minitures have all peanut butter inside, and i guess “banana chocolate” on the outside?

    Comment by Laura on 7/10/07 at 12:05 pm #
  38. Walgreen’s in Malden, MA

    Comment by Wayne on 7/11/07 at 2:02 am #
  39. I found the miniatures yesterday at the Brooks at Government Center in Boston.  I really liked them!

    Comment by nic on 7/11/07 at 4:26 am #
  40. The Rite Aid in Astoria, Queens, at the Steinway stop on the R train. They were low, so you should go soon!

    Comment by Ami on 7/11/07 at 12:15 pm #
  41. another Walgreens in St. Louis.

    Comment by Hilary on 7/13/07 at 5:38 pm #
  42. Walgreen’s sounds like they are on the BALL!!! i FINALLY found them tonight at the Walgreen in Yonkers after weeks of looking in CVS’s, Mobil Marts, and 7-11’s!!!! However, i was disappointed because they have a subtle artificial banana flavor (that i absolutely despise!) But all in all i like it with the chocolate and peanut butter!

    Comment by Miki on 7/14/07 at 5:20 pm #
  43. I have spotted the Mini elvis cups in bags at two different Targets.

    Comment by Michelle on 7/16/07 at 10:04 am #
  44. I found Elvis miniatures ($2.99) at Rite-Aid and King-size Hawaiian Elvis (sale $1.00) at Wal-Greens here in Lansing, MI.  Actually, they had 7 open boxes in the Walgreens display.

    Comment by cindy on 7/16/07 at 12:24 pm #
  45. Walgreen’s in Homewood, IL at the corner of 183rd St and Halsted. The ‘King’ sized cups are at the front register for $1.00

    Comment by Gregg on 7/19/07 at 6:33 am #
  46. they are very good jennifer &becky; tallapoosa ga   was looking for my new car also am a big elvis fan july 19 2007

    Comment by becky davis on 7/19/07 at 11:42 am #
  47. Not seen them yet in the Reno, Nevada area.

    Elvis Tribute Artist Doug Church is doing promotions for Reese’s for the Peanut Butter and Banana cups. If you get a chance go see one of his shows. Incredible voice.

    All The Best,

    Cory Cooper
    Elvis Historian
    Reno, Nevada
    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Comment by Cory Cooper on 7/20/07 at 7:32 pm #
  48. (Los Angeles) Got them!  Have been looking for over a week - no luck at Target - but found them this afternoon (7.23) at Walgreens in Eagle Rock.  Although the anticipation is killing me, I am waiting until after dinner for my first taste.

    Comment by chico on 7/23/07 at 2:20 pm #
  49. Lombard Fred Meyer in St. Johns (Portland, OR). Not in the regular candy aisle, a big stand-alone display near the self check outs.

    Comment by Richard on 7/26/07 at 5:34 am #
  50. We had a customer come in looking for these (I think? one of the other employees took the message) The customer said they’d seen them in Port Huron.
    I’m trying to track them down.

    Comment by Mary MacVoy on 8/07/07 at 7:27 am #
  51. I’m getting so frustrated!  I’ve been looking for these everywhere, and still no luck!  Gas stations, grocery stores, dollar stores, every candy store that I see…  And still no luck!  Grr!  I really want to try them!  Not fair!

    Comment by Amanda on 8/09/07 at 8:15 am #
  52. found them at harvest foods last week.Bought 4 boxes ate one box of them and have 3 in the frig.  they are very good.

    Comment by fay on 8/15/07 at 1:27 pm #
  53. Ok so I am a newbie to these fantastic sounding Elvis delights. I just heard about them on GMA on Tues. 8/14. All I know is that I am pregnant and I WANT some. I think I am going to be searching our small Mn town for Elvis cups today!! If anyone has any hints for finding them in Mn send them my way smile

    Comment by Amber on 8/16/07 at 2:23 am #
  54. Has anybody found these in Sa Jose or Los Gatos or Campbell areas? How’s an Elvis fan supposed to taste these peanut butter and banana cups when they are nowhere to be found? I have looked at Target, Quik-Stop, Walgreens, Longs, Rite-Aid, asst. grocery stores… H-E-L-P!!

    Comment by dee dee on 8/17/07 at 2:24 pm #
  55. I meant to say San Jose, not sa jose,.. my bad!

    Comment by dee dee on 8/17/07 at 2:27 pm #
  56. I’m in San Jose/Campbell as well and haven’t seen them, but my friend in Santa Rosa has seen them somewhere up there (grocery store or gas station, can’t recall which).

    Comment by Carol on 8/26/07 at 7:27 pm #
  57. Hoorayyy!! I just found out the 7-11 at the corner of Camden & New Jersey has the King-size Peanut Butter and Banana Creme cups!!

    The King-size are so much better than the miniature size I found at Walgreen’s at Union & Curtner.

    They are packed with banana and peanut butter goodness, wrapped in that deelish milk chocolate!

    Why does there seem to be such a wide variety of prices merchants charge for the King-size pkg? My friend in Newark, Ca. pays .89 at a Quik-Stop, yet I paid $1.29 at the 7-11. WOW!

    Good luck, you won’t want to miss these sweet treats!

    Comment by dee dee on 8/27/07 at 9:57 am #
  58. I saw this in Walgreen’s in my home town.  Yuck.  I was like, eew, what is that?  They were selling them for some ridiculous price on reduction.

    Comment by Smidget on 6/13/08 at 1:51 pm #
  59. I found them at the Sunset Wholesale in Lebanon PA.

    Comment by M C on 8/17/08 at 3:28 pm #
  60. i have a elvis reese cup abd bananna creme t-shirt.

    Comment by debbie miller on 7/21/09 at 2:59 am #
  61. I had them, they were delish and now I can’t find them anywhere :( </3

    Comment by Andrea on 10/12/09 at 8:47 am #
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