Friday, November 9, 2007

Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Filled with Creamy Peanut Butter

imageI’ve seen the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Filled with Creamy Peanut Butter at the stores for over a year now, but only in the super-duper 4.5 ounce slab bars. I didn’t really want that much of a bar and I figured it’d come around to the smaller size at some point. Sure enough I finally found them in the King Size. (I’m guessing they couldn’t quite swing a regular sized bar because of the proportions involved in making a filled bar like this.)

The bar puzzles me. It’s a Hershey’s product, just as Reese’s are, but it’s not branded under the Reese’s name, which is where most peanut butter products go (except for the Peanut Butter Kisses). I just couldn’d figure out what would be better about this bar compared to all the other Reese’s products in their line.

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I’m not sure why I was so surprised at how it looked when I took it out of the wrapper. It’s downright unattractive. The five rounded rectangular segments have a “default font” look to them. The bar is long and thick, a little narrower than the traditional Hershey bar and of course triple the thickness to hold the “creamy peanut butter” filling.

As proportions go, this is more about the chocolate than the peanut butter - there’s probably a 2 to 1 ratio of chocolate to peanut butter here. The chocolate on this bar doesn’t quite taste like Hershey’s. There’s no familiar yogurty tang to it, but it does have that sort of soft & fudgy texture. The peanut butter filling isn’t an ultra-smooth cream as I was expecting, but not the dry crumble of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup either. I wouldn’t call it creamy. It didn’t have much of a salty hit to it, though the package did say that it has 140 mg, about half of what you’d find in a Reese’s.

It’s a nice tasting bar, it seems designed for the market of people who don’t want too much peanut butter in their chocolate and seem perfectly happy with a recommended portion of 2.3 ounces and 370 calories (the recommended portion when eating the jumbo bar is more responsibly set at about 1.5 ounces). The other difference between this bar and a Reese’s is that this one contains partially hydrogenated oils ... I’m not saying that’s a selling point.

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Name: Hershey's Milk Chocolate Filled with Creamy Peanut Butter
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only
Price: $.50
Size: 2.3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 161
Categories: Chocolate, Peanut, United States, Hershey's, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:12 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. First off, the package seems to show that the PB is just oozing out of the bar.  We see with your photo, however, that isn’t true.  Secondly, I agree with you about the look of the bar.  Sort of reminds me of keys off of my keyboard.  But that’s not a bad thing necessarily.  Being such a large bar (2.3oz) means you can have portion control by breaking it apart.  I just can’t understand the need for the 4.5oz bar though, it’s not like you can use it in cooking!

    Comment by Patrick on 11/10/07 at 4:08 am #
  2. It looks yucky.  I have a stomach ache jsut thinking about eating one of those things.

    Comment by Heidi Schulz on 11/10/07 at 4:17 pm #
  3. I had one of these a few weeks ago and liked it.  The funny thing about the photo is that the PB looks like Reeses PB, but that’s not how I remember it.  The PB is a good bit different in texture (smooth) and taste in comparison with the Reeses brand. And the chocolate to PB ratio seems well balanced. It’s no high-end product, but probably the only non-Reeses PB product I would pick up at any old store.  Until people remember that PB Max was awesome and bring it back.

    Comment by sm on 11/12/07 at 2:23 am #
  4. it is god awful!!! waxy, very salty, barely taste like peanut butter…eeww! hershey goes lower and lower everytime…

    Comment by john on 11/12/07 at 6:49 am #
  5. It was heaven itself….at the end one wondered how to go on

    Comment by Lorraine David on 12/17/07 at 3:24 pm #
  6. Bring Back the PB MAX!!!

    Comment by Erica on 7/25/08 at 9:13 am #
  7. I agree with Erica, Please bring back the PB Max!!!

    Comment by Sandi on 7/29/08 at 1:55 pm #

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