Friday, September 12, 2008

Nips: Butter Rum & Peanut Butter Parfait

Peanut Butter Parfait NipsI found two more flavors of Nips to add to my growing collection.

The series seems to be color coded, peanut butter is accented with orange. I think orange is the universal color for peanut butter (though I could see yellow working too).

The Peanut Butter Parfait Nips didn’t sound that appealing to me. I wasn’t sure what the peanut butter center would be like. The picture on the box makes it appear as though it’s some sort of caramel sauce flavored with peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Parfait NipsThese seemed more regular than the Dulce de Leche ones that I had before, not as much leakage.

After cracking one open (yes, with a nutcracker) I found out why these weren’t leaky. The center isn’t gooey, it’s a dry and crumbly partially defatted peanut butter.

The shell was like the Caramel Nips. Sweet, creamy and toasty tasting.

After a while I got kind of tired waiting for the peanut butter flavor, so I crunched it a bit. The peanut butter innards are very sweet, a little greasy (thank goodness for the defatting) and really peanutty.

The combination is nice, but completely overpowers the caramel at this point. Then the peanut butter dissolves away and I’m left with shards of caramel Nip (well, that’s my fault for crunching). Not really much of a winner for me.

Rating: 5 out of 10

Butter Rum NipsThe Butter Rum Nips sport a medium purple banner across the box and on the little wrappers.

Though I enjoy rum as a spirit, I don’t drink it straight and rarely in mixed drinks at all. I think it’s best in sauces and baked goods, so putting it in a candy seems like a pretty good idea to me.

They don’t smell like much in the box. Kind of like box.

Butter Rum NipsIf you’ve ever wanted Butter Rum LifeSavers to be more creamy, and I mean actually have milk in them instead of being milk flavored, this is the stuff.

The caramelized flavors, the smooth texture and the oh, so fake rum flavor all combines to make a really satisfying treat. I was dubious, but these won me over on the second piece.

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Name: Nips: Peanut Butter Parfait & Butter Rum
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Nestle
Place Purchased: CVS (Farmers Market) & 99 Cent Only Store (Miracle Mile)
Price: $.99
Size: 4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 121
Categories: Caramel, Peanuts, United States, Nestle, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 5:34 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. The butter Rum nips sound good dont know about the peanut butter ones!!

    Comment by I E FOOD on 9/12/08 at 8:39 am #
  2. bettyfelon's avatar

    You should really try the chocolate parfait ones

    Comment by bettyfelon on 9/12/08 at 12:54 pm #
  3. man, i JUST bought a box of the caramel ones today, which i’ve had before.  i looked at both the butter rum and peanut butter and was skeptical - i wish i’d read this review earlier because butter rum life savers are my favorite!

    Comment by Alison on 9/12/08 at 3:58 pm #
  4. I used to eat these all the time when I was a kid, they always had them in my dad’s office. I like the chocolate filled ones the best.

    Comment by Sara on 9/13/08 at 4:04 pm #
  5. Hi there,
    ive just returned from the states and have fallen in love with nips butter rum candies.  Where can I find a distributor in the UK or one that will export to the UK.


    Comment by Dionne on 11/05/08 at 3:30 am #
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