Friday, November 17, 2006

Reese’s Big Cup with Mixed Nuts

Oh, the Limited Editions ... I’ve been searching for the fabled Elvis Peanut Butter Cups (with banana creme). When I didn’t see those I picked up this new LTD offering called Reese’s Big Cup with Mixed Nuts.


My luck was that it contained lots of nuts and none of them were walnuts. The tall peanut butter cup contains peanuts, pecans, almonds and cashews.

It was just like the Big Cup with Nuts, which isn’t bad on its own. This one was actually improved by the variation in the nuts. I don’t think I ever got a cashew in there, but I did have a few almond and pecan bits. The pecans went especially well as they add their own sort of maple/woodsy essence to the toasted peanut butter taste.

The whole thing was a little greasy, the little fluted paper cup was oily as I removed it for consuming. I suppose I should be glad that the fats were in the cup and not my tummy. It could simply have been that the hot light I use for taking the photo made it a little melty (but I don’t really think that).

The big cup products are also a little smaller than buying the double cup pack and even three grams smaller than the regular Big Cup. There’s nothing wrong with that, I guess. They’re throwing in more expensive ingredients (premium nuts) ... even Snickers Almond has resorted to padding their product with peanuts instead of just adjusting the portion.

(Yes, I’m aware that three out of five of the reviews were of Hershey products this week, I don’t know what came over me.)

Name: Reese's Big Cup with Mixed Nuts
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Hollywood)
Price: $.89
Size: 1.3 ounces
Calories per ounce: 154
Categories: Chocolate, Peanuts, Nuts, United States, Hershey's, Kosher, Limited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:30 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. hahah I just found this in the store about a few hours ago!  Have you found it’s companion limited edition bar- Chocolate and Brownies?

    Comment by Dawn Ashkenaz on 11/17/06 at 8:54 am #
  2. does any one know if the elivis cups will be avialible in Canada, or if any one kinds one, would they like to do a swap for some canadian chocolate??

    Comment by Heather on 11/19/06 at 11:13 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Dawn - I’ve been looking all week for this Chocolate and Brownies thing! I’ll keep my eyes out though.

    Heather - I’ve heard now that the Elvis bar isn’t supposed to be out until NEXT JUNE! (Why would they do this to us!)

    Comment by Cybele on 11/23/06 at 7:06 am #
  4. Not fair, hmm try to construct is, uhh maybe not. I have tried the Banana kitkat, but it tasted like a normaal kitkat and just smelled liked banana. need bannana,pb and chocolate…

    Comment by Heather on 11/24/06 at 1:15 am #
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