Thursday, March 12, 2009

Reese’s Crunchy (Limited Edition)

Reese's CrunchyThis is the third time I’ve bought the Limited Edition Milk Chocolate Reese’s Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups.

I faithfully photographed the first package, but then ate them.

The second one, well, that was a King Sized version that I didn’t photograph, but then ate and realized that the proportions were different.

Then yesterday I was browsing my local 99 Cent Stores (yes, two of them, as they are less than a block apart and carry different stuff), I saw boxes and boxes of these. Since the expiration says 9K (November 2009), I figured they were well worth the 39 cents just so I could get these off my chest.

Reese's Crunchy Cups

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups made with crunchy peanut butter are not new. I remember them from the 90s and found this wrapper on Brad Kent’s site. Apparently they were also available in Canada, according to this wrapper on Mike’s Candy Bar Wrappers. This version is not to be confused with the Limited Edition Reese’s Big Cup with Nuts, which had whole nuts, not crushed ones.

They look, pretty much, like regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Fresh and nutty smelling, the tops were pristine on my most recent purchase (no oily puddles).

The chocolate is sweet and cool on the tongue, the peanut butter is immediately salty. The texture is the same as the regular cups except there are some big chunks of peanuts mixed in.

Most peanut butters are offered as either smooth or chunky, so it’s a natural evolution that Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups would come that way as well.

I liked these, I think they should be a regular item, but at the moment, if you have a 99 Cent Only Store the price is pretty darn good for fresh product. When those are gone, we can just wait for yet another limited edition or seasonal introduction. (I am kind of curious to try this crunchy style with the Easter favorite, the Egg.)

Other more timely reviews: Gigi Reviews, Candy Addict, Hanna Aronovich, The Chocolate Traveler and ZOMG Candy.

Side note: I saw a oodles of the now hard-to-find Reese’s Bars at the Fairfax & 6th 99 Cent Store.

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Name: Limited Edition Reese's Crunchy Peanut Butter Cups
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: 99 Cent Only (Miracle Mile)
Price: $.39
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 140
Categories: Chocolate, Peanut Butter, United States, Hershey's, Reese's, Kosher, Limited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:16 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Limited edition?  Hmph.  When I was a kid, these were standard.  But it’s good to know they’re back on the shelves for a while, I’ll have to start hoarding…

    Comment by Jane on 3/12/09 at 12:47 pm #
  2. I love these.  Every time I go in the dollar store next to where I work, I pick these up.  I’d like this to become a regular item.

    Comment by Sterfish on 3/12/09 at 6:29 pm #
  3. Nice review - I’m tempted and wish we had a 99c store around here!

    I assume these limited edition cups also have the nasty PGPR additive? Yet they taste good?  I must say that the last time I ate a pb cup recently, I didn’t think it tasted as good, and attributed it to the PGPR.

    Comment by Karyn on 3/13/09 at 7:42 am #
  4. I picked these up yesterday at London Drugs (Canada).  They’re not limited edition (yay!) and come in a 51 gram package of 3.  Can’t wait to try them.

    Strange, I just noticed that my package says “Reese” and not “Reese’s.”

    Comment by cindy on 3/15/09 at 9:29 pm #
  5. I just saw these at the supermarket today.  I didn’t buy any bought hope they’re back for good.

    Comment by Patrick on 4/03/15 at 7:42 pm #
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