Monday, May 1, 2006

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Line

Sometimes I think that I’m neglecting some of the best candy in the world just because it’s been around forever. Sure, CandyBlog is here to help me and you expand our candy horizons, but that doesn’t mean that we need to cast aside our tried-and-true friends. Like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

So I decided to revisit these old friends, and of course include whatever new and funky versions are out there.

First, there’s the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It got its first commercial media blast with a campaign in the 70s that featured two people - one eating peanut butter from a jar and the other eating a chocolate bar. They would collide and the chocolate bar would end up in the peanut butter and the chocolate eater would complain, “You got peanut butter on my chocolate!”  The peanut butter eater would complain, “You got chocolate in my peanut butter!” Then they’d both taste it and it’d be pure love. Cue the jingle ... Two great tastes that taste great together, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

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There ain’t a thing wrong with this candy. It’s simple and pure, the combination of two strong flavors. A milk chocolate cup filled with a slightly crumbly, dense peanut butter with a little salty kick. The proportions are spot-on. Enough milk chocolate to lubricate the sticky, thick peanut butter. Enough salt to balance the sweet chocolate. As candy goes, it’s not even as bad for you as you might think. Yes, half the calories come from fat, but for your 220 calories you’re getting 4 grams of protein and 1 gram of fiber. Show me a nutrition bar that does that and tastes this good. Okay, maybe there are some. Show me one that costs $.75!

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The Reese’s Double Chocolate was an oddity. First, let me say that Hershey’s has chocolated a couple of candy bars lately with good results. I liked the York Peppermint Truffle Pattie and the Almond Joy Chocolate Chocolate. So I was thinking this could be similar by adding a bit of fudgyness to the center.

What it did was mute the flavor of the center. I don’t know how else to describe it. It didn’t taste chocolatey, just less peanut buttery but just as dense and creamy. It’s not offensively bad and if there were no regular Reese’s around I wouldn’t be adverse to this, but it seems kind of unnecessary. It’s like someone said, “I’d like a less peanutty Reese’s” and this is the result.

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I understand the rationale behind the Extra Smooth & Creamy, after all, the center of a Reese’s Cup does have some peanut texture to it. There are people out there who like creamy peanut butter and those who like chunky. The change in texture definitely changed the dynamic here. It made it ultra dense and actually melded a lot of the flavors together. The chocolate didn’t seem distinct from the peanut butter; the sweet didn’t seem distinct from the salt.

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The latest addition to the Reese’s line is the Reese’s Caramel. The promotion for this new cup is all over the place. It seems like a natural extension of the candy cup and I was more than willing to entertain the notion that it would work. The commercials and even the packaging suggests that it’s flowing, gooey caramel that’s easily distinguished from the other primary ingredients - peanut butter and chocolate. It’s not. I mean, I could detect a bit of additional sweetness, and if I took the cup apart the caramel by itself had a flavor, but it just wasn’t distinctive enough to play with the big hitters - chocolate and peanuts.

Also, it suffers from some mess issues. Sometimes I’ll take a bite of my candy cup and set it down and do something at my desk and then have another bite. That’s not really an option here. Eventually the caramel will come flowing out. Sticky, sticky caramel. Maybe as a miniature I’d be more happy.

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The White Chocolate Reese’s is not for me. But I’m not saying it’s a bad bar, it’s got a nice balance and for white chocolate, it uses real cocoa butter so it has a buttery, creamy quality. The saltiness of the peanut butter and the sweetness of the white chocolate balance well, but it lacks a dark and intense punch that the milk chocolate can provide. I reviewed this previously.

(NOTE: As of early 2008 this product is now called White Reese’s, as it doesn’t use real white chocolate with cocoa butter. It is not as good as it used to be, sweeter and with a waxier mouthfeel.)

As if all the iterations of the classic cup of peanut butter inside chocolate isn’t enough, they messed around with proportion and portion. Witness the Big Cup. Below, I’ve illustrated the size difference of the regular Reese’s Cup and the Big Cup.

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The regular cup is approximately .75 ounces, the Big Cup is 1.4 ounces (basically double).

imageIt says on the wrapper that the Reese’s Big Cup “Packs some serious peanut butter” and they’re not kidding.

I’ve mentioned this before, but there’s something to be said for proportion. But it’s not just the amount of chocolate and the amount of peanut butter, it also has to do with proximity and how it blends in the mouth. There’s too much peanut butter here! However, if you’re a peanut butter lover and are looking for a bigger peanut punch, this might be for you.

imageThe Big Cup with Nuts seems to understand the idea of “unique selling proposition”. It’s a cup but with whole nuts in there (well, maybe they’re peanut halves)! What’s nice is that the nuts have room to spread out, instead of being crammed into the flatter regular cup. The nuts have a great crunch and really seem to set off the ultra-peanutty butter. These have also been released in a miniature version, but I’m not sure how well that’s going to work (I haven’t seen them in stores yet).

imageLike its smaller brother, the White Chocolate Big Cup features white chocolate made with cocoa butter, not hydrogenated tropical oils.  It smells like Easter and benefits from the bigger proportion of peanut butter. It’s still not appealing to me, though, but slightly better than the regular sized version.

The Reese’s line is certainly not limited to “cups” and I think I’ve reviewed most of the other items in the line: Reese’s Bites (soon to be discontinued), Reese’s Cookies, FastBreak, Reese’s Sticks, Nutrageous, Reese’s Snack Barz, Reese’s Pieces Peanut, Reese’s Easter Eggs (two versions).

I could have held this review until I got a hold of the other new Limited Editions: Inside Out (which I think they’ve done before) and Fudge plus the Dark Chocolate Miniatures, but by then there’ll be something else on the horizon and this post will be REALLY long. I didn’t rate the candies individually but I give Reese’s a 9 out of 10 as a candy expression of peanut butter. There are some real misses in their line of candies (see previous reviews) but the new items like the cookies and of course the tried and true miniatures keep the average well above average.

Related Candies

  1. Dark Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
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  3. Whoppers Reese’s Peanut Butter Flavored Candy
  4. Reese’s Select Clusters
  5. Reese’s Pieces
  6. Reese’s Whipps

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Comments
  1. Are they discontinuing all Bites or just the Reese’s ones?  I’ve only had the York and Reese’s ones, both of which were pretty good.  What kind of justice is there when Bites would be discontinued and Swoops left alone?!  WHY!?

    Great review.  Reese’s stuff is just good.  My dad has all-but said that he would buy the dry, salty peanut butter from Reese’s if they sold it.  Reese’s jar peanut butter wasn’t particularly different from Skippy.

    Comment by Dave on 5/01/06 at 10:50 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Well, if it restores your sense of justice in the world, I think they’re discontinuing Swoops too. They didn’t actually say that they were discontinuing anything in particular, just that Pot o’Gold, Swoops and Bites weren’t performing very well.

    Here’s the article that mentions that.

    Comment by Cybele on 5/01/06 at 11:00 am #
  3. I just had a look over on “The Impulsive Buy”, and noticed a recent review of Reese’s Klondike ice-cream bar. Sounds cool.

    Comment by GTO on 5/01/06 at 12:04 pm #
  4. You may have heard of these already, but Reese’s has put out a new peanut-butter candy. REESE’S BAR.  It’s like a fast break but with less chocolate, no nougats, and lots of peanut butter.  I really enjoyed them.  I found mine at Rite-Aid, but they were hidden away pretty well.

    Comment by Jeremy on 5/01/06 at 1:29 pm #
  5. 1.  Thanks for that thorough review of one of my all time favorites.  Good one!

    2.  With regard to pb cup proportion (I’ve always maintained that this was indeed important) what is your opinion on the bite-size RPBC?

    3.  Do you (or anyone) remember a dark chocolate RPBC that came out sometime in the mid-late 90’s, or am I imagining it?  It was good, even if I am. (Imagining it , that is.)

    4.  Do you (or anyone) remember a RPBC that came in a “Crunchy” variety in the 70’s/80’s?  It was exactly like the original, but with crunchy pb instead of smooth. I’m pretty positive I’m NOT imagining this one.

    5.  Try the Reeses with Caramel refrigerated.  The caramel then becomes more independent and distinctive… and the whole thing yummier AND less messy.  Then tell me what you think. 

    Hope I’m not being too demanding with all my questions and homework assignments!

    Comment by Joanna on 5/01/06 at 3:31 pm #
  6. I bought the Reese’s Cups Miniatures with Peanuts a couple of weeks ago. They are AWESOME! Instead of the whole/half peanuts in the big cup, the nuts in the miniatures are either corsely chopped or diced… more texture than a “crunchy” peanut butter, but definitely not as big as the Big Cup’s peanuts. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Big Cup with Peanuts, but these… they’re addictive. Highly recommended. I found mine at Target hidden on an end cap.

    Comment by Lauren on 5/01/06 at 8:16 pm #
  7. Cybele's avatar

    GTO - when I was in college my grandfather would get this awesome peanut butter cup ice cream - it was chocolate ice cream with a liberal stripe of peanut butter through it. I miss having ice cream with him.

    Jeremy - I saw them on the Hershey’s site, but I haven’t seen them in the stores yet ... but I’ll keep looking.

    Joanna - let’s see ....
    2. Reese’s Miniature are the most perfect expression of peanut butter and milk chocolate. They’re fantastic frozen and they’re pretty good all melted after leaving them in the car.

    3. I have a vague recollection of a dark chocolate Reeses but I never bought it.

    4. I do remember the crunchy ones and I did buy them! But it seems that Lauren recommends the Miniatures with Nuts.

    5. I’ll have to find another caramel one to try that with, but it’s on my list now.

    Lauren - looks like I have to pick up some more miniatures!

    Comment by Cybele on 5/01/06 at 8:24 pm #
  8. We were telling our boys about that commercial just the other day!

    Cybele, maybe you need a little plate on your desk to contain any messes (and a spatula, for scraping up oozes :^) 

    We first tried the white chocolate Reese’s sometime last year, an after-holiday sale purchase. I think it was the only thing left and I bought it to satisfy pleading children. Anyway, I was surprised to find I kind of like it - it’s much less sweet than a traditional Reese’s, with none of that icky-fake-white-chocolate taste that I’d expected. My boys like to use them for homemade blizzards. But while it’s fine when acquired at 50% or 75% off, I don’t hink I’d ever buy it intentionally.

    Joanna, I remember the crunchy PB cup!

    Comment by Tricia on 5/02/06 at 3:19 am #
  9. My local 7-11 had a limited edition dark chocolate Reese’s a year or so ago (I bought it at the same time as some Darth M&Ms;), and it was fabulous! And I always keep an eye out for it, but I’ve never seen it since! Sheesh, I hope I wasn’t eating a 10-year-old candy bar…

    Speaking of which, I had Crunchy Reese’s precisely twice (about 20 years ago), and both times they had maggots in them. My mom wrote to the company and they basically blew her off. It was really the fault of the grocery store (nuts are subject to that and they should be sold or moved along quickly, according to Reese’s), but it really turned me off candy for a couple of years.

    Lucky for me I got over THAT!  smile

    Comment by Lesley on 5/02/06 at 4:49 am #
  10. Reeses Cups are quite possibly my favorite candy, especially when refrigerated.  And the ratio does make all the difference.

    I had the dark chocolate ones a couple years back and they were great. I really wish they’d bring them back.  I’ll have to look for them if I go to Hershey this summer since that’s where my roommate found them (and brought me a case!)

    Inside out ones are okay in my opinion. I really like the peanut butter outside coating but wasn’t too thrilled with the grainy chocolate inside. For some reason the graininess only works with a pb filling.

    Also, pb cubs are wonderful in milkshakes all ground up so at the end you have to kind of scoop out the pb cub, ice cream sludge.

    Comment by g on 5/02/06 at 5:32 am #
  11. Mmm, I second the poster who said they should sell RPBC peanut butter in jars. I hate any other chocolate/peanut butter candy because it’s always smooth. Blech.

    PS Not to be the annoying newbie here, and I know you don’t review old candy, but I was wondering if you’ll ever review, say, Hot Tamales, Smarties, Pixy Stix, that kind of thing? (I won’t mention my very favorite candy of all, sour cherry balls, because I’m pretty sure I know already how you feel about them. :D)

    Comment by Pam on 5/02/06 at 5:33 am #
  12. Hm, I have to say here that my favorite version of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is the miniature.  The chocolate to peanut butter ratio is absolutely perfect.  It really can’t get any better.

    Plus, you can eat a lot and feel like you haven’t really eaten that much because each piece is so small . . .  smile

    Comment by Sara on 5/02/06 at 6:51 am #
  13. OMG, how have I missed the nutty peanut butter cups?  Now I have to run out and find some!  Creamy, feh!  Crunchy all the way, baby!

    Comment by Julilla on 5/02/06 at 8:35 am #
  14. I havn’t seen the double chocolate Reese’s at all and I love Reese’s. The others I have all tried. I really didn’t like the inside out one though.

    Comment by Dominic on 5/02/06 at 10:27 am #
  15. I actually had the Reese’s Fudge Bar this afternoon and was very disappointed.  It was too sweet and had a gummy consistency.

    Comment by Cindy on 5/02/06 at 11:17 am #
  16. I remember the crunchy PBC, I agree the minis ARE the BEST. I haven’t tried the variations..I’m afraid I won’t like the white chocolate, I don’t usually care for it..but I think we have one in the junk food drawer my daughter go for Valentine’s day..maybe I’ll have to try it…I need to look out for ther carmel, I haven’t seen them in my area yet…Have to check out target..they’re always good for limited editions.

    Comment by Amy on 5/03/06 at 7:43 am #
  17. Cybele's avatar

    Tricia - yeah, putting caramels on a tissue is just a bad plan. Dishes! What a great idea!

    Lesley - ew! I’ve had candy with those little larvae in them (they’re not actually maggots, they’re just some sort of moth) and always make a mental note to not buy from THAT store again.

    g - I’ve never had mashed up cups in ice cream (me and ice cream don’t get along that well) but now I’m wondering what would happen if you put some mashed up ones in Rice Krispie Squares.

    Pam - I reviewed Hot Tamales a while back (because I was reviewing the Hotter ones), and I do like them quite a bit.

    I’m thinking about doing a Wonka round up, especially since I have some feelings about how they’ve changed things from the time when I was a kid and first fell in love with their products.

    Sara - oh those small pieces can be so nefariuos. It’s one of the reasons I keep them in the freezer ... so I don’t eat them all at once!

    Julilla - it seems so natural for them to always have some sort of crunchy part to the line, doesn’t it?

    Dominic - yeah, I’m not sure how I’ll feel about it after my bad experience with the Take 5 Peanut Butter.

    Cindy - thanks for the heads up. I still haven’t seen them yet.

    Amy - give the white one a try. I don’t know what Hershey’s has done, but their new white chocolate they’ve been using is pretty good (for white chocolate).

    Comment by Cybele on 5/03/06 at 9:37 am #
  18. There’s another new kind of Reese’s, peanut butter lovers, which has peanut butter outside instead of chocolate (I assume it’s PB-flavored white chocolate stuff). We bought one but haven’t eaten it yet.

    One that I wish they would bring back is the kind that had a chocolate cookie underneath the peanut butter (like the cookie part of an Oreo). I loved those.

    Comment by Grace on 5/05/06 at 12:23 pm #
  19. There was one called Reese’s Cookie Crunch and it was in a yellow wrapper and very rare to find becuz they don’t make it anymore. It was my favorite kind but now I just like the Insideout Reese. They didn’t put the cokkie crunch pic up, or the dark choclate. the Peanut Butter lover’s verison and the Choclate lover’s verison. There is just so many.

    Comment by Shadow on 6/14/06 at 7:56 am #
  20. Oh yeah and the Fudge verison. sry about any miss spelling. But like i said above I think the hardest one to find or get a pic of is the cookie crunch verison. if anyone finds a pic of it, please put it up, if i’m not mistaken it should have a yellow wrapper.

    Comment by Shadow on 6/14/06 at 8:00 am #
  21. Cybele's avatar

    Shadow - you might want to check out this page on Brad Kent’s wrapper depository. He has the “Reese’s Crunchy Cookie” you speak of and it is in a yellow wrapper.

    There’s no date on it, so I’m not sure when that one came out.

    Comment by Cybele on 6/14/06 at 8:37 am #
  22. Okay, this is still one of my top three all-time favorite “regular” (read, not gourmet) candies.  I used to have the toughest time choosing between the York Peppermint Patties and the Reese’s Cups at 7-11.  I also used to try to recreate the “chocolate in my peanut butter” ads, but teh PB cups were always better than my experiements.  They really got the flavor, the texture and the ratio of choc. to PB just right.

    OMG is it really after 12:30?  This site is fantastic, but it’s ruining my sleep.

    Comment by Karen on 6/24/06 at 9:40 pm #
  23. I need help! I am desperately looking for the giant Reese’s Pieces that were out earlier this year. I don’t know if they were related to Easter, or if they were just something that was tried out for a little while and then discontinued.

    Basically they were egg shaped Reese’s Pieces that were about twice the size as normal Reese’s. 

    ANY Help you can provide in helping me find these tasty treats would be fabulous!

    Thank you,
    Danielle

    Comment by Danielle on 6/25/06 at 3:24 pm #
  24. Hi.  I just took a quick look at Hershey’s website.  As far as I can tell, they must have either been the Reese’s Pieces Eggs which were for Easter OR the limited edition Reese’s Pieces with Peanuts.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t tell anything about current availability.

    Comment by Karen on 6/25/06 at 8:46 pm #
  25. New RPBC with marshmallow is great.

    Comment by Tyl on 7/16/06 at 8:51 pm #
  26. I’m wondering if any of you know if the reeses peanut butter in a JAR is still being made or if it is available for purchase anywhere I haven’t seen it in ages and I really really want some in my ice cream!

    Comment by April on 8/03/06 at 1:08 pm #
  27. Just a couple of months ago Reeses had a dark chocolate cup that had a cookie underneath the peanut butter. It was to die for. It was released only for a brief time. I have been looking for it ever since. It came out just before the Carmel ones. If anyone knows how I can get a hold of some of those I would really like it alot.

    Comment by Kesiah on 8/15/06 at 9:29 am #
  28. Has anyone else tried the Reeses peanut butter bar kit?  I got Reeses and Almond Joy kits by Hershey’s from Walmart a few months ago and have not been able to find them again.  They were AWESOME.  I have been searching all over and can’t find them anywhere.  Walmart seems to have those types of things before general distribution.

    Comment by Pete on 9/01/06 at 8:11 am #
  29. Where can I purchase the Dark Chocolate Reeses peanut butter cups?  I’ve looked everywhere.  No luck.  Help!!

    Comment by Patricia S. Maloney on 10/06/06 at 11:19 am #
  30. This is really bothering me… My friends mom said to me the other day that thye really have changed the peanut butter somehow in reeses.. A few days before that I thought they tasted rather funky. I usually eat a four pack in like 2 minutes.. I ate two in a few minutes and the rest have been sitting on my counter since. It changed the taste and I don’t like it.. I was wondering did they really change the peanut butter? Is it for good or are they testing it out.. if they are testing it they should switch back because they taste so bad now…

    Comment by Tiffany on 10/10/06 at 9:56 am #
  31. HELLO,
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    BECAUSE MY CUSTOMERS CAN’T STOP SAIDING HOW MUCH THEY LOVE YOUR PRODUCTS.

    Comment by FRANK SEBASTIANO on 10/26/06 at 4:33 pm #
  32. Mary Reese-Pearson the oldest daughter of H.B. Reese went to my church & lived in my town for many years & was a good friend to my family. She was a very sweet, colorful, loving, Christian lady who loved everyone & love the Lord. She was not weathly as one would assume but never the less, made everyone feel welcome in her little home. She would be over 100 now. She was a walking history book of the Reese & Hershey companies & knew Mr. Hershey. She graduated as a dietician. She has a great reward in Heaven.

    Comment by Gary W. Holmes, II on 11/02/06 at 7:40 am #
  33. I second Tiffany’s post.

    The Reese’s peanut butter was changed. I just tossed 2 bags in the garbage. Not worth the gas to return it. I won’t buy or recommend Reese’s to anyone. It reminded me of when a hamburger chain trys to boost profits by adding a bunch of soy filler to their beef.

    Back to Cadbury.

    The best tasting low-end candy bar IMO is Snickers. The texture and taste is “on the money”.

    Comment by Bill Toth on 11/04/06 at 1:43 pm #
  34. Of what importance is if Mary Reese-Pearson went very often to church, in relation to the characteristics of this Reese’s candy? Puh-leeeeze…just tell me about chocolate here, and leave your religiousness for yourself, Mr Holmes.
    By the way, going often to church is no proof of being a good person, i shall say.

    Comment by Jan on 11/13/06 at 12:49 am #
  35. I was wondering what size changes Reese’s peanut butter cups gone through over the years.  When I was a kid they cost 5 cents. This was back in the 1960’s.  How many ounces were they back then?

    Comment by Jamie on 11/14/06 at 12:38 pm #
  36. Cybele's avatar

    I’m not sure if the peanut butter center has changed, but I’m quite sure the chocolate has, at least in the past year. I’m going to do some checking on this subject.

    Jamie - I don’t have the info on the changes, however there are a few sites on the net devoted to people who collect candy wrappers - they may have some info about how big the packages were. As far as I can tell the Hershey bar has danced anywhere between 9/16 of an ounce to a full 2 ounces over the years (but at different prices):

    http://www.foodtimeline.org/foodfaq5.html

    Folks seem to agree that when you adjust for inflation, it’s usually the same value as it always was.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/14/06 at 2:03 pm #
  37. This is to Jan,
    The fact that Mrs. Reese-Pearson went to church has nothing to do with being a good person—you are correct. I was just stating that is how I knew her. But she was a very dear person.  Actually I am rather sorry I visited this sight. Why Jan do you hate history & people & Jesus so much? Why are you so bitter in life? Why is it so important to spend your life discussing a candy bar every day.
    To the others-Do you ever watch the UNWRAPPED show on the Food Channel with Marc Summers. Its a great show. Ok, God Bless everyone. I will not be visiting your sight ever again. Have a sweet day though. Eat healthy & Trust Jesus.

    Comment by Gary W. Holmes, II on 11/15/06 at 3:41 am #
  38. Cybele's avatar

    Wow, Gary, some Christian attitude. You’ve written me and my site off because someone else who reads it challenged the relevance of your comment to the post. And you bring hate into it.

    No, Candy Blog is not a place for proselytizing nor your hyperbolistic rhetoric where you place words in others’ mouths.

    Comment by Cybele on 11/15/06 at 6:14 am #
  39. what about Reese’s Pieces?

    Comment by Alex on 12/11/06 at 7:40 am #
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    Alex - I should definitely cover the classic Reese’s Pieces! (I did Reese’s Pieces with Peanuts but that was a while ago.)

    Comment by Cybele on 12/11/06 at 4:42 pm #
  41. i think more reeses should come insead of 2 make more like 5 becuase there so good.

    Comment by chase on 12/12/06 at 6:48 am #
  42. Hi, Trying to locate Reese’s round chocolate covered peanut butter BITES. Help Thank you

    Comment by Joseph R. Siciliano on 1/19/07 at 4:51 pm #
  43. Cybele's avatar

    Joseph - I’m afraid that the Bites have been discontinued.

    Chase - the “King” sized version of Reese’s come with three in them! I like the 10 packs you can get for a buck at the dollar store. Each one stays fresh until you want to eat it.

    Comment by Cybele on 1/19/07 at 4:56 pm #
  44. I AM UPSET THAT I CAN NOT FIND REESES BITES.
    I HAVE GONE TO ALL THE STORES IN MY LOCATION,AND
    BOUGHT ALL THEY HAD, WHICH WAS NOT BUT A FEW BAGS.
    I CAN FIND ALL THE OTHER BITES..BUT NOT REESES. SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG, OR EVERYONE LIKES THE REESES THE BEST….WHAT IS THIS ABOUT NOT MAKING THEM ANY MORE???
    CAN I ORDER THEM FROM YOU?

    Comment by GENNECE GAULTNEY on 3/02/07 at 1:20 am #
  45. Cybele needs to CHILL the heck out!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by jd on 3/12/07 at 4:18 am #
  46. Good news! Now that it’s Easter time, the Reese’s Pieces eggs are available! I just bought 5 bags of them to last me throughout the year!

    (It’s sad that a candy can make me this happy!!)

    Comment by Danielle on 3/12/07 at 4:38 am #
  47. If you haven’t tried them yet you HAVE to try these:  Reese’s Crispy Crunchy bars.  They are like a reese’s and a clark bar in one my two favorites in ONE bar to die for!  http://www.hersheys.com/crunchy/

    Comment by Patricia on 3/29/07 at 8:50 am #
  48. Cybele's avatar

    Danielle - I can’t find the Reese’s Pieces Eggs! (Well, I haven’t looked terribly hard, just the regular grocery/drug stores.)

    Patricia - Yes, I liked the Crispy Crunchy, I reviewed it just before Christmas. Now that the 5th Avenue isn’t using real chocolate, it’s the best real chocolate and peanut butter crisp bar out there.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/29/07 at 4:38 pm #
  49. I STILL HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT REESES BITS.
    WHATS UP? DOES THE REESES COMPANY READ THIS LINK?? ARE WE JUST WASTING OUR TIME??

    Comment by GENNECE GAULTNEY on 3/31/07 at 11:20 pm #
  50. Cybele's avatar

    Gennece - no, Reese’s probably doesn’t read my site.

    As I’ve announce elsewhere on this blog, Hershey’s has discontinued the Bites line. You can still find them every once in a while (I’m guessing it’s Hershey’s fulfilling existing contracts).

    You might want to try the Easter Reese’s Eggs wrapped in foil. They’re a little bigger than the bites, but a pretty good approximation of the ratio of the Bites.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/01/07 at 7:06 am #
  51. I was thinking of if you made the reeses peanutbutter cup a little bigger than had a layer of peanutbutter than a layer of icecream than another reeses peanutbutter cup and than you have a reeses peanutbutter cup icecream sandwitch.

    Comment by Angelica Johnson on 4/07/07 at 7:03 am #
  52. i think reeses miniatures are best if you let them soak in your mouth for a few seconds just long enough for most the chocolate to melt away then chew it. =)

    Comment by Augest on 4/12/07 at 10:54 am #
  53. Reese’s are my all-time favorite - I have had to try every permutation as soon as I see it.

    When I eat a Reese’s cup, I eat all the chocolate off, saving the best part, the peanut butter, to eat by itself. So I love love LOVE the big cups (more of that peanut-buttery goodness!)

    I pretty much agree with all your other assesments though (but somehow I think I missed the smooth & creamy ones).

    Comment by Carrie on 4/20/07 at 7:16 am #
  54. I wish reeses didn’t have any milk =(

    I had the baking mix before it was so good I reccomend it but it seems to have disappeared

    Comment by kelly on 4/29/07 at 5:44 pm #
  55. Hi,
      I enjoyed reading everyone’s comments. 
      I LOVE RPBCs, but am diabetic and have to watch my sugar intake now.  I discovered that “Sugar Free” Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups taste nearly as perfect as the originals, but I cannot find them anymore.  Does anyone know where I can buy them, at a store or online?
      Thanks, Tedd

    Comment by Tedd on 6/03/07 at 2:55 pm #
  56. question, I often eat reeses peanut butter cups and think of how good they used to be in the 80’s when I was a little kid.  It seems like the chocolate was of a better quality and there was a greater chocolate to peanut butter ratio.  When you took the wax paper off they held up way better then they do now.  I have also noticed with in the last few years when you take off the wrapper a lot of chocolate comes off and its always real melty.  Im just imagining things or have they dramtically changes in the last 10-15 yrs?

    Comment by dan on 6/05/07 at 10:37 am #
  57. Have you tried the new Elvis Limited Edition Reese’s Cups?  They have banana creme mixed in with the Peanut Butter.  They are SO good.  I’ve only seen them at Hess gas stations and Walgreens drug stores. 

    They are a must try.

    Comment by Melisa on 7/13/07 at 3:25 am #
  58. Cybele's avatar

    Melisa - absolutely! Check out this post:

    http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/elvis_reeses_peanut_butter_and_banana_cup/

    Thanks for your Elvis sighting!

    Dan - Hershey’s reformulated the chocolate that go on Reese’s, it now contains an additional emulsifier that I think makes it softer.

    Comment by Cybele on 7/13/07 at 4:38 am #
  59. please please please bring back the dark chocolate reeses peanut butter cups
    they came out in limited edition in spring of 03 - I remember because I just had a baby and ate tons of them !
    they are the best

    Comment by Nicole on 8/09/07 at 6:05 am #
  60. oh my…... this blog is making me crave Reeses like nothing else.

    Comment by Kim on 8/09/07 at 11:04 pm #
  61. Do they still make the Reese’s PB Bar kit?

    Comment by Ann on 8/30/07 at 2:21 am #
  62. Hello candy (Reese’s) enthusiasts!!!  When I was a little girl my grandmother made the best peanut butter fudge in the world.  Although I am sure a few of you think “your” grandmothers’ made the best, this blog is not about that. I need some help.  In the fall of 2004 I discovered the Reese’s “Inside Outs”.  They were the best thing I have ever had since grandmas.  I thought it was a Halloween promotion because they were gone by Christmas. I did see them some, but not as much the next year.  I have never seen them since.  What is the deal?  Does anyone know a way to find them.  I have even sent some emails to the Hershey’s home site.  I am craving them beyond all belief….
    HELP ME PLEASE!!!!

    Comment by Leslie on 9/10/07 at 1:54 pm #
  63. I agree with the above commentor: Where are the Inside Outs??? I’ve bought them every year since 2004 and this year they don’t seem to be coming back! I too have asked the hershey’s site and the response was stupid, “Well, it’s a limited edition, you probably just missed it.” I work in a grocery store. My brother works in the non-foods department at the same store. I think I would have known if I had “missed it”.

    I really hope they do eventually come out this year… They’re my favorite candy ever.

    Comment by Inside Out Fan on 9/14/07 at 2:53 pm #
  64. If you want to taste what Reeses tasted like in the 1950s and early 60s try Godiva chocolates.
    They have a selection which includes one piece that has a peanut butter center. I think it was included in the 4 pound box. I got it after Christmas for about $75.00 about 5 years ago which was dirt cheap.

    Comment by Bill Toth on 10/02/07 at 3:04 pm #
  65. Last Halloween youl had an insideout Reeses cup that was fantastic.  I can not find it this year.  Can you tell me something about it?

    Comment by Cheryl on 10/05/07 at 10:08 am #
  66. The Inside Out Reese Cup was discontinued.  Does anyone have any information as applies to this delicious treat being available through a wholesaler?

    Comment by Frank on 10/08/07 at 4:31 am #
  67. Hi.
    Good design, who make it?

    Comment by naisioxerloro on 11/28/07 at 10:27 am #
  68. Where can I buy ?Sugar Free? Reese?s Peanut Butter Cups?

    Comment by Tedd on 11/28/07 at 1:15 pm #
  69. They do actually make Reese’s peanut butter. It tastes just like regular peanut butter which made me pretty disappointed.

    Comment by Briana on 12/12/07 at 7:02 pm #
  70. Have they discontinued the jar peanut butter? I used to eat that all the time and then I moved across the country 3 years ago and have not seen it since. At first I thought maybe they just don’t sell it out here. It’s too bad. I tried going back to other peanut butters and I just can’t do it. Reese’s got me hooked on theirs. It IS different from others. Doesn’t taste like the candy (from what I can remember) but it still beats the other brands.

    Did you ever try the jars with peanut butter and chocolate swirls? THAT was a disappointment.

    Comment by Cass on 12/26/07 at 9:18 am #
  71. Where can i find reeses peanut butter in a jar?

    Comment by carolina monroy on 1/22/08 at 8:17 am #
  72. I know for a fact that you can buy Reeses Peanut Butter in a JAR..at Meijers in Grandville Michigan.
    I was out there visiting family and came across this great discovery.
    However I am out of luck trying to get it off line..

    Comment by Denise on 1/23/08 at 3:49 am #
  73. I have found a shopping site to buy Reeses Peanut Butter in a JAR>>>>

    Comment by Denise on 1/23/08 at 3:53 am #
  74. http://www.shopfoodex.com/reeses-creamy-peanut-butter-p-13654.html

    Comment by Denise on 1/23/08 at 3:54 am #
  75. I too have been searching for my beloved Inside Outs.  Has anyone found them on a discontinued items site?  I did find a boatload of them at the gift shop after the factory tour in Hershey, but that was in summer of 05.
      I’m also trying to find the Key Lime Almond Joys - they were awesome.

    Comment by Missing Inside Outs on 1/23/08 at 10:51 am #
  76. All I want to know is how many calories are in ONE reese cup? Then I can work out how many are in the uk packets which contain three. It does nt say on the packets, and on the web what people say varies from one cup containing a whopping 115 cals [their only small!] but then saying a pack of three contains 220 cals, which does not add up because surely it would be 345 cals if one was 115 cal?
    Please someone enlighten me? I love them but will have to fogo them if I can never know what I’m putting in to my body!!
    And I think there should be a campaign for Herseys to put nutritional values on their products!! Is’nt it law now anyways?

    Comment by colette mcculloch on 2/19/08 at 10:58 am #
  77. Last year I became addicted to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cookie that was sold in the Wal-Mart bakery.  This product was sold individually from the same case that held the fresh baked donuts and muffins.  The cookies were .88 cents each and they were huge.  The centers were not completely cooked so they were chewy in the middle.  Our store stopped carrying them a few months ago and now they have been phased out at all the local Wal-Marts.  The bakery workers told me they don’t understand why they were discontinued because they could not keep them in stock… go figure.  I have contacted Hershey’s and they said it is not one of their products.  I have also called Wal-Mart’s 800 number and asked them about the cookies.  All they could tell me is that they are no longer going to carry them because they are too expensive.  Is there anyone out there who knows how I can get my hands on some of these cookies?  BTW, apparently the dough came to the Wal-Mart store frozen and already portioned out into individual cookies.  Thanks for your help!  Amy

    Comment by Amy McKelvey on 3/18/08 at 4:48 pm #
  78. I LOVE REESE CUPS! THEY ARE AMAZING && I THINK YOU SHOULD MAKE SOME THAT ARE KINDA LIKE A SNICKERS BAR BUT NOT COMPLETELY!
    :]]

    Comment by Shelby on 3/27/08 at 5:01 am #
  79. Do you have the Elvis Rees’s Peanut Butter and Banana Cup candy blog?

    Comment by Shena on 6/03/08 at 4:38 am #
  80. A while back, I was able to buy dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
    It was a limited edition, but I really liked the taste of that combination, and the dark chocolate is supposed to be healthier.
    Is there any chance that you’ll be producing them again?
      I saw a commercial in which I believe there was a dark chocolate covered peanut butter in the shape of a bat, but I haven’t been able to find any.

    Comment by Dan on 7/01/08 at 2:23 pm #
  81. Cybele's avatar

    Dan - The Batman themed dark chocolate bats are just appearing in stores. I got mine at Target, but they should be in most drug stores and big retailers soon, as the movie is due out.

    Shena - the Elvis cups came out last year. You might find some on closeout, though they must be close to their expiration date.

    Comment by Cybele on 7/01/08 at 2:35 pm #
  82. I got my dark chocolate Batman ones at ShopKo, but I haven’t seen them anywhere else yet.

    Comment by Miba on 7/01/08 at 2:41 pm #
  83. If you ever get to Hershey, PA - stop by Hershey’s Chocolate World and try the chocolate there.  It is the freshest you will ever taste and a big difference from the Reese’s that sit in your grocery store for months.
    From the great granddaughter of H B Reese - I thank you for all your wonderful comments and keep eating those Reese’s !
    Very nice website !

    Kim Reese - Hershey, PA

    Comment by Kim Reese on 7/16/08 at 9:26 am #
  84. Today I just received my delivery of Hershey’s “Fresh From the Factory” Twizzlers from HersheyGifts.com.  OMG!  I have been a Twizzler addict all my life and I am always sensitive to the freshness of my Twizzlers - these are unbelievably soft and I have never had a Twizzler so fresh.  Watch for the “Fresh From the Factory” items, they are released once a month (different candy each month) - if you are a Twizzler fan, don’t miss them when they come around again.

    Comment by Susan on 7/16/08 at 9:32 am #
  85. Where can I buy the dark chocolate reese cups?

    Comment by Debbie on 7/30/08 at 2:33 am #
  86. Reese’s cups are absolutely my favorite confection. I used to eat four of them a DAY as a kid, much to the horror of adults other than my parents, who saw nothing wrong with feeding me anything I ever asked for (and I’m in decent shape, excellent health)

    It’s the filling I love more than the chocolate really; I would often eat the chocolate off of every cup, mash the leftover filling into one big “cookie” shape and eat it separate. It tastes nothing like peanut butter or even peanuts to me, and I find “nuttier” tasting, off-brand cups to be downright vile.

    I remember when they released Reese’s brand peanut butter. I was disappointed that it was ACTUAL peanut butter, and not just jars of that bizarre candy filling. That would probably be illegal by every single health regulation. I’d have killed myself making sandwiches out of it…or just eating it with a spoon.

    Comment by Jonathan Wojcik on 9/25/08 at 11:23 am #
  87. Good Morning,

    I was wondering if you could tell me whether the Reese’s NutRageous Candy has been discontinued, and if so why?

    Thank you for your time, and make a great day happen!

    PAAP

    Comment by PAAP on 10/06/08 at 3:09 am #
  88. YUM ~ my favorite are the BIG Cups wink

    Comment by Bee on 10/30/08 at 3:57 am #
  89. oh please..i can eat about 4-5 of those reeses’ big cups in one sitting with a bottle of dr. pepper smile, I have the different flavors just the classic taste in a BIG cup smile

    Comment by david on 11/21/08 at 1:33 pm #
  90. Does anyone remember when they came out with the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup that had a cookie in it?  It was an actual cookie like they have nowadays with peanut butter.  It was a chocolate cookie inside a normal peanut butter cup.  I loved those.  They are my all time favorite Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  I wish they would bring them back.  Nothing can and will ever compare to them.

    Comment by Tanya on 11/21/08 at 5:01 pm #
  91. Does anyone know anything about Resse’s BB like candy. My daughter got them at the movies and described them as Reese’s candy; the size of a large pea or bigger. I wanted to find them for for Christmas.

    Comment by Lee on 12/11/08 at 4:42 pm #
  92. Cybele's avatar

    Lee - it was called Reese’s Bites. They were discontinued. (Review here.)

    Comment by Cybele on 12/11/08 at 4:53 pm #
  93. Oh, that would be why I can’t find the Bites anymore. Those were amazing! So sad they discontinue the best things. Bites. Inside Out. Oh, Inside Out how I miss you…

    Comment by Miba on 12/12/08 at 1:31 am #
  94. Inside Outs were the best thing that ever came out of the Hershey Factories - such a terrible shame that they can’t see that.

    Comment by Susan on 12/12/08 at 4:43 am #
  95. I have been eating a great candy bar the last week. It is called Reeses Snack Bar.It is peanut butter on top and chocolate on the bottom with a rice crispy in the middle.This is the best candy in the world as far as I’m conserned.The only problem is there is only one store in this town that sells it(they only get one box at a time) ,and its not listed on the web. Whats up with that?

    Comment by Carl Caudill on 1/26/09 at 9:41 am #
  96. i used to be a huge reeses peanut butter cup fan until i recently opened one and ate it. it didnt taste good. i noticed that the chocolate/peanut butter tasts WAS GONE.. so i read the ingredients… They have added PGPR a phosphorus derived chemical, to help with the “FLOW OF CHOCOLATE” and TBHQ a chemical that is used in the manufacture of dynomite. WEll, this is where i get off this ride. i sent a comment to Hershey and told them to take a hike.

    Comment by kelly on 2/28/09 at 11:31 am #
  97. I have never seen dark chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter cups and they would be not so sweet and many times better than milk chocolate.  If you make them, please e-mail me in Minneapolis where I can buy them.

    Comment by Madalyn Traun on 3/25/09 at 1:51 pm #
  98. I’ve lost the taste for recess pb cups in all sizes and types but continue to love the recess pb eggs.

    Comment by Jim on 4/01/09 at 4:35 am #
  99. Hi,
    I LOVE RPBCs, but am diabetic and have to watch my sugar intake now.  I discovered that ?Sugar Free? Reese?s Peanut Butter Cups taste nearly as perfect as the originals, but I cannot find them anymore.  Does anyone know where I can buy ?Sugar Free? Reese?s Peanut Butter Cups, at a store or online?
    Thanks, Tedd

    Comment by Tedd Gibson on 4/01/09 at 10:11 am #
  100. I was wondering if Hershey would consider making heart-shaped Reese’s available throughout the year and not only during Valentine’s Day?  Heart-shapes are used thoughout the year for anniversaries and what not.  They are my favorite, I hoard them during the month of February because the amounts of chocolate and peanut butter are perfect!!!! They almost melt in your mouth.  SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!!!

    Comment by Carita on 4/01/09 at 1:04 pm #
  101. Ok size does matter… out to bebunk Reese’s cup size mystery - they’re not all alike folks… On a recent trip to WalMart, here’s what I found:

    “Classic” 2 cup pak: $0.50, 1.5 oz. = .75 oz. cups ($.33/oz.)
    King Size 4 cup pak: $1.00, 2.8 oz. = .70 oz. cups ($.36/oz.)
    Lunch 8 cup pak: $1.00, 4.4 oz. = .55 oz. cups ($.23/oz.)

    Combining my 5th grade fractions and 9th grade algebra skills, I snagged the 8 cup lunch pak (I think that was a special price) knowing that 4.4 oz of Reeses for the same price as the 2.8 oz. was a no brainer.

    Alos, nutrition information on Hershey’s website is published for a serving size for 51g.  The 2 cup pak is 42g total.  How does one actually eat 51g? That is about 1.82 oz. so maybe the cups used to be even bigger? I’ve asked Hershey’s to debunk the mystery.  Any ideas?

    Comment by Chris on 4/06/09 at 10:13 pm #
  102. I am looking for Reese’s Creamy Peanut Butter.  I did a search on the Hersheys.com site, and it shows it as a current product, but doesn’t list where I can buy it. I don’t see them in our local grocery stores anymore, and it was one of my favorites. Does anyone know where I can find it?

    Comment by Dorie on 4/08/09 at 10:57 pm #
  103. I am probably the BIGGEST fan of Reese’s in the world, but I am dissapointed about two things.  First of all: WHAT HAPPENED TO REESE’S BITES?  They were the very best product of the Hershey company and they got rid of them!  Also, I am a huge fan of Reese’s miniatures, but for some reason during Easter time-they always taste like-well-chemicals.  It is only the ones with the pastel colored wrappers.  Do you know why this is?

    Comment by Alyssa on 4/20/09 at 12:37 pm #
  104. bettyfelon's avatar

    Dorie- here is a link to the product locator on the hershey website

    http://www.hersheys.com/productlocator/index.asp

    Comment by bettyfelon on 4/21/09 at 7:14 am #
  105. I LUV REESES IM THE BIGGEST FAN EVER!!!!!!!!!!♥♥♥ AND MY CUZIN SHAYLYNN IS TOO♥♥

    Comment by Dessere on 4/21/09 at 11:23 am #
  106. I remember there being a Reese’s peanut butter on the shelves here a while back.  There was a very obvious difference in taste from other peanut butters.  This one was THE peanut butter.  Until the second use.  Then it tasted like a terrible version of the worst peanut butter on earth.  I think that may be why all their peanut butter candies are coated with something.  I was so disappointed when I opened that jar the second time.  I even went back and bought a different jar with a different manufacture date, and it turned out the same.  Sad, really.

    Comment by Margaret on 4/23/09 at 3:34 am #
  107. sdswcu's avatar

    # 99, Tedd Gibson, you can usually find the Sugar Free candies in hanging bags at select grocery, drug and convenience stores. They are referred to as peg candy and are on the candy aisle. The higher end stores usually carry sugar free candies.

    Comment by sdswcu on 4/23/09 at 8:02 am #
  108. I just bought dark chocolate Reese’s PB Cups at the Target check out aisle!  Oh my god they were good!

    Comment by Ben Trudeau on 4/24/09 at 9:48 am #
  109. wow bring the double choclate back

    Comment by Janeesa fisher on 5/18/09 at 5:03 am #
  110. Alyssa is the BIGGEST fan of Reese’s and don’t let anyone tell u otherwise!!!!!

    Comment by Erin on 5/21/09 at 12:18 pm #
  111. sry i have 2 have #11
    its my favorite!

    Comment by erin on 5/21/09 at 12:19 pm #
  112. Lol you can buy reese’s bites online for around 19.95 plus shipping but who wants them that badly?

    Comment by Anni on 8/13/09 at 12:46 pm #
  113. I’ve always wondered why peanut butter cups used to taste so much better when I was a kid (early 80’s, mostly). What did they do to them? It’s not just the chocolate—the peanut butter used to taste better, too, I think. My mom said that everything tastes better when you’re a kid, but I actually remember how they used to taste!

    By the way, I’ve made it to 31 years old without EVER having found a maggot/larvae/anything gross in my chocolate bars. Am I just really lucky, or are you guys just really unlucky? Because the very idea is enough to turn me off of chocolate bars forever…

    Comment by Lainey on 9/09/09 at 1:49 pm #
  114. My favorite peanut butter cups are the miniatures! But I swear it! I know it! The Ratio of peanut butter to chocolate is different or else the peanut butter center is different. At first I thought the peanut scare was affecting all things peanutty - but I still tried and for months no change.  Every time I try again Iam disappointed. Remember what happened when Coke changed their recipe? LETS COMPLAIN!!!!

    Comment by Debbie on 9/24/09 at 7:38 am #
  115. To Lainey (post 113) an others:

    You’re NOT imagining it.  peanut butter cups WERE better.  They’ve been going down hill for a while.  (that’s why I’m here.  And off to Hersey’s site afterwards)  In fact this year I’m seeing a HUGE change.  Not just in the PBC’s but M&M’s, Kisses, and bars as well.

    As for discontinued product…

    The very best ever thing they made was the Hershey’s Golden Almond Bar.  It was expensive (a dollar a bar which was a lot back then) and hands-down the best chocolate bar I’ve ever tasted.

    I believe it won a world-wide chocolate competition as well.

    So..  we all know they know HOW to make it right.  Why this change in quality?

    (sadly missing my RPBC’s)

    -Berk

    Comment by Berk on 11/01/09 at 4:00 am #
  116. Berk,
    Agreed - I couldn’t even touch the Reese’s leftover from Halloween because I remembered that I don’t even like them anymore.  Twix & Kit Kat too - just not the same.

    Comment by Susan on 11/01/09 at 7:47 am #
  117. So a few weeks ago my mother sent me some Reese cups.  BUT they were peanut butter on the outside and chocolate on the inside!  They were fantastic!  I have been to 30 stores looking for this but can’t find it.  She thinks she either bought it at CVS or for a fundraiser?  GRRR, can someone tell me the name and where to get them?  Truly, they beat the egg and that is saying alot!

    Comment by Lisa Howell on 11/01/09 at 2:49 pm #
  118. Lisa,
    Either something truly awesome has happened and Reese’s brought them back, or your mother somehow snagged a bag of really old candy.  The delectable treats you enjoyed were called ‘Inside Outs’ and they were a limited edition that has been gone from the line-up for about three or four years now.

    Comment by Susan on 11/01/09 at 8:09 pm #
  119. Susan,
    Thanks?  No thank you so much for the info.  It was two 2-packs of them.  Amazing if they are that old!  So how do we start a campaign to bring them back?

    Comment by Lisa on 11/02/09 at 8:42 am #
  120. Lisa,
    They were 2-packs? The Inside Out from years ago (the BEST Reeses ever, imo) were bags of them, not little 2-packs. This must mean they’re recent! If you find them somewhere let us know what store! I would do almost anything to get my hands on Inside Out’s again.

    Comment by Miba on 11/02/09 at 11:24 am #
  121. Miba,
    I’m not so sure those are recent.  When I first tried Inside Outs when they were originally released, they were available in the standard 2-packs.  I would be thrilled for you to be right though, they were the best of the best!

    Comment by Susan on 11/02/09 at 12:24 pm #
  122. Oh, I guess I missed the 2-packs then. Or I might have come into it late, I only remember seeing them for about three years at Halloween.

    I was at Walgreens today and I think I found what Lisa had. Was it peanut butter on top and chocolate on bottom with peanut butter in the middle? They’re not exactly Inside Out, but they were very tasty!

    Comment by Miba on 11/02/09 at 2:06 pm #
  123. Hi Miba

    Believe me, I checked it out before i ate it!  It was peanut butter all over with chocolate in the middle.  My mom found the receipt and she bought them at Walgreen’s.  She is going by there tomorrow to see if they have anymore. Thanks for all the comments!  You all are better than Google any day!  I will keep you posted.

    Comment by Lisa on 11/08/09 at 1:01 pm #
  124. Well, I shall certainly have to stop back by Walgreens then and take a look! (I was already checking out when I noticed the ones I mentioned before and didn’t have time to look any further) Thanks.

    Comment by Miba on 11/08/09 at 2:00 pm #
  125. I went to Walgreens today and found the candy that Miba had - they were the Peanut Butter Lovers, which are quite good and an acceptable substitute for the Inside Outs, but it really sounds like Lisa had an Inside Out.  Please keep me posted Lisa!

    Comment by Susan on 11/09/09 at 6:14 pm #
  126. My oldest son likes anything Elvis! He was given some RPBC that were banana flavored. A truck driver friend picked them up somewhere in the southern states. Does anyone know if they are still available, and where?

    Comment by Danny on 1/01/10 at 7:52 am #
  127. Rite Aid was carrying the Elvis RPBC over the summer - not sure if they still have any, but might be a good place to start.

    Comment by Susan on 1/01/10 at 10:18 am #
  128. Thank you….....Thank you very much!!!

    Danny

    Comment by Danny on 1/02/10 at 4:00 am #
  129. Okay -I am a huge Reese fan but I only want “fresh” ones.  I agree - the PB is not the same - I love when it is moist and almost oily…not dried out and crumbly.  Once I ordered some straight from the factory in Oakdale, CA maybe 8 yrs ago.  But now they closed that factory and I think they moved it to Mexico!  Maybe that is why the flavor is different. I got addicted to the Reeses cookies but I think they just now have discontinued those too.  I guess thay have done me a favor - I used to buy 3 boxes a week

    Comment by Dan on 1/23/10 at 5:03 pm #
  130. Reese’s are not made in Mexico they are still made in PA. I think the Reese’s cookies are still in production, some stores just decide not to carry the any longer, some drug stores like Walgreen’s may sell them.

    Comment by sdswcu on 1/24/10 at 5:09 am #
  131. I remember back in 1994 or 1995 there was a

    Reese’s peanut butter cup that came in a brown
    wrapper and it was chunky peanut butter

    Comment by tom timothy on 2/04/10 at 10:16 am #
  132. Reeses bites were actually my favorite; i miss them lol.

    Comment by Michaela on 2/13/10 at 8:51 pm #
  133. There’s no need to miss them since they are now available in almost every grocery store. There was even a coupon in the paper for them a few weeks.

    Comment by sdswcu on 2/15/10 at 10:58 am #
  134. I have been a Reese’s fan since I was a kid. Recently when I get the milk chocolate peanut butter cups…..they taste different. The chocolate doesn’t taste like it should. I have been eating these things for over 30 yrs of my life….what did you change and why on earth would you? PLEASE put it back.

    Comment by ExPeanutbutter cup lover on 3/03/10 at 1:16 pm #
  135. ummmm i totally thought there was also an insie out reese’s cup????????
    hmmmm i wonder

    Comment by blah on 3/05/10 at 8:03 pm #
  136. Have you discontinued making Nutrageous bars?  I love all your candies bt Nutrageous is my favorite and I haven’t been able to find them.

    Thank you!

    Comment by Ervette Strange on 3/10/10 at 7:14 am #
  137. The Nutrageous bars are still available at most c-stores and some grocery stores. You will probably have the most luck finding them at the larger chain/corporate c-stores like Kangaroo/Pantry, Wilco/Hess, Raceway, Circle K, etc.

    Comment by sdswcu on 3/10/10 at 1:24 pm #
  138. Looking for Reese’s select Cremes.

      Thanks

    Comment by Richard Licklider on 3/28/10 at 9:03 am #
  139. How many different sizes are there for Reeses Peanut Butter cups?  I bought an 8 pack (single packs) and and eight pack (double packs), the single packs are slightly smaller.  It seems the smaller the cup the more equal the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter.  I like a more 50/50 combination repersented by the miniature cups.

    Comment by JeanMarie Twitty on 5/08/10 at 4:37 pm #
  140. i agree that they need to bring back the reese’s with the cookie crunch .... they were my all time favorite….

    Comment by desiree on 5/26/10 at 12:05 am #
  141. I Heart Reese’s! The pictures on this website are awesome, and those caramel Reese’s peanut butter cups give me a craving.

    Comment by max voisard on 6/11/10 at 1:31 pm #
  142. I hate the Reese’s Clusters and then to try and sell them for an outrageous price of $4.29 at my grocer, will lets just say NO.  On the other hand the Reese’s Select Creams are wonderful, they melt in your mouth, better then Dove or Lindt.  However the price of $4.29 for a little bag is way too much.  I do buy them when I can afford them, but how about putting coupons in these bags for the people who do love them,but have a hard time justifing that much on candy.

    Thanks!

    Comment by Mary on 6/26/10 at 8:57 am #
  143. No expiration date for reese 3 cup. I see all the explainations but what about a number like :
    97NOF
    OH B

    Comment by ken on 7/03/10 at 5:07 pm #
  144. You can buy Reese’s Bites in Canada. My husband picked some up on a trip to Montreal. I contacted Hershey’s and they said they’re only sold in Canada.

    Comment by Virginia on 8/16/10 at 3:38 pm #
  145. i love reeses so much

    Comment by david on 9/29/10 at 12:19 pm #
  146. Hersheys.com is bringing back the “Fresh From the Factory” line!!!  Now until 10/25/10, you can place an order and have your Reese’s cups within 72 hours of production!!
    Hershey’s discontinued “Fresh From the Factory” a couple of years ago due lack of sales, so ORDER UP PEOPLE!!!  They’re the best Reese’s (and Twizzlers!) you’ll ever have.
    (I don’t work for them, I’m just a fan that wants to make sure that they don’t take this awesome product away again)

    Comment by Susan on 9/30/10 at 5:28 pm #
  147. I am a lover of Reese’s but have limited access to it in my country only the Miniatures and the normal cups and also the whipps.
    i will be so glad if you all could send me some samples of all the reese’s to me in trinidad prety please. even the reese’s puffs we don’t have.

    Thanking you in advance,
    Rock

    Comment by Rock from Trinidad on 10/01/10 at 5:38 am #
  148. I am a huge fan on inside out reeses and the crunchy cookie kid also.I am very sad because those were my favorite kind, and they are no longer to be found. I need some info.on how to get my hands on my favorite reeses flavors. Is the reeses company just going to neglect these flavors just because they maybe werent the most popular? They need to come to life in our society because they are amaizing and i am very sad, and angry that they dont exist anymore!!! Are they seriously just gone like that forever?!!! I mean WTF!!!??? I must find them!!!!!

    Comment by Tiffany Yates on 10/06/10 at 4:15 pm #
  149. i love reese’s but lately they are just too sweet!! and some what yucky. sorry guys.

    Comment by tabii! on 10/27/10 at 7:02 pm #
  150. i never knew they had White Chocolate Big Cup’s is this in America? im guessing reese’s is an american brand or am i wrong?
    this page is making me wanna run to the 99cent store and grab me a bunch of RPBC’s asap lol

    Comment by kategrace on 10/28/10 at 11:15 am #
  151. I am a lifetime devotee to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I have always enjoyed around the holidays devouring what seems like an endless supply of peanut butter trees or eggs. As a whole, Reese’s contain the perfect balance of chocolate and peanut butter which combines to make what could possibly be the greatest food ever. But when Reese’s introduced the Big Cup, I had officially found my favorite. The big cup provides a never before seen amount of peanut butter encased in a larger chocolate shell.Thank you Reese’s for always providing a quality product.

    Comment by azs5261 on 12/08/10 at 2:14 pm #
  152. I bought a bag of resse’s minatures last night. I took one and popped it in my mouth, disgusting!! This was a final attempt to recapture the taste I once new as a quality peanut butter cup from Reese’s. Something has definately changed. They taste like something you could get at the dollar store. I now have a $5.49 bag of peanut butter cups that I will not touch. They seriously taste like chemicals or something…gross! Please look into this. I know something is different.

    Comment by Sally on 1/18/11 at 6:49 am #
  153. I was just wondering what happened to your reeses peanut butter in a jar….it was the only kind of peanut butter i really cared for.

    Comment by Ritta Taylor on 1/24/11 at 10:24 am #
  154. What ever happen to the chunky reese cups
    that came in a Brown Wrapper ?

    Comment by Gouki on 1/24/11 at 6:13 pm #
  155. where can i get the real peanut butter,not the store brand but inside the candy?

    Comment by frrswllm on 2/02/11 at 2:26 pm #
  156. This is my old time favorite chocolate. Whenever I see this in a mall or candy store, I can’t resist on buying one or two. It makes me happy when I have a bite of this chocolatey, peanut buttery cup. Unfortunately, we only have milk chocolate here. I didn’t even know there are lots of flavors/versions already. Where was I??? LOL!!! I’ll try to find other flavors here and will let you know if I just don’t notice it or if it’s not really available over here.

    Thank you for posting this! You have a very nice blog! An excellent product review!!! grin

    Comment by Yummommylicious on 3/28/11 at 1:16 pm #
  157. Why can’t I find the Reeses Clusters anymore? I used to be able to get them only at CVS but no more.  Help

    Comment by Judith Foresha on 5/05/11 at 4:43 pm #
  158. A few years ago I saw a graduation cap(mortar board) made with small Reese’s Peanut butter cups.  There was a flat square of chocolate on top and red licorice used as the tassel.  Now that I need it, I can’t find the directions anywhere.  Can anyone help?

    Comment by Janan Clark on 5/22/11 at 7:52 pm #
  159. Janan - If you search “reese’s graduation caps” on Google, there are lots of sites that will show you how to make those.  Here’s the first one that came up:

    http://www.bakerella.com/candy-cup-caps/

    Looks like there are lots more, if that one doesn’t work for you.  Good luck!

    Comment by EMA on 5/24/11 at 3:15 pm #
  160. Has anyone noticed that the peanut buter cups have gotten smaller, but the price is the same. I mean I love chocolate, especially reese’s but everybody is starting to cheap out.

    Comment by jennifer on 7/25/11 at 10:14 am #
  161. Cybele's avatar

    Jennifer - do you mean that the standard pair of cups are not 1.5 ounces any longer?

    Comment by Cybele on 7/25/11 at 10:20 am #
  162. I read your article and found it well-written and informative—but it’s very obvious to me that you’re relatively young, in comparison to how long Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have been around. I’m 59 and began eating these things in the late 1950s, and I can honestly say that they’ve gone through MANY changes over the years, and all of them are bad. For one, the single cup (you can’t even buy them this way anymore, for a reason) was once the size of the now-coupled two cups put together. It wasn’t big like the big cups are now, but actually bigger in diameter. The chocolate was real milk chocolate, not the waxy stuff it is now. And the peanut butter was real, too. This version was produced all the way up through the 60s and into the very early 70s. Then, when Reeses became “big” and their commercials caught on (I do believe the first “you got peanut butter on my chocolate” spot ran in the late 60s), Reeses changed their formula. Suddenly, you could only buy them in twos. The cups themselves became flatter and skinnier. And if exposed to any amount of heat—such as in a warehouse—they’d lose a lot of their flavor, and the “chocolate” would develop white spots and taste “gummy.” The best way to eat a Reese’s today is fresh out of a newly-opened box. If it’s had time to sit, the chocolate won’t have a “snap” to it, like the Reeses of old. You mentioned the consistency of the peanut butter…I’d be willing to bet it’s not even real peanut butter they’re using, but some kind of mish-mash designed to cut corners financially, while still appearing to be peanut butter. All in all, I’ve stopped eating Reeses. They’re just not good anymore, unless you were raised on the junk from the 70s and consider that “great.” It’s not great. It’s terrible.

    Comment by Rod Labbe on 12/27/11 at 9:48 am #
  163. what is reese’s peanut butter cups email address?

    Comment by Brynn on 9/07/12 at 10:41 pm #
  164. i really wish i could find the inside out reeses please tell me where i can find these

    Comment by shannon spell on 10/24/12 at 6:16 am #
  165. Ron Labbe is quite correct about the sad fall of Reese’s.  In the late fifties and sixties they were large and single, except for the wondrous box of twelve that you got at the movies.  The chocolate was darker and was not so cut with fat as it is today, and therefore it stayed crisp—you could pop the edges all around and then lift the top off, like an Oreo, and then enjoy and intense, grainy peanut confection inside—not too sweet.  They were heavenly!  Tonight I saw a “dark chocolate” Reese’s at Meier and was hopeful that they had resurrected the original recipe.  I am not terribly picky about chocolate, but this was chocolate-flavored wax!  I threw it out!  How the mighty are fallen!  They have resorted to waxes and fats to save money and lost the product.  Maybe some enterprising company will rediscover the Original Reese’s Cup (by any other name!)!  No more for me.

    Comment by Ros Trigg on 2/28/13 at 8:16 pm #
  166. I will never eat a Hershey product again.
    I went to try the Fast-break Candy bar by Reese’s and there were maggots in it. No lie. Maggots. I saw at least 10 of those disgusting things, and I hadn’t even pilled the wrapper more than a quarter fraction back.

    My initial reaction was pure disgust, and then I became furious when I realized that anyone in my family including my 6 year old little brother could have eaten that shit. I am disappointed and outraged with both the Hershey company and Walmart because this could be either one (or both seeing how many maggots there was) of their faults.

    There are three things I will never do again:
    1. Eat/Buy a Hershey’s product
    2. Buy From Walmart
    3. Eat in the dark(because if I had I would have maggots now).

    Comment by Alex on 9/25/14 at 6:35 pm #
  167. I would love to buy just the peanut butter that is in the actually in the Reece’s PB cups. I would love to just come home the days when I’m having a bad day just for a scoop of peanut butter,  not the creamy kind, just PB from a reeces!!!

    Comment by Lacie Miller on 10/17/14 at 9:22 pm #
  168. REESE ‘s CRUNCHY COOKIE CUPS.

    YELLOW PACKAGE

    CIRCA 1997- 2000 r.I.peeses.

    Best Reese’s ever.

    Comment by Teigan on 11/24/14 at 3:08 pm #

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