Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups MinisI got an early taste of the new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis courtesy of the Sweets & Snacks Expo. As the name explains, they’re an extra miniature version of the classic Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

The selling point in this version is that there’s no wrapper, no fluted paper cup. These morsels are ready to pop right in your mouth. The initial launch will be in King Size packages of 3.1 ounces, but I also expect them to be released as 8 ounce bags for baking. They won’t be hitting the stores until December 2010.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Minis

They look exactly like the foil wrapped miniatures, except of course, they’re smaller still. As ratios go, you can expect this to be the most chocolate version of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup you can get. (On the peanut-butter-heavy end of things, the Reese’s Egg is tops.)

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Minis

Each is exquisitely formed, they all had a precise and consistent shape. As you can tell, they get a little scuffed up rolling around loose in the bag, so no glossy chocolate sheen.

They smell sweet and nutty. The chocolate is cool and melts quickly, with only a light milky cocoa note. The peanut butter center is just a quick pop of roasted peanut butter, crumbly texture and salt. Since they’re so small, a mouthful takes at least two.

These would be ideal for snacking and I could see them as a huge hit in theater boxes. For those who miss the Reese’s Peanut Butter Bites, these might be just the thing (there’s no waxy glaze either). The ratios weren’t quite to my liking but I enjoy the fact that you don’t have to unwrap each individual piece.

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Name: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis
Brand: Hershey’s
Place Purchased: samples from Sweets and Snacks Expo
Price: $1.49 retail
Size: 2.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Hershey's, Chocolate, Peanuts, 7-Worth It, United States

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:56 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyMorselizationReese'sReviewHershey'sChocolatePeanuts7-Worth ItUnited States

  1. Snap. We both have Reese’s reviews up today :D

    These minis look rather nifty but I think they might be a little bit too heavy on the chocolate for me. I personally don’t get on with Reese’s milk chocolate all that much, hence why I would prefer the larger cups because the peanut butter to chocolate ratio would be better.

    Nice review anyhow. I will try and buy some to try myself.

    Comment by Jim on 6/09/10 at 11:15 am #
  2. Awesome! So what about the ratio wasn’t to your liking? Too much chocolate or peanut butter? The ratio really is the key to these things…

    Mike @SuppleWine

    Comment by Mike Supple on 6/09/10 at 11:17 am #
  3. have you tried the mini peanut butter cups at trader joes? how do they compare?

    Comment by dee on 6/09/10 at 11:57 am #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    Mike - I like more peanut butter - or at least a larger reservoir of peanut butter in one spot. The foil wrapper minis are about as chocolatey as I like my RPBC.

    dee - as I linked in the “related candies”, there’s a review I did when the Trader Joe’s ones first came out. Honestly, they’re about the same. The chocolate on the Trader Joe’s is better, but there’s less peanut butter.

    Jim - a dark version of these would certainly be interesting.

    Comment by Cybele on 6/09/10 at 12:01 pm #
  5. Why do we have to wait until December for these to come out? What takes them so long to make them? I guess I’ll have to wait until December.

    Comment by Kelly on 6/10/10 at 5:52 am #
  6. Great review as always!!  Everybody - try them!  I was pretty surprised at how peanut buttery they were - I think they might ROCK on ice cream on sprinkled over a cake!  (Not as good as the eggs, but what could be?) Love, love the pic with the M & M!!!

    Comment by Denise on 6/10/10 at 12:06 pm #
  7. reese’s peanut butter cups is my ultimate love :D

    Comment by u8mypinkcookies on 6/16/10 at 2:05 am #
  8. I look forward to these. However I do agree with Cybele…might not work out with so little peanut butter. But hey, they are probably delightful and I will find myself eating bags of them. smile

    Comment by TAYLEE on 10/28/10 at 1:58 pm #
  9. We got these at work today. I was supprised how soft the peanut butter was compared to a regular reases

    Comment by JediKitteh on 1/11/11 at 7:09 pm #
  10. Seriously thought, why not bring back the Bites if they’re going to go small?

    Comment by Jenni on 1/19/11 at 7:01 pm #
  11. I play w/ my food, and pick most chocolate off other Reeses ( my favorite candy. Avoided these until lured by price on a bigger bag. The experiment went south quickly. I gobbled the minis down on the way home, barely pausing to breathe.  Delicious yes, but the rest of the minis went down the garbage disposal. Too dangerous for me. 

    Genius move by Reeses. They’ll sell tons.

    Comment by Buzzkill on 2/06/11 at 4:58 pm #
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