Thursday, June 23, 2005

Reese’s Pieces with Peanuts

Name: Reese’s Pieces Peanuts and Peanut Butter
Brand: Reese’s (Hershey’s)
Place Purchased: Target
Price: $.89
Size: 3.2 oz
Calories per ounce: 164
Type: Nuts

Introduced last year, Reese’s Pieces Peanuts and Peanut Butter are a natural evolution of Reese’s Pieces (which have been around since 1978 ... why didn’t they do this sooner?).

They’re just Reese’s Pieces with a whole peanut at the center. The colors are the same RP colors, except for some reason they don’t quite have the consistent sheen to them, they’re slightly speckly. I don’t think it’s bad for the flavor or anything, they just aren’t as pretty as they could be.

I bought these at Target in a “theater box” and they’re a pretty good deal at 89 cents. I’ve not seen them in smaller bags anywhere. Actually, until I saw them at Target I didn’t even know they existed. The Reese’s site says that they’re a limited edition. Reese’s seems to be trying out a lot of different variations on their products lately, the inside out peanut butter cup, the white chocolate peanut butter cup and the Swoops. I still prefer just plain old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Not just for the nostalgia, but it was just a great combo and sometimes you get it right the first time.

I always found regular RPs just a little too artificial in the peanut butter part, a little too sweet, a little too creamy. Well, that an all the hydrogenated oils. Where these succeed is the pure peanut taste of a real peanut in the center. It really balances out the greasiness of the RP filling and makes a nice combo. I’m still not likely to buy these over Peanut M&Ms for movie snacking, but I’m not sorry I tried them. If I went to the theater and these were available, I might pick them up. Unless they were like, $3 a box, which they’d probably be. Then I’d regret not sneaking them in.

The other thing is that the name is just too long.

Rating: 7 out of 10

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Comments
  1. I actually picked up a bag of these about a month ago at Target. They are good, but I couldn’t help wishing for a bit of chocolate in there too.

    Yesterday I saw an ad for the “supersized” Reese’s peanut butter cup, it’s both wider and taller.

    Comment by Jenn on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Supersized Reese’s you say ... hmm, I’ll have to check those out. I finally found dark chocolate twix ... mmmm.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I tried these today and was not very thrilled with them.  They tasted very waxy, and like you said, the candy coating was spotty, and I would say about 20% of my bag were actually missing peanuts!  Stick with the regular RPs if you ask me.

    Comment by Diane on 7/09/06 at 11:10 am #
  4. I thought these would be delicious, since I’m such a fan of the regular Reese’s Pieces, but these tasted to me the way a hospital smells. >_<

    Comment by Jen on 3/30/07 at 6:40 am #
  5. My family loves the Reece’s Pieces Peanuts but we cannot find a store to purchase them in our area.
    I have tried:
    Bilo, Food Lion, Target, Walmart and others.
    Could you please email me a location nearby that we can buy them?
    Thanks,

    Comment by Barbara Jones on 10/24/07 at 6:16 am #
  6. When I tried this product I was so excited and amazed at how awesome they were. What a great combo! But very disapointed that I could not find them anywhere. Not even at the hershey factory itself.  PLEASE HELP!

    Comment by Kathy Ball on 10/07/08 at 6:57 am #
  7. Why didn’t they think of this sooner?  They did!  Back in 1985 when I was attending Penn State Reese’s Pieces with Peanuts was being test marketed there.  They came in a yellow bag.  I fell in love with them and got one last box at Hersheypark before they vanished untl now.

    Comment by Keith Johnson on 2/02/09 at 6:39 am #

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