Monday, December 5, 2011

RM Palmer Giant 1/4 Lb. Peanut Butter Cup

RM Palmer Giant 1/4 Peanut Butter CupR.M. Palmer makes charming and cheap candy for the holidays. Their Christmas candies are never as appealing as their Easter goods but I was intrigued by their new RM Palmer Giant 1/4 Peanut Butter Cup.

Giant candy is pretty common as a holiday gift, especially as a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa item. This one isn’t quite as amazing as the Snickers Slice n’ Share or 1 Lb Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, but it’s certainly affordable at only $1.00.

The package is simple. There were two designs, the red wrapper I picked out features an elf on a snowboard. There’s a green version that had a Santa on it.

RM Palmer Giant 1/4 Peanut Butter Cup

The packaging is spare, it’s just a plastic sleeve, there’s no cardboard tray or even a fluted cup. However, this was more than sufficient, my cup came out the wrapper looking nearly flawless.

Like nearly all R.M. Palmer candies, this is a very nicely made product. The mold is well designed and attractive. The large cup has some attractive design details, including a little inset bevel and texture on the bottom of cup. The fluting is crisp and the mockolate coating is shiny.

RM Palmer Giant 1/4 Peanut Butter Cup

The cup is three and a half inches in diameter and just a smidge over a half an inch thick. The package says that it’s four servings, which would be one ounce each. It’d be pretty easy to divide this up, it cuts easily with even a butter knife. However, one ounce is a rather small portion for candy. The typical is about 1.5 (which is what a pair of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are).

The first ingredient on the list is sugar, which I fully expected. The second is partially hydrogenated vegetable oil made from palm kernel and/or palm oil. It’s pretty widely known now that partially hydrogenated oils contain trans fats. And trans fats need to be reported on the nutrition facts panel. However, if it’s less than a half a gram of trans fat, it can be listed as zero. So it’s entirely possible that a “truer serving size” of 1.5 ounces would have a measurable amount of trans fat. Or it could be that RM Palmer figured that people could quarter things easily but probably couldn’t cut them into 3/8 as easily. (Well, you’d just cut it into 8 pieces and take a serving of three of those, but I don’t think they’d be structurally sound.)

RM Palmer Giant 1/4 Peanut Butter Cup

The cup smells good, like sweet peanut butter. The bite is soft and the peanut butter is smooth. It’s an odd cup, I was fully willing to hate it based on the ingredients. However, the peanut butter center is really good. It’s soft but not greasy, smooth but not quite silky. There’s a slight coolness to both the mockolate and the peanut butter on the tongue. The flavor of the peanut butter center is sweet, not quite as salty or crumbly/dry as a Reese’s, it’s more like eating peanut butter cookie dough.

For kids or the not-too-picky, it’s a fun little treat. It’s far from gourmet, but it fits in as affordable and over-the-top little gift.

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  3. Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups
  4. RM Palmer My Little Bunny
  5. World’s Largest Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  6. R.M. Palmer Quax - The Yummy Ducky
  7. Trader Joe’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups
  8. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Line

POSTED BY Cybele AT 1:14 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewChristmasR.M. PalmerKosherMockolatePeanuts5-PleasantUnited StatesRite Aid

Comments
  1. Palmer’s chocolate usually tastes so bad, I’m afraid to try this, even though I love peanut butter.  After reading your review, maybe I’ll have to give them another chance…

    Comment by SallyO on 12/06/11 at 10:12 am #
  2. I want to try one.  Where did you get it?

    Comment by Les on 12/06/11 at 11:08 am #
  3. lol when i saw that you reviewed another rm palmer product, i was like “man, she really likes to torture herself!”  but then as i read on, i saw that you actually KIND OF liked it!  makes sense tho, with a high filling-to-coating ratio, if the filling’s good, then the coating isnt gonna make it too much worse.  still, this would be MUCH more impressive if it were a giant reese’s pb cup. om nom nom!

    Comment by Synesthesia on 12/08/11 at 1:03 pm #
  4. My husband and I Love these peanut butter cups. We have always got the other brand until I saw these at a Rite-Aid in my mom’s town. I wish I could find them here at home. If I can order some PLEASE let me know.

    THANKS

    Comment by Cindy Wikoff on 1/15/12 at 8:39 pm #
  5. The first time I tryed the 1/4 peanut butter cup, it was Easter time(2012), and I had a craving for some chocolate, so I bought one of these at the dollar store and I instantly was addicted. In my opion, it blows Reeses out off the water. These are sooooo soft and creamy! I’ve had all my friends try them and they love them too! Now that Easter is over, they are pretty hard to find.I would LOVE to order some, please let me know how!
    Thanks so much!

    Comment by Jane Carroll on 4/29/12 at 3:30 pm #
  6. I found these at Dollar Tree and became totally addicted. Then they ran out!!! I feel like I am going to loose my mind where can I find some more? Please help me!!

    Comment by Megan on 5/12/12 at 9:31 am #
  7. yes i found these at dollar tree and thee only had 2 left,,,nooooo,,,i searched there candy esle,looking under other packages,,i never found more,,,i need this candy,,,i love these,,,there sooo much better than reeses,,i am addicted to these,,,i cant just eat a piece,,i try to only eat a little and i keep going back to it till its all gone,,,i think i bought the last one in store,,,,please send dollar tree more,,,,,pleeeaaasse,im dying for more giant cups.

    Comment by steven on 12/06/12 at 12:32 am #

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