Friday, July 25, 2008

Whoppers Reese’s Peanut Butter Flavored Candy

Last year Hershey’s introduced some new Whoppers, twists on the classic chocolate covered malted milk ball (well, in the case of Whoppers, they’re mockolate). For some reason my area in Southern California is a vast maltless wasteland, so I had to pick up these Reese’s Peanut Butter version of Whoppers in Dublin, CA as I returned from the Bay Area last weekend.

       Whoppers Peanut Butter

I love the use of the little milk cartons for Whoppers (and Milk Duds, though sadly those have turned mockolate as well), it’s a great way to package a product to stand up, be dispensed and then closed.

The new Whoppers Reese’s Peanut Butter Flavored Candy are basically a peanut butter confectionery coating made of defatted peanuts & partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. (Think of the inside of Reese’s Pieces.)

Whoppers Peanut ButterThe inside of the Whoppers is just as I’d hoped, a light honeycomb crisp with a malty flavor.

Whoppers are a bit smaller than the usual malted milk balls found in bulk bins, which are usually about the diameter of a quarter. These little Whoppers (hard to call them that when I’ve just said that they’re small, now isn’t it) are about the size of a hazelnut.

The outside is a little waxy, but definitely peanutty. It’s not terribly sweet and does eventually do something akin to melting. But the best part is the crumbly, sweet and malty center.

It’s a nice addition to the line, but I think I’ll stick with the Trader Joe’s version (see this post from June 4 Bellies) which is not only bigger but has real milk chocolate on top of that. But if I were to stumble across these as an option at the movies, I’d certainly go for it, the combo with popcorn would be pretty fabulous.

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Name: Whoppers Reese's Peanut Butter
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Hershey's
Place Purchased: Long's (Dublin, CA)
Price: $.79
Size: 3.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 138
Categories: Peanuts, Malt, United States, Hershey's, Reese's, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:58 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. The box is also good because you can probably recycle it, unlike the plastic bags that many candies come in. Although I live in the Bay Area, it is hard to find some of these items in the Berkeley area. So, now I’m contemplating a trip to Dublin! Just for candy….. hmmm.

    Have you ever considered a lunch meet-up with your fans when you travel? Many bloggers do it. And just because some of us fans don’t have blogs, does not mean we are not fun to be around raspberry. It just might be fun to get the Bay Area candy fans together. Food for thought.

    Comment by KateC on 7/25/08 at 10:23 am #
  2. Maybe it’s just me, but the look of these doesn’t appeal to me.  Something about tan candy doesn’t appeal.

    Comment by Susan on 7/25/08 at 12:36 pm #
  3. I grabbed up a bunch of these when I spotted them at the store a few months ago. I agree with you - the Trader Joe’s are better, but these are pretty good too!

    Comment by Heather on 7/26/08 at 9:32 am #
  4. I tried them, nervously as I can’t eat peanut butter due to a gastric bypass issue, and was thrilled with the taste and with no adverse reaction!  The taste was yummy and the texture was delightful.  I was surprised that they still had the “melt in your mouth” ability of regular malted milk balls.  I’m impressed but I haven’t been impressed at all with the strawberry variety.  That was just too…..commercial.  Maybe next time, next flavor.  That one just struck out, folks!

    Comment by Becky Thompson on 7/26/08 at 9:53 am #
  5. I picked up a box of these in Los Angeles last week, a place called Longs I believe on Hollywood Boulevard. Haven?t tried them yet though.

    Comment by Malin on 7/27/08 at 2:09 am #
  6. I didn’t care for these (waxy) but the ones by Sweetworks (SIXLETS) with the peanut flavor without peanuts is the best!!!

    Comment by K D on 7/27/08 at 9:14 am #
  7. bettyfelon's avatar

    The carton is adorable but when I bought them a while back they were in one of those movie theater style boxes

    I ate one and threw the rest away, they were so gross

    Comment by bettyfelon on 7/27/08 at 3:32 pm #
  8. Ive been wanting to try Whoppers for awhile now if only to compare them agaisnt our Maltesers we have here in the UK…now i’ve seen theres a Reese’s variant I really want to get hold of some!

    Those Trader Joe ones look pretty awesome aswell.

    These do strike me as being very similar to our Maltesers in that they look like a very light snack and not one that would be all that satisfying in fufiling ones hunger!

    Who knows!? I will comment on that when I try them! Thanks for the review Cybele!

    Comment by James@ChocolateMission on 7/28/08 at 1:10 am #
  9. Oh my gosh - we thought these were GROSS!  After reading your review of the strawberry whoppers, a while back, I bought some.  My partner resisted the super large carton (it was the only size in stores near us) but ultimately we had to fight over the last few.  So when we saw the p.b. ones we snatched them up only to be disappointed.  But those strawberry whoppers, I could eat them everyday.

    Comment by Jess on 7/28/08 at 6:46 am #
  10. I bought a movie box at the Kroger down the street from my apartment last night. I think they most closely remind me of Peanut Butter Crunch. Definitely better than any other Whoppers, in my opinion.

    Comment by Mark on 8/05/08 at 3:02 pm #
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