Friday, 24 October 2014

Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups Review | A Slight Addiction

If I was ever to bring out my own range of anything, ideally it would have to be some form of chocolate. I absolutely love the stuff, not even in a stereotypical 'I'm a girl' kinda way, more of a 'chocolate tasting would be a highly realistic job option' kinda way. Before I even take a bite I love to inhale the creamy, scrumptious scent, take mice sized nibbles and throughly enjoy the whole experience. For me eating chocolate truly is an experience, not simply a snack or a short lived indulgence. 

I seem to have developed an affinity for all 'miniature' versions of chocolates as of late whether it be mini creme eggs at easter or mini reese's. My mum has loved Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for years, having living in the States as a young newly wed couple, she later found them very rarely here in the UK. She let me try them a few times growing up, but I was never terribly fussed. Peanut butter wasn't something I'd ever had much of. In cartoons and films characters always seemed to have peanut butter jelly sandwiches, something I equated to being incredibly American. Even calling jam jelly seemed so alien and confusing. 

The first time I ever tried a peanut butter jam sandwich was during the Insanity fitness programme for a protein based mini meal. Strangely enough I kind of liked it, even though the very idea still seemed crazy bizarre. American food seems to be making it's way into our stores as of late, for example the breakfast cereal Lucky Charms used to be £7 at specialist stores, can now be bought for (the still extortionate) price of £4 in Tesco. Along with the likes of Hershey bars, a wider range of Pop Tarts and kool-aid to name a few.        

Asda has started selling share bags of Hershey's Kisses and Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cups (why are chocolates named after people?), which I tried by chance as a friend bought them. Surprised, I really really liked them (the Reese's minis)!!! Unfortunately only a few Asda stores sell them (for £2) and some big Tesco stores have started to (for £3). My mum ever so kindly bought me both the normal and the white chocolate ones as a surprise treat. I was too scared to just buy the white ones myself incase I didn't like them, I feel like it's a considerable price to waste on unwanted chocolate. The white ones certainly are interesting but I won't be buying them again. The originals however I keep buying again and again. Compared with the normal sized ones, the chocolate to peanut butter ratio is spot on. Chunky top and bottom layer, encased thinly on the sides, the inner peanut butter offers a smooth yet brittle texture that offsets the chocolate perfectly. In the larger size I find the peanut butter too overwhelming (ok a strong word choice maybe). While it'd be lovely for the miniatures to be more widely available, it might just destroy the magic of finding them.. 

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