3 Reese’s itemsYou NEED To Know About (Reviewed!)
Reese’s zany offerings beyond the plain old pieces cups…Unless you are one of the unfortunate afflicted with a peanut allergy, you almost certainly love Reese’s Pieces and Peanut Butter Cups. But if you want to be a real “Reese’s-head” (trademark pending), you’ll want to become familiar with these lesser known Reese’s products:
Giant Peanut Butter Cup Giant Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – Despite some controversy on its peanut butter to chocolate ratios, this serves as an amazing alternative to a cheese plate. Put this thing on a cheese plate with a knife and watch your guests gleefully hack off chunks of this bad boy. (giant Twizzlers and regular hand for comparison).
Reese’s Spread – Purchased as an accessory to the “s’mores station” at a 40th birthday party for those who wanted to craft a s’more without a heating element. Reese’s spread delivers almost exactly what you would hope – a semi-liquid (plasma?) version of your favorite peanut butter cup. An overall creamy texture with an undercurrent of fine, granular, crunchiness, which is seemingly peanut butter particles. To be clear, these particles are not off-putting like sand. They melt in your mouth deliciously. But it is worth remarking that the overall experience does not evoke Reese’s Cups or Reese’s Pieces. Instead, interestingly, it evokes Butterfinger, based on the crunch and flavor of the aforementioned peanut butter particulate.
Reese’s Coffee Creamer – Okay, just to prove that we aren’t total Reese’s sycophants, its important to have a critical review. Reese’s Coffee Creamer is kinda, okay. First and foremost, you have to be in the market for these flavored creamers in the first place – which I am. Coldstone Creamery flavor coffee creamer is as good as melted ice cream – probably because its melted ice cream (I’d use it in my cereal if the wife would let me. Professional that I am, I taste tested Reese’s Coffee Creamer in my coffee as well as straight-up. Reese’s branded coffee creamer, is pretty good. Surprisingly good given some issues on a few levels. First, it’s got a twinge of that chemically taste that comes with a lot of artificially sweetened items – on account of this its got a somewhat yucky aftertaste and is a bit too sweet. Second, peanut butter fundamentally is not a coffee-complementary flavor. When Sweet Baby Jesus (the brand, not the juvenile son of God), successfully mixed beer with peanut butter, I was pretty optimistic about this coffee creamer. If they can make peanut butter work with beer, then surely the geniuses at Reese’s could mix their wares with my coffee successfully, right? Pretty much they. To be clear, it’s good. Beyond the initial curiosity and gimmick thought, It’s just not as tasty as good ‘ole milk and sugar.