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Reese’s FastBreak

Personally, I don’t really like the looks of this bar on the wrapper. It seems rather as if there was a lot of nougat compared to the peanut butter inside, instead of being square. But reality is totally different: The almost pyramid-like bar has an about four mm high bottom layer of nougat, topped with a thumbnail thick stripe of peanut butter. There is a small layer of a darker nougat version, which almost looks like the milk chocolate color-wise.

The coating gets greasy as soon as the cold of the fridge wears off; even though it isn’t anywhere near hot today. But I like it melting inside my mouth, releasing a sweet but milky chocolate taste. The peanut butter is salty as always and provides a nice amount of peanuty-taste. As usual, it dominates the taste of the entire bar; and it is really delicioud! But other than the intensive peanut butter, the light nougat on the bottom does not have a strong own flavor, especially no nutty flavor. And also the darker version that is surrounding the peanut butter on the sides and the top is not really nutty, but rather milky. Still, that’s something I don’t really mind as the nutty taste coming from the peanut butter is strong enough.

Four different kinds of texture combined in one bar; simply amazing! What do we have? Smooth and easy melting milk chocolate as a coating. Then there is the soft peanut butter and too different types of nougat: The texture of the nougat is more solid than the peanut butter, really chewy; and the dark version makes the chewiest part of the bar. Really awesome, I love it!

My final note is simply: wow (and this is not what I usually say about chocolate bars!)! I’d recommend this bar to everyone who likes peanut butter as much as I do. I really enjoyed the bar and I think this is one of the better Reese’s products. I want one…now 😦

8.5 out of 10

Name: Fast Break
Branch: Hershey’s
Price: 1.05 Euro
Calories: 260kcal per bar
Fat: 12g per bar

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Reese’s Dark Peanut butter cups

When I saw THIS recently, I immediately thought of the dark Reese’s Cup I’ve tried a while ago. It is not too easy getting Reese’s products in Germany, and I ordered it from the US in spring. I love the smell of salty peanut butter, especially the peanut butter made by Hershey’s. And in combination with my favorite type of chocolate, I cannot help but to look forward to trying this chocolate treat. I did not really like the white version, but I was very fond of the original peanut butter cup, so I was curious about this dark edition.

The aroma-mixture of the semi-sweet chocolate and the sweet’n’salty peanut butter is just awesome. It does not smell as sweet as the usual peanut butter cups, one can sense that the chocolate is actually rich of cocoa, and on the inside the peanut butter dominates the aroma. Nice and tempting.

At first there is this (for an Hershey product) really rich semisweet chocolate coating. I’ve never tasted such a well done dark chocolate in an American mass-produced bar before. It is not too bitter though and contains a little more sugar than we would do in Germany, but it is tasty, I really enjoy this chocolate!

It does not take too long until the chocolate mixes up with the salty Reese’s peanut butter I am so fond of.  I did not need too long for me to totally fall for this treat.

The texture of the cup is a little more solid than the other versions, especially the middle of the round cup. The chocolate is smooth but does not melt as easily, what I really prefer, because I remember the milk chocolate version melting away before it was in my mouth. It still is pretty soft for a dark chocolate. The peanut butter is soft and smooth, but is still leaves a slightly raw feeling on your tongue, which I found very nice.

 

8 out of 10

Name: Reese’s Dark Peanut butter cups
Branch: Hershey’s
Price: 1.05 Euro
Calories: 210kcal per serving
Fat: 14g per serving

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Hershey’s Take 5

It is crunchy, chewy, but still does not lack a smooth and creamy component. The components are chocolate, pretzels and peanut butter. Nice combination in my eyes, and quite unique in Germany.

The chocolate coating is different from the usual chocolate taste of Hershey’s. It is richer of chocolate and less sweet than usual. But it is still sweet enough to balance the salty pretzel and peanut butter mix. The peanuts embedded in the top of the coating and the peanut butter provide a really nutty taste. The pretzels are pretty solid and different from usual German pretzels. They are less salty, even the peanut butter is saltier.

The mixture is absolutely fabulous. At first you sense the slightly salted pretzels, then the peanut butter mixing up with the sweetness of the caramel layer and the milk chocolate. It leaves a salty aftertaste in your mouth which is much better than a sickly chocolate bar.

Thumbs up!

8 out of 10

Name: Take 5
Branch: Hershey’s
Price: 0.95 Euro
serving size: 42g
Calories: 200kcel per serving
Fat: 11g per serving

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

While I don’t post many products made by Hershey’s, I eat a lot of them these day. Those things are called peanut butter cups and those chocolates really live up to their name. Peanut butter is the motto and this is the aroma filling the air as soon as you open the orange Reese’s wrapper just a tiny little bit.

What is a peanut butter cup? For all those who have never seen them: It looks like a round milk-chocolate pie filled with a lot of peanut butter. Sounds simple? Well, it is, but good-tasting chocolate does not need to be a complex invention, right?

The chocolate coating alone is not best quality. It is rather sweet than chocolate-like. I am unsure whether this comes due to the genetically manipulated sugar which is used in the cups or simply the low amount of cocoa compared to the amount of sugar and milk. Well, I cannot sense the milk as good as in other milk chocolates, but it still melts easily just like milk chocolate.

But, as only 55% of the treat consists of chocolate, it is something different that makes the chocolate; and guess what, it is the peanut butter. 45% of peanut butter is quite a lot! Especially for people not used to the nutty and salty peanut butter flavor.
Here we have a smooth and creamy light brown mass of peanut butter. It has a nice amount of salt added to it, which compensates the sweet milk chocolate. The peanut taste is really strong and of course the nutty filling dominates the taste. Soon after you took the first bite, you hardly take notice of the chocolate anymore, except that you need to chew it a little because the peanut butter melts away way faster than the chocolate coating.

A tiny minus is that two of those little cups would not totally satisfy me, I guess because I personally would miss the real chocolate flavor. The three servings version is enough, though. It makes 51grams and weights similar to a usual chocolate bar. For me, this would be the best size to go with, but fortunately they have got mini, singles, two- and three-packs in store for you!

I really enjoyed them and I always will. This is a treat I’d buy in case I was hungry for a chocolate-nutty treat. Nothing to satisfy a pure chocolate hunger, but it is really worth trying for everyone who likes peanuts and peanut butter as much as I do!

8 out of 10

Name: Peanut butter cups
Branch: Hershey’s, Reese’s
Price: 1.59 Euro
Calories: 275kcal per 100g, 88kcal per cup
Fat: 31g per 100g, 5g per cup

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Reese’s Sticks

When I opened the wrapper the smell of delicious peanut butter filled the air. You can smell that there is a lot of nut in it. It mixed up with the sweet scent of Reese’s “milk chocolate”. Well, at least what they call chocolate.

The two sticks feel kind of greasy, so the coating melts really easily. I don’t really like to hold it in my hands. The texture is mid-crunchy when cutting through it, but as soon as you chew on it, you can feel the melting of the fake-chocolate layer, mixing up with creamy peanut butter, as a great contrast to the wafers. They mix up very well and the wafers will practically melt with the coating and the peanut butter.
The two stripes of peanut butter are each thicker than the coating and make the bar really salty. The amount of salt is enormous, it even reduces a lot of sweetness coming from the so-called “chocolate” they used as a coating. The taste of nuts dominates the flavor of the bar; and the wafers are basically flavorless on their own, as it is often the case with wafers..

I like this combination, at least for a wafer bar. I’ve never seen peanut butter in a wafer before, but I like it. It is better than any milk crème or hazelnut crème, mainly because of the salty bytaste. Though, I need to say that there is a little too much salt in it, at least for some of us. Personally, I really enjoyed the amount of salt.
’d even consider buying it again, even though I know I’d rather go for a different peanut butter bar (and remember, that ‘s a wafer bar!).

But can someone tell me what TBQH stands for? I really could not find anything about that on the internet.

Anyway: I read both reviews from Candyblog.net, and both wrappers look different from the version I had. Did they change their ingredients again? Would be cool to know!

7 out of 10

Name: Reese’s Sticks
Branch: Hershey’s
Price: 0.99 Euro
Calories: 210 per bar
Fat: 13g per bar

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Reese’s NutRageous

What do you expect NutRageous to taste like? Yes, probably nuts, right?

And I promise you – there are a lot of nuts in it! It says it consists of 26% peanuts, that makes more than a quarter of it, which I think is really great. Another 17% for peanut butter. At first I worried a bit about how creamy the bar would be with so many nuts in it.

When opening the package, you already smell the peanut butter. The nuts definitely dominate the taste of the bar. The sweet-salty peanut butter mix perfectly with the roasted nuts and the sweet caramel-chocolate coating. You can hardly taste each flavor for its own, but that does not matter, the mixture is really delicious. The coating is thick enough to not let the bar feel too crumbly in your mouth.

What I do not approve of is the ingredient list. It is way too long and contains artificial sweeteners. Oh and on a notice, there is no nutritional information on the bar, which I find kind of strange.

I got that one from the international store  in Dusseldorf and it costs 1 Euro which is quite affordable for an American chocolate bar.


 8 out of 10

Name: NutRageous
Brand: Reese’s (Hershey’s)
Price: about 1 Euro as an import
Size: 54g
Calories per bar: 290

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