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Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Classic Hokey Halloween Horror: Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin
This review originally appeared on The Epic Review back in 2013!
The Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin is another Halloween candy that, like the Cadbury Scream Egg and the soon to be reviewed Halloween Peeps, has roots with an Easter candy. If you've ever had a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, a Reese's Christmas Tree, or a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg, you know what to expect here. It's a chocolate covered peanut butter confection that looks vaguely like a pumpkin. Then again, it's a chocolate covered peanut butter confection that looks vaguely like a pumpkin!!! (See the excitement?!) When I think about Reese's cups and Halloween, I always think about the 90's commercial where we see a Reese's cup that has been attacked by a vampire. Remember it? Anyways, I guess at some point Reese's decided to fully connect their product with Halloween, so we get this spooky treat. The standard Reese's package is already orange, yellow, and brown, so it was already appropriately autumnal. Someone didn't have much work to do, so a simple yellow pumpkin outline and a smaller jack o' lantern was added. It's simple, but nothing terribly memorable when we live in a world where the M&Ms can dress like mummies and the Kool-Aid man happily dons a vampire cape (in years past the packages have been more exciting). We'll taste test this sucker after the break....
Peanut Butter Snickers Pumpkin.
How's it taste? Well, it's a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I can't taste any difference between this and the average Reese's candy, so I guess that's a good thing? The peanut butter is kind of grainy which sounds bad but actually helps the candy to be more easily consumable than standard peanut butter which sticks to the roof of your mouth. It's really sweet though, so take it easy when chomping on these. And brush your teeth afterwards, too. Also, make sure to respect your elders and always leave a note when you use the last of the milk! (Those helpful hints ought to count for a few community service hours, don't you think?) Anyways, much like the feud between Seabiscuit and War Admiral, the North and the South, or Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff, the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin and the Snickers Peanut Butter Pumpkin are battling for your Halloween candy money. If you want my recommendation, at the end of the day I'd go with the Snickers Peanut Butter Pumpkin, both in terms of taste and craftsmanship.
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I love Reeses pumpkins, they are so delicious!ReplyDelete
They are pretty good. Reeses cups aren't one of my first picks but when you shape them like a pumpkin I'm sold.Delete
I do love me a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and banana sandwich for breakfast. Of course, a good tooth-brushing is recommended afterwards.ReplyDelete
The tooth brushing definitely sounds warranted! I've heard of peanut butter and banana sandwiches but never a reese's cup and banana sandwich.Delete
Okay, admittedly, the Reese's Cup and banana sandwich is for special occasions. On ordinary days, I stick to crunchy peanut butter and banana sandwiches.Delete
By the way -- did you get hit by Hurricane Florence? We've got a typhoon passing through the northern part of the Philippines right now, I hope you and your family are safe, warm, and dry.
I am fairly inland (between Charlotte and Asheville, NC) but, at the moment, I'm actually at a wedding in Tennessee, so we are pretty safe. Talking to some friends near our home, though, it sounds like the wind is just starting to pick up. Watch out for that Typhoon! That sounds even worse (not sure if it is or not).Delete
Thirty-five hours without electricity. Water is being rationed because the dams and reservoirs are muddy. Otherwise me and mine, we're alive and our home is still standing. Could've been worse, though, and for that I thank the Maker.Delete
Glad you're alive and your home is well. Hopefully stuff has improved by now.Delete
The water supply has returned to normal in Metro Manila and we've cleaned up the mud and other debris. I'm definitely getting a couple of Peanut Butter Cups to make a celebratory sandwich on Friday.Delete
I hope your home didn't get hit, however indirectly, by Florence and that everything's all right where you are.
We are all good here! Enjoy the celebratory sandwich!Delete
does it taste like pumpkin or is it only shaped like a pumpkin.ReplyDelete
It's just shaped differently. It's similar to the Reese's Easter eggs or Christmas trees.Delete