And I’m back with yet another Reese’s offering, this time it’s “milk chocolate, peanut butter, crispy peanut butter candy and peanuts.” It sounded something like a Butterfinger, so I decided to do a side-by-side comparison.
Butterfingers usually aren’t my favorite choice – I don’t notice them much before they’re in my hands. Once there, though, I’ve always found them curious. A mess of crumbly, crunchy orange sugar (oh, it’s supposed to be “peanut-buttery?”) in milk chocolate. It does have a vague peanut taste, if you’re looking for it. It’s really the texture that I find entertaining: crumbly and flaky, all sticking to your teeth. The little bit you can taste of Nestle’s milk chocolate isn’t bad, either. A Butterfinger is basically all sugar and texture indulgence; it’s for when you want something that’s complete junk food.
The Reese’s bar is different. The peanut-encrusted milk chocolate surrounding its own crumbly inside has that unique Reese’s peanut and salt smell. There’s more chocolate in this one, as well as more flavors in general. It also seems more buttery, despite the other’s name. While not giving a real fresh peanut butter taste, it is a more real one, what with all the peanut pieces. It obviously, then, keeps up in the texture department. I’m calling this one a snacking candy.
So I find that Nestle and Hershey have a very different approach for each of these. They’re not very comparable; the one unique common factor is the filing, yet the Reese’s has a more delicate and smaller inside than the harder and more prominent Butterfinger one. I’m calling the Reese’s Crispy Crunchy (surely they could’ve come up with a better name?) the better of the two, though that doesn’t mean I’m giving up a lifelong acceptance, however mild, of Butterfinger. It’s just that that one’s sugar and nothing more.