Nestlé Butterfinger vs Reese’s Crispy Crunchy

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on November 17 2009 | Leave A Comment
Nestlé Butterfinger vs Reeses Crispy Crunchy

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.

Nestlé Butterfinger vs Reeses Crispy Crunchy

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.

Nestlé Butterfinger vs Reeses Crispy Crunchy

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.

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  1. Thomas Martin

    I grew up with Butterfinger. It is indeed pure junk food as you say, Deanna. This newcomer Reese’s bar…..even though it is probably superior in most every way….can never replace Butterfinger in my heart (or stomach).

    There is something to be said for nostalgia, especially when it comes to chocolate. (My acquaintance obviously goes beyond just acceptance ;-)

    That’s my candy and I’m stickin’ to it.

  2. dumas francine

    svp.indiquez moi chez quel detaillant je peux me procurer la butterfinger a l assomption pq.

  3. Chris

    I just had one of these for the first time. It is very similar to a Butterfinger, and you’re right it is higher quality. I’d request one small change though: I don’t necessarily like the full peanuts inside of it. It brings a boring-regular-old-peanut element to it which makes it seem less like a dessert for that split second. I suggest that they take the peanuts out and replace it with the creamy peanut butter they put in reese’s cups.

    The Crispy Crunchy is good but I much prefer the Nutrageous Bar.

  4. Jennifer

    Though I have never tried the Reese’s Crispy Crunch bar, I don’t think I would like the peanuts as well, I would much prefer a peanut butter. But I also am a die-hard Butterfinger fan, from long ago, as well as a Clark Bar fan, that you can’t find at many stores anymore these days! Just my two sense!!!

  5. dumas francine

    Je veux simplement savoir ou je peux acheter la Butterfinger à Montréal,Laval.C’est simple et pas compliqué. Si ce n’est que par la poste dites-moi le et j’en commanderai. Soyez clair dans votre réponse. Merci

  6. what a yummy and hot chocolate