Finding Hershey’s stuff in the UK is still quite rare, but last time I reviewed a Reese’s branded chocolate, I was pleasantly surprised. So my expectations were a little higher with this than when I bought the Nutrageous bar.
Now I know Peanut Butter Cups are an American institution, but I’ve never seen them in the UK before – and I don’t think I ever even had them when I was living in the States, so this is a first for me.
“Cups” are like little cupcakes of milk chocolate with a peanut butter filling. They even come in a little paper case. They certainly look quite tasty and well made.
The peanut butter filling is very smooth, very light, very nutty and – unfortunately – very, very sweet. It could be delicious, but like so many American chocolates, they seem to have just gone overboard on the sugar.
The sweetness of the peanut butter kind of overwhelmes the chocolate, to the point that you can’t really taste it. But I suspect it’s only there to hold the filling together anyway.
If you can get past the sweetness, these are quite tasty… I’m just not sure I can get past it. I was initially disappointed that there were only three cups per pack, but having eaten all three, I don’t think I could manage any more. They’re just too sweet.