Review: Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups

A Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is a beautiful thing.  It perfectly blends milk chocolate and peanut butter into a harmonious snack that doesn’t have much of any room for improvement.  A Butterfinger candy bar is something that I always felt was a little too sweet and dry. For me, the Nestle Butterfinger never did the best job at replicating the addictive qualities of typical chocolate and peanut butter combinations.  There’s an artificial candy peanut butter flavor vibe I get in between the “crispity, crunchity, peanut buttery”  Butterfinger candy bar.   Outside of trick-or-treat ventures as a kid, I can’t remember ever really craving a Butterfinger.  Some months back when the announcement came that the Butterfinger bar would be appearing in peanut butter cup form, we discussed on The Nosh Show and I was definitely intrigued.

Butterfinger Peanut Butter CupsI think Butterfinger works well in some areas, especially ice cream.  I can see the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup being a superior way to highlight the Butterfinger taste without being that overly flaky orange sweetness that has the tendency to get stuck in my teeth.

Butterfinger CupsAfter seeing that Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups were spotted earlier than expected (I expected early 2014) via The Impulsive Buy this morning,  I had to keep my eyes open.  An hour later during my morning coffee stop at Wawa, I found them.

Butterfinger PB Cups Priced at $1.19, like Reese’s Cups, these also come as a pair.  The verdict?  I like Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups are a lot more than the standard Butterfinger candy bar.  If you like Butterfinger, there’s plenty to like with this new style.  Size-wise it felt a tad pressed and not as thick when compared to a Reese’s cup size.  The taste of a Butterfinger is distinctive so I won’t try to compare that to a Reese’s, but some of the issues I have with Butterfinger weren’t as noticeable in cup form.

Butterfinger Peanut Butter CupThe crisp crunch is there, but feels a bit toned down in exchange for a slightly smoother peanut butter candy texture.  I think fans of Butterfinger will love this, but don’t expect total copycat of a Reese’s here.  This is just a Butterfinger finding a comfortable new spot in a chocolate cup.  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups still reign supreme for my tastes.

Pros: Has a smoother inside texture than a standard Butterfinger.

Cons: Flatter, pressed cup feels like less snack than a twin pack of Reese's cups.

Taste: 7.25/10
Value: 6.25/10
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10
Price: $1.19

Overall GrubGrade: 7.00/10

12 comments on “Review: Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups

  1. BigBelly says:

    I love them both, alot, but this bastardization doesn’t sound all that great to me
    .
    try putting a butterfinger in the refrigerator, or freezer, it changes them a little

  2. Adam Bomb says:

    What an interesting diversion from what I’m used to seeing on GrubGrade. Good review!

  3. Esther says:

    I must go find these. Reeses and Butterfingers are my two favorite candies.

  4. Linny says:

    I really want to find these. I’m not a fan of Butterfinger in a full size bar, since as you said, it’s too dry and it gets stuck in my teeth. But in smaller sizes, like in the mini Butterfinger eggs at Easter or the Butterfinger Bells at Christmas, the flavors work for me. I have high hopes for this.

  5. TehBuLL says:

    I don’t like Reese’s so much but offer me a Butterfinger and you better watch your fingers. I’ll look for these for sure.

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  7. GPL says:

    Just tried the new Butterfinger cups. One word: AWFUL. Actually two words: REALLY AWFUL! I expected something that tasted like a Reese’s cup. How hard is it to combine peanut butter and chocolate?!?!?!? I’m not positive what a Butterfinger tastes like, but these things are inedible — unless perhaps you wanted a creamier version of a Butterfinger. Nestle has struck out. Maybe Mars can do a better job one day — after all, Hershey more or less copied M&M’s when making Reese’s pieces. But its my own fault. If I want a Nestle Crunch, I shouldn’t buy a Krackle (do they still make Krackle?). But I like to see competition in the marketplace.

  8. Joanna says:

    I tried one and they are my favorite. I’m thinking maybe a ice cream flavor

  9. Joanna says:

    I love this candy just tried one I liked to have a ice cream with this flavor

  10. Biff says:

    These are still “chocolatey” and “peanut buttery” instead of chocolate and peanut butter, right?

  11. Candace says:

    I looked for weeks and when I finally found them, some what of a disappointment!!! I love both Reese’s and Butterfingers…I really thought a bit more crunch would be in those cups. Oh well…don’t mess with a good thing.

  12. Angie says:

    These are 100% addictive . Once you eat one , after that , then it’s like a drug . Wish they sold them in more stores

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