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.
I 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.
After 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.
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.
The 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.
Grubbing on-the-go: 8.00/10