Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg Review

Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs   from Hershey’s candy company, appear each Easter season on grocery store candy shelves.  Though my girth hates them, my mouth loves them; a real love-hate relationship.  That signature duo of milk chocolate and peanut butter remains a favorite, even after so many decades in the peanut butter cups, though others have tried to imitate the Reese’s flavor in their peanut butter eggs, they have heretofore, certainly failed.

These eggs hold many memories for me, probably because their signature peanut butter chocolate combination flavor really sweetened the events I remember so well while eating these.  Mom put them in our Easter baskets, and girlfriends gifted some to me at Easter holidays during my adulthood.  So here’s what I’ve gathered about these peanut butter eggs over time.


Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

  • These eggs taste almost identical to the classic Reese’s peanut butter cup.
  • As with the cups, Reese’s is a well-established flavor in the peanut butter egg business.  Indeed, every other brand has yet to achieve the long-lived and momentous success of Reese’s.  So, Reese’s eggs can be found in almost any mainstream candy or grocery store during Easter time, and some stores carry them all year round.
  • Though some candies now have trans fats in the form of partially hydrogenated oils in their ingredients list, Reese’s peanut butter eggs have none.
  • If I ever get tired of eating this candy, as sometimes occurs during Easter, all it takes is several days away from it, and then, again, that chocolaty peanut butter flavor appeals to me.  If I do get sick of these eggs, my malady remains for but very short time.  Then I’m all better again, and hungry for more peanut butter eggs.
  • Though these eggs are indeed a candy, percentage wise, real peanut butter comprises more than half their weight.
  • Unlike so many other popular candies, due to the peanut butter, you actually get some valuable nutrition in these eggs.  While there may be many non nutritious calories in this candy, some essential vitamins and protein are there too.
  • It’s surprising that as delicious as these peanut butter and chocolate candies are, that you’d find much in them besides sugar and chemical additives.  Yet each egg has roughly 1 gram of dietary fiber and only 150 MG of sodium per egg.
  • It’s impressive that Reese’s has been able to retain the same flavor for nearly nine decades.  I suppose that means that this is a tried-and-true recipe, like Pepsi Cola, that generations of candy lovers have liked, including mine.


Disadvantages, Concerns, Problems, and Cons

  • Each peanut butter egg has 3.5 grams of saturated fat.  Thus, as is true of most any candy, restrained eating is key to enjoyment while still avoiding weight gain and other health difficulties that come from eating large quantities of fat and sugar.
  • At 180 calories per each 1.3 Oz. peanut butter egg, this candy, due to how good it tastes, can really add the pounds because putting it away after eating a reasonable amount can be a challenge.  I’d like to find a sugar-free version sometime.
  • Like most other products in the Reese’s candy line, this candy softens quickly in the presence of heat, and melts easily in warmer areas; leaving a chocolaty mess on the fingers when eaten.  However, if fixing this means applying more saturated fat, then I’d just leave the formula untouched.


Our Rating 

I’d recommend Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs to sweeten up any kid’s or adult’s Easter basket, as this candy is largely composed of peanuts; a healthy food.  But the high sugar and fat content puts me off a bit.  So I’d rate this product at 86 out of 100.


Where To Buy Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs

Look for Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs at most any candy or grocery reseller or wholesaler, and on the Internet. They’re wrapped in a bright yellow package with the orange, yellow, and brown lettering.




Revision History

  • : Moved this post to the   Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
  • 2012-04-07: Originally published.