Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups Review

Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups   in the 1.5-ounce size from Hershey’s candy company, taste very different than the traditional milk chocolate-coated peanut butter cups that so many of us baby-boomers grew up loving.  But Reese’s White peanut butter cups are quite good-tasting, though the white chocolate resembles little in terms of flavor, than the milk or dark chocolate varieties.   Though my hips hate any flavor of Reese’s peanut butter cups, my mouth waters for them nonetheless, even this white chocolate version.  This fairly new duo of white chocolate and peanut butter is a logical new twist on the classic candy combination.  Though the white chocolate is my least-favorite version of the Reese’s peanut butter cup, Reese’s in my book, still epitomizes the best peanut butter and chocolate confections.  There’s no better example of a delicious white chocolate peanut butter cup than what you get in this Reese’s candy product.

Haven’t run across Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups in a king, miniature, or mini size as of yet, though I have read blogs where they’re discussed.  So I’m eager to try them.  Given the fair number of white chocolate fans around, I imagine that this Reese’s variation will become broadly successful, with those other sizes to follow once it does.

These regular-sized cups sport roughly the same chocolate-to-peanut-butter ratio as the regular-sized milk chocolate and dark chocolate cups.  This implies a highly nutty taste from all that included peanut butter.  Indeed, if you like both white chocolate and peanut butter flavors in roughly equal intensities, then this medium-sized peanut butter white cup will serve well your palate.


Benefits, Advantages, Pros, and Features

  • Reese’s is a tried-and-true name in the peanut butter cup making and marketing field, since every other brand has yet to create for itself the long-lived Reese’s good reputation.  So, even these newer Reese’s White Chocolate cups can be found in about any store that sells candy.
  • Though some candies have begun using trans fats in the form of partially hydrogenated oils in their recipes, Reese’s white chocolate peanut butter cups contain none.
  • Though this white chocolate variation on the classic Reese’s peanut butter cups is indeed a candy, real peanut butter occupies roughly half their total weight, which adds a measure of natural nutrition, unlike other candies, which offer little or none. While empty calories abound in this confection, some essential vitamins and protein exist, which make this candy somewhat good for you, in spite of the added sugar.
  • Reese’s includes their industry-standard air-tight wrapper with this white chocolate version of their flagship peanut butter cups.  The result is that the new wrapping better contains the peanut butter aroma, protecting this candy from odors outside contaminating its delicate flavor.  With this improved wrapper, Reese’s peanut butter white chocolate cups nowadays stay fresh for many months, and never draw in the taste other nearby smelly foods.
  • The peanut butter herein offers some brow-raising nutritional values for a candy.  Each cup has 0.5 grams of dietary fiber and just 85 MG of sodium per cup.


Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Concerns

  • Each white chocolate cup has 2.5 grams of saturated fat.  Thus, as is true of most candies, limited eating is essential to enjoyment without weight gain and other health difficulties that come from eating large quantities of sugar and fat.
  • At 110 calories per normal-sized white chocolate cup, these peanut butter cups, due to their good taste, can really tighten the belt, because putting them away before they’re all gone can be quite a struggle.  I wish they made a sugar-free version.
  • The 2-cup packs cost approximately $1.  Not worth arguing over by today’s pricing standards.  But when I could grow no beards, you could get them for a dime.
  • This white chocolate candy is quite heat-sensitive. Leaving a chocolaty mess on the fingers when eaten will surely happen when storage temperatures for this candy hover above eighty degrees or so.  However, if fixing this chocolate-softening problem means adding more saturated fats, then I’d rather that Reese’s leave the formula unchanged.


Product Rating

These peanut butter cups taste excellent when frozen, even if a little hard to chew into.  I’d recommend this white chocolate version either warm or cold, because of their satisfying flavor.  I find these not quite as addictive as the milk chocolate ones.  But since these cups have so much fat and added sugar, and since I’m not a white chocolate fan, I’ll rate this candy at 85 out of 100.


Where To Buy Reese’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Look for this sweet and nutty treat at most any candy shop or grocery store or convenience-oriented quick shopper.  You’ll know them in the white wrapper with the yellow, orange, and brown lettering.




Revision History

  • : Moved this post to the   Tom’s Diet Quest   blog, added whitespace, adjusted ad placement, and tweaked the content.
  • 2012-04-27: Originally published.