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Reese Mini Cups "No Sugar Added"

Reese

Taste: 3.5

Texture: 2.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

October 11 2006

Hmmmm, this is something I've always wondered about. When they say "no sugar added" to a treat that is made of sugar, what does that mean? Does that mean that there's no sugar at all, or that there's sugar but no extra sugar added beyond the regular process of making these? In other words, is it full of sugar? From what I know, these have been given a sugar substitute, one which I cannot pronounce, nor do I even want to try. To be honest, this doesn't really bother me. I don't think too much about what's added to treats, or how good they are for me. I'm ok with rotting my teeth and body out in the name of candy; it's what I do.

So the question for me is: how do they stand up in taste?

Not bad, actually. The peanut butter seems a little chewier than in regular cups, but that's not a bad thing. The chocolate is smooth, as always. I'd have to say that the peanut butter is a little more bitter than usual, and I don't mean more peanuty either. It just has a slightly different taste. I can't really explain it. The peanut butter is a little drier, too, but that could be what's giving it that chewy texture, so it might be a worthwhile trade.

All in all it's not bad. If you can't take sugar or don't want to, these treats might be OK.