Setptember 04

Reese's Bar


I imagine that your first thought about this bar is that it’s just like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, only in a bar form. In some ways you’re absolutely right, but in some ways it’s a little different. My next thought is why would anyone want a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in bar form. Isn’t part of the fun of a peanut butter cup the shape? While cups are becoming more and more common, the shape is still interesting to me. There’s something unique and entertaining about eating chocolate in a round cup shape that you just don’t get from a bar. I can’t explain it, but I imagine with the popularity of peanut butter cups that I’m not the only person who believes this.

Other than the shape, the other main difference between this bar and a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup is the ratio of peanut butter and chocolate. This bar has much more chocolate compared to the amount of peanut butter than you find in the Reese’s Cups. It’s not that it makes it worse or better, but it is different. How much you like the ratio in this bar depends greatly on how much you love peanut butter. If you’re a big fan of peanut butter you should probably go for the cups instead.

The ingredients individually are pretty much the same as the Reese’s Cups. The chocolate is a nice quality, not the best ever but nice enough. The peanut butter is very sweet, but still has a nice peanut flavour. The flavours work well together, and although a little chocolate forward, this is a very satisfying chocolate and peanut butter combination.

I think the only real problem I have with this bar is that I don’t understand why it was made in the first place. I can’t figure out what problem this bar is supposed to be solving. Are there people out in the world that feel the peanut butter cup is too strange a shape of treat to eat? Do people find round candy offensive? I just don’t understand why this bar exists, but I don’t really mind that it does.