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Reviews/Food: Candy Bar/Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Candy Bar
5 reviews
Friday December 11, 2009 - 5:02 PM



Monday November 23, 2009 - 9:00 PM


It only gets one star, but only because of the peanut buttery goodness.

I agree with all of the other reviews before mine.

This version of RPBC is boring. Blah. Tasteless.

But it's not like I wasted my money on it. I got a pack for free (thanks to my local newspaper providing a trial coupon).

All in all, these are icky.

Sunday November 22, 2009 - 5:00 PM


its not the same as the milk chocolate. it tastse NARSTY!! who ever thought of an idea like that took away the most awesome days of my childhood.

Sunday October 25, 2009 - 3:49 PM


what he said. The chocolate part of the cup was bitter ad uneddible.

Friday October 23, 2009 - 4:55 PM


There is this horrible trend in American confectionery these days. The actual chocolate content in most mainstream chocolate products is disappearing. Because chemistry has allowed food scientists to mimic the taste and texture of chocolate without using the expensive cacao beans, many of the more prominent companies are taking the easy way out, and taking the chocolate out of chocolate. What this means, of course, is that great snack ideas end up not living up to their potential, and I end up disappointed. Take, for example, Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

At first glance, the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (DCPBC) seem like they're going to deliver on their promise. The ingredients list contains actual chocolate (although in a small amount), and the colour of the chocolate is a rich, blackish brown. As with regular milk chocolate PBC, the first bite is marvelous. The stiff outer ridge collapses and the sweetness of the peanut butter mixes with the chocolate to make magic. But, where the classic PBC pairs the creamy, sweet milk chocolate with the rich peanut butter, the DCPBC adds a bitterness, which acts as an unwanted foil to the peanut butter's natural flavours.

From here, the whole experience starts to go wrong. The initial bitterness of the dark chocolate fades almost instantly, and leaves a puzzling cinammonesque flavour behind, which battles with the peanut butter, and ends up being very distracting. By the time the first cup is halfway gone, there's virtually no chocolate taste left, and it feels like a long, slow death march to the end of the snack. The peanut buttery goodness tries to redeem the snack's overall confusion, but, ultimately, fails, and left me wanting.

With its problematic combination of anemic dark chocolate, rogue tastes, and horrifying flavour clashes, this snack tries to do too much, and ends up doing nothing but disappointing. Dark chocolate lovers should avoid DCPBC like the plague, and fans of original PBC should know enough to stay away, rather than risk ruining their favourite classic with this grotesque abomination.