And the Cup Goes To…


In 2014, Nestle proclaimed to Hershey’s that there was “room for two” in the peanut butter cup market and launched their own “Butterfingerized” version of the classic, 90-year old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Nestle’s new Butterfinger treat built on the Reese’s concept, in which chocolate-coated peanut butter is shaped into a cup, but also added the taste of a Butterfinger candy bar to increase the crunch factor. Of course, we had our taste-tester, Floyd, put both of these peanut butter treats to the test to see which one was better…

Reese’s (a.k.a. “The Veteran”)

APPEARANCE: Of course, Reese’s cups are round and I don’t have a problem with that. It’s juSAM_0419st that pesky wrapper.

TASTE: The rich, buttery consistency is a big plus. However, they’re not that creamy and have no distinct flavor.

TEXTURE: When I bit into the Reese’s cup it was gooey and quite messy, leaving embarrassing flecks of chocolate on my mouth.

3 stars

Butterfinger (a.k.a. “The Rookie”)

APPEARASAM_0404NCE: Beware the square! To differentiate themselves from Reese’s, Butterfinger cups are four-sided.

TASTE: Butterfinger cups are much softer than the bars, which are very dry and not creamy at all. Eating these cups is much like eating chunky peanut butter with a bit of chocolate. They’re also much more filling than Reese’s.

TEXTURE: Nestle’s peanut butter cups somehow manage to retain their iconic Butterfinger crunch while still being much creamier and smoother than Reese’s.4


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