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 just 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.
Butterfinger (a.k.a. “The Rookie”)
APPEARANCE: 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.