I have long harbored suspicions about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Specifically, about the relationship between size and deliciousocity. Because, to my mind, the “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures”–you know, the eat-em-by-the-handful variety found in Trick-or-Treat bags and the bowl on your reception desk–have a better ratio of chocolate to PB than the full-sized thing.
Well, when I find myself with a scientific question in need of answering, I know what to do: outsource it to someone smart. In this case, I tossed it to Rob Cockerham of Cockeyed. You can read his findings here: How Much is Inside Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups?.
Rating: Regardless of size, these things are pretty damned good. That said, my enjoyment was marred by just too things. One, (a), the full-sized cups are just a lil’ too sweet for my liking. And that’s coming from someone who has not only a sweet tooth but a sweet uvula and a sweet esophagus and pretty much a sweet alimentary tract as a whole. I suspect the real, secret creation of these things involved the guy with the chocolate bar bumping into the guy with the open jar of peanut butter and then the two being struck by a lorry full of sugar.
Also, two, (b), Reese has apparently trademarked their background.
This probably jeopardizes publication of my epistolary novel, which tells of growing up white and middle-class in the suburbs, and is entitled “The Color Orange”. Lame. 85¢/$1.