In my ongoing survey of Reese's seasonal peanut butter products I was aided by an anonymous customer who was kind enough to furnish me with some recent test subjects, some 1.2 oz. Reese's Peanut Butter Hearts. Not one day after I received these generous gifts I found myself in a local grocery store and came across a 5 oz. behemoth!
Obviously a comparison was in order, and when it comes to Reese's products, I am always up for a challenge. Upon opening the packages and cutting in to each Peanut Butter Heart it quickly became apparent that there wasn't much to compare amongst the two Valentines themed confections; the 5 oz. heart proved to be little more than a novelty item, its size masking the sad reality of too much chocolate. The 1.2 oz. heart on the other hand presented a very strong showing, offering a generous peanut butter to chocolate ratio. It's only negative, in my opinion, resulted from a flat top to the peanut butter portion of the treat, which allowed a mound of chocolate to rest atop the middle of the heart.
To this day I believe the "tree," with its peaked peanut butter layer, provides the highest peanut butter to chocolate ratio among the many Peanut Butter Cup-inspired treats I have consumed. Until Easter, I suppose...
Posted by Ali and Evan at 4:57 PM