Reese’s vs Palmer

 There are few things that are so awesomely paired as chocolate and peanut butter.  I sometimes wonder how it became a match made in heaven.  If you go on youtube and search Reese’s PB cups,  you will find a variety of commercials depicting a couple scenarios.  I can’t decide which is my favorite, the guy on the spaceship eating a chocolate bar and bumping into the robot eating a can of peanut butter or the night at the opera where the male singer holding a tub of peanut butter falls onto the female singer with a chocolate bar.
However it happened, the candy world is a better place because of it.
The only other version of Reese’s I could find was in the miniature version and made by palmer.  I think Russell Stover makes them too but only as sugar-free.

Reese’s:
These had a very smooth texture and familiar chocolate taste.  I know everyone has their own recipe but for what it is (mass produced product) there is something about Hershey chocolate that is usually pretty good- although I have had the occasional below-par Hershey’s item  The peanut butter is the star of the show.  Ethan described the chocolate as just being a vehicle for the peanut butter.  This PB is sweet, but not too sweet and just the right amount of salt.  That, with just the right amount of chocolate makes these a perfect two-bite treat.

Palmer:
These were okay.  The chocolate was better than I expected, although a little harder.  It wasn’t exact but I thought similar enough to Reese’s to give Palmer some props.  I thought the peanut butter was pretty decent, it did seem a little drier than Reese’s though.  Ethan felt it had a bit of a burnt taste that was similar to the terrible Mrs. Freshly’s Nutty Buddy bars.  I agreed it did have a hint of burnt but I really didn’t mind these.

Wrap up:
I have to say Reese’s knows what they’re doing.  These have a perfect ratio of chocolate to peanut butter and more times than not, the peanut butter is deliciously moist and the chocolate has just enough softness to compliment the PB texture.  Ethan would definitely go with Reese’s and probably given a choice, I would too. I feel it’s worth pointing out that Palmer does satisfy the chocolate and peanut butter craving pretty well.  It’s like Joan to John Cusack, maybe, I don’t know.  Plus Palmer’s were only $1 at Dollar Tree so sometimes knowing you got a bargain makes things taste better too.

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13 thoughts on “Reese’s vs Palmer

  1. It’s not possible to beat Reese’s PB. The mediocre chocolate is almost just as important as it makes the PB that much better.

  2. Here’s where I make everyone think I’m nuts – I don’t care for chocolate and peanut butter. Seriously. I just don’t like it! I can eat a Reese’s, but I don’t really enjoy it much. It just doesn’t taste that good to me.

  3. I’m a Reese’s guy, but for some reason, I am not a big fan of the Reese’s miniatures. I think they taste different than the real deal full size cup. Maybe it’s the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter, maybe its a different recipe altogether? Anyway, it’s Reese’s for me!

  4. reese’s makes a pretty good peanut butter cup alright. but i think the peanut butter cups at trader joe’s are far superior. i can’t go back to reese’s.

  5. At one time, the Boyer Candy Company of Altoona, PA made a wonderful peanut butter cup. Now, all you can find is their Mallo Cups and Peanut Butter Smoothies…which are okay, but not as good as the old Peanut Butter Cups they made.

  6. Of these choices, Reese’s is the best, but the mini peanut butter cups at Trader Joe’s are SO GOOD. Like, in all caps and everything. SOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOD. It’s gotta be illegal how delicious those are. The chocolate/peanut butter ratio is perfect. The chocolate cups are perfectly sweet and creamy milk chocolate (with a texture more like Cadbury’s Dairy Milk) and the peanut butter is smooth and perfectly balanced sweet, nutty, and salty. I seriously eat those things by the handful.

  7. Mini’s just do not cut it – even Reese’s. The chocolate to pb filling ration is all screwed up and just tastes gross. Original two pack of Reese’s is perfection. No need to go any further.

  8. I disagree with most of everyones posts. I like Palmers, and the fact you can get these at a Dollar store …um yeah, this economy, I’ll get Palmers for 1 dollar instead of going to Safeway for 3 dollars lol …hands down, Palmers! 😛

  9. I have to admit I have always been a fan of Reese’s, but recently I have been converted. I just tried the Palmers minis and they are awesome. The peanut butter tastes like real peanut butter and not some weird dried fake sugar crap. Reese’s can suck it. I’m a Palmers man now.

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