Thursday 15 August 2013

Reese's Big Cup

Product name: Reese’s Big Cup
Purchase details:
£0.99 for a 39g cup (
200 per cup
Country of origin:

Regular readers will know that I am a he-yooge peanut butter fan. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups currently sit comfortably inside my top ten but, until now, and despite wanting to, I have never got my mouth around the deep-filled version of this fabulous product: Reese’s Big Cup. 

The bright orange wrapper specified that this monster was for peanut butter lovers so I knew I was on to a good thing and I was thrilled to see the words ‘milk chocolate’ above the product title. That’s right, no fake chocolatey coating – yay! 

There was an instant nutty smell on opening the wrapper. The overall concept of this cup was obviously largely the same as the standard-sized cups, and this certainly looked like no more than a deeper version. Granted, I didn’t take a ruler to it, but even the diameter seemed to be the same.

One of the elements I love about Peanut Butter Cups, as mentioned in my review, is the flexible texture of the chocolatey coating, and I was pleased that this remained here, despite the use of ‘proper’ chocolate. However, slightly disappointingly, I can’t say I noticed much difference in the flavour which was still more sweet than milky.

However, the best bit about this cup was obviously always going to be the peanut butter! This was the perfect mix of sweet and salty but I was glad the portion was no bigger as I think even addicts like me would have found that a bit too much. Surprisingly, I found the increased peanut butter texture more enjoyable than the flavour as the quantity really allowed it to stick to the roof of the mouth which is a sensation I love.

As a special treat, I loved Reese’s Big Cup, but I think the richness of the peanut butter would be hard to manage on a regular basis. If I were to suggest an improvement, it wouldn’t be to reduce the quantity of peanut butter (goodness, no!), but to have a slightly thicker chocolate layer just to counteract the strength of the peanut butter flavour whilst maintaining the wonderful texture. 

Appearance: 7.5/10
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  1. Love your review and gotta say these big cups are rather intimidating. I imagine I wouldn't be able to talk for a while just look like one of those dogs they get to talk in adverts. Do you know if the white chocolate is available in this size?

  2. Thanks and yeah, it is a pretty deep filling!

    Mmm a white version would be GOOD. I've never seen them for sale in store or online and they're not listed on Reese's official website. I've had a look on Google Images though and it looks like they've previously existed as a limited edition. Can't understand why they wouldn't make it a permanent fixture :(

    1. Perhaps they killed those that tried them through sheer awesomeness!!! Also I saw my blog under your blog list and I'm genuinely touched thank you so much :)

    2. That must be what it was ;)

      No problem at all! Thanks for adding me to your list too :)


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