Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cup
peanut butter ice cream with a reeses peanut butter swirl
dipped in a milk chocolate flavored coating
Oh yeah!!! I think it's time to try the new Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cup. It's not just any wonderful peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, no no, this is branded by Reese's (made by Good Humor). I can't wait to dive into peanut butter ice cream with a Reese's peanut butter swirl dipped in a milk chocolate flavored coating.
oh, the non-descript suspense!
Nice! I love the peanut butter cup inspired design. Admit it, it just looks fun.
Mmmmmm, my first bite!
Mmmm mmm mmmm, I do love chocolate and peanut butter. I think they've really tried to aim for that familiar pb to chocolate ratio that we are use to. More importantly, they've tried to recreate that gritty, tangy nature that only Reese's delivers. I take a few more bites and I discover we might have a small problem. I just got a bite that came across as a bit too salty. That was weird. I continue on and I think if you get a bit too much swirl, it's almost a bit too much Reese-ness. It's weird because I've eaten way too many reese's pb cups in my lifetime, so I'm not sure why this is bothering me. I can only surmise that maybe the swirl is very salty knowing it would be mixed with ice cream and coating, but that every now and then you get just a smidge too much swirl.
They've done a nice job on the tasty milk chocolate shell. It appears to be a bit more milky than what you would find on a typical peanut butter cup, though that makes sense from a production standpoint. The only minor complaint here is that it's cracking up a bit more than I had hoped. I managed to spill on myself three times. Luckily I was still parked in the Shaw's parking lot and not driving down the road, otherwise I would have been a mess by the time I got back to work.
All that being said, I totally wanted another one when I was down. Sure, that mild saltiness remains, but that's all the more reason to try again to see if it's the same... but I didn't, I was good. Overall this treat still comes together nicely. The shell is good, the base ice cream is good, and the chocolate to ice cream ratio is good. I'm going to have to say you need to try these at least once and make up your own mind. Maybe the saltiness will bug you, maybe you won't even notice.
On Second Scoop: First off, let me point that out that I do like these. I just enjoyed my second one and it went down real easy. If I think about it, the overall experience is reminscent of a eating a Snickers ice cream bar, in particular the chocolate shells seem to be similar as is the overall feel of the ice cream inside. (Hmmm, now I'm tempted to do a side by side comparison) Now to my salty comment. Well, I still kind of stand by it, but only because I can't think of a better word for what I am experiencing. You know how a Reese's would taste without it's chocolate shell, well, that's what I'm trying to describe. It wouldn't really matter as much if it was lingering. Ok, go try these and let me know what you think.
On Third Scoop: Never give up, never surrender! Keep on truckin'! Ok, I'm sitting here comtemplating my third experience. I realize salt is probably the wrong word, and it was pretty subtle during the eating, but yet again there is this strange aftertaste. Maybe they mixed in a bit of peanut shell and that's what I taste hehehehe. Iunno, you'll have to make up your own mind on the Unilever treat.
On Fourth Scoop: well, fifth actually, but anyway. I had the last one today and it hit the spot. Granted, I was dieing for a peanut butter based milkshake, but none the less, it hit the spot. Look, you wont regret trying these, plain and simple. So go get a box!
Verdict? Try them!
Buy Again? Yup
|Serving Size 1 bar (70g)|
Servings Per Container 6
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 280||from Fat 170|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||29%|
|- Sat Fat 10g||50%|
|- Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||7%|
|- Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|- Sugars 18g|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 0%|