Reeses Spreads: Tasty, But It’s No Nutella

Recently I received a jar of Reeses Spreads courtesy of Influenster to devour sample. I. Was. PUMPED. I didn’t even know this was a thing, but they had me and ‘chocolate and peanut butter spread’.

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I set up a little spread for myself, the hubs, my daughter (who was beyond thrilled to get to have a treat in the middle of the afternoon), and we invited our neighbor over too, just to gather another opinion. The question was – what does this taste beston??

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The options were: Apple slices, graham crackers, and wheat toast. Both my little and myself liked Reeses Spreads on apples the best. I am a HUGE fan of apples and peanut butter, and this is like a dessert version of that. Both my hubs and our neighbor liked it best on the toast.

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How’s the flavor? I think this is where I was surprised the most. First off, it doesn’t taste like a Reeses Peanut Butter cup. In fact, when eaten WITH something, I feel like you hardly even taste the chocolate. It’s like a super sweet peanut butter. Good, but definitely not a great chocolate/pb combo in my opinion. We each tried a little spoonful just by itself, and I find that on it’s own it definitely tastes much more like a Reeses.

Overall, this is good, but I would not purchase this over Nutella any day. It has a good taste, but it’s really just like an overly sweet peanut butter. As someone who purchases natural peanut butter (as in, only peanuts – no added sugar) it’s almost sickeningly sweet, and it doesn’t have enough of a chocolate flavor to balance that out. I am quite intrigued how it’ll be to bake with though – I plan on making up some peanut butter cookies using this in place of half the peanut butter – we’ll see how they turn out!

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9 thoughts on “Reeses Spreads: Tasty, But It’s No Nutella

  1. Jessica says:

    I didn’t know they made this stuff! I love Reese’s so I really want to try it… Kinda weird that it doesn’t taste like a Reese’s cup when you eat it with something, I might just have to eat it with a spoon out of the jar haha

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

  2. Fiona says:

    I’m not a fan of Reese’s or peanut butter (so this won’t be my cup of tea) but I showed this to my boyfriend and his eyes widened so much. He desperately wants to try this and we’re both spoon-it-from-the-jar type folks. I’ll stick to Nutella though 😉 Good luck with the cookies!

    http://www.northeastnerd.co.uk

  3. Sara Strauss says:

    I had no idea this existed! I’m not a huge peanut butter fan, so a sweet peanut butter taste would not be good for me. I’ll stick with Nutella! Thanks for the honest review!
    ~Sara

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