Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory outlet in the Tanger Outlet Center in Williamsburg, Iowa. As you can see in the photo to the left it was night time when we visited this outlet mall and this shop is located at the end of the eastern side of the back strip of stores.
Enough of my complaining, how do they compare in terms of our senses? The sugar decoration really covers up the chocolate for the regular cup until I peel back the wrapper to sniff the side but the milk chocolate is very evident to my nose for the sugar free. The sugar free has a very thick shell of chocolate with a semi-sweet peanut butter center that doesn't have the sad sugar free yuck you can easily find in mass produced and readily available products you can find in most stores these days. Since I don't know what if anything has been substituted for sugar be wary of eating this quickly since most of those substitutions have affects on your digestive system. The regular peanut butter cup is hard to cut a piece from because of it's size but I don't think I want to open my mouth wide enough to take a bite directly from it. This is actually two layers of peanut butter filling and three layers of chocolate when I cut off a piece. It tastes much creamier and sweeter than the sugar free which isn't so surprising. I actually think the chocolate itself is a stronger flavor in the sugar free variety.
Sisters and Brothers, may you, too, take the time to slowly appreciate what the Divine and human ingenuity have offered you in chocolate.