Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Peanut Butter Cup Showdown: Atkins vs Reese's

Since I shared that my favorite Halloween candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, I wanted to host a series of candy showdowns this month to test out my favorite. I hope you'll leave comments and voice your own opinions as well.

First up, Atkins versus Reese's.


The Atkins (on the left) is darker in color and a bit smaller in thickness and diameter. As a "diet food" it also has fewer calories, 80 a cup versus 105 Reese's. Atkins decreases sugars with substitutions that can have effects on your digestive system. Pluses and minuses to both. Let's try them out.


I cut them in half first and kept the left right positions the same. Do you see how the chocolate on the top dips down into the peanut butter in the Arkins versus a larger amount of peanut butter in the Reese's?


Finally, I tasted them both.

Oddly the Atkins chocolate doesn't taste like chocolate at all and has a waxy texture to it...very disappointing. The peanut butter has a roasted peanut and salt flavor to it.

The Reese's is primarily roasted sweet peanut butter but it does have a hint of sweet milk chocolate to it.

Between the two I still have to give a thumbs up to Reese's but doing this showdown showed me just how sweet it is and how little chocolate there is in it.


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