The Chocolate Cult: Peanut Butter Cup Showdown: Reese's vs Theo

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Peanut Butter Cup Showdown: Reese's vs Theo

After a string of dark chocolate peanut butter cup showdowns, let's to back to the milk chocolate varieties. Today we start with the candy I grew up loving, Reese's, and compare it to a brand that we've loved here on The Chocolate cult time and time again over our decade of writing about chocolate, Theo. One is a mass produced candy while the other is both organic and uses fair trade ingredients.

When I unwrap them I see the normal pale circle of Reese's that look even paler compared to the darker heart-shaped Theo.  Remember that "milk chocolate" has a wide range of percentages of chocolate liquor/mass and therefore can taste quite different. From their look, the Theo is on the higher end of "milk chocolate" in terms of chocolate.

I cut each in half and we see that the Theo is actually thicker and the filling is darker, too. The Theo has a darker chocolate scent and the peanut butter filling has a sweet fragrance, too. The Reese's primary flavor is the sweet, creamy peanut butter but the sweet chocolate coating also makes it way across. The Theo cup's chocolate is more waxy that I thought it would be; it takes several chews for a chocolate flavor to come out but it ends up being the dominant taste at the end as the filling begins roasted peanut but fades with each chew.

Have you tried Theo and Reese's milk chocolate peanut butter cups? What did you think of them?

Would you want to try one or the other or both yourself?

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