You may love Reese’s peanut butter, you may even like the candy, married to a milk chocolate casing. But do you love it enough to consume an 1150-calorie (yes, over half your daily value!) Reese’s peanut butter cup, the world’s largest? Let’s just say, you’ll have to be a pretty big fan to plunk down not only the premium for the rare candy, but you’ll have to take in the excess, too. See how we handled after the break!
These Reese’s cups, as you can see above, came in a specially designed wrapper that dwarfed Kelly’s iPhone 4 along its edge. The traditional wax paper-y holders are replaced by tougher plastic, like the kind you find in a chocolate sampler. Since they couldn’t be peeled away, it took a little bending of the plastic to get the cup out. It is, in shape, exactly what you imagine an over-sized Reese’s cup to be. The bottom has a cool grid-like lattice, which is a pretty cool texture until the chocolate starts to smear off on your finger tips. We ate the cups at room temperature (I prefer mine chilled, but whatevs) but it didn’t start to get messy until you started to really get into it.
Do you remember back to Honey, I Shrunk The Kids when the shrunken protagonists come across an Oreo in the yard? Being a fraction of an inch, they jump into the gap and begin mining from the cream layer, but the servings are far too large, so the kids only eat them in their disparate portions. That’s exactly what happens here. Sure, you get a good first bite, which exposes the peanut buttery core, but you’re on your own from there on out. The top and bottom layers of the chocolate casing are thick to support the weight, but you’ll find you can only really tackle them individually. So, you’ll get a mouthful of peanut butter, then have to really chomp down to get a chunk of chocolate, then back and forth again. The sidewall seems to get in the way more than it helps as it began to crack along its layers as I got into it.
You’re only going to eat one of these (if that) before you decide that you’ve had enough Reese’s for a week… or a month. Finishing it was definitely a chore toward the end, but I suppose that’s a First World Problem. The problem is that the novelty size just can’t properly imitate the soft, chewy recipe of the standard versions. This was work, and far more than it as worth. Still, it’s Reese’s, so how can you go wrong?