REVIEW: Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate

If you’re a parent and you give your child a Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate, you better make his or her bedtime a little later to make up for the mediocre snack you gave them. If you don’t, I hope he or she never hugs you again.

Sure, your kids won’t care, because they’re excited to get sugar, but by giving them this snack, you’re basically teaching them to settle, instead of demanding for something better. You wouldn’t want your child to settle for that woman who owns 24 cats or that guy who runs a product review blog, so why would you have them settle for a poor representation of the peanut butter and chocolate combination.

You’d think it’s impossible to mess up the merging of peanut butter and chocolate, which is the OG of sweet and salty combinations, but it tastes like Nabisco found a way. Maybe they have some kind of bet with Kellogg’s to see which company could make the least exciting peanut butter and chocolate product. The winner gets possession of the Cookie Cup, a bronzed cookie jar with the word “winner” etched into it.

The Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate box brags about how it’s “Made with real peanut butter,” but it’s not made with really good peanut butter. In between the cracker sandwich are two pencil-thin lines of the not really good peanut butter and a thicker line of not really good chocolate. The peanut butter smells like the cheap store-brand stuff and has a gritty consistency. The flavor of the chocolate, which is creamier than the peanut butter, reminds me of the crappy chocolate in a Sixlet.

They say two wrongs make a right, but those two wrongs in between two buttery, long Ritz crackers make a long wrong. I expected the peanut butter and chocolate to have a robust flavor, but they ended up having as much flavor as the crackers, and at times the cracker’s buttery flavor somewhat masked the PB&C. These Ritz Crackerfuls have to be one of the least satisfying peanut butter and chocolate products my taste buds have ever experienced.

While eating the first one, I thought for a second maybe I just got a bad one in the box, kind of like how you get a bad grape in the bunch, but after the second and third ones, I forced myself to drive to the store and buy some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups so my taste buds can remember what it’s like to have a peanut butter and chocolate combination that doesn’t suck.

Nabisco, which is owned by food and beverage conglomerate Kraft, could’ve used better quality stuff in this cracker sandwich, because Kraft also owns Planters, which makes peanuts and peanut butter, and Cadbury, which knows a thing or two about chocolate.

Usually the marriage of peanut butter and chocolate evokes excitement, but the Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate don’t do it for me. They aren’t completely disgusting, but I don’t want to eat the rest. I have three of them left and I think I want to crush them with my feet so that I can listen to the crackers crumble under my body’s weight, because if they aren’t going to satisfy my sense of taste, I think they should at least satisfy my sense of hearing.

(Nutrition Facts – 1 pack – 140 calories, 60 calories from fat, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat*, 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, 2 grams of monounsaturated fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 160 milligrams of sodium, 75 milligrams of potassium, 18 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 5 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

*made with partially hydrogenated oil

Item: Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate
Price: $3.50 (on sale)
Size: 6 pack
Purchased at: Safeway
Rating: 3 out of 10
Pros: Not completely disgusting. 6 grams of whole grain per serving. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
Cons: Crappy peanut butter. Crappy chocolate. One of the least exciting PB&C combination I’ve had. Settling for a mediocre PB&C experience. Allowing your child to experience Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate. No hugs.

12 thoughts to “REVIEW: Ritz Crackerfuls Peanut Butter & Chocolate”

  1. “They say two wrongs make a right, but those two wrongs in between two buttery, long Ritz crackers make a long wrong.”

    i know it’s lame to just cut and paste a passage from the review because i like it but that sentence is just so great. i wanted to see it on its own, not with your other words around it.


  2. I think they used 99 cents peanut butter and fake chocolate. So they could sell it cheap. To be honest I could take a reese peanut butter cup miniture and squish between 2 ritz crackers and it would taste better than that crap

  3. Sixlets are actually made of carob, which is certainly a departure from the humble cocoa bean. I find Sixlets delicious but I’ve always been into eating weird things.

  4. I tried the one with extra peanut butter — it really wasn’t all that great. Very dry.

  5. 4-23-13
    I LOVEEEEEEE this prdt. Choc & peanut butter? How could anyone give a negative review on this snack. I was told at the grocery today that they were not going to make this snack anymore and I felt like weeping. I have recommended it to so many people and they have all loved it, as well. In fact, these bad reviews above made me angry. I sure hope Nabisco will continue to make these wonderful crackers.. by the way, it is a perfect snack for a diabetic. They have the perfect balance of carbs when your sugar drops and you must eat immediately.
    Eat one of these crackers with milk (I chose Almond milk) wait 15 min. and you are back in business!!

    1. I have been going crazy looking for peanur butter and chocolate crackerfuls . When I can’t sleep I have one and it is just what I need. I can”t eat cheese so I am out of luck. Please bring back chocolate and peanut butter crackerfuls!

  6. I finally bought these and they are quite disappointing. There is not enough filling inside. It’s got potential for a good product but has missed the mark so far.

  7. I LOVE these Ritz crackers with peanut butter and chocolate and so does my daughter and grand children. I can’t believe the bad reviews, I think they are GREAT!!!!!!!

  8. Would like to ask who exactly do I contact about a packaging Boo-Boo in my box of Ritz Crackerfuls peanut butter and chocolate.. been buying these for awhile and got the surprise of my life when I opened this new box and I had 5 whole crackers and the 6th one was approximately only 1/3 # and date [best when used by 02 Feb 14 BK25 29] still intact like a full cracker.. I will save the crackerful as is with the box until sufficent time to hear from you… I purchased at our local Wal Mart.. could someone please just let me know that they aknouledge this..? Thank You//

  9. I too enjoyed the peanut butter and chocolate crackerfuls and actually on occasion would go to 2 or 3 ztores to find them on the shelves because they were sold out. Now Ihey say Nabisco isn’t making them any more. I hope it isn’t because of the negative reviews here.
    Where were they all going if no one liked them. Nabisco please reconsider and bring this product back.

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