What is the Hershey’s Milk Chocolate & Reese’s Pieces Bar?
The love child of a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar and Reese’s Pieces, or as the Hershey’s marketing folks put it “the ultimate celebration of the top two iconic chocolate franchises that will melt your heart to pieces for a once-in-a-lifetime epic treat.”
How is it?
Based on the aforementioned tagline, I was fully prepared for a life-changing, out-of-body experience that I would eventually tell my grandchildren about. Sadly, the little yet-to-be-born rascals will instead have to listen to other stories, like the time I saw The Rock at the airport. But despite not quite living up to the WWE-style marketing hype, this is a tasty treat.
The Reese’s Pieces stand out nicely from the milk chocolate and provide a solid crunch that is obviously absent from a plain chocolate bar. The candy also adds a light peanut butter flavor that complements the creamy chocolate perfectly without making you think you are just eating a flattened peanut butter cup.
Is there anything else you need to know?
If the photos don’t give it away, the Reese’s Pieces are actually minis. There is also a king size version of this, but I didn’t have any luck finding it. If that one has a thicker bar with full-size Pieces, it might offer a bit more crunchiness. Also, whoever designed the wrapper apparently doesn’t believe in equality in the candy world, because the Hershey’s part covers much more than half.
At first glance, I figured this wouldn’t be much different than just chucking some Reese’s Pieces in my mouth along with a bite of a Hershey’s bar, but having the Pieces embedded in the chocolate takes this to the next level. It might not be an epic candy creation — like Reese’s Pieces were — but it’s a nice change of pace from the standard chocolate bar.
Purchased Price: $1.29
Size: 1.55 oz. bar
Purchased at: Walgreens
Rating: 8 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 bar) 220 calories, 12 grams of fat, 8 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 66 milligrams of sodium, 27 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 25 grams of sugar and 3 grams of protein.
4 thoughts to “QUICK REVIEW: Hershey’s Milk Chocolate & Reese’s Pieces Bar”
Good luck finding these at the store, because I will be buying all of them!
King size appears longer but not thicker. To wit: https://www.hersheys.com/is/image/content/dam/franchise/en_us/images/Promotions/mashup/hersheys_reeses_king_size.png?hei=203&wid=360&fmt=png-alpha
Will investigate further this weekend. Hershey Chocolate World is bound to have both sizes.
I stand corrected. King size is about 30 percent thicker, somehow has fewer calories “per serving” , and still contains mini resse’s pieces, lacks crunch.
I disagree. I’m disappointed. Both ingredients are some of my favorite candy. I thought surely the combo would be amazing.
You mentioned the packaging. I’ll tell you what I thought: I imagined half a Hershey bar, plain, and half a Hershey bar with (full-size) Resses pieces. I imagined it as a combo candy bar with half it a plain chocolate bar with the thickness of a Hershey miniature bar (or at least the thick part of a Hershey bar with almonds) and the other half having peanut butter candy pieces in it.
This candy bar tasted like sugar. Even the chocolate part was gritty.
If it was thicker with a different pieces-to-chocolate ratio, I think I’d love it.
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