REVIEW: Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers

Reese s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Wrapper

I’m someone who slightly prefers seasonal holiday item-shaped Reese’s products over regular Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

These non-cup shapes that I pick up at 50 percent off the day after the holiday include Trees, Pumpkins, Ghosts, Eggs, Bats, Hearts, Bunnies, Holiday Lights, Stockings, Santas, Carrots, and probably sometime in the future, witch hats and cats. Just throwing those out there, Hershey’s.

I think I enjoy the shaped ones more because they seem to have a different peanut butter to chocolate ratio than the cups. Or perhaps getting them at 50 percent off is the reason they taste extra special.

Anyhoo, I do love that unique sweet and salty Reese’s nutty filling, which I believe my taste buds notice more with the seasonal Reese’s. That’s why Reese’s new Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cups that are entirely coated in a peanut butter-flavored candy intrigue me.

Oh, um, don’t get this confused with Reese’s Peanut Butter Lovers that have been on and off shelves over the past few years (currently on, I believe). The non-monogamous shell on those is part-chocolate and part-peanut butter candy-flavored.

Reese s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Shell

Nibbling the top of the ridged edges of these reveals the tan shell with faint brown specks has a mild nutty flavor similar to the gritty filling within it. Because they taste alike, the peanut butter flavor is taken to another level. It creates a delectable treat for Reese’s peanut butter fans. Also, at times, it reminds me of a White Reese’s, but one with a less sweet shell. Because of my previously mentioned Reese’s peanut butter adoration, I do love these light brown cups.

Reese s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Filling

However, I will admit the chocolate and PB combination that make up the original Reese’s (and all holiday shapes) is hard to beat. The whole reason why we love Reese’s is because of the two ingredients. But it’s nice to be able to experience a product that’s as close as we’ll get to having a shell-less peanut butter cup.

Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers is the “ultimate” Reese’s product for peanut butter fans. Well, again, unless The Hershey Company discovers a way to make its popular candy shell-less.

DISCLOSURE: I received free product samples from The Hershey Company. Doing so did not influence my review.

Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers Cups will be rolled out in standard (1.4oz, SRP $1.09), king size (2.8oz, SRP $1.79) and miniatures (9.3oz, SRP $4.09) at retailers nationwide beginning in early April 2021 for a limited time.

Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 1.4 oz/2 cups
Purchased at: Received from Reese’s
Rating: 9 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (2 pieces) 210 calories, 13 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 156 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, 15 grams of sugar, 13 grams of added sugar, and 7 grams of protein.

22 thoughts to “REVIEW: Reese’s Ultimate Peanut Butter Lovers”

  1. I, too, have long preferred the holiday-shaped Reese’s, solely for the same reason that you mentioned: they do, indeed, have a different ratio of chocolate to peanut butter (i.e., more of the latter).

        1. And for some reason, to me, the chocolate on the seasonal shapes tastes different and seems to have a different consistency.

  2. How was the texture of these? One thing I love about the original is the contrast of textures which is even better in the minis.

  3. These sound fantastic to me. I hate the terrible crappy chocolate they use for Reese’s Cups. Trader Joe’s chocolate peanut butter cups have a much better tasting chocolate, but the peanut butter sucks compared to a Reese’s Cup.

  4. Where can I find them? I have looked at walmart and a few grocery stores with no luck yet. Years ago they had ones they called inside out pb cups and they were so good so i’m really excited about these!

  5. the timing of this review is hilarious. I ordered these off a website last week and they arrived today. Gonna try them soon.

    1. Oh my goodness, thanks for this hehe. And my thought that the egg had the highest was pretty close. Want to be best friends?

    2. This is great. I love that that guy systematically studied the chocolate to peanut butter ratios for every shape. ha

  6. Alert! Thank you “S” for mentioning that you found them at CVS. I stopped by today for the sole purpose to score some of these, success! I bought a few packs and then had a fun conversation with the clerk and the person in line behind me about them and that led into a 20 minute conversation about Reese’s varieties…no shame with the amount of enjoyment that brought me 😉

    And yep, yum! I like how the peanut butter flavours are somehow different between the coating and the filling. All in all, they are what they are, peanut butter on peanut butter action. And that’s awesome.

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