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Aug 4, 2012

Review: Good Humor - Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cups

Good Humor's Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cups are pretty new to the frozen food aisle of the supermarket. Each "ice cream cup" features peanut butter ice cream swirled with Reese's trademark peanut butter and then dipped in a milk chocolate flavored coating.

A 19.8 fl oz box of six 3.3 fl oz bars retails at $4.29 at my local Ralph's supermarket, but my box was free courtesy of Unilever (the owner of Good Humor brand and world's largest ice cream producer)

As a lover of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, I was pretty excited to try these and I was not disappointed.

The thin, fragile chocolaty shell easily gives way to the creamy peanut butter ice cream inside. Oddly, the shell is thinner (or at least feels thinner) than the shell on a regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, even as the ice cream bar is bigger.

What really makes the ice cream bar is a thin swirl of Reese's peanut butter that rings the ice cream from start to finish. The peanut butter ice cream has a nice flavor to it, but it's the swirl that really brings the taste and texture of a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. I really enjoyed it.

That being said, I'm not sure if you'll enjoy it. I had my brother, his wife, and The Sister sample the bar as well. And, out of the three, only my brother liked it. The Sister, who also loves Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, thought it had that Reese's peanut butter flavor but still did not care for it.

I still think Good Humor Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cups warrant a try from any fans of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that are looking for that familiar Reese' Peanut Butter Cup taste but in a cool ice cream form.

Nutritional Info - Good Humor Reese's Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cups (585mL)
Serving Size - 1 bar (70g)
Calories - 280 (from Fat - 170)
Fat - 19g (Saturated Fat - 10g)
Sodium - 130mg
Carbs - 22g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 4g


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10 comments :

  1. do you prefer these or the klondikes?

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  2. Definitely these. The swirl puts it over for me.

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  3. My true inner desire is to be able to poke around the machine(s) involved with creating the critters.

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  4. I tried these sometime last year I think. They rank up there with the Reese's sundae pie (which are unfortunately hard to find) as one of the best Reese's ice cream products you can get at the grocery store. I'm a Reese's addict though, so I'll take pretty much anything I can get my hands on.

    But my favorite Reese's ice cream product ever would definitely have to be the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Sundae from Baskin-Robbins. It's so delicious, but so expensive (one of them cost well over a dollar more than an entire box of these) and probably just a heart attack waiting to happen (as much as I love it, I rarely ever get it because I know it's so fattening).

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  5. I've never seen the Reese sundae pie.

    BR does a Reese's parfait that's not too bad on price ($2) or health. I was going to get it, but they ran out of peanut butter syrup... maybe next time...

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  6. Here's the only thing I could find on it: http://www.schwansfoodservice.com/Products/ProductDetail.cfm?ProductID=4009667&CategoryID=6129

    I guess the official name is Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Creme Pie, but I always just called them a Reese's Sundae Pie because they remind me of the Hershey's Sundae Pie from Burger King (they have a similar look to them and come in the same triangular box). Both my local grocery store (H-E-B) and my local Wal-Mart were carrying them for a bit (along with a Snickers one, a Butterfinger one, an Oreo one and a non-BK version of the Hershey's one), but recently they seem pretty hard to come by if they have them at all.

    Never knew about the Reese's parfait, so maybe I'll try that the next tome I go to BR. I'll certainly feel less guilty about eating one of those rather than the sundae.

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  7. I remember these first coming out in the mid 90's. I was excited as Reese's is my favorite, but I ended up disappointed because it kind of sucked. I may have to try these new ones. 

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  8. Ah, that does look like the creme pies at BK. I'm not sure, but I think BK sold them for a limited time.

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  9. The first ice cream Reeses product that actually captured the flavor. Delicious

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  10. Just noticed and tried these the other day and they're absolutely amazing! Tried the Klondike version and it's not even a contest.

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