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Mar 4, 2019

Review: Original and Dark Reese's Thins

Reese's Thins are smaller, thinner versions of regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that come in regular and dark chocolate varieties.

They cost $3.48 at Walmart (where they're exclusive through the end of March, after which they'll be available at other retailers as well) for a 7.37-oz bag but I received these courtesy of Reese's.

I would guess Reese's Thins are roughly the size of a Reese's Miniature Peanut Butter Cup (if you flattened one out to a similar thickness). Beyond the slimmer, wider shape, Reese's Thins skew noticeably more towards the chocolate side of the equation. Also, the peanut butter is more spread out given the shape. The result was that I could still taste the peanut butter but the chocolate was definitely more prevalent.

In terms of texture, the peanut butter seems to retain moisture better. I'm guessing this might have to do with the slightly thicker layer of chocolate surrounding it.

Also, the side walls of the candy were notably sturdier and more substantial than in a regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. It made for a different feel to some of my bites.

The benefit of the thinner Reese's is that you can potentially get more bites out of it if you so choose (although it's still small enough to easily pop in your mouth in one go as well).

Between the milk chocolate and dark chocolate, I preferred the milk chocolate as the sweet creaminess works better with the peanut butter.

When it comes down to it, Reese's Thins were enjoyable as a lighter combination of milk chocolate and peanut butter but I still prefer the more peanut butter heavy original.

Nutritional Info - Reese Thins
Serving Size - 3 pieces (33g)
Calories - 170 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 10g (Saturated Fat - 5g)
Sodium - 60mg
Carbs - 20g (Sugar - 18g)
Protein - 3g

Nutritional Info - Dark Reese Thins
Serving Size - 3 pieces (33g)
Calories - 170 (from Fat - 90)
Fat - 11g (Saturated Fat - 6g)
Sodium - 50mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 15g)
Protein - 3g


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