I’m going to be honest: this is my first blog post. I don’t know if I even have a future blogging, but I guess there’s only one way to find out.
Today’s topic: Reese’s Candy
If you've been living under a rock and have no idea what candy I'm talking about, Reese's is a candy made by Hershey's that has the precise combo of both (equal parts?) chocolate and peanut butter.
For those who don’t know me at all, Reese’s is like my alcohol. On stressful days, some people go home and have a glass of wine. I go home and have a king size Reese’s - though I’m no a stranger to having an adult beverage when I’m stressed out.
When I was a kid, my mom would always get them and I’d always get Rolo’s or M&M’s because they had “more” pieces in them. Who wants just two pieces of candy? I can’t define the “a ha” moment in my life when Reese's became my favorite candy of all time, but it is, and I don’t think it’s going to change anytime soon.
I’m not even sure how it happened, but Reese’s even followed me back on Twitter.
I strongly feel that my calling in life is to write, and produce tell Teen/YA/Fantasy stories with LGBTQ lead characters, but if Hershey’s/Reese’s offered me a job, I’d definitely have a hard time turning it down.
Whispers a side note: I have been adding more fitness into my life lately, eating healthier, going too the gym, doing yoga, etc; and it's not like I have (or need) a Reese's every day, but it's very possible that this candy is to blame for the absence of my defined 8-pack.
10. Reese’s Pieces
I’m gonna be real, guys, and some of you are going to hate me for this, but Reese’s Pieces, to me, are not that great. Sometimes I feel like this candy is like a the step child that Peanut Butter had before Chocolate came along. I’ll get Peanut Butter M&M’s before I’ll get this candy. I’ll even get the Reese’s Peanut Butter chips that you bake cookies with (and I don’t bake/cook - another blog post for another time) before I get Reese’s Pieces. Heck, I’ll eat a table spoon(s) of regular peanut butter before I buy these. I think I just need more chocolate in my life than what this candy provides. Even though I speak badly about these candies now, they do come up again in this list, with a more positive review.
9. Reese’s Outrageous
I told you Reese's Pieces would come back into play! This was a new taste for me the other day. I bought two, just in case I really liked them, and I did. The first one had a lot of caramel in it so it overpowered the peanut butter taste. I almost didn’t even eat my second bar. (Let’s be real, of course I was going to eat the second one.) The second one tasted better and the caramel actually somehow enhanced the peanut butter taste. My life wasn’t changed for the better after having them, but I'd eat another.
8. Holiday Reese’s - Eggs/Pumpkins/Trees/etc.
IMHO - A Reese’s is a Reese’s, whatever shape, right? (Of course I know this blog post says otherwise...) BUT - I saw a recent blog post about how there was a poll done to find out which holiday version is best (there are probably TONS of these online). Nobody has ever asked me to participate in one of these, so my opinion wasn’t counted. I dunno that I could participate. I’ve never tried to put the bunnies against the trees. Though, now I do want to wait until Christmas to save one tree until Easter, just to see what I’d say. But also, it must be noted, that part of me doesn’t want to do this because when a Reese’s has been on the shelf for too long and the Peanut Butter loses its oil and it all dried up and crumbly... those are the WORST. (I'd still eat it though.)
7. Reese’s Mini’s
It’s been a while since I've purchased these. I like eating them by the handful(s).
6. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups w/ Reese’s Pieces
Reese's Pieces came back again! Maybe I like them more than I originally thought...? But it has to be the King Size, not the standard size. The crunch that the pieces offer when eating these, is awesome.
5. Reese’s Lovers - Chocolate/Peanut Butter
These are new and advertised as ‘limited time only,' so get them while you can! These were actually a cool (and perfect) marketing idea. If you like chocolate more, you can have more chocolate one. If you like peanut butter more, you can have more peanut butter one. At first I leaned more toward the chocolate ones. But after trying both, multiple times, I now understand the peanut butter ones more and can't decide which one is my favorite.
4. Reese’s Fastbreak
These are at (almost) every gas station. King size or regular works, but I usually go for the King Size. Over the last few years I’ve started to get anxiety while driving and these have easily been able take (most of) the edge off.
3. Reese’s Miniatures
These are great, especially if you are on the run and need a "quick fix." Oh, and you should totally freeze them! So good!
2. Regular Reese’s
There’s nothing like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. This perfect combination of both chocolate and peanut butter is heavenly and can turn a frown upside down, even if only for a few moments.
1. Reese’s Cookie Crunchy Cookie Cups
Again, it has to be the king size. I've tried the standard size, but the cookie crunch isn’t as strong as is it in the Big Cup. The crunch that these offer is way better than the Reese’s Pieces candy. The cookie kinda tastes like an Oreo. Maybe that’s why I like it so much?
So there you have it! My top 10 Reese's candies. Are craving a Reese's now? Sugar High/Los? Or do you now feel a cavity forming just from reading this? Do you agree? Disagree? Feel Free to share and let's discuss all things chocolate and peanut butter!