I have a nut butter problem. Admitting it is the first step to recovery. But do I really want to recover? Anyway, I'm not even sure that Reese's Spreads can be counted as a nut butter... it's more like candy butter, because that's what it tastes like. It's like someone took a Reese's cup, smashed it into oblivion, and then whipped it into submission. I thought my husband, a lifelong Reese's fanboy, was going to have to put his eyes back into his head once he discovered that such a spread existed.
Taking an up-close look at the spread after digging into the jar, I was hit in the face by the smell. Yes, that smell. That unmistakable Reese's aroma. If a smell could be trademarked, this would be it. Why is it so unique from a regular ole peanut butter and chocolate smell? I ain't got a clue, but man am I glad that it is.
I could tell the texture is lighter and more airy than what you'd normally expect with a traditional nut butter. It's mostly smooth but is speckled with teeny bits of the crumbly peanut butter cup filling that is firmly nestled in my childhood memory banks.
I know you REALLY don't want to see the nutrition label, but here it is just in case. It comes as no surprise that this spread has significantly less protein and significantly more sugar than a healthy natural nut butter, but c'mon, weren't you guys listening to me earlier? This is a candy butter, not a nut butter. So when you've had a hard day and you just want to curl up with a glass of wine, some Netflix, and
Frankly, I find it perfectly acceptable to eat it directly off of the spoon - no additional dressing or fussing is needed. It seriously tastes like a whipped up peanut butter cup, and we all know the best way to eat one of those is to just shove it directly into your face. I could taste the classic Reese's chocolate and the peanut butter in a perfect balance. Eating it with a tiny espresso spoon is recommended, because oh my heavens is this stuff dangerous.
But if I had to choose a vehicle for delivering this buttery butta into my mouth, I'd grab my go-to nut butter dippers - the good ole pretzel. Adding a lil' salt to the sweet always gets an A-plus in my book. Matt's vehicle of choice is to smear his spread onto a graham cracker, and I'd have to give that combo a thumbs up as well.
So tell me in the comments - how would you use this spread? With fruit? Schmeared onto pancakes and waffles (oh my god that sounds delicious)? Dolloped over ice cream? Or are you like me and go for the purist approach, which is diving right in with a spoon?
I received a jar of this peanut butter chocolate heaven through my membership with Influenster - I qualified for their Reese's VoxBox, which is a box of full-size products (suh-wag!) to test and review. As always, I do not accept product or compensation in return for a positive review. If I think it sucks, I'll tell y'all!