Reese's Easter Peanut Butter Eggs, Snack Size, 11.4-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4)
- Classic combination of chocolate and Reese's peanut butter in a festive Easter egg shape
- Perfect for Easter baskets
Peanuts; Milk Chocolate (Sugar; Cocoa Butter; Chocolate; Nonfat Milk; Milk Fat; Lactose; Soy Lecithin; PGPR, Emulsifier); Sugar; Dextrose; Vegetable Oil (Cocoa Butter, Palm, Shea, Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil); Chocolate; Nonfat Milk; contains 2% or less of; Whey (Milk); Salt; Milk Fat; Soy Lecithin; TBHQ (Preservative); Vanillin, Artificial Flavor.
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Top Customer Reviews
* The eggs are smaller than what I expected (.6 oz/17g each egg) - probably because they are "snack size"
* The chocolate tastes a little weak/waxy
* Not as good as the Reese's Christmas Trees (which I give a 5 star rating to)
* Could easily get smashed or melt in transit
* Mine came with a "best buy" date of 11/2012
* Another reviewer says that the ones they got had chocolate that was white in color - that's not the case for me... no "white in color" chocolate here
* Contains TBHQ (a preservative)
INGREDIENTS: PEANUTS; SUGAR; DEXTROSE; VEGETABLE OIL (COCOA BUTTER, PALM, SHEA, SUNFLOWER AND/OR SAFFLOWER OIL); CHOCOLATE; NONFAT MILK; LACTOSE (MILK); CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: MILK FAT; SALT; SOY LECITHIN; PGPR, EMULSIFIER; TBHQ (PRESERVATIVE).
They still taste very good (but not "excellent"). So 4 stars overall.
December 27, 2009
tags: a new ingredient, chocolate, cocoa butter, health, hershey's, low end chocolate, messing with my chocolate, nestle, pgpr
Aww. What a cute little acronym! So tiny and innocent. What are you doing in my chocolate, little PGPR? You wern't there a few years ago. Let's find out what you are.
PGPR is known in the candy industry as polyglycerol polyricinoleate.
Wow. Cool! Wonder why they put you in my Hershey's chocolate bar. Could it be because it makes the chocolate better?
Of course not. PGRP is used to replace the expensive cocoa butter that is normally found in chocolate.
Well, is it better for you?
Of course not.
What you need to know:
The 1996 study conducted by Andrew Waterhouse of UC Davis which discovered the phenols (potent antioxidants) in chocolate also revealed that these antioxidants come from cocoa butter and the stearic acid it produces. It demonstrated that the phenols prevented LDL cholesterol from building up in arteries. Another study had subjects follow diets in which the majority of fat calories came from either chocolate or butter; only those with the butterfat diet showed an increase in LDL cholesterol.
This is why dark chocolate, which usually contains between about 30% and 50% cocoa butter, is touted for its antioxidant properties, and a bar of Hershey's milk chocolate is not. Unfortunately, Hershey's in particular - one of the biggest users of PGPR - has also moved to take advantage of the new healthier perception of dark chocolate.Read more ›
If you typically eat the Peanut Butter Cup (PBC) form, you may find the flavor of the holiday versions a little different. The different shapes of the various holiday versions (bunnies, eggs, Christmas trees, etc.) alter the balance of peanut butter to chocolate in each bite. There is a small finch-egg size PB egg (PBE) that is harder like the mini-cups. It's actually interesting to geek out on the flavor differences between all the different shapes. This oval egg is one of my absolute favorites - higher PB-per-bite balance, but still plenty enough chocolate. The holiday shape versions are softer (no side ridging like the cups to add rigidity), with a different tooth-feel, and not as easy to transport without smushing. This is a mini version of the soft PBE, and I found the flavor (PB to chocolate balance) virtually identical to the single-serving full-size PBE.
If you happen to enjoy holiday PBEs, these mini-eggs are a sensible serving size without sacrificing the yummy texture and flavor of the larger PBEs.
The only negative I have is that due to shipping they'll arrive a bit melted. Not a huge ordeal, but something that kind of threw off the whole shipment since they're deformed now. I've noticed they seem to melt in my hand faster too, but that could just be my imagination or a particular batch. Putting them in the fridge helps though.
As a note these are SNACK SIZE, so they are small, but you get a lot of them so it's ok.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my favorite candy EVER! Perfect ratio of peanut butter to chocolate.Published 4 months ago by Buyer1234512
Reese's PB eggs are my all time favorite. I saw these on clearance, super cheap, on here and picked them up. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Lisa - A Risque' Affair Book Blog
Didn't even last a day. My family loves the way Reese's taste. The peanut butter is so delicious that people hoard this stuff since it always disappear so quickly.Published on January 31, 2013 by Amazon Customer
These are my favorite candy! I love the eggs (and Holiday Trees) because the ratio of chocolate to peanut butter is better than the other pb cups... yum!Published on December 21, 2012 by NurseKam
This was a great buy right before Easter. It is one of my family's favorite candy. There was a big supply to share with all. Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by Fay
These eggs are my favorite & I thought ordering them close to Easter (just a week or so after) they would still be nice & soft. Read morePublished on May 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer
We love Reeses in our family <they're kind of an obsession>, esp the holiday-themed ones! Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with this particular purchase. Read morePublished on May 2, 2012 by daniandandrew
Every one of the packages were melted and stuck to the wrappers. We throw most of them away. We purchased these for Easter (obviously) they came just before which was perfect, but... Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by Martin Puia