Apr 5, 2021

The Reese's Fluffernutter

Reese's Mallow-top Peanut Butter Cups
Hershey (2021)
I'm not sure what to make of these.  They're a pretty decent novelty candy - a bit too sweet for my taste, but not sickeningly sweet to the point where I didn't enjoy it.  I suppose it's the perfect seasonal item because I can't imagine that I would ever choose this over a regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but I could definitely see myself getting them around Easter time.

This isn't the first time that Hershey added a marshmallow flavor to their Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  In 2006, they made Reese's Peanut Butter Cups with Marshmallow as a limited time product.  However, these had a base of marshmallow creme at the bottom of the cup beneath the peanut butter filling.  The new Mallow-top Cups do not.  The best way I can describe it is that it's a regular Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, but the top half of the chocolate shell has been replaced by marshmallow-flavored white chocolate.  I suppose that makes them less sticky and more resistant to temperature abuse in shipping, but I think I prefer the 2006 recipe.