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Newman’s Own Peanut Butter Cups

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I picked these up at the same time that I picked up the Peppermint Cups, and while I’m not the peanut butter fan in the household — I did like these.

The chocolate appears to be the same as for the Peppermint Cups — dark, but sweet and very smooth.  The peanut butter filling was much smoother and softer here though.  I’m not a big fan of the grainy greasy peanut butter filling in Resses PB Cups and I was very happy to see that these were completely different.  They didn’t feel greasy at all — the filling was more light and smooth than anything and tasted like actual peanuts.  The one thing I would say is that it could have used a hit of salt to offset the sweetness (there is salt in these, but I wanted a touch more).

While I’m still not a huge peanut butter fan — I would recommend these and would eat them again. 

Newman’s Own Peppermint Cups

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I’ve been on a quest for the perfect chocolate/mint combo for a while now, so when I saw the Newman’s Own Peppermint Cups at my local grocery store, I though I’d give them a try.  As you can see, you get three little cups in a package — they are each smaller than a Reeses pb cup and are well packaged in a little plastic holder.  My cups arrived in good shape — and well not glossy and all that beautiful, they weren’t losing their filling — although there was a bit of bloom or something (those little white spots you see in the photo) on the middle cup.

Now these are called Dark Chocolate, but the first ingredient is suger and I felt that they were quite sweet.  However, the chocolate is nice and smooth.  And it’s also organic if you like that sort of thing. 

The filling was somewhat quite solid and grainy — nicely proportioned to the chocolate.  It was minty, although it gave off a buttery impression even more than a minty one for me.  I think it has something to do with the added salt.  And while it wasn’t bad — it just wasn’t the mint flavor I was looking for. 

Don’t get me wrong — these are very good and I like that they are easy to find.  If I needed a chocolate/mint fix I would buy them again.  They just wouldn’t be my first choice.