Ah...America, the land of big, bigger, and biggest candy. Home of King Size, Big Cup, Extra-Large, Super-Size, make it as large as you can. I love this country! When I first saw this package on the shelf, I couldn't believe it...a monster-sized Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Are you kidding me?? I immediately picked up the package and flipped it over to find that this is a one pound, 2,280 calorie package of peanut butter and milk chocolate goodness. I realized I wouldn't be eating this in one sitting, but as I told my wife, I HAVE to buy this and write about it, people need to know about it! She didn't believe me, but she didn't protest as I slid it into the cart and deep down inside, I felt like a little kid who thought he'd fooled his parents into buying him something they shouldn't have.
I soon realized this product was perfect for a comparison review! I mean, why stop with a 1lb. package of Reese's when you could also add a Big Cup and smaller Classic Reese's Peanut Butter 2 cup pack, right? If there's one thing this review has taught me, it's that I really am a true American. I buy calories I can't possibly consume, then add more to it! Oh right, I'm not doing this for me, I'm doing this for those of you reading my review. Ah...yes, that makes me feel better already.
As you can see in the photo, the size of the World's Largest Reese's dwarfs the size of the other 2 packages. Even the Big Cup, which normally seems gigantic to me, looks puny next to this behemoth. My favorite part of the 1lb. Reese's would be the ideas on the back for what this is good for (see photo below). "Perfect for the Ultimate Reese's Lover..... Use as a Birthday Cake, House-Warming Gift, Office Party, Stocking Stuffer" Uh...what?? I mean, candy isn't supposed to be cut up like a Birthday Cake is it? Office Party? Yes, please take this to an office party as your dessert contribution, at least people would talk about you. I'm not sure if the talk would be good or bad though. I do like the stocking stuffer and Secret Santa idea. I think those are great places to give away novelty candy like this, but house-warming gift? Yes, nothing says "welcome to your new home" like a 1lb. 2,280 calorie candy! No thanks, I'd rather go cheesy and get a candle or for a good friend, a very nice bottle of wine or house plant or something.
Okay, now the part I'm guessing you were all wondering when I'd actually get too. How does it taste? It's not bad in all honesty. One thing I have to give Hershey credit for is that the classic 2 cup package, the Big Cup and this monster, I mean World's Largest Peanut Butter Cup, all tasted very much the same. The chocolate was a LOT thicker on this one and there was so much peanut butter that it shocks your system into a sugar induced coma, but it was pretty good. The worst part of eating this is trying to figure out how to use my giant chopping knife to cut this into a 1/12 size, which equals 1 serving.
My wife thought the Classic Reese's, the smallest of the bunch, was the perfect combination of milk chocolate to peanut butter and I'll definitely agree with that. My favorite is the Big Cup, because I love the peanut butter inside more than the milk chocolate. The chocolate in a Reese's isn't bad for a mass produced check-out line Hershey chocolate. It is definitely my favorite chocolate of anything Hershey makes. The World's Largest Reese's does have a VERY thick chocolate outer shell to hold it together and it's not a "melt on your fingers chocolate" like the other 2 sizes. However, once melted it is the same great taste. Like I said earlier, these are all the same product, just crazy different amounts of ingredients inside them.
Now, on to the claim that this is the "World's Largest". I think that is only true for something with the Reese's name on it. I remember a little fudge shop outside of Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota that had a 12" wide by 6" deep peanut butter cup on sale for $45. My wife and I were fascinated with it, sitting there behind its plexi-glass display, it was amazing to us. We asked all kinds of questions about it, but what struck me the most, is that they've never sold one. Well, there's a reason why. Candy isn't meant to be cut like cake and served on plates like pie. However, this is a great novelty candy to give to someone that really loves Reese's peanut butter cups or for a crazy-fun gift for the kids. It's not something you'll want to pick up every day and eat on the way home from work or eat as an after lunch snack, but I guess I can imagine it with a few birthday candles, and at four inches across, you might even be able to pipe "Happy Birthday" on it with frosting!
The picture above shows what a serving size looks like for each Reese's. Notice the Classic 2 cup package has the highest amounts of calories, fat and sugars of all 3 sizes of Reese's.
Reese's Classic 2 cup
Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1 package = 1 serving= 210 calories, 13g fat, 21g sugars
Price: Free using CVS bucks at CVS
Hershey's Reese's Web Site
Reese's Big Cup
Taste: 5/5 Loved It
Calorie Counter: 1 package = 1 serving= 200 calories, 12g fat, 19g sugars
Price: $.89 purchased at CVS
Hershey's Reese's Web Site
World's Largest Reese's
Taste: 3/5 Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1/12 of a cup = 1 serving= 190 calories, 11g fat, 20g sugars
Price: $8.00 purchased at CVS
Hershey's Reese's Web Site