Happy 4th of July! On this American holiday, I decided to try one of the most beloved chocolate candy variety in America: Peanut Butter Cups. But I did want to stay original, so instead of the world-wide brand everyone knows about, I tried Justin’s.
Here’s what you gotta know first about
me and peanut butter cups and I (I wonder why correct grammar sometimes sounds incorrect). I’ve always had an affinity towards things that were rare. But I did have exceptions: Reese’s in Russia (at least to non-US-Embassy-residents there) were quite hard to get, yet I was never a fan of the overly decadent peanut butter cups, that tasted like it had a 7:3 ratio of Peanut Butter and Chocolate. To be fair, back then I didn’t like peanut butter with anything other than toast (I still don’t enjoy peanut butter cookies or ice creams). While I respect the humble beginnings of the H.B. Reese Candy Company (I like to hear those success stories), I wonder if it tasted better back in those days before it was acquired by the Chocolate Giant.
Anyway, enough of the rambling. The point is, I never liked Peanut Butter Cups, but Justin’s changed my mind.
I’ve always seen the cute 1-pack peanut butter cups (2 cups per pack) sold at major super markets, but honestly thought it wasn’t worth trying because:
a) its around $2 a pack, so about a dollar for each cup (= expensive!)
b) I assumed it’s probably not that special. Except for the packaging.
And boy was I wrong. Yesterday I went to Costco, and I see this 28-pack selling for $9.99, and I just couldn’t resist – such a good deal! Of course I had the short dilemma of whether to buy these or the Costco Kirkland peanut butter cups (don’t think they were organic; but had more cups per box) selling for the same price, but figured I’d trade off quantity for quality. Plus, Justin’s was what got me wanting to buy peanut butter cups in the first place. So I took them home.
Here’s what I loved:
2) Peanut butter actually doesn’t taste/feel like an amalgam of sugar crystals.
3) Bite-sized, helping me reduce guilt of eating 2,3,…uh oh.
4) Individually packed, easy to share or take as a snack to your workplace.
5) Makes it easier to conduct self-control.
6) Fun to take the wrappings off each time
7) The box is so cute. And I’m in love with their packaging (esp. the font).