Remember Buncha Crunch? Buncha Crunch was one of the best things Ol' Man Nestlé ever did. Clearly this is Reese’s take on Buncha Crunch: mini peanut butter chips, rice puffs, and peanuts all covered in milk chocolate. Sounds great, but like in the Snack Mix, we’re dealing with some bad peanuts, and not enough puffed rice. The success in Buncha Crunch lies in the crunchiness of the rice, and Reese’s Cruncher just don’t give me enough of the crunch that I desire.
50. White Trees
A white chocolate product so much higher than the others? That’s right. When I first tried one of these little dudes, I was pleasantly surprised. I didn’t taste any of that nursty white chocolate flavor that I so strongly dislike, so I took to the package. Turns out these White Trees are not technically white chocolate at all, but rather white “crème”. It makes a world of difference, and though they aren’t as tasty as the classic chocolate and peanut butter duo, White Trees are not bad at all.
49. White Crème Hearts
Like trees. White trees. You're probably seeing a trend here.
48. 1-pound Bunny
Simply, this monster is too big. I’m not sure how this is actually meant to be enjoyed. As with the 8-ounce Heart, it’s too thick to break apart with your hands, and when you use a knife to saw through it you leave a nuclear fallout of chocolate flakes behind. Of course you can always portion it out, but trouble with the 1-pound Bunny is that the peanut butter/chocolate ratio is WAY off. In this way, it’s the opposite of the the Heart. The thing is gigantic, but only encased in a very thin layer of chocolate. It’s an absolute peanut butter overload, and this is made worse by the fact that the Bunny peanut butter is a bit chalky, and not at all creamy.
47. 8-ounce Hearts
No, you didn’t misread that. Reese’s really makes an 8-ounce candy. Now look, I eat lots of garbage. As you can see, I literally do it for a living. That said, I really don’t know who this is for. A mound of chocolate and peanut butter bigger than your palm is no small undertaking. There’s probably a very small percentage of people that could actually take this thing down. So does that mean it’s for splitting? If so, it would take a minimum of two people to eat, but mostly likely three or four. Furthermore, if it is meant for splitting, there’s no easy way to do it. It’s not perforated or sectioned off, so you’ll need to grab a knife (because unless you’re Chuck Norris you’re not going to pull this apart with your hands) and slice it up, which creates a whirlwind of chocolate flakes and a cracked exterior.
None of this really matters as much as the other glaring problem, though, which is the ratio. This thing is absolutely overwhelmed by chocolate. The peanut butter is there in the middle, but only makes up about 30% of the flavor profile. At the end of the day, this thing is a gigantic chocolate heart with some peanut butter in the middle. Get it for the novelty if you must.
46. 6-ounce Egg
The 6-ounce Egg has more or less the same design and construction of a Miniature Egg, but is about 10 times the size. The thin-on-the-top-thick-on-the-bottom setup works extremely well in the small ones, but when you blow it up this big it fails. The bottom layer is insanely thick, and since you’re not biting straight into it, it’s just too much. You can try to eat this whole thing, but that’s gonna be the end of your week.
45. 5-ounce Hearts
The 5 ounce-ers are much more manageable than the 8 ounce-ers, that’s for sure. The ratio is a lot better too, with a much bigger portion of peanut butter: In fact they almost seemed to have used the exact same amount for both sizes, which goes to show how hard the 8 ounce is skimping. The issue, unfortunately, is that this is still way too big of a portion for any reasonable person. You may be able to finish this on your own, but you’re not going to be happy about it later.
44. 5-ounce Reester Bunny
The 5-ounce Reester Bunny is very similar to the 5-ounce Heart, but it has a couple of advantages going for it. For starters, Reese has given us the gift of an actual specific character. If I’m not mistaken, this the only actual mascot-type character in the Reese’s world. He’s different than the gigantic non-descript Peanut Butter Bunny, and despite his serial killer smile, I’m on board with this guy. Secondly, the PB consistency is a lot more normal. Lastly, you get to decapitate somebody when you section it off, which is always going to be a good time, kind of like the feeling you used to get when you bit off a Gummy Bear’s head. Shit… now that I think about it, maybe I’m the serial killer.
43. Dark Miniature Cups
Here’s something I expected to love. I love dark chocolate. I love Reese’s Miniatures. However, this dark chocolate is a snoozefest. It’s very boring. The dark chocolate just doesn’t work the way milk chocolate does to create the magical alchemy demanded by Reese's finest.
42. Dark Peanut Butter Cups
More dark chocolate helps a bit, but it still can’t help the dark stuff rise to the top. The chocolate itself seems to ride a weird supernatural line between being boring yet far too rich. How did they achieve that? Even as I’m writing it, it doesn’t make sense.
This one’s for the chocolate lovers. Bells sort of taste like a Miniature Cup that had a bunch more chocolate packed around it to form the shape of a bell. As a result, we’re dealing with a chocolate overload and not nearly enough peanut butter.