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Taste Test: The New Reese's Pieces-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups

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There are three kinds of people in this world: those who prefer Reese's Peanut Butter Cups; those who prefer Reese's Pieces; and monsters who like neither. Fortunately, the good people at Reese's have decided to end the standoff between the first two camps by offering a peaceful solution: a super-cup that's stuffed full of Reese's pieces

Sorry, people who don't like either. 

As a public servant, Thrillist snagged samples of the not-yet released candy to see what all the fuss was about.

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Eating them

Since these cups are still prototypes, they don't come in standard packaging. The bootleg wrapper won't be a thing once the candies hit the shelves come July -- but the first thing you notice upon tearing into the plastic is the cups' sheer depth. These ones are in-line with Reese's Big Cups, the aptly named peanut butter cups that are, in fact, bigger. But just like what mom said in elementary school, it's what's on the inside that counts. Except this time, it's not just to make you feel better about a terrible haircut.

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The verdict

It'd be hard to screw these things up. Reese's Pieces are the perfect snack to inhale while sitting in a movie theater. Plus, they're easy to sneak in and won't melt in your pants, unless you're the Human Torch. And if you're the Human Torch... you can definitely borrow $3.75 from Reed Richards to just buy your candy at the theater, but you're probably not seeing a movie in a normal theater, anyway.

While Reese's Peanut Butter Cups get awfully melty, on the other hand (literally), they're possibly the best thing you can ever put in a freezer... until you discover vodka. 

Even so, biting into the new super-cups is mostly the same as a regular peanut butter cup -- with a few new wrinkles, if wrinkles denoted more peanut butter. Whereas the regular cups mostly strike a balance between chocolate and peanut butter, the added girth in the new cups means nearly the same surface area of chocolate, but a much greater volume of PB. That's a good thing. 

Additionally, the little Reese's pieces stuffed inside come at the right frequency, adding both the candy-coating flavoring and a welcomed crunch; not quite Kit Kat-level krunch, but a little extra something that announces, "Hey, I'm not like those other Peanut Butter Cups you've been with your whole life!" 

And that, friends, is how you know you've found the one: It reminds you of all the ones you've loved before, but takes you somewhere new and exciting. Maybe the honeymoon period will end. But until it does, this new Reese's Pieces-filled Peanut Butter Cup delivers on all fronts, and if you're at all curious, it's definitely something you should sneak into a movie theater. You won't be let down, unless you're caught, peanut-butter-handed.

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Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. Despite the jokes, he still buys Sour Patch Kids at the theater. Best $4 you can spend at a movie. Follow him @ryanrcraggs.