Archive for November 1st, 2007

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November 1st, 2007 by Rosa

Stephen Colbert on how Trick-or-Treating is like panhandling; to him, trick-or-treaters are hobos in training.

Famous chefs/food writers on what they give out on Halloween. I wish I could trick-or-treat at their doors!

How post Halloween sucks for orthodontists.

And a capuchin monkey on a pumpkin. His name is Bond, James Bond.

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Meanwhile, I went to Walgreen’s today, and there was virtually NO leftover Halloween candy left. Boo! I bought one bag each of Brach’s caramel and caramel apple candy corn, and I picked up an assortment of Russel Stover pumpkins, but that was all. Nothing was labeled on sale, so I left the Peeps assortment behind. When I got to the checkout line, everything rang up at half price, so I may stop by again tomorrow and buy a few more things that weren’t worth trying at full price but may be at half off.

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Elvis Reese’s Big Cup: Peanut Butter and Banana Creme

November 1st, 2007 by Rosa

The Reese’s line of candies (BUY!) has grown immensely since I was a kid. Now Reese’s peanut buttery treats literally come in several shapes and sizes, not to mention fillings and coatings and textures. The classic peanut butter cups (specifically, the miniature ones) are still my personal favorite, with Reese’s pieces coming in a close second.

I’m pretty late in the game to the Elvis PB cup. They made such a splash in the candy review blog world when they first debuted that I didn’t see a point in adding my voice to the chorus. But I saw these in the campus convenience store the other day, vaguely remembered reading somewhere that they were no longer being made, and figured I’d give them a shot before they disappeared off the shelves.

I’m too young to really get all the Elvis hoopla – my strongest Elvis associations are with Uncle Jesse’s Elvis worship on Full House – but I did know about his love for (fried?) peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Hence the flavor combo in these Reese’s cups.

I don’t know which came first in the development of these cups, the Elvis branding or the banana flavor addition, but it works. These smell like regular Reese’s, but when I ate a tiny piece of chocolate that had flaked off the cup, it tasted strongly of banana. In the cup itself, however, with the chocolate and hefty peanut butter layer, the banana creme layer isn’t overwhelming at all.

Elvis’s Reese’s cups have earned an OM. I still like regular Reese’s better, but I’d go for one of these any time I felt like something a little different.

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