Megaload – Sweet and Salty

I got these Megaload Sweet and Salty cups as free samples at Sweets and Snacks. At the time, they were transitioning from the Overload name to the Megaload brand, so my samples were in unbranded packaging. You can see what the packaging looks like on their website.

They come nestled in a row in a plastic tray that does a nice job of protecting them. Mine survived the trip from Expo to Chicago apartment to Durham just fine.

The Sweet and Salty cups were peanut butter cups topped with different types of covered pretzels. One was milk chocolate, one was white fudge, and the third was peanut butter fudge.

The chocolate peanut butter cups were perfectly smooth and creamy, with a thick and pasty peanut butter center. There was a mild nuttiness from that peanut butter – I wish it were stronger.

The pretzel toppings added a great contrast with their crunchiness.?Quite honestly, I couldn’t really taste the differences in the different pretzels. They were all salty with the nice bready yeastiness that you expect from pretzels, but any flavor subtleties were dominated by the sweetness of the chocolate.

I was super impressed that the pretzels maintained their crunch factor while sitting in the packaging – those fudge coatings probably helped seal out any moisture/stale-making invaders, and I loved the mix of creamy and crunchy textures.

The ratio of the flavors, however, were a bit off for me. I wanted more pretzel toastiness or peanut butter nuttiness to balance out the sweet chocolate. Or just less sweet chocolate, I guess.

Still, I thought it was a great idea to put peanut butter cups and pretzels together. An O.