I love peanut butter cups, there's certainly no denying that, in fact I love most things involving peanut butter. However there's not many 'upmarket' peanut butter cups around, Hotel Chocolat did a peanut chocolate but it really lacked a strong peanut butter hit, so I was hoping The Grown Up Chocolate Company's would fill that gap.
Described as "six smooth peanut butter cups with a teeny weeny bit of caramel, encased in milk chocolate",
they sounded delicious, the addition of a layer of caramel really
appealed and I felt that it would offer a nice point of difference to
shape of the cups isn't what you might be accustomed to if you've
bought Reese's mini peanut butter cups before, instead they're more akin
to a standard chocolate shape. On cutting in half you can clearly see
the main filling is that of a light peanut praline with a thin layer of
caramel (which on reading the ingredients deck on the back turned out to
all honesty I was worried that with this being a peanut praline the
peanut butter essence of the eat may be lost but thankfully as the
praline has been made with white chocolate the peanut flavour still
comes through and delivers a delicious, salty, peanut buttery hit. This
is further complemented by the sweet yet salty salted caramel and the
creamy, rich 38% milk chocolate encasing the filling. The chocolate was
definitely more salty than I'm used to in a peanut butter cup, due to
the addition of a sea salt topping.
texture is spot on, sometimes peanut butter cups can be a bit drying,
but this is smooth and rich with the flowing caramel softening the
overall eat. I could have quite easily popped back all 6 of these in one
go, they're pretty delicious and definitely fit the needs of a bit more
of a high quality peanut butter cup.
Taste - 7.9/10 - Salty yet sweet, great peanut butter flavour with a nice addition from the salted caramel.
Texture - 7.7/10 - Smooth peanut praline; rich, flowing caramel.
Appearance - 7.0/10 - Not what you might be used to from a standard peanut butter cup, more akin to a classic boxed chocolate shape.
Price - 8.2/10 - £1.99 for 6 is excellent value for money.
Overall - 7.7/10 - Delicious peanut butter chocolate.
Peanut butter lovers!!
WHERE TO BUY?
Online from The Grown Up Chocolate Company's website here. You can also find details of your nearest stockist on their website.