Sunday, September 14, 2014

Choceur Peanut Butter Cups (Aldi)

CHOCEUR PEANUT BUTTER CUPS
Forget everything you think you know about peanut butter cups...
When you think of “peanut butter cups”, what word comes to mind?  If that word is “Reese’s”, that’s only because you’ve never tried Choceur Peanut Butter Cups, available at Aldi.

These are everything the national brand isn’t, and I mean that in a GOOD way.  You know how the peanut butter in the national brand tends to be a little…manufactured?  How sometimes the chocolate can be a little…flakey?  How it all becomes one jumbled mess in your mouth?  I mean, let’s be honest here…national brand peanut butter cups taste good, but it’s clearly evident we’re not working with world-class ingredients here.  Well Choceur’s product surprisingly doesn’t run into those problems.  For starters, the milk chocolate is ridiculously smooth, and melts in your mouth the way you wish the national brand cups did.  Like most products carrying the “Choceur” branding, it’s got a delicious milk chocolate taste that perfectly combines with the peanut butter.

And oh, the peanut butter.  You know how it’s just a peanut butter mass in most mass-market peanut butter cups?  How it kind of tastes like peanut butter, but doesn’t really look like peanut butter?  Well this is clearly peanut butter.  Just like the milk chocolate, it’s smooth, and it’s rich, and it tantalizingly swirls out of the cup with every bite, as if daring you to stop eating them.

If you like the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, this is something that you must try.  The only downside, which isn’t really much of a downside, is that Choceur’s peanut butter cups are about a third of the size of the “king size” national brand cups.  But that can also be a good thing, as those with incredibly strong willpower can eat a couple to cover a chocolate craving, without taking in a lot of calories.  In other words, these aren’t just worth the $2.49 asking price, these would even be worth an asking price of $5...and that would even be better, because then I’d be less tempted to buy them every time I walk past them.

Overall: 10/10.  Forget the national brand--Choceur’s Peanut Butter Cups are infinitely superior in every single aspect.  The milk chocolate is creamy, smooth, and melts in your mouth.  The peanut butter isn’t a mass of something resembling peanut butter, like it is in the popular version of these cups--this is straight up rich, fall-out-of-the-cup peanut butter that tastes like it’s fresh out of a jar.  And at $2.49 for a 12 oz. container, they are worth every single penny, and then some.  If you have even a passing interest in the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, you simply have to check these out.

10 comments:

  1. Man why didn't I see this glowing review for the peanut butter cups sooner? I was just looking at these at Aldi this afternoon but I was hesitant on trying them as I've been burned before after trying some awfully disgusting imitation brands. I'll pick them up next week for sure.

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    1. Definitely let me know what you think. My wife is way harder to impress than I am, and even she fell in love with these.

      I have a feeling you will, too!

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  2. I buy a box every time I am at Aldis, except they go straight into the fridge. Why? Well, first it gives it a "snap" to milk chocolate the national brand is missing. And second, it is a good hiding spot :)

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    1. That's not a bad idea! But the thing I love the most is the softness of the chocolate and peanut butter, and I feel like that would get harder in the fridge.

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  3. My Dad is 92 yrs old and love these, lately i have had trouble finding them, I called Aldi's and they told me they are discontinuing them, BUMMER!!!! Don't know why, I drove 26 miles to the nearest store and bought all they had 20 packages

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    1. WHAAAAAAAAAT?! That might just be the stupidest thing they could ever do...those are one of the best things they carry!

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  4. hate to see these discontinued! sad

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    1. I don't know if you're referring to the previous poster (also named Anonymous), or if this is new information, but if they get rid of these, it would truly be a travesty (and I don't just throw that word around for anything). Just bought a bag last month, too!

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  5. An fyi, they're only in a different container now. A bag that can be resealed. Definitely still available. Still cheap. Still delicious.

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    1. Yeah, that's what I noticed, too, but I thought maybe they had some inside information! My wife did notice that the chocolate is softer since they switched packaging--she liked the "snap" when you bit into it and now it's just soft--but nothing a quick trip to the fridge can't fix.

      Other than that, I agree that it tastes and looks exactly the same.

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