Review: Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo & Side-By-Side Taste Test w/ Peanut Butter Creme Oreo & Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Junk Food Nation, Happy Monday!  It’s World Cup fever around my household; I believe I watched 40 straight hours of World Cup Soccer.  There wasn’t 40 hours of World Cup Soccer to watch?  I guess I am brain dead from watching however many hours of World Cup there were to watch.  Plus the NBA Finals gaaah sport sports sports.

Anyways, if you’re looking for my Turkey Hill winner/contest, scroll to the bottom of the post.  Let’s get right into what you’re wondering about – the new LIMITED EDITION REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP OREOS!

Limited Edition Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreo

Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: There you are, you little bastards

You know, I’m not sure WHY I thought these were a Walmart exclusive.  For a couple of weeks now, I called every Walmart in a 20 miles radius looking for these Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos.  And then people online started to spot them everywhere, and BOOM – there they were at my local Safeway. THANKS FOR NOTHING, WALMART. (Shhh…no I didn’t mean it, Walmart. You’ve given so many lovely goodies in the past. I love you, Walmart.)

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: The Money Shot

But here they are! Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo!  I know *I* have been highly anticipating this combination, and it finally EXISTS.  I mean, Peanut Butter Creme Oreos have existed for a while; it’s a wonder that this combo didn’t arrive sooner.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: The breakdown

So, Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo have chocolate creme and peanut butter flavor creme.  Half half.  I wonder if the Oreo cookie itself is supposed to represent the chocolate outside of a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, or if the two different cremes are supposed to represent the PB Cup flavor on their own?

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: 65 cal a cookie

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: WHO CARES

Yadda yada yada….Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo contains sugar, processed things, blah blah….moving on.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: Rows of goodness

I opened up the package of Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo and sniffed and I personally thought these smelled delightful.  Just like peanut butter and chocolate, without smelling too artificial.  Let’s open one of these suckers up.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: The Reveal!

As you can see, the cremes of this Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo were indeed split in half.  To give it a full analysis I did a three-step tasting process.  First, the peanut butter creme by itself – it was smooth and creamy, and tasted a LOT like the peanut butter inside of a Reese’s peanut butter cup.  I was actually astounded at how close these tasted to an actual peanut butter cup.  It was pretty sweet with a decent tinge of salt.  Good peanut flavor; definitely tasting more like the peanut confection inside of a peanut butter cup than actual peanut butter.

Second, the chocolate creme by itself – sweet, and peanut buttery-chocolaty.  The Junk Food Gal thought it tasted just like chocolate, but I believe that the darker creme definitely had a mixture of chocolate and peanut butter flavor that, to me, tasted exactly like a full peanut butter cup (i.e., the chocolate and peanut butter together.)  So, the two cremes MIXED TOGETHER definitely leaned more toward the peanut butter side of things.  Perfect setup to be eaten with the Oreo wafer!

So, finally, I ate the full cookie – cremes, wafers, and all.  BAM!  Delicious.  I could taste the full flavor of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and the nice crunch and slight bitterness of the Oreo wafer mixed together.  To me, this tasted exactly like placing a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in between two Oreo wafers.  The flavor, if not 100% spot on for me, was super close – above 90%.  Just a well represented, well executed flavor that will satisfy both Oreo and Reese’s fans.  KILLER combo. PERFECT execution. One of my favorite Oreos, ever.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: CHEEEESE

But the analysis of these Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo CANNOT STOP THERE!  No, no, no.  The big question for ME was how can I take the CHEESIEST picture ever? I managed it, above.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: The comparators

No, wait.  Let me correct myself: The big question for ME was how did these cookies ACTUALLY compare to a Reese’s.  After all, my mind can tell me a lot of things – side by side is required for a fully informed opinion.  Plus, what about those old Peanut Butter Creme Oreos?  How were these new Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo different?  WERE they different?

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: These are the old Peanut Butter Creme Oreos

Can I just tell you how hard it was to find these Peanut Butter Creme Oreos?  After weeks of searching for the Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo, the DAY I go looking for the prior ones it seemed like EVERY SINGLE STORE had replaced their peanut butter creme inventory with the new Limited Edition ones.  Seriously. I was like, did everyone just get together to eff with me?

Finally, I found the prior Peanut Butter Creme Oreos at a random CVS near my house that looks like it hasn’t has new snacks stocked in a while.  Yikes.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: different cremes

Prying these cookies open side by side, the obvious difference is that the prior Peanut Butter Crème Oreo has only peanut butter creme inside.  I tasted the peanut butter creme by itself – it was tasty.  More grainy than the cremes inside the new Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo.  There was a stronger PEANUT flavor, IMO…the inside creme almost tasted more like a marzipan, or like these de la Rosa peanut confections I like.  Tastes good, but definitely did not taste like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.  When I ate the cookie as a whole, there was a distinct difference in flavor. The prior Peanut Butter Creme Oreo tasted less like peanut butter and more like peanut confection inside the semi-sweet Oreo wafers.  The new Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos tasted like…well, like candy.

Winner? The new Reese’s version, of course.  Although not bad, at all, they should stop making the Peanut Butter Creme Oreo – these new Reese’s ones blow them out of the water.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: Yum yum candy!

But how did these Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo compare to an ACTUAL Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup?  I needed to get to the bottom of this.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: Everything, all hanging out.

Here, you can see all three side by side by side.  Comparing the two varieties of Oreo was easy, but how can I compare the new Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo to the actual candy?  The solution – time for a little DIY action.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: Oh yeah

You see what I’m doing here? Oh, wait for it…

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: OH YEAH!!!!

BAM!  Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo, YOU HAVE MET YOUR MATCH!  My very own, makeshift Reese’s Cup Oreo.  It was so hard to make too.  No, you can’t have the recipe.

Let’s get to tasting:

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: Sizing it up…

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: He shoots…

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: He scores!

Let me just say, my homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo was DAMN GOOD.  HUGE Reese’s flavor (I wonder why?) that fit nicely between the crunchy Oreo wafers.

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: The half-eaten money shot

It does make you wonder – this is probably how the new Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo came about.  Besides the obvious pairing, SOME EXEC over at Nabisco HAD to have sat at his desk one day and tried this, quickly dialed his admin, shouting, “JEEVES!  GET R & D ON THE PHONE!  I’VE CREATED A MONEY MACHINE!”

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Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo: Busted

So how did these Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo REALLY stack up? Well, having eaten them side by side, my previous opinion was confirmed!  The flavors were almost exactly the same.  The one I made myself had obvious STRONGER Reese’s flavor, but I attribute that mainly to the ratio of candy innards to Oreo wafer being greater.  Flavor wise, I tasted the same peanut buttery confection and the same chocolate/peanut butter mix.  I got the same salty bites, and I got the same sugary aftertaste.  Both were VERY sweet.  But were heavenly.

So yeah, it’s DONE!  A true breakdown of all things Oreo, Reese’s and peanut butter.  If you can find the new Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo (which, to be honest, THEY ARE EVERYWHERE NOW), you must try them. Tell me what you think in the comments below.  I truly believe you won’t be disappointed.

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Discuss - 39 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    There’s a local radio host who sometimes blogs recipes…and she did Oreo and Reese’s stuffed brownies. Let’s pretend like I didn’t make them. (At least I have help eating them…)

    I’ve noticed the PB cream Oreo’s missing at my grocery store too (Oreos in general – seems they’re favoring the new Chips Ahoy!)…but I’m so stocked with Oreos right now that I can’t fathom buying any more. I need to clear out my freezer…

  2. Sarah says:

    Ok, I have a feeling you thought these were walmart exclusives because you read the same thing I read. I can’t remember where but I totally remember someone said Walmart only….Brand Eating maybe? I think he is west coast so maybe the walmart thing is true out there???? Dunno….

    I knew there was a reason God has kept me in buffalo…. To buy these! Sold! I am also going to Oreo hack these and make those Oreo chips you did a few months ago.

    This was a great review, you compared everything just like I was going for! Thanks! USA 6pm!!!!!

  3. Linny says:

    I thought these were good, but they didn’t blow my mind. I wanted the peanut butter to have a stronger presence. It definitely had a distinct Reese’s flavor. It reminded me more of a miniature Reese’s cup which seems to have a higher ratio of chocolate to peanut butter. Overall, they are really tasty.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Linny: Yeah, I was fine with the PB presence because I just wanted that sugary Reese’s flavor. I still haven’t made it to dunking in any milk…I’ve been consuming them too quickly!

  4. Kaitlyn says:

    i really didn’t think these would be that great, but after reading your review, i might have to buy a bag! did you try them with milk? i can only eat regular oreos with milk.. but i’ll give these a try both ways!

  5. Eating the extra junk food that other junk food bloggers won’t. That’s our JFG. I was curious about the PB Oreo comparison, I’ve maybe had those once. Not surprised these are better, the fudgy chocolate(-flavored) part of the filling is what really seems to put these over the top.

  6. Christina P. says:

    Saw these in Target on Friday, didn’t buy them because I’m a big Reese’s fan and was afraid they would be a definite let-down like some of the other limited edition Oreos have been recently (looking at you, Cookie Dough.) Now I’m intrigued…

  7. alek says:

    Why they don’t even make smores oreo? Why that haven’t been touched yet? I was thinking of a golden oreo flavored with graham with two crèmes (marshmallow and chocolate) sandwiched together. Mind blown!

  8. brit says:

    What’s your take on the smaller size/amount on these specific Oreos?

  9. Marc P says:

    Incredibly well done review. Love the picture of the Reeses Cup between the two wafers – that had to be delicious.
    Unfortunately, 2y old son has peanut allergies, but going to have to pick this one up for the office.

    By the way – I will say it again, this freaking Spurs team was ridiculous.
    I hope Duncan doesnt retire – have to go for back to back for 1st time.

    • junkfoodguy says:

      @Marc P: thanks man.

      Re: Duncan, I think he said he’ll be back for one more year, didn’t he? The Spurs need to keep P. Mills and not let him run to NY!

  10. Sarah says:

    I bought these Sunday morning. I hid them in my room for later in the week. I ate the vast majority of them last night.

    Ooohh, probably not worth the stomach ache but the good news is that they tasted damn ass good and I don’t have to buy them again. Once is enough!

  11. Laura says:

    Yes, good cheezy picture! And good comparison! –Next you will have to compare them to a regular Oreo with peanut butter actually slathered inside and then closed. Or a chocolate-creme Oreo (do they make those) with peanut butter also slathered inside.

  12. Sascha says:

    Saw these once, about ten days ago, at Meijer, but decided to wait a couple of days to grab a pack. Well, haven’t seen them since, ANYWHERE!!! I better get my hands on one of these really damn soon.

    GERMANY!!! USA!!!

  13. Jules says:

    I hated these. So disappointed. I loves the rice Krispy treat Oreos, but hated these.

  14. Billy Polard says:

    Dude, I eat Reese’s Cups with Oreo cookies all the time. They’re delicious and the next best thing to (in my opinion) the best Reese’s Cup ever: http://www.bradkent.com/images/bradkent.com/wrappers/wrappers/reeses/crunchy-cookie-cups.gif

    These were out when I was a kid and I couldn’t buy enough. I’m so annoyed they got rid of these. They should be a Reese’s staple. Right next to inside out Reese’s Cups. Damn, those were soooo good. Curse you!

  15. elizabeth says:

    This is definitely one of the best reviews I’ve read in a while. Your photos are great, too. Don’t think I’ll be holding off on these anymore, I’ve been convinced. As mentioned before, I”m used to being let down by these limited editions so it’s good to hear these are worth the hype!

  16. Tyler says:

    I fond mine at kroger they was the last 2. if you go back now they filled the space with chip ahoy n double stuffed. im looking for limade now. mad i never fond thoses marshmellow ones

  17. Yvonne Sum says:

    Im pretty sure these actually were put out about 10 years ago, but without the Reeses branding, as I recall having a container filled with these and half mint half choc creme oreos. Happy to hear theyre back

  18. Yuta says:

    I’d like to eat oreo right now. it reminds me childhood because my mom gave me oreo when I ask her to have a light snack!!

  19. denise says:

    they are the best cookies oreos came out with you cannot find them in the stores tyhey are like habit forming you just cant stop eating them please make more and start putting them in the stores quick like wegmans so hurry and start making them

  20. Bernadette says:

    This morning I had the distinct pleasure of getting to try the Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos. As a huge fan of both Oreos and Reese’s, I had extremely high hopes for these limited edition gems, and I’m thrilled to say that they did not disappoint. The creamy center was a perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter, and combined with the chocolate wafer, made for an utterly delicious combination that both dazzles and delights the taste buds. These cookies, or little pieces of heaven as I like to think of them, make for the perfect treat for any occasion. The only complaint I have is that these cookies are limited edition, and will be disappearing from shelves much sooner than I’m prepared for. The day I walk into the supermarket and see an empty space where these cookies once sat, will be a sad day, and I’m mature enough to admit that a tear or two will likely be shed. Overall, the Limited Edition Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos are divine, and their deliciousness, well, to quote the great Michael Scott, “It’s simply beyond words. It’s incalcucable.”

    • I have to agree with Bernadette, the explosion of flavors that enter my mouth on first bite make it seem I have gone to dessert heaven. Since I saw Oreo’s post on FB on these “Limited Edition” delightful yet mind blowin’ treats, I HAD to get my hands on them. The moment I saw their glorious packaging at the super market, my eyes light up like Times Square on a hot summer night. Why I only bought one pack has haunted my dreams and I’m disappointed in my decision making. I understand the Marketing strategy of making these delish “Limited Edition” heavenly treats, but why tease my emotions by limiting the public for a short time. Ruthless I say, ruthless! The creamy center WAS exactly as Bernadette described, “a perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter and combined with the chocolate wafer, made for an utterly delicious combination that both dazzles and delights the taste buds” – “Fool me once (Limited Edition Oreo Peppermint) one strike, but fool me twice? Strike Three” Off to the Market to buy the shelves out. Don’t judge me!

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