Review: Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces, Nosh Show Ep.82, & Turn UP the AC?
Good morning JFG Nation. Thanks to everyone who answered my soda ice question last Friday. Most agreed my co-worker was crazy but there is a possibility that regional bias played a part; one reader agreed with my co-worker, and they were/are both from the Carolinas. Maybe it’s a thing down there.
I was reminded of ANOTHER weird co-worker interaction that I had recently. It’s over 100 degrees here in DC, and AC is a way of life. I had this talk with another colleague of mine:
Her: “It’s going to be sweltering this weekend.”
JFG: “Ugh I know.”
Her: “I need to make sure I turn down the AC.”
JFG: “Yeah me to…..wait, what?”
Her: “I need to turn down the AC.”
JFG: “….you mean turn it up.”
Her: “Why would I turn it up? That makes it warmer!”
JFG: “What in holy hell are you talking about?”
Her: “I turn down the AC to bring the temperature down.”
JFG: <head exploding>
In her brain, turning down the AC meant bringing “down” the degrees in a room – whereas for me, turning “down” means lowering the AC output, making it warmer. I know, I thought she lived in a Bizarro would, except this isn’t the first time I’ve heard this. What do YOU guys say? Turn up to make it colder? Or “turn up” makes it warmer? Let me know in the comments below.
BTW, EPISODE 82 OF THE NOSH SHOW IS HERE!
For you new arrivals, The Nosh Show is a podcast started by Marvo from The Impulsive Buy, featuring Ryan from GrubGrade, Dubba from On Second Scoop, and, of course, me, your friendly neighborhood JFG. And today marks the release of The Nosh Show, Episode 82: Brazilian Piranha!
This week: “Hostess Deep Fried Twinkies in stores, Domino’s BurgerPizza, Lay’s Olympic Flavors, ANOTHER New Oreo Flavor, and moare.” You can listen embedded here:
Today’s junk food: Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces!!
Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces were discussed on the Nosh Show, and now they exist in both regular and Big Cup form. They had been seen in Family Dollar stores in the South, and I found them at a random gas station in Maryland. Not Walmart, not Target, but a gas station.
Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces, based on my research, have the same amount of calories are the regular versions, whether regular or Big Cup version. 110 per regular cup, 200 per Big Cup. In other news, Jeez Louise. 200?? Oof.
Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces – comparative side view.
Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces – cross section view. At first glance, there weren’t many full-on candy pieces showing. You can see the crushed candy shells here and there, but nothing blatant or obviously visible.
Ah there we go – after another bite of the Big Cup Reese’s Stuffed With Pieces, I could see more candy pieces exposed. I felt like I was digging for fossils with my tongue.
Taste wise, the only difference between these and regular Reese’s Cups were a tiny bit of candy crunch…which I enjoyed! But seriously – there was virtually no difference in flavor. The chocolate to PB ratios were the same, so the flavors were the same – the regular cup was more chocolate-y and the Big Cup was more peanut butter-y. I guess the only real difference was that obviously the Big Cup could hold more candy pieces, so the candy crunch there was more noticeable. If you want to get the true “stuffed” experience, go for the Big Cup.
Yeah, fun idea. Nothing mind blowing, personally. These were good because Reese’s peanut butter cups are good. Plain and simple.
Purchased at: Mobil Gas, Gaithersburg, MD
Price: $1.47 each