Folks. I could only last so long. And to be honest, I think it’s rather admirable how long I did last, thank you very much!
On Sunday, I was doing my usual Instacart shopping and waiting in line for the cashier when I looked over to my right and saw the holy grail: A basket full of Reese’s Potato Chips Big Cup.
That’s right, folks. It’s a Reese’s Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cup (and the big cup at that!) infused with salty potato chip goodness. I believe it rolled out just before Halloween 2021. Good timing, Hershey Company!
Now, nobody really needs to go long on the deliciousness of a Reese’s cup. It’s basically one of the top tier creations in the universe: the melding of chocolate and peanut butter and those oddly satisfying ridges around the cup? Engineering genius. Culinary excellence.
And what takes a Reese’s cup to the next level? Putting that bad boy in the freezer, which is what I did. That Reese’s cup has been sitting there screaming for me to eat it since Sunday afternoon, folks! I resisted for so long! It’s Wednesday night! The fact that I didn’t eat it on the way back home from the store is an impressive feat all its own.
On the other hand, though, I do have to offer perhaps a mild-to-hot take, depending on how your mileage varies: I’m not a big chip person. I prefer virtually all manner of pretzels instead. Chips are fine. I’ll enjoy pretty much any kind of brand chip and its myriad varieties: Lays, Doritos, Fritos, Funyuns and so on. Heck, I’ve even come around on Pringles, as I used to not like them. But I almost never go out of my way to get chips. I hardly ever get a hankering for them like I do for any kind of sweet-something or greasy-something. As a side at a restaurant or a fast food place, I nearly 100 percent of the time would prefer any kind of french fry over chips.
In fact, as I’m thinking about it, the only chips I go gaga for are Chipotle’s chips and those aren’t potato chips, those are tortilla chips.
The main reason two reasons I’m not a big potato chip person: 1.) I don’t like that feeling on my fingers from Cheetos powder or Fritos or Lays; and 2.) The aftertaste often sucks. And to add a third now that I’ve been counting calories: They’re bad for you and you hardly get anything out of it to warrant being bad.
All of that said, one of the best mixtures is to take something sweet and mix it with something salty. That’s why one of my favorite snacks are Kar’s Sweet ‘N Salty Mix. Your taste buds are getting the best of both worlds!
So, taking something that’s already sweet perfection in the Reese’s cup and adding in the crunchy saltiness of a potato chip is a recipe for success in my estimation. I tried to savor the taste, but I gulped this big cup down quite fast.
Or as one might say, we’re gonna need a bigger … cup.
Also, compared to some other things, particularly a small-sized candy bar, 180 calories for a Reese’s big cup featuring a potato chip (or two? or three? I don’t know how many are crammed in there) ain’t too shabby.
Finally, one last thing to note. Does the freezing technique, which typically enhances the Reese’s cup experience, hinder the salty pop of the potato chip here? I don’t think so! I still tasted the potato chip. I still savored the saltiness. Now, it’s possible at room temperature as bought from the store and left on my counter, I would have noticed the chip more in terms of its crunch factor, but hey, I’ll take taste before crunch.
GO GET THESE. Even though I prefer you to always read every last letter of my blog posts, I hope you stopped reading mid-way through to run to the store and nab up a couple of these.
STAY TUNED! I also saw the Reese’s big cup with pretzel, which is speaking more to my tastes. I’ll be eating and dropping a review of that one soon. That one is also sitting in my freezer taunting me from afar.