In deciding the inaugural “eat” post there was some trepidation amongst the consortium of Eat, Prey, Hate authors. With the prey and hate posts featuring such iconic concepts as the Honey Badger, and Burton’s Planet of the Apes, it was important to select just the right item for eat. With the variety of tastes amongst this community, there are few foods that are universally loved. Therefore, there was only one choice: Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is a solid one and normal Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are a solid candy. As good as the cups are, the eggs are superior in every way. The question is, why?
The most commonly held theory is the ratio. Due to the different shape of the eggs the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is higher than in the cups. As a peanut butter lover I can’t deny that the idea of more peanut butter isn’t appealing. I will frequently take spoon in hand and eat peanut butter straight out of the jar (I prefer creamy but to each his own…).
However, I have an alternative theory as to why the eggs are better than the cups: the shape. The eggs are smooth with rounded edges but the cups are angular with ridged edges. Biting into the egg is a smooth experience while the ridged sides of the cup offer more resistance. Its just basic engineering.
For the past few years Reese’s has tried to pull a bait and switch and offer mini-eggs instead of the full-sized ones. They just aren’t the same. I know it, you know, and the American people know it.
It seems that Reese’s has seen the light and has started offering “seasonal” versions that are sold at other times of the year besides Easter. With versions for Halloween, Christmas, and St. Valentine’s Day they pretty much have Fall, Winter, and Spring covered.
They defiantly need to start selling a summer-themed version though. I’m not sure what shape they would make for summer, perhaps just a sun or something? Of course maybe the regular Reese’s are “sun” shaped… I think this issue may call for further resoarch…