Okay, to begin with – it’s not really go.
Reese’s calls his new giant Reese’s peanutbutter cup a “Thanksgiving pie,” but I’ve been to dozens of Thanksgiving dinners, and this is not a pie.
The 3.4-pound, 9-inch Reese’s peanutbutter cup is huge (it’s definitely the technical name for it), but there’s no flagged crust or grid top or anything – it’s simply a peanut butter cup that has been put under the growth ray of some mad scientist or something. I know this because the company sent me a freebie, and it’s heavier than my laptop (a 13-inch MacBook Pro that weighs only three pounds).
Unfortunately, the mutant Reese’s cup, which is not really a pie (but all of Reese’s cups look a bit like dollhouse size pies, so they made it go for them) is no longer available. Only 3,000 of the giant treats were on sale Monday in Hershey’s online store, and they were sold out immediately.
I have not dared to cut into mine yet, but I admit I am super curious. The ratio of chocolate to peanut butter is what makes or breaks a Reese’s peanutbutter cup. (Online fans have broken this down big time.) It’s just perfect in the standard PB cup, but I’m less fond of the larger or mini-cups because of the ratio differences. The actual size of the megaton version looks like it will shed that perfection of itself as there will definitely be extra chocolate around the edges and then a long march of peanut butter right down to the middle.
Although for me it’s not a pie, I’m going to put it on the table for T-Day dinner and ask all guests to weigh in on the choco-PB proportions. Although they are not as perfect as the standard size PB cup, chocolate and peanut butter are still two things for which I am very grateful.