Monday, August 11, 2008


There are things in this great world of ours that are destined to receive the title of 'classic'. I'm sure you can think of several. There are those people who live among us, I'm sad to say, that think they can make 'classic' just a little bit better. How foolish. The great "Coke" fiasco comes to mind. Remember when they tried to change it, and "make it better"? Well, discerning taste buds world over refused to accept this and soon, they brought "Coke Classic" back to its rightful place on the store shelves. Personally, I don't like Coke products and think the ONLY soft drink fit to consume is Diet Dr. Pepper and its twin Dr. Pepper, but that is beside the point. However, you don't see the gurus of this company playing around with success, now do you?
And, now, here is the next product to think it can be made more consumable by us consumers. Reese's P-nut Butter cup. Can you even imagine they would try to improve upon the perfection that it is already? Well, it's true. Think, if you will, about the divine taste of yummy chocolate melting in your mouth, and then the burst of flavor that comes when you get to the p-nut butter. Then they mix and mingle in your mouth, and your taste buds actually do the 'happy dance'. It is a 'party in my mouth' if you will. Hey, that would be a good blog title, wouldn't it? But, I digress. The head honchos at Reese's...parent company Hershey, no less...have recently made the same grievous error. Maybe Hershey hired the brains who thought up New Coke when the Coca-Cola Company fired them...I don't know. But, recently, upon my weekly trip to purchase good nutritious food for my family, I spied Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar and Reese's Select Clusters! What a sad thing it is to think that the Hershey company is heading down the same slippery slope that the Coke company did. I can just imagine that the Crispy Crunchy Bar is actually not so very...crispy or crunchy...and does not even have a hint of the original p-nut butter and chocolate mix. And, I would think that the Select Clusters may have a little of the p-nut butter taste, but not so much of the chocolate taste, because it gets overwhelmed by the actual p-nuts in the mix. I am actually pretty accurate in my 'imaginings' especially when it comes to chocolate, the most basic of food groups...just so you know.
Below is a picture of the offending candy so you will not be fooled when you are cruising through Winn-Dixie, or Piggly-Wiggly, or Target, or Wal-Mart. Look carefully before you reach for the familiar orange could be an attempt to "crash" that "party in your mouth...and that is NOT a good thing.
Why, no, I did not eat these. I found them lying on the counter just like this. I do not live alone, you know. I started a diet a week ago and these are not on the 'foods allowed'!
P.S. I wrote a poem one time about eating Sugar Free Mini Reese's P-nut Butter Cups.
But it would take some mighty fine begging for me to share that with you.


justabeachkat said...

Amen sister!

And let me be the first to beg for the poem. Give it up.


andi said...

Poem begger here. I can't STAND sugar free stuff. I LOVE to find the Hersey bars in the pantry and just dip it into the peanut butter. You are making me hungry. I just finished a Bruster's Choc. milkshake! :) SO good to see you today! Thanks for my happy day surprises. Love ya!

nancygrayce said...

Poetry please! I wish I would start a diet....of any kind!

Musicaljean said...

I'm begging for the poem too. I hope the sugar free candy didn't have the same affect on you that it had on me, or the poem could be a nasty one, ha, ha!!

windycorner said...

Agree!!! Don't mess with success. I was surprised to see these candies on the shelf and remember thinking I'll never buy those. It's probably an attempt to appeal to someone looking for lower calorie candy, but honestly, is it worth it?

Earthmommy said...

Oh my gosh this post was so funny! When I was a preteen, about 11 or so my very favorite candy in the world was the Whatchamacallit candy bar. It was basically a rice crispy treat coated in a thin layer of delicious milk chocolate. Heaven, I tell you....then they had to go and screw it up by adding a layer of caramel. Yuck. By the way I share your love of the original Reese's cup.