There’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s. But is there a better way?

This was the marketing mindset of Nabisco, who in 2014 delighted the world when it stuffed this classic flavor into the timeless Oreo cookie to create Nabisco Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos. For the second year in a row, Nabisco has brought them back for a limited time only due to popular demand.

Nabisco Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

Nabisco Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

Spoiler alert, guys: I love these Nabisco Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos. I know this because I’ve purchased multiple packages each of the last two years.

What I want to do tonight is something a little different. When I posted a picture of these Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos to Instagram, several people questioned how different these could really taste from the regular Peanut Butter Oreo. To be honest, these were my exact reservations before I tried them back in 2014. But I was blown away by how good they were.

I have to admit, though. I can’t remember the last time I had a regular Peanut Butter Oreo to compare the two. Honestly, anything that can be qualified as “regular” can burn in Hell as far as I’m concerned. But I really needed a hook for this review. I think you know where this is going:

Nabisco Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

Hey, any excuse to eat two different kinds of Oreos in one night is good in my book. Let me start by re-acquainting myself with the year-round Peanut Butter Oreo since I am near certain it is the inferior product.

Peanut Butter Oreo's

Peanut Butter Oreo’s

Confirmed. Quite frankly, Peanut Butter Oreos kind of suck. I know there are fans of these out there, but I’m not one of them. The peanut butter flavored creme is just too earthy and unsweetened – it tastes more like bland peanuts than it does creamy peanut butter. The lack of sweetness in the creme is the major downfall here, because the issue intensifies when paired with the bitter chocolate Oreo cookie wafer. You know what I might be interested in? Peanut Butter Oreos with the Golden Oreo wafer. That cookie is hyper sweet and the combination with this peanut butter creme could be a finer balance. Just put peanut butter on regular Oreos if that’s what you’re craving. I will literally never buy these again.

Nabisco Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

But these! I’m telling you guys, there are major differences here. For one, the Nabisco Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo uses half peanut butter creme and half chocolate. The peanut butter half is not the same peanut butter creme in the Peanut Butter Oreo. It is much sweeter and the texture has exactly the same sugary grittiness inside a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. Delightful.

The chocolate creme in the Nabisco Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo is on point as well, and really does taste like the milk chocolate confection surrounding the outside of a Reese’s. I would have also bought the Chocolate Creme Oreos to compare, but this blog is absolutely wrecking my finances as it is. I’m near certain this creme is different from that one. It tastes so similar to the milk chocolate on a Reese’s that I think I’m picking up elements of peanut butter in the chocolate half, but that could just be a total mind trip. They are that close. And you better believe the combination of the two cremes tastes just like a Reese’s. If you don’t believe me yet, try this one at home:

Nabisco Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Oreos

More money down the drain.

Yeah… I rolled the creme into a ball and molded it into a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. So what? They tasted the same.

Eating the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreo altogether is an outstanding Oreo experience. With the cookie wafers in play, it isn’t an exact Reese’s Peanut Butter flavor because it wasn’t intended to be. Note this subtle but extremely important distinction – these Oreos advertise a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup flavored creme. It isn’t the same formula as, say, the S’mores Oreos which relied on the graham-flavored wafer, the chocolate-flavored creme, and the marshmallow-flavored cream to combine forces and achieve the feature flavor. Here, the Reese’s is all up in the creme alone, and the result is a damn-near-perfect combination of two of the best products that have ever existed in junk food land.

Nabisco Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos are easily my favorite of the limited edition Oreos that use the chocolate wafers.

How Many Wrong Ways There Are to Eat a Reese’s Rating: 0 out of 10
How Many Wrong Ways There Are to Eat an Oreo Rating: 1 out of 10
Overall Rating: 9 out of 10

For more thoughts on the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Oreos, check out reviews by other sites we like:

Review via The Impulsive Buy (9 out of 10)
Review via Sometimes Foodie (“I may like these cookies more than actual Reese’s cups”)
Review via Junk Food Guy (Did the same thing I did but did a better job of it)

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