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This Is the Best Peanut Butter Cup, According to a Taste Test

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When you think peanut butter cup, whats the first thing to come to mind?Reeses, right? In my mind and the minds of lots of folks, Reeses is the best candy this side of Grandmas kitchen(didnt Grandma make the best sponge candy?). As much as I love a good Reeses peanut butter cup or two, though, I always suspected there might be a worthy rival out therea peanut butter cup with creamier peanut butter or maybe more velvety chocolate. But then those Reeses peanut butter cups in the shapes of trees or pumpkins or eggs during the different holidays would have me thinking twicethe shaped ones are the best right? Enough of the internal battle over the best peanut butter cups! Its time to test.

I grabbed some die-hard peanut butter fans and all the milk chocolate peanut butter cup brands I could find and compared them in a blind taste test:

Trader Joes is snackers paradiseespecially during the holidays. The grocery store chain always has great candies and sweets, and these peanut butter cups were no exception. Testers love the super smooth peanut butter filling. Some folks were divided on the chocolatesome thought it was a tad bitter for milk chocolate. In the end, though, these were a great peanut butter snack. Be sure to check out these othertreats for peanut butter lovers, too.

Its no surprise to anyone that Reeses gained a top spot in our testits the classic after all! This cup gained high marks because it was exactly what testers were craving. And you all know what a good Reeses tastes like: sweet, sweet milk chocolate with satisfying (albeit slightly gritty) peanut butter filling. While these cups really hit the spot, that slightly flawed filling is what cost it the crown.

Can you believe that another brand managed to take the top spot? This was hard for a lot of testers to take. (At least it was until they took another bite of Choceur peanut butter cupsan Aldi exclusive brand.) These mini milk chocolate cups won over a lot of new fans with its exceptional chocolate and unbelievably creamy peanut butter. Plus, testers thought that the ratio of chocolate to filling was spot-on. As one tester and candy expert put it: These are the best by a mile. The rest of the crew agreed and gave Choceur an almost perfect score. Here aresurprising reasons why Aldi store brands are so good.

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Talk about a shakeup! This test made us realize that the most well-known options arent always number one (though they are close). In the case of peanut butter cups, Id be happy to grab a bag of Choceur next time Im shopping at Aldi. This just reaffirmed what I knew to be true: Aldi brands are right on par with the big names. However, if Im craving chocolate and peanut butter and Im not planning an Aldi run in the future, Ive got no problem with a good Reeses. Now, check out thebrand of root beer that came out on topafter a similar taste test.

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