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Mar 24, 2011 04:43 AM

Snickers Peanut Butter (Squared)

Anyone tried these yet?

Do you like them better than the Reese's PB Easter Egg?

Speaking of Reese's, how are those tiny ones without the wrappers? "Minis"?

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  1. i haven't tried them, but I'm super curious. I love Reese's... have you seen the Snickers commercial with the sharks in the conference room? it's hilarious!

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    1. re: jujuthomas

      i linked it in the OP. it is clever: they're a "focus group/" ;^D.

      1. re: alkapal

        ah, I can't see youtube videos at work, so I couldn't check the link. :)

        1. re: alkapal

          now just imagine your the "other focus group"...

          you sit at the table probably think-- awesome i get to try a new snickers candy bar!! this is the coolest focus group ever!!..
          then you finish the candy bar..start to write down your responses to the focus group questions..
          How did candy bar "A" taste?
          How did candy bar "B" make you feel..

          then the floor drops out from under you...and the "real test" begins...

          you get eaten by a great white shark...

          1. re: srsone

            your ad agency must be a little on the sadistic side. LOL! or i could think of my old boss coming to my office door. "who's there?" "land shark."

            1. re: alkapal

              land shark was a little before my time...
              i was too young to watch snl back in the 70s

              1. re: srsone

                for those who have never met the land shark, he liked to gobble up pretty young ladies. (see, this is food-related).

        2. re: jujuthomas

          They taste alright, but the Peanut butter in the ones I had was DRY!

        3. I tried the snickers PB a couple of weeks ago. I liked it, but it's no replacement for reese's eggs or cups if you want a full PB experience. The snickers squares still have nougat and caramel, which brings the PB punch down a little.

          I haven't tried the new mini reese's cups. I like unwrapping them, plus the wrappers slow me down a little. I'm pretty sure I would inhale the bag of wrapper-free ones before I could even taste them.

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          1. re: mpjmph

            i hear you on the "slowing" factor of unwrapping. that's why i don't wanna go near those little candies, like the "york peppermint" "pieces", and the "mounds pieces." gyaack, i'd be a freakin' whale! peanut m&ms are bad enough in that "easy eatin'" category. <same thing with unshelled pistachios>

            i wonder how it'd be to combine a payday with a reese's egg?

            1. re: alkapal

              You know when they market test these things (candy, snacks) one of the criteria is whether or not eating one leads to the compulsive eating of many, right? And if so that's the formulation that's marketed?

              1. re: buttertart

                well, they got me on peanut m&ms.....

                1. re: alkapal

                  Absolutely, I worked with a woman who was semi-veg and she ALWAYS had a pound bag in her desk for snacks. So easy to go for handfuls upon handfuls.

              2. re: alkapal

                <same thing with unshelled pistachios>
                it's an element of what we nutrition professionals actually call the Pistachio Principle (i can't take credit for the term, we've been tossing it around for ages, but it was officially coined by an eating behavior expert in Illinois a few years ago). the harder you have to work to get at the edible part of a food, the less you end up eating.

                and back on-topic re: the Snickers PB squares, i saw them handing out samples at Costco here in LA - think it was around the middle of last month - and i heard a couple of people say it pretty much just tasted like a Snickers.

                1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  Not true with me and in-shell pistachios. Step away! from the pistachios!

                  1. re: buttertart

                    well, at least it slows you down so it takes you *longer* to eat as many as you would if they were shelled, right? ;)

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      I suppose inasmuch as you can't scarf them by the mittful. I can leave shelled pistachios alone more easily than the ones in shell, however. I like the fiddliness.

            2. Maybe it's my age, but I wish they'd quit tinkering with long established products. It takes forever to locate a package of plain old Oreos amidst the double stuffed, low fat, Super Bowl football shaped edition, vanilla cookie/chocolate frosted, mint filling, minis, minis in 100 calorie pack etc. varieties. Make them bigger by all means, but let Oreos be Oreos, and Snickers be Snickers. I don't want almonds in my Snickers, or peanut butter.

              I may start a non-profit group to fight this phenomenon.

              For the record I think the Reeses PB egg has the best Chocolate to PB ratio of all the Reeses holiday editions. They are the reason that Easter is my favorite holiday, and should be held at least twice each year.

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              1. re: laststandchili

                AMEN. the reese's Easter egg PB-to-choc ratio is perfect. no other reese's meets this high standard.

                  1. re: alkapal

                    My fridge is forever stocked with Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs. It can be Easter whenever I need it to. Nothing will ever top them for me.

                    As for Snickers Peanut Butter Squared: When I first saw them advertised, then actually found them, I was so excited. I love Snickers & love peanut butter even more. Everything about them points to the fact that I should love them but...they are just good, not bad but not great. The rich almost buttery taste of a regular Snickers is not there. They taste more just sweet than anything. There was one in a red wrapper awhile ago (Snickers Nut'n butter crunch) that was much better. Many, many years ago there was Peanut Butter Snickers (orange wrapper) that was phenomenal. I would be ecstatic if they brought that back!

                    1. re: alkapal

                      The marked-down sales of these eggs after Easter
                      are really what freezers are for.

                      PB Snickers are passable
                      but Reeses be better.

                  2. Yes, I've tried the new Snickers PNB squared and I liked them. The PNB hit isn't really that pronounced.

                    I'm not sure comparing them to the Reese's PNB Easter egg is an apt comparison. I don't think Snicker's is aiming for this to be a PNB candy bar as much as it is simply a Snicker's variant with a mild PNB flavor. One of our employees here at work keeps both in the candy jar on her desk and I can't say that one reminds me very much of the other. Or maybe it's just because I like both them :-)

                    1. I'm not feeling this.

                      PB + Chocolate = good

                      Nougat + Caramel + PB + Chocolate = "too many cooks in the kitchen"