And then there’s Brach’s. (I say it like an old Wisconsin-en would say “Brats” as he’s gathering phlegm from the back of his throat.) Braaaaaaach’s – who as far as I can tell – have brainwashed Grammas the world over to push candy crap nuggets to unsuspecting kids. You know the plain-jane-all-the-same-run-o’-the-mill sweet nothings that you’ve passed over a hundred times? Yeah those same Brach’s who may have created the butterscotch morsels that I snuck from my Bubbie’s livingroom and actually loved dearly but Only because they were the scraps of candy that I could get my dirty little paws on. (Trust me, if I could have stolen a Crunch Bar, the orange little plastic-wrapped sugar bombs would STILL be in that flower candy dish.)
Don’t have do too much reading between the lines to know that it’s gonna take a helllllllluva lot of goodness from a Brach sweet to make me WANT to try whatever they’re pawning.
I present to you: Brach’s Peanut Butter Poppins.
Sure Reese’s gets all the credit for putting peanut butter and chocolate together, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only recipe to eat. These shiny little chocolate balls filled with sweet peanut butter are grabtastic. And they don’t taste like Reese’s cups, Reese’s pieces, nor any other small PB&C morsel. At first you might think these have a M&M type shell, but nay – these are creamy and soft, and the milk chocolate seems less lactal (yeah I made that word up) so the salt of the peanut butter shines through. There is a little crunch in there, but it’s ever so slight. All the balls are different sizes so they feel a little unique, or even homegrown. The chocolate is nothing to write home about but, as it should be, these are more about the peanut butter.
One thing to note is that I have no idea where you get these. I can’t find them online anywhere and the press release says they are in market but not where. If you find them, let us know.