It took me a while, but I finally found the Pip & Nut Peanut Butter Cups in Milk Chocolate. I had it delivered with my Ocado shopping!
Each pack contains two milk chocolate cups filled with our delicious smooth peanut butter. We’re proud to make these in the UK from ethically sourced, single-origin Colombian chocolate. And, of course, absolutely no palm oil.
These have been out for a little while, so you might have already tried these. But you know I’m never really on the ball with snacks finding! These cost me £1.79 for a pack of 2 nut butter cups.
Now I really want to like Pip & Nut products, but recently I’ve been put off by the fact their flavoured nut butters contain so much coconut. It ends up being that coconut is the primary flavour and I just can’t get on with that.
However these Peanut Butter Cups are thankfully coconut oil free.
Ingredients: 40% Cacao Colombian Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Milk Powder, Emulsifier: Soya Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Peanut Butter (30%), Cocoa Butter, Agave Syrup, Salt.
First impressions are really quite good. These cups have a thick milk chocolate shell, with a good crisp break to it.
In the middle sits a deliciously nutty and slightly salted, smooth peanut butter.
The chocolate they’re using is very tasty, and with 40% cocoa it feels a little richer than a standard ‘mainstream bar’ type of chocolate. It works really nicely with the peanut butter filling.
I like that the filling isn’t loose and runny – it’s not got a natural and oily texture to it, like you’d get directly from a jar of peanut butter. I much prefer the solidity of this.
So we’ve got good milk chocolate and a tasty peanut filling. What’s not to like?
If you’re looking for a “healthier” version of a peanut butter cup, this is probably the best I’ve tried. It’s not got the ‘over-the-top’ flavour of a Reese’s – but it also doesn’t contain any of those weirdly long words that sound more like a chemical experiment than a foodstuff.
I can’t really fault these cups. If I was going to nitpick I’d say they could be slightly deeper, with a little more peanut butter in the centre. At times I felt like the chocolate might have been a bit stronger against the nut than I’d have wanted.
On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed this product and would definitely pick it up again. Make of that what you will!
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