Newman’s Own Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

November 27, 2007

I’d been curious about these, so I was especially excited when I found them. I love peanut butter and dark chocolate, so the combination could lead to nothing but love, right?

Well, color me disappointed.


Each package contains three cups housed in a plastic tray. The cups are smaller than a Reese’s Cup. They are sturdy, due to the very thick layer of dark chocolate that surrounds the peanut butter. I’d say the proportion here is 66% chocolate and 33% peanut butter… heck, there might be even less peanut butter!

That lack of peanut butter is the downfall of this candy. The chocolate completely dominates the peanut butter… so much so that I can’t say much about the peanut butter. I didn’t taste it that much. It’s smooth and needs salt. That’s all I can say!


The chocolate is fine. It’s slightly sweet and not at all bitter. It’s fruity but lacks a chocolate punch. The thickness gives it a nice snap, but that’s not what I’m looking for here.

With 60 calories to each cup, they’re good if you’re watching what you eat and can exercise portion control. Dark chocolate and peanut butter are the healthier candy ingredients, after all. Also, it’s all organic, which is a plus.

If you are looking for a dark chocolate peanut butter cup, this may be it. If you are looking for a peanut butter cup with lots of chocolate and little peanut butter, this is probably it. But it’s not what I was looking for or expecting. I’ll wait for the limited edition dark chocolate Reese’s that are supposed to be coming, thanks.

These get a 5, which is what I give products that aren’t bad, but I don’t care for. Sorry Newman. I’m still interested in your Peppermint Cups and Ginger Os!

Rating: 5/10

Name: Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Brand: Newman’s Own
Store: Walmart
Price: $0.50

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