Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Review: Breyers Blasts! Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Chocolate Frozen Dairy Dessert

I've had a lot of success with Breyers Blasts! reviews on this blog.  More often than not, I've found them to be particularly delicious and well stuffed with add-ins.  One thing I have done is try to avoid what I consider "boring" and run-of-the-mill flavors like Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, etc. because I've wanted to try some off the ones that seemed (to me at least) to jump out of the freezer at the store.  While doing my typical perusing of the freezer case at Meijer recently, I saw a new Reese's variation of the Blasts! product line with this Breyers Blasts! Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Chocolate Frozen Dairy Dessert that I picked up on sale for $3.00 for a 1.5 quart container.  Each container has twelve half-cup servings and each serving is 140 calories.

There are two key things in this version of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups segment of the Blasts! line that make this different.  First, this is frozen dairy dessert and not ice cream like the original version.  The other difference is that the base frozen dairy dessert is chocolate flavored as opposed to the peanut butter flavored ice cream of the original Reese's product.  Other than the base flavor and composition, the rest of the container is the same.  It contains a Reese's peanut butter swirl, which has hardened, and also a helping of the famous Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  One thing I did notice about the amount of these cups compared to other Blasts! products is that I seemed to have gotten a container where I was shorted on the number of add-ins and there really weren't a TON of add-ins like there have been in the other Blasts! products.  I was disappointed by that and if you look at the picture above, they are even hard to find there and that's the best I could do for a photo.

After a couple of spoonfuls, this got to be pretty boring.  The peanut butter swirl was nice and had a sweet and full peanut butter flavor and the peanut butter cups obviously tasted like the candy, but the chocolate frozen dairy dessert itself was just flat.  It tasted like chocolate, but it wasn't particularly rich or sweet.  It seemed like it was just there as a somewhat chocolate tasting vehicle to deliver the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to your taste buds.  Perhaps that was Breyers' intent when they designed this as they wanted to showcase the Reese's product, but I'd like to think they would have at least wanted to the chocolate to have a fuller flavor.  Perhaps not though.

Buy It or Fly By It?  First, I will say that there was nothing wrong with this container of frozen dairy dessert and it did have solid flavor.  It had chocolate and it had peanut butter and that's a tried and true flavor combination that countless people out there love, including me.  Still, I would have liked something more out of this, so I give it a FLY BY IT rating merely as a personal preference and not as a reflection of the taste itself.  I just can't get over the flat chocolate flavor and the lack of add-ins.  Maybe I just got a bad container, but I'm not willing to try another one out for something that really isn't going to intrigue me in anyway.  That said, if you are just looking for a way to deliver the famous chocolate and peanut butter flavor combination to your mouth and you are particularly in love with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (I like them, but don't LOVE them), then you will probably fall in love with this container of ice cr...err...frozen dairy dessert.



  1. Completely fair assessment. I LOVE this "frozen dessert" and can appreciate your take on it. Some people will like it better than others and you provide an unbiased review. Thanks for all your great reviews!

    1. Thanks for the comment and I appreciate the compliment! Keep on coming back!

  2. i agree that this is a frozen dessert not ice cream. I am not buying again as I like a sweeter actual chocolate flavor. I added chocolate syrup and it still wasn't worth the calories.


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