Halloween Kit Kat and Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins


(Note: These were reviewed Halloween 2014. Seasonal items may not be available every year.)

It’s always fun when candy companies come out when special holiday versions of their usual fare. In this case, the tried-and-true staples of Kit Kat and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have received a Halloween re-do.

Halloween Kit Kat

Hallo-Kit-Kat-FangsFirst, let’s look at the Halloween Kit Kat. The packaging tells you that you’re in for “1 of 4 spooky bar designs” and has the cute tagline “Dare to Find What’s Inside.” Of course, getting all four designs is rather tricky—we bought four just to see what would happen and only ended up with two. One of the designs is a cute bat and moon motif that says “Spooky Snacks from Kit Kat.” Another bares a set of fangs and says “You’ve Been Bitten. Try Another Kit Kat.” A third design (one of the designs we did not get) is an extremely cute ghost, and it says “Happy Hauntings from Kit Kat.” We were unable to find any examples of the fourth Halloween design.

Of course, the Halloween Kit Kat is the same as far as the chocolate itself is concerned—only the design is different.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins

The Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins are similar to the Russell Stover pumpkin-shaped candies, in that they do not feature any jack-o-lantern-type carvings on the outside. They are a basic pumpkin shape. If you’re familiar with Reese’s peanut butter Christmas trees, the formula is similar. The chocolate surrounding the peanut butter is fairly thin, which is fine—but if you tend to separate the chocolate from the peanut butter with regular Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, please note the important fact that this will not be easily possible with this version.

Hallo-Kit-Kat-N-Reeses-PkgAfter all, how people eat Reese’s peanut butter cups is perhaps the most interesting part of talking about these chocolates!

In essence, if you like either Kit Kat or Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, you’ll definitely want to keep an eye out for these special Halloween versions.

Another Halloween chocolate is scheduled for next week, this time from a chocolatier. Make sure to get our updates!