So I opted to try out the Weight Watchers® Peanut Butter Cups, as I have yet to see these on the shelves at Canadian retailers.
Each cup is 2 POINTS with 90 calories, 6g of fat and .5g of fibre.
From the outside it looks like a nice little treat when you're craving chocolate and have two points.
But wait...2 POINTS for each one....five in a bag...retails for $2.99 (according to the Web site)...
You know the little gerbil got on the wheel at this point.
Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?
You're darn right I marched over to the convenience store and bought a package of Reese Peanut Butter cups to compare.Well, lookie here - THREE cups are 280 calories, 15g of fat and 2g of fibre.
Now math is generally hard, but this one was easy to figure out.
Er...what exactly makes the WW ones so damn special then?
So I enlisted the help of Jainey to see how the two stack up beyond the nutrition factor (mostly because the chocolate was delivered to his house, but also because he's super awesome and I miss him).
We both found the Weight Watchers one to be smaller, have less peanut butter and had a semi-sweet chocolate taste to Reese's more milk chocolate.
Although they seem comparable at a glance, the two are not. The Reese one is far superior, melts in your mouth and the peanut butter in it is sooo much better...
for about the same amount of POINTS per cup.
And the Reese ones are easier on your wallet too. Just sayin'
I have a vid with Jainey's thoughts on the cups mid chew, but the audio goes squirrely every which way I upload it. You'll just have to settle for him talking to you in your dreams.
But here it is, your moment of zen: