UPDATE: The Reese's Dark Peanut Butter Cup Giveaway is now closed. Watch here for winners, selected randomly (using random.org) from our comments...and watch for more giveaways coming up soon!
Since just before National S'Mores Day, we'd been experimenting with different Hershey products in our S'mores, trying to find just the right ingredient to kick up that campfire favorite a few notches. Honeymaid Grahams were a must—and not the low-fat kind. Homemade vanilla marshmallows would be perfect...but for convenience sake, the traditional Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows were working just fine.
But the chocolate: that's where we focused our energies. The traditional Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar? We wanted something different this time. A Hershey's Symphony Bar? Pretty good...but very (maybe TOO) sweet. How about Mr. Goodbar? The addition of peanuts was nice, but something about the texture didn't work for us. However, the peanut flavor worked well. And that led us to Reese's.
Because our milk chocolate creations were a little too sweet for our liking, we first tried the new Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. And there was no need to try anything else—the dark chocolate gave our S'Mores a richer, less sweet chocolate boost, and the peanut butter flavor and texture was just right. For maximum peanut butter and chocolate flavor, a full-size cup is best, but we tried using Miniatures as well and let's just say they were happily consumed by our "test panel" as well!
Then a miracle occurred. In a strange coincidence (or maybe it was fate), The Hershey Company approached us to see if we'd be interested in sponsoring a giveaway for Reese's Dark Peanut Butter Cups. The Dark Peanut Butter Cups are a new addition to the Reese's line-up; although the company has offered limited edition dark peanut butter confections in the past, the dark chocolate PB cup is apparently ready for prime time and can now be found on the shelves in your local grocery and convenience stores (as well as the bigger box stores, such as Target and Wal-Mart).
If you'd like the chance to win a gift pack of fresh Reese's Dark Peanut Butter Cups, all you need to do is leave a comment here telling us how you eat your Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Do you nibble on the edges? Take off the chocolate top first? Pop the whole thing in your mouth? (don't worry, we won't tell a soul...)
Comment as many times as you wish.* On Wednesday, August 26, we'll close the comments at noon Eastern and pick three winners. Each winner will receive a special package consisting of four 2-packs of the Reese's Dark Cups and two bags of the Reese's Dark Cups Miniatures. That's enough to keep your S'Mores campfire crew content!
*The Hershey Company has asked that we extend this offer only to residents of the United States, and only those U.S. residents over the age of 18.