So, the last Russell Stover peanut butter egg I ate was… weird. It was rather unlike any other peanut butter confection I’ve had before and perhaps unlike most I’ll encounter in the future. I was hoping that this Russell Stover Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter Egg would fare a bit better in the court of my personal opinion.
First thing to note, this is not an egg-shaped egg treat. Like the Butterfinger Egg, this is an oval, but it is not rounded like the Butterfinger. It is shaped more like a Reese’s peanut butter egg and I’m into that. It smells very sweet and peanut buttery – definitely inviting. As evidenced by my grubby little fingerprints in the photos, the chocolate coating is of the sort that melts quickly under human fingers (or it’s entirely too hot in my apartment, but I think it’s the chocolate), which I find a bit frustrating but lends itself to an easy melt and combination with the extra crunchy peanut butter filling contained within.
This peanut butter is actually a wonderful thing. Where a Reese’s egg is generally the flakey, sort of dry peanut butter we all know and love, this egg actually has some peanut chunks inside. The peanut butter isn’t overly sweet and the fairly substantial peanut chunks give it an air of credibility.
I enjoyed this particular egg, perhaps the most out of any thus far in my EGG-stravaganza (it had to happen sometime, folks) and I’d definitely eat it again. If you’re looking for a bit of an alternative to your standard Easter Reese’s egg, I’d highly recommend checking this one out.