I had been lusting after the Reese Hazelnut Crème ever since I saw this photo on flickr. As far as I know it’s not available in the U.S., so a friend kindly sent me some from Canada. The packaging is gorgeous; you can just imagine your teeth sinking into the soft chocolate and creamy hazelnut.
Sadly, this is not the case. Unlike Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, these are hard, all the way from the solid chocolate exterior to the firm hazelnut center. They also seem smaller than Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Curiously, they’re missing the signature wax paper that normally cradles each cup. And although hazelnuts are listed as an ingredient (after “sugar, modified milk ingredients, hydrogenated palm kernel oil, hydrogenated coconut oil”), there isn’t much of a hazelnut taste.
Overall, a very poor showing by Hershey’s. Happily, my friend had also sent some Coffee Crisp by Nestlé, which quickly eased my disappointment with the Reese’s!