As a die-hard Elvis Presley collector AND a die-hard Reese's candy collector, I never in my wildest dreams imagined there would one day come a collectible that merged my two obsessive worlds! I mean, I suppose last year's Reese's Collector's Edition Peanut Butter & Priscilla Presley's Pussy Juice was an exciting acquisition, but it wasn't really an Elvis item per se.
Not to mention I am absolutely bananas for bananas, and have long thought that nature's favorite monkey fodder is vastly underutilized by the candy industry. Now, I realize that some might be put off by the idea of banana-flavored candy. It's unusual. It's not what you're used to. But life is about trying new things. For example, you never know what to expect when you go see a new Elvis impersonator! Maybe this time he'll be a black woman Elvis!
Having purchased a pallet of these Elvis-themed Reeses's Peanut Butter Cups, and one additional to actually eat (yes, it hurt to have to tear the packaging), I can say with double authority that the King would have been proud. They have all the decadence of a good ol' greasy grilled PB & B, but with only perhaps one-tenth the potential arteriosclerosis. I should buy another one and try it deep fried!
Admittedly, this flavor is not for everyone, much like, say, the Clambake soundtrack or the extremely rare Reese's Edition Peanut Butter, Potato Chips, and Wild Turkey. But I am confident that Elvis fans will appreciate it, and Reese's fans should at least give it a shot. For me, the only way this could have been more enjoyable would have been if it somehow incorporated my third hobby collection, Rickey Henderson jockstraps, but I understand that such a candy, while thrilling to me, would have limited mainstream appeal.
Review by Gay Barry