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30



PB&Co's Bonbons Box

Surprise! I’m doing a review today with a giveaway instead of my normal Eye Candy Post. I figured my first bog Giveaway should show up on a special day. Read on how to enter….

Around this time of year candy companies try to do something special for Mother’s Day. “Candy season” pretty much ends with Easter, yet I see more and more companies produce specific sweets for us to give to our Mom’s on her special day. Peanut Butter & Co ( PB&Co for short) sent me some free samples of their “Mom’s Lil’ Box O’ Bonbons” that they too created in honor of this holiday. I’ve had some of PB&Co’s other seasonal treats before and have really enjoyed them, so I was all too happy to take them up on their offer.

The box describes the bonbons as: “Milk Chocolate with a crispy white chocolate peanut butter center”.  Sounds promising already! The logo is printed on paper that slips around a sturdy folded white box. I admit, at first I was surprised at the small size of the box, as it weighs in at 2.3 oz and it about the size of half of a VHS tape (does anyone know what those are anymore? Now I feel old…). I reminded myself that it’s “quality not quantity” and realized that this size is a good amount. What Mom wants to be handed a pound of chocolate anyways, seriously? Especially in this day and age when everyone is trying to be healthier to boot. I know for one my Mom would prefer a smaller size, as I’d imagine it’s a less intimidating sort of food gift. I know I’d feel that way.

Each box has eight bonbons in it and I was utterly delighted when I opened the box. The bonbons were neatly nestled inside and were well protected.

 

PB&Co's Bonbons

The bonbons are beautiful to look at. They’re square, and about the diameter of a quarter. There’s a design of pink spring blossoms printed on the top of each. They feel very fresh and delicate.

The flavor is extremely peanut buttery right away. First you taste the smooth sweetness of the chocolate, then the flavor of the center comes through. It’s very fresh, creamy, nutty, sweet and a little salty. Just like your favorite peanut butter! The texture is awesome too, as it’s very smooth and creamy, yet it’s not dense or oily. There’s also something very crispy in the center too, and I can’t say what exactly is doing that, even though I’ve inspected the bonbon and nibbled at it in hopes of figuring it out. The chocolate coating is not very thick or heavy, so at best you get the chocolate’s sweetness and a little of the flavor. No matter, as the bonbons really are all about the peanut butter.

I really liked these, as a packaged set and in flavor. I think it’s a nice gift as it’s really not too much candy, as each piece clocks in a 50 calories. The flavor of the bonbons is really intense so you don’t feel compelled to eat them all at once. So yes, really yummy! I’d share them with my Mom if she was a big peanut butter lover herself, so I’ll just have to share them with my boyfriend instead.

GIVEAWAY! Peanut Butter & Co was kind enough to give me an extra box to give away to you, my dear readers! Want to win one? Here’s what you need to do:

1. Comment on this post with your favorite peanut butter candy.
2. Please make sure to include your email address, so I have a way of contacting you as the winner. I won’t be sharing it with anyone, pinky swears.
3. You must be a resident of the Unites States. My apologies to all of you elsewhere.
4. Post by 12 noon EST on Sunday, May 2nd.

I will randomly draw a winner that night and email you for your address so I can send your box of bonbons out to you. Thanks and best of luck. smile

Rating: Will Buy Again

 

Will Buy Again

Links Bonbons on Peanut Butter & Co’s Website

  1. I know it’s cliche but for mass produced candy, you can’t beat reeses peanut butter cups. If Take 5s had kept the real chocolate coating, they may have edged them out though.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  08:07 AM
  2. I love “Buckeyes”. It’s an Ohio specialty candy: a ball of creamy peanut butter dipped 3/4 in chocolate, so the end result looks like a buckeye. They are delicious!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  09:25 AM
  3. I have to agree as a Cleveland native that buckeyes are awesome, but I love making my own frozen peanut butter cups. I whip some peanut butter with whip cream and freeze it in a mini-muffin tin with melted chocolate or chocolate sauce drizzled on top. A great peanut butter fix if you can’t run to the store!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  10:43 AM
  4. Reeses. Period.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  11:16 AM
  5. sounds good.  my favorite pb treat is gertrude hawk pb eggs.  so good.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  11:50 AM
  6. My favorite peanut butter candy is definitely trader joe’s peanut butter cups. they are smooth, creamy and delicious with just the right amount of peanut butter and chocolate!

    Posted by ryan  on  04/30  at  12:08 PM
  7. Homemade buckeyes are my favorite. They’re super easy to make and taste amazing frozen.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  12:09 PM
  8. I LOVE Trader Joe’s mini pb cups! I could eat dozens in one sitting smile

    Posted by Jenna  on  04/30  at  12:23 PM
  9. A toss up between Resse’s Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter M&M’s.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  12:41 PM
  10. Buckeyes are great, but my favorite thing to do is take a piece of dark chocolate and spread some PB on top with a little sprinkling of salt. Amazing!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  12:51 PM
  11. I’d have to say my favorite is a scoop of peanut butter from the jar with M & M’s on top.  That, or the discontinued PB Twix.  Man those were good.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  02:22 PM
  12. My absolute favorite peanut butter candy is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. I love the slightly gritty peanut butter center.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  05:51 PM
  13. I love PB meltaways from Naron’s Chocolates, in Baltimore MD. They are soooo good, especially in dark chocolate!

    Posted by Erin  on  04/30  at  07:21 PM
  14. Reese Pieces.  Sometimes I imagine myself grabbing for them one by one like E.T.  They’re also great w/ ice cream.  And trail mixes.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  07:23 PM
  15. Peanut Butter Twix are amazing! I hate that they are so hard to find around here!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  04/30  at  10:08 PM
  16. reese’s peanut butter cups are my favorite. I eat them using a certain method, and I like to see how other people eat them smile

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/01  at  03:03 AM
  17. Reese’s Big Cups are my favorite candies. I have not idea what Hershey’s puts in their peanut butter, but they are the gold standard.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/01  at  10:23 AM
  18. I like the smaller Reeses cups. Ya know, the kind you give out at halloween? The ratio o chocolate to peanut butter is better.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/01  at  03:41 PM
  19. Alright, so I have two comments for this one.  Although I absolutely LOVE Reese’s, I’ve recently decided that my favorite peanut butter candy is Ghirardelli’s peanut butter chocolate squares. Holy moly! My other favorite is the peanut butter kitkat I had in London, England last year. (and by ‘the’ I mean the twelve or so peanut butter kitkats I had…) I don’t think they’re available in the U.S., or at least weren’t at the time; but they definitely should be!

    <3

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  05/02  at  02:27 AM
  20. oh, those candies - i want all of them!

    Posted by Buy resumes  on  01/28  at  08:00 AM
  21. I would have to say Reese’s peanut butter cups! I really love the Easter egg ones, and the mini’s!

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/05  at  03:13 PM
  22. I definitely have to go with See’s Candies Peanut Butter Crunch. In my book See’s just can’t be beat, it is my addiction :o)

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  02/21  at  09:54 PM
  23. I love my mom’s traditional ohio peanut butter buckeye recipe.

    1 lb. Butter
    2 lb. Peanut Butter
    3 lb. Powdered Sugar

    Dipped in melted chocolate - They look just like the nut!

    Posted by Ashley  on  04/02  at  03:26 PM
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