Abandon Lent - Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Is Here

The Easter bunny has a lot of competition this year. With everything from quirky chocolate offerings like flat-pack bunnies and Marmite-flavoured eggs to indulgent prosecco- and cookie dough-flavoured treats - chocolatiers have upped their game for 2019. But just when you thought you'd seen it all and assumed all eggs, like your soul, are hollow inside Reese's comes along and sucker punches our Lent intentions with a peanut butter-filled egg.

You might need a second to gather your thoughts and wipe the drool from the corners of your mouth. We'll wait.

Manufactured by Hershey's, the Reese's Peanut Butter Filled Egg 170 g, has 1/4 inch-thick walls of milk chocolate that's filled with P.B. to nail the perfect chocolate-to-peanut-butter ratio.

First spotted on Thursday on the Ashleigh Money Saver Facebook page and simply captioned: "NEED!" it's since had 4.5K comments from excited peanut-butter lovers (not a dating app).

Credit: Reese's
Credit: Reese's

Some users were planning their post-Lent blowout already. One commented: "I'll be needing this after going 47 days with no chocolate."

Another said: " I feel like you should buy this and I will love you for ever lol."

One simply commented: "jeysusssssssss."

The Reese's Peanut Butter Filled Egg 170 g is available on Amazon for £14.99.

In other Easter-egg news Bounty fans are in luck this Easter with Mars launching a new giant Bounty Easter egg with coconut bits inside the shell.

It's the Marmite of chocolate: people either love or loathe it but, while the Bounty Egg has been around for years - this is the first time it's had a coconut twist.

Fans have been asking Mars to fill the egg for years with one Twitter user tweeting the confectionary giant in 2018: "A Bounty Easter egg, but the actual egg filled with the coconut would be nice this year."

Mars has launched a Bounty Easter egg. Credit: Mars
Mars has launched a Bounty Easter egg. Credit: Mars

The giant egg weighs in at a whopping 494g and comes with one milk and one dark Bounty chocolate bar.

The Easter treat will set you back £10 and is being sold exclusively at Tesco stores or online.

Want a coconut and chocolate treat without forking out? You can pick up four Bounty bars for 90p at Tesco weighing in at 114g (40p per 100g as opposed to £2.03). Meaning you could buy 44 Bounty treats for the price of the egg.

The new egg is part of confectionary giant Mars's 2019 Easter range which seems to have a common theme. It includes an extra-large Maltesers egg with crunchy pieces inside, a giant Galaxy Minstrels egg with shards of the treats inside, and a giant Galaxy Golden Eggs version, with crunchy caramel pieces inside. Seems Easter 2019 is all about what's on the inside.

Featured Image Credit: Reese's

Amelia Jones

Amelia is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in beauty, health, fitness and lifestyle. She has previously worked for titles including Women's Health, Cosmopolitan, Stylist, Red and the Mail on Sunday. Follow her on Instagram @ameliajeanjones or contact her via email at ameliajeanjones@gmail.com.

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