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Retro Candy Review: Boyer Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups

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Some of you Candy Addicts may have never heard of Boyer’s Smoothie. It is the lesser known sibling of the popular Mallo Cup, and they’re both still made by the the Boyer Candy Company based in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The booming success of the Mallo Cup back during the 1940s led to the birth of the Smoothie along with its even lesser known counterpart The Peanut Butter Cup. The Smoothie is unlike any other candy cup on the market – it’s smooth peanut butter center is covered with butterscotch coating.

I was lucky to find a package of Smoothies while on vacation in Florida, at the impressive Candy Kitchen. The package is very retro in design with it’s bold orange-red and golden color motif. The illustration is a tad misleading as it depicts the Smoothies as “taller” than what they actually are. The two cups are same size as the Mallo Cup and their color is a yellowish brown and reminds me of the Reeses’ Inside Out Peanut Butter Cups.

The butterscotch exterior is very sweet, smooth, and delicately flavored. The texture is smooth and a tad greasy, with small chopped chunks of peanuts layered in the coating on the top. The peanuts work very well, providing a wonderful salty balance to it. I was surprised by my first bite because you really can’t differentiate the flavor of the interior from the coating at all. The texture is really the only way to tell that the peanut butter is there. I’m disappointed by this, simply because last I checked peanut butter and butterscotch weren’t supposed to taste similar. I’m also surprised because the butterscotch is so delicate here, and peanut butter is usually such an aggressive flavor. Regardless, it’s still a unique and tasty treat and I’d happily buy them again.

As with the Mallo Cup, the Smoothies come with the Boyer cardboard money stubs, so you can save up for prizes no matter which Boyer candy your prefer.

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9 Responses to “Retro Candy Review: Boyer Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups”

  1. 1
    Terry says:

    I tried these about two years ago after first trying Reese’s, I was told these were better.

    I was lied to, these made me physically sick, actually sick in the toilet they were that bad. Absolutely horrid things.

  2. 2
    Julie Nicolay says:

    I haven’t had one of these in years and used to love them. I wonder if I still would today? Probably, given my love of pretty much all candy! I never paid in-depth attention to its makeup when I was eating them, I just happily ate ‘em, so it was great to read such a detailed article about an old favorite.

  3. 3
    John says:

    I love this candy. Nothing else like it. I have to order it from the company because I can’t find it anywhere in manhattan! This is a classic.

  4. 4
    Sam says:

    after goin’ through the mess under my bed i found an old stack of the money rebate stubs i had saved up years ago from eating the smoothie pb cups. they r the best candy ever and i havnt had one in yrs! i want one so bad lol i added up my stubs n i have 950 points… i really want to get more points and taste them again to see if im still addicted to them. i never knew they were butterscotch pb lol i always thought the outside and filling were both peanutbutter hmmmmm lol well ok they r awsome n i cant find any in “hicktown” ky! lol

  5. 5
    PBLover says:

    A MUST for Peanut Butter lovers. Love these along with their Mallo Cups. mmmmmmmm. :D

  6. 6
    Meg says:

    MY FAVORITE CANDY OF ALL TIME!!! The only problem is that they are VERY difficult to find. I live an NYC and have to order them. Does anyone know where I can find them in the Big Apple????

  7. 7
    Heather says:

    Like Sam (Comment #4), I never knew the coating was supposed to be butterscotch. The whole thing tastes peanut buttery to me. I thought they were nice to try once, but I’d be more likely to go with a Mallo Cup if they were sitting side-by-side.

  8. 8
    Jeff says:


    A friend of mine just gave me a box of the smoothies after I told her how much I missed them. I hadn’t had one in decades. They are the best. When you say you didn’t know that the coating was butterscotch, maybe you used to eat their regular peanut butter cup, which is more like a Reeses.

  9. 9
    Freda says:

    I just have to say they are my all time favorite candy I love them they remind me of home made peanut better fudge with a butter scotch twist I also have a hard time finding them. I sometimes run across them at gas stations in the candy isle, I have seen them at the dollar tree in the candy isle but they really are hard to find but when I see them I’ll always buy a hand full…… It is a childhood memory candy I search for thats why I love them I guess.
    I grew up in Virginia but I now live in North Carolina.
    The mello cup is awsome to, I love them both equally the same.

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