One of my many weaknesses of the flesh is the Reese's Peanut Butter cup. Like Odysseus and the siren's song, I must often lash myself to the "mast" to keep from perishing (exiting the store with one).
BUT I don't like old nasty dried-up Reese's. They've had all the "cute" commercials about how to eat a Reese's, but where do you get the REALLY important information? In all these years I never known or thought about how to pick a fresh one. I've tried thumping watermelons to pick out the best ones (my record is not that good), but didn't know the Reese's test. A young checker in Kroger's taught me a lesson and saved me from buying a dried-out one the other day.
It's the packaging, stupid. Yes, the packaging. Test it to see if the "air" is sucked out of it or if it has air in it. If the package is kind of puffy like being filled with air inside, it's fresh. At least that is what she said. And right now I'm on a roll. 100%! Since that morning, I've gone five-for-five. Nothing but fresh!
P.S. -- this is not meant as medical, professional or personal advice; buy Reese's at your own risk; blogger not responsible for how this information is used.