Monday, October 23, 2017

Reviewing the Many Flavors of M&M's

Chocolate is my guilty pleasure.  M&M's are my favorite chocolate candy.  I love that I can keep a large bag of the little chocolate treats around and sometimes just one or two pieces are enough to satisfy my craving. Other times, I sit down with an entire bag. As Mars began adding different flavors to the M&M's line, I was fearful that they would ruin the original thing. We can all think of examples of when the "new and improved" isn't as good as the original. But that is not the case with M&M's. The original plain and peanut M&M's are as good as always. And the newer flavors are amazing. Are you familiar with all of the flavors? 

What are M&M's?

I can't imagine that there is a single person reading this review that doesn't know what M&M's are. But as a responsible reviewer, I will explain - just in case.

M&M's are delicious, roundish bits of chocolate covered in colorful candy shells.  

M&M's were first manufactured by Mr. Mars in the 1940s. It is thought that the idea for M&M's began in the 1930s when soldiers covered chocolate in a sugary coating to prevent it from melting. Mr. Mars created the shell coating over his small bits of chocolate for a similar reason - to be able to sell chocolate in even the warmer seasons. Thank you Mr. Mars!

Plain M&Ms and Peanut M&M's

Plain milk chocolate covered by the candy coating and peanuts covered by chocolate covered by the candy coating were the original M&M's. At least in my memory. I grew up eating them. They were my favorite thing to find in my bag at Halloween. I loved to find them baked in cookies. 

Peanut Butter M&M's

It is an entire bag of M&Ms day

More recently, Peanut Butter M&M's have been my favorite (as shown in the photo). These little treats are made with real peanut butter and I believe that is why they taste so good to me. I do not enjoy artificial peanut butter flavored candies. 

Caramel M&M's

Oh yes, caramel M&M's! I was so excited to find these on the store shelves. I love caramel treats: caramel squares, Rolos, and caramel apples - just to name a few. Even though I have been an M&M's fan over the years, I wasn't optimistic when I tried this flavor. I half expected the "soft center" to be a yucky, runny, caramel-flavored ooze. That is not at all what Caramel M&M's are like. They are delicious! 

The Many Flavors of M&M's

I guess rather than highlight each flavor, I'll just list them here. And leave it with my thought that there's not a new flavor of M&M that I haven't loved.  

  • M&M's Crispy
  • M&M's Pretzel
  • M&M's Dark Chocolate
  • M&M's Almond
  • M&M's Dark Mint
  • M&M's Dark Chocolate Peanut

Mars also offers seasonal flavors and limited editions. Some examples of those are:

  • M&M's Candy Corn Chocolate
  • M&M's Pecan Pie
  • M&M's Pumpkin Pie
  • M&M's Coffee Nut
  • M&M's Strawberry Nut

Intro photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Related Links:

Amazon is one of the places that you can easily find any limited edition flavors that are still available. Have your chocolate treats delivered right to your door and eat chocolate without leaving that house. Click on one of the items below to search Amazon for M&M treats.

Are you already an M&M's fan? Do you want to design your own M&M's? Choose your own colors? Create candies that match your wedding or celebrate a special occasion. Would like like to give them as personalized gifts? Believe it or not, you can add your own letter, word, clipart, or photo with MyM&M's

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  1. Now you've made me ready for some M&M's and I haven't even had breakfast yet!! These are one of my favorite all time sweet snacks. They never last long in my house at all. I love adding them to cookie batter, what a delicious cookie they make. Thanks!!

  2. I didn't know about the newer flavors of M&Ms -- got to try the peanut butter ones! I am a fan of the peanut M&Ms, as nuts and chocolate are MY weakness... LOL.

  3. Wow, I had no idea that there were so many flavors of M & M's either. Chocolate is my downfall too and I know that just a little will get me over that desire, so this is a great choice in snacking at my house. I will have to look for all those new flavors because I love caramel as well. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

  4. I love m&m's. I had no idea there were so many flavors. In my country there is only one kind.

  5. I used to eat M&M's all the time and now that I know there's different flavours I will be buying them again soon. Great Review!

  6. Very interestingly. I had seen several of the new flavors but didn't realize there were so many

  7. I do love M&M's, but I did not know their history. I simply knew they have always been a part of my life. They are definitely among my favorite treats and of course, they are also great for decorating specialty cakes and cupcakes. They happen to be the treats we selected this year to hand out for Halloween. Why? Because, I get to eat the leftovers :)

  8. That pecan pie M&M has caught my attention. Must give it a try real soon. Why am I having cravings at this moment?

  9. I've tried the other flavors of M&Ms and they were pretty tasty. I still love the original ones the best, though.

  10. You are right that many flavors are hard to find locally. I used to buy the dark chocolate M&M's and then they disappeared from my stores. I thought they had stopped making them. I've never tried any of the seasonal flavors. I've never even seen them. The Candy Corn and Pecan Pie flavors would be a great temptation were I to run across them, but I hardly touch any chocolate except dark now. Nice to know I might still find it at Amazon.

  11. Of course, now I'm craving M&Ms - I've only had the chocolate and peanut ones and actually had no idea there were that many flavors


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