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.
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
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