Candy Road Trip Review

As you may or may not know, a road-trip is the perfect excuse to buy candy. I always pop into the gas stations we stop at, or check out the vending machines at the rest-stops to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings.

It seems like no-one criticises the calories when you are eating candy on the road, and sometimes you run across things you haven't tried in a while - or even things you haven't seen before.

This is a relatively new candy, (been out for a while - but still in the candy world considered "new") my husband and I picked up a bag on our way up to a cabin in the mountains last week. Released to coincide with the newest Transformers movie.
Actually I picked up a bag of these, a box of good 'n plenty, a bag of Reeses pieces (everyone knows peanut butter M&M's can't hold a candle to the Reeses!),some regular corn nuts and a bag of regular M&M's for good measure. Well, I love me some M&M's, so I was thrilled to see a new variation to try. (haven't tried any "new" M&M's since the premiums came out - and before that the raspberried ones of '07)

Unfortunately these guys failed the Sweet B Taste Test.

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The biggest problem was that they had neither the shape nor texture of an M&M in any way. If you closed your eyes you would think you were eating something entirely different - M&M would be the farthest thing from your mind. They are bigger/fuller than a regular M&M and the outside didn't seem to be as crunchy as a regular M&M either. The filling is gooey (again -totally not M&M material) and tasted really artificial. I shared some with my husband and he agreed (and he will usually eat ANYTHING). Perhaps if I didn't know they were supposed to be peanut butter and strawberry - I wouldn't have minded the flavor...

we actually didn't finish the bag (Totally out of character for me!) - which is really saying something!

So don't waste your pocket money on these guys -go for the original M&M's - you know, the ones that "melt in your mouth...not in your hands!"

I think the Transformers should Transform back into regular M&M's

and stop messing around!

AND.... if you are lucky enough to find them

give these new Coconut M&M's a try. Visit the M&M website for more info

- Sweet B


vivian said...

I dont think I would have even tried them! they dont sound good to me at all!
My favorite m&ms are almond ones! My all time favorite candy is a skybar! If I was going to the movies, I would have to have hot tomalis (hmm,, cant spell that for some reason this morning!)
non-perils and skittles!
have a great day!

Jeanne said...

I have seen these around but couldn't bring myself to try them - the flavor combo really turned me off! And I am an M&M LOVER! Wish I could find the coconut ones.... :0)

Designs By CK said...

Strawberry preserves & peanut butter sandwiches are one of my faves! '-)

Hope you are having a nice week.

Chris (-:

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

When I saw your post about the other transformer m&m's I was scrolling down so I could tell you about the coconut ones. I had them the other night and they are great. I love coconut and chocolate together and M&M did a great job with these ones. I hope they keep making them. If you are looking for the coconut ones I found them at WalGreens (not sure of spelling since I am Canadian and it's not one of our regular stores).

About Bobbi... said...

Funny thing, at the local drugstore, the clerk gave me a sample of the coconut ones, and I LOVED them. I bought a pack, took them home, and they tasted like sawdust. I still wonder if he sprayed some coconut oil on them or something to get them to taste that good.

Probably just as well, that's a thing that could lead to a big addiction. LOL

bobbi c.
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