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.
Image source: theboxset.com
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