Friday, December 10, 2010

The new M&M flavours: a review

Well, these flavours are new to me, anyway.  I haven't seen them in Canada, and only recently saw them down here:

As a public service, I purchased a package of each in order to review them for my readers.  You can see I am very keen about my work; both packages were already opened before the photography session could commence.

Cherry Cordial:  This is a larger and more irregular in size M&M, similar to the peanut butter ones in size and variation.  However, unlike peanut butter, there is no special centre, the chocolate itself is flavoured.  Colours are two shades of red.  I really like this one!  Very cherry like, similar in flavour to a mid-priced chocolate covered cherry.  This one gets two thumbs up (bear in mind, both thumbs belong to the same reviewer.)

Mint Chocolate:  This one is also a larger and irregular sized M&M.  Colours are red, white and green.  The chocolate is flavoured mint, there is no mint centre.  I liked this one, but it didn't blow me away.  I'm not sure why- it's pleasantly minty, and chocolaty too.  Still, I have to go with my overall impression and give it one thumb.

And in case you haven't been following the recent developments in M&Ms as closely as I have, I also tried last spring...

Pretzel M&Ms:  These are quite tolerable, but nothing to write home about.  I prefer a chocolate covered pretzel, and I find these huge- too many calories in each one for the amount of satisifaction received.  No thumbs up for this one, but still, if there was nothing else available I'd probably devour a limited quantity.

Strawberried Peanut Butter:  This was a special 2009 flavour that was associated with a movie.  I tried them in early 2010 when they off-loaded them at the dollar store.  It was OK, but I preferred the regular Peanut Butter M&M, which I had only recently discovered.  No thumbs for this one either, as peanut butter is better.


  1. I think I'd like the cherry flavour too!

  2. Chocolate lover KathDecember 12, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    The cherry ones do sound good - we'll see what interesting varieties we can find up here. Last week I tried "candy cane bark" white chocolate kiss candies and they were quite good - maybe one and a half thumbs up. I'm sure they're old hat down south though.