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White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms

Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on October 31, 2012

white chocolate candy corn m&ms bag

okay, so if you’re anything like me, you’re just now realizing through a storm of facebook posts that TODAY is, in fact, the hallowed eve. that is to say, halloween. and that means one of two things: 1.) a bunch of disgusting children are going to be trespassing on your property this evening, dressed like FOOLS, or 2.) you’re ready to join them on the streets, “just passing” as young enough to be out there (nobody believes this, they give you nothing). either way, you’re going to end up buying a whole bunch of candy and eating it yourself. and what better time to do that than the day after halloween, when all that sweet sweet candy goes on sale??

so allow me to tell you about one candy you might want to avoid.

white chocolate candy corn m&ms*note: candy corn added for comparison; not actually included in bag of m&ms.

those jerks at m&ms think they can just crap out anything, and we’ll buy it from them. well… they’re right. this season’s disgusting new variant on an original that does not need to be improved upon is the white chocolate candy corn m&m. alright, so we’ve got a lot going on here. first of all, they are yellow, orange, and white, just like real candy corn! they’re a bit larger than normal m&ms, around the size of the peanut variety, but retaining that signature m&m spheroid shape. i also noticed my bag’s m&ms were a bit slimy, but i cannot say whether that was just my bag, or if they all suffer from this gross affliction. eh. regardless, visually, they did it. i get it – candy corn. mission accomplished.

taste… taste is another story.

inside the white chocolate candy corn m&m

what you have here is a densely packed, super-sweet white chocolate interior. the “artificial and natural flavors” they’ve chosen provide absolutely no hint of candy corn flavor (which should be simple – just add honey!!). so essentially we have just white chocolate m&ms, which would be fine if they just weren’t so damn sweet!! bleh. combine with a shell that seems a little thicker than a typical m&m shell, and a greasy slime coating (again, could be just my bag), and we have ourselves a worthless product that becomes inedible after half a handful.

as a sweet bonus, some of the m&ms tasted vaguely of alcohol?? an odd fermented flavor. maybe it was just the rotten caramel apple i ate for lunch, but, if not, this was hugely unpleasant.

so, in the informed opinion of a self-admitted lover of real candy corn (i’m sorry if you can no longer trust my tastes), this candy sucks. it’s not the worst thing i’ve put in my mouth this halloween, but it ranks up there. if you made the mistake of picking these up, do your damnedest to unload them on unsuspecting children – those kids will eat anything.


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Coconut M&M’s

Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on October 20, 2010

m&m's coconut

okay, so right off the bat, i’m gonna say that i like this better than the pretzel m&m’s. those things were dumb. these… eh i wouldn’t say dumb. i think the concept has potential, but the execution was off by a little bit. that little bit is that there’s no actual coconut in these things at all. wtf?? why? i don’t know. those jerks.

so they are pretty standard for m&m’s… they are a bit fatter than the normal milk chocolate m&m’s, but not too big. the outsides feature delightful additions to the m on some of the candies, including flowers, umbrellas, and palm trees. FUN. you bite into it, and you get a lot of milk chocolate flavor, with a hint of coconut. and there is… something strange going on with the texture. it’s almost like there are little pieces of coconut in it, as there is a bit of almost salty resistance as there might be with shreds of coconut, but knowing there is no real coconut in there, that is just… unsettling to me. but it mostly fails in that the coconut taste is just not real coconut.

i’m not disgusted… i made it through the whole bag, but i don’t think i’ll buy them again. WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST USE REAL COCONUT, M&M? YOU TOO GOOD FOR REAL COCONUT?! YOU DON’T THINK WE WANT REAL COCONUT?!?!

DAMN YOU, M&M!!!!!

ps. buy these instead.

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Pretzel M&M’s

Posted by Tampa Bay Food Monster on September 20, 2010

pretzel m&m's

i am okay with m&m’s. just okay. regular m&m’s are easy to get sick of really quickly. peanut m&m’s are the best of the bunch, but only as a rare treat. any other m&m product is stupid. stupid meaning not good enough to buy (this may not be true about peanut butter m&m’s, but they just aren’t my thing). but i love chocolate covered pretzels! there’s just something about the salty-meets-sweet of pretzels bathed in chocolate… something wonderful. so i was excited when i heard about the pretzel m&m’s.

i became much less excited about them when i tried them.

they aren’t bad, i guess. but they’re not good. the “pretzel” on the inside is huge, and super salty. not to mention the fact that it is made from a really crappy tasting dough. the layer of chocolate is just barely there, totally overpowered by the pretzel and the taste of the candy coating. and the candy coating itself does not go together well with the pretzel insides. these things are kinda gross. and to top it all off, they are fatter than the peanut m&m’s, so they can only fit a few inside the standard size bag.

if you don’t try these, you’re not missing anything. that orange m&m dude should have stuck with the crispy.

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