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Review: Strawberried Peanut Butter M&M's

I love to hunt for candy. Love to. I've been to more than a dozen places looking for the M&M's and Snickers limited edition Transformers tie-ins and after weeks of searching I have finally found the Strawberried Peanut Butter M&M's in a store. Of course I got some at the All Candy Expo a couple of weeks back, but after all of the searching I had to keep trying to find it in store. It was a point of pride or some such stupidity. Not to mention as I look for it I'm also looking for the Snickers Nougabot which I still have not found anywhere. But frustrations aside, tonight I'm going to address the M&M's.

I have to admit that when I first read about the Strawberried Peanut Butter M&M's my immediate reaction was a little confusion and horror. Strawberry and Peanut Butter? Seriously? It took a moment for it to click in my mind - it's peanut butter and jelly! I felt kind of stupid after that, but most people I've presented it to have the same mental block so I'm not the only person who can't see the obvious. Confusion aside, lets take a look at what we've got here. It's a peanut butter M&M with a hit of strawberry flavor to go along with the chocolate and peanut butter (yeah, I sort of failed to even mention the chocolate originally - oops!). It's a simple enough concept so it all comes down to execution and this is where it shines. I expected the peanut butter to taste like peanut butter, but wasn't sure what the strawberry would taste like. Strangely, it tastes like strawberry! With the odd exception the flavor is more peanut butter than strawberry and I'm really wanting just a little more strawberry than I'm getting, but the flavors are good and go well together. It tastes good.

So while it's a flavor combination I really didn't see coming, it's one that works on a very traditional level and one that they pull off very well. It isn't the ideal balance of flavors in my eyes, but I'm really one of those people who likes a little peanut butter with their jelly so I can forgive them. At the end of the day it's still good and different and a fun limited edition and as such I'm going to give it an 8 out of 10. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Get 'em while you can or hit the bargain stores in a few months or look for it back in stores when the DVD hits.

Comments



Kathy Said:

If these M & Ms do not have chocolate, forget it! Do they contain all 3: chocolate, peanut butter, and strawberry?



William Said:

They very much do have chocolate! I can't imagine them calling it M&M's without the chocolate (but stranger things have happened). So, yeah, it's the trifecta.

Hmm... I suppose it was somewhat remiss of me to not mention the chocolate at all. I mean, this is Chocolate Obsession, after all.



Jamie Said:

Hi, where did you find these? Thanks!



William Said:

So far I've only found them at Kroger (same chain as Fred's and Ralph's and King Sooper and a ton more) and only one specific Kroger (Polaris for Columbusites) at that. But now that they've made an appearance I expect to see more of them, especially as we get closer to the movie's release date.



Kristin Soluri Said:

Umm.. these peanut butter and strawberry jelly m&m's were the nasty things i have ever tasted in my whole life.. i demand my money back or atleast a coupon..



Dave Said:

I've been searching high and low for these ever since I found one while I was travelling and fell in love with them, best M&M flavor ever! It's like taking M&Ms to a whole new level. Finally spotted some in a local Wal-mart... I'd been looking for the white Transformer package, but found these as a kind of striped package (stripes of orange or red and brown around the edges), and got a BUNCH. I love these so much and knowing they wont be around forever I wanted to get enough to last me for a while and will try to eat them only once in a while to savor them and enjoy them long after the packages are gone from store shelves.



Chile Said:

CHOCOLATE 4EVA!!!!!!

me encanta tu blog.

estoy buscando los m&ms de "strawberried and peanut butter"

xoxo
jajaja



Amy Said:

I love these candies! I am sad that they will only be temporary!



Elizabeth Said:

I picked up a bag of these at Kmart in Ann Arbor, Michigan, about a month ago. They were SUPER WEIRD, and I'm not surprised that there's no mention of them on the M&M'S website. If I'd made them, I'd disavow all knowledge as well.



Suzanne Ellis Said:

I absolutely love these m&m's. please tell me they are not discontinued.



Jimbo In Arizona Said:

Oh, these are just awesome !!!

I just ate my last bag and I'm already gripping for more !!!



Greg Reola Said:

why this website always load up so slow??



Erminia Basher Said:

I'd perpetually want to be update on new articles on this site, saved to bookmarks!

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