Friday, August 17, 2012

M&M's Peanut review

Here we find ourselves once again; and again today we are looking at a classic, it's time to review M&M's Peanut.


M&Ms are of course the chocolate candy that "melts in your mouth and not in your hand". M&M's Peanut variety finds a peanut covered in chocolate and then coated in a candy shell. I'll often forget about M&M Peanut in my mad dash to try one of the sexier newer flavors like Peanut Butter or Mint, but this yellow bag is a true candy classic, and for good reason. As always lets start with the packaging.

Yellow and brown, classics that stand out on a shelf and prove themselves over the test of time. This packaging is slightly different than you'll usually find for M&Ms peanut since its the larger "sharing size bag", but generally the idea is the same. An oval filled with M&Ms in the far background, and in front bursting out at you almost is the M&Ms logo. it's got a cool font, a great look, and I am impressed.

 I like the yellow M&M mascot seen on the front of this packaging as well. He's of course the dopey one of the M&Ms gang, and here, while smiling, he seems to be a bit concerned about the Sharing Size banner above his head... is that what he's looking at?  He's certainly a fun guy though, and I like his look.

The entire M&M group of characters are really great actually, and yellow has a good fit into that world. He is the Costello to Red's Abbot, really a funny guy.



Ok, onto the actual candy. M&Ms are little roundish balls of candy, Here they come in red, blue, brown, orange, yellow, and green colors. Not that it really maters since they all taste the same, but I like the variety. With Peanut M&Ms since they have an actual peanut inside they are a bit more oval than other varieties. That's not a detraction though, just a note. If you look carefully I think you can usually tell just about any M&M from the others by the size and shape of each piece. That'd be a good test for me to do one day.


Each and every M&M has a little lower case "m" printed on it. I mean we wouldn't want this getting confused with a Skittles would we...


I have to say I am a fan of the outer candy shell. Despite the fact that under a bit of heat you'll soon find the M&M shell coming off a little bit on your fingers, it generally really does live up to the old tag line of only "melting in your mouth and not in your hand". M&Ms are for the most part a clean candy experience, not something you can say for a lot of chocolate.


Ok, lets get into this for reals now because I am a fan of this candy and want to eat. M&M's Peanut feature a totally real, usually whole peanut inside them! It may not sound like a lot, but think about it, that's actually a big deal. This isn't a reconstituted peanut, this isn't some uniform item easily controlled in a manufacturing process, this is a weird, irregularly shaped, actual peanut. And for the most part there's a whole one inside these suckers. I like peanuts so this is right up my alley, and to mix peanuts with chocolate is one of my favorite things. This isn't like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups level of blending, but its still very good. Look at that chocolate wall around the peanut in the picture above. That is a serious layer of chocolate. This isn't just a casual dip... no this is a full enrobing in chocolate. It works very well.

Overall M&M's Peanut taste great. If you like peanuts, and chocolate you'll probably like this. If you haven't had this in awhile why not grab a bag. You'll be happy you did.

Walking the Candy Aisle rates M&M's Peanut - 4 / 5

M&M's are a Mars product. For more on them please check out http://www.mms.com/us/

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