While we were at M&M’s World over the weekend we picked up a couple of bags of “Special Edition” M&M’s. I don’t know how widely available these will be — I haven’t seen them anywhere else — or if they’re just an M&M’s World thing.
The first bag we got was M&M’s Vanilla Crisp. I was a huge fan of the Crispy M&M’s back when you could find them (what happened to them?) so I was excited to try these.
The bag describes them as “Crisp center wrapped in vanilla flavored milk chocolate.” This bag weighed 5.25 oz.
Beige and lighter beige.
They didn’t disappoint. They initially “feel” like a Whopper, but with the M&M candy coating and chocolate. They’re a little bit larger than the Crispy M&M’s used to be, probably about the size of a peanut M&M, and a little airier. They have a very light vanilla flavor that I thought was perfect, but my husband didn’t care for them at all (the kids do, though!).
Next up were M&M’s Cherry Almondine. The bag says they’re “Freshly roasted almonds wrapped in cherry flavored white chocolate.” This bag weighed 5.75 oz.
Dark brown and light beige.
They weren’t bad but I think I liked the vanilla better. The cherry flavor was pretty strong and made me think of a cherry Lifesaver mixed up with an almond and some white chocolate (I don’t care for white chocolate but the amount on these didn’t bother me), which doesn’t necessarily sound bad but I don’t think I could eat a whole lot at once. My kids weren’t crazy about them either but my husband loved them, which is good because each bag was $5. (They were actually 3 bags for $15 or $6 each, and our friend bought the third bag for us so we could get the “deal”.)