Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Try it Tuesday.....M&M Premiums

Well, I guess it was inevitable. Everyone is moving uptown. Hershey has the new Bliss Chocolates, so I'm not surprised that M&M's has turned fancy too. Just last month M&M's began selling a new upscale version of their chocolate candies. M&M Premiums. I saw the add for them in Sunday's paper. It was a Target ad of course. But I ended up buying mine at Meijer. I can't even find information about them on the M&M site! Talk about new huh? But since they are out at stores, I couldn't resist trying some. M&M's are some of my very best friends ;).

They have several flavors:

Mint Chocolate
Triple Chocolate
Raspberry Almond Chocolate
and Milk Chocolate Almond

Well, at $3.99 a box, I could only afford to try one flavor. I went for the mint because I looove mint chocolate.

The boxes are "premium" looking with a resealable bag on the inside. There aren't many candies in it, but that's what I expect for premium.

Here is what the box says about the chocolate mint flavor:

Sinfully good white chocolate mint wrapped in dark chocolate.

White chocolate! Mmmm.

These M&M's seem to be about the same size as the peanut butter M&M's. The colors are different from any other M&M though. They have a sponged look but with a metallic like sheen. Almost pearlized. They have the signature white, "M" in the center.

Now the texture...well...it's just not the same as a standard M&M. M&M's usually have a candy coating. The Premium M&M's don't. No crunchy candy coating at all. It's just not the same. I miss the crunch. It's just a soft M&M. But that might appeal to some people.

The taste is ok. I can see why it's premium. The mint flavor is rich and I can only eat a few at a time. Perfect for an after dinner mint. There isn't too much of a dark chocolate taste, but I can tell it's still there. The slight bitterness combined with the rich taste, keeps me from eating more than one or two at a time.

I want to try the chocolate almond some time since I think almonds are tasty. I do wish they would come up with something different rather than just almond though. How about macadamia nuts? That would be a nice change. Macadamia's are more on the premium side in my opinion.

While at the M&M site, I saw the advertisement for personalized M&M's. Most of us are aware of those already. I've always wanted to buy some, but haven't yet. What caught my eye is the new personalized M&M's with faces! You can add a photo to your M&M's now! Woot! I love it. It's about time. Check it out: M&M Faces
Cool huh?

Edit: Thank you to my darling daughter Jillian for taking pictures of the M&M premiums :)

Leanne Sig.

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Megan said...

We are big M&M fans around here. They are like Scooby Snacks to my kids- many family portraits and toilet trips have been seriously helped along by the allure of that little "M"! We'll have to grab a premium bag and check it out. My husband ordered some of the personalized ones in the colors of his drugs to pass out to doctors and I was really impressed with them. (He's in pharm. sales.) I can't believe you can order M&M's with faces on them though! That is a riot!

Caity said...

First off, I really love the new look! So crafty are you! Second, M&M's, it'll be interesting to see how many more things they are going to come up with! Faces on M&M's? Impressive. Almost makes me want to try it out even.