Sunday, February 7, 2016

Candy Review: Strawberry Milk Chocolate M&M's

Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Classic flavor combination
Cons: Strawberry a bit overwhelmed by chocolate at times
The Bottom Line:
Combining two greats
Strawberry and chocolate
How can you go wrong?

Classic Combination in Bite Size Piece

I don’t know who first came up with the idea of putting chocolate on strawberries, but that person was a genius!  It’s a flavor combination I absolutely love.  M&M decided to jump on that bandwagon this year with Strawberry Milk Chocolate M&M's, a special flavor created just for Valentine’s Day.  While not perfect, they sure are good.

As you might expect, these are your classic milk chocolate M&M’s but with a twist.  Instead of just being chocolate, they have some artificial strawberry flavoring in them.  In fact, you can smell the strawberry as soon as you open the bag.  Despite that fact, the strawberry doesn’t overwhelm the candy at all.  In fact, it’s very subtle, and you might miss it at first.  It seems to build the more you chew however, and by the time you are done it definitely tastes like you’ve enjoyed a nice chocolate covered strawberry.

The color of the candy reflects that as well.  Instead of the normal bright colors, the bag is filled with three shades of red and pink.  It’s a little monochromatic, but the point of M&M’s is to eat it, not look at it, right?

This year, at least, this flavor of candy is a limited release, and you can only find it at Wal-Mart.  Depending on how popular it turns out to be, I’ll be interested in seeing if that changes next year.

I do wish the strawberry flavor was more pronounced, but overall these are a fun twist on some classics.  If you want to try something different that your taste buds will love, track down a bag of Strawberry Milk Chocolate M&M's.

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