Monday, June 5, 2017

Candy Review: Caramel M&M's

Stars: 3 out of 5
Pros: Great idea
Cons: Chewy center
The Bottom Line:
Brilliant idea
But just doesn’t quite work out
Average candy

The Promise Isn’t Quite Delivered On

I usually fast forward through commercials when I’m watching TV (who doesn’t these days, right?), but a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t quite quick enough on the draw and saw an ad for the new Caramel M&M’s.  Now, I love caramel just as much as I love chocolate, and this was a combination I couldn’t believe we hadn’t seen before.  I was tempted to run to the store and buy them that night, but I waited until the next day.  Sadly, they aren’t as good as I hoped they’d be.

The candy is just as promised.  The outer layer is M&M candy coating, followed by a layer of milk chocolate.  The core of these candies is caramel.  Nothing really surprising about that, right?  Like many of the flavored M&Ms, they are a little on the large size to allow for the layers.

The caramel core is where these candies don’t quite work out as I hoped they would.  The core is chewy instead of a more liquid caramel.  I’m not a huge fan of chewy caramel, but here it really doesn’t work since you’ve got the crunchy outer layers and this chewy just doesn’t work with it for me.  The caramel flavor does mix well with the traditional M&M candy and chocolate flavors, so it’s more of a texture thing than a flavor things for me.

This is disappointing.  It’s not that the candies are bad, they just aren’t as good as I hoped they’d be either.

So I will probably pass on buying more of the Caramel M&M’s.  I wouldn’t completely avoid them, but I also won’t rush out to buy them again.


  1. I tried these on Saturday. You're more generous on stars than I would be. I will avoid them. Now the coffee ones...Oh My...

  2. The caramel was just plain nasty, and the texture was so off putting. If I want something special in M&Ms, I'll stick with the ones with the crisp rice. Those I can get into.

    And I agree with Laura. 3 stars is being generous.

    Thanks for your review. Nice to know I'm not alone in the disappointment.

  3. My 42 year-old daughter, 11 year-old grandson and I love the caramel M&Ms. The crunch of the candy coating with the chewy caramel inside is perfect for us. Different strokes ....