With the holiday season speeding towards us like a California Governor to the last Turbo Man figure, we’re strapping on and enjoying all the new seasonal sweets that are hitting the snack aisles.
One that’s particularly noteworthy is M&M’s debuting their new White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies. The limited-edition holiday flavor features a white chocolate, sugar cookie-flavored shell with a crispy center.
For fans of either the rich textures of white chocolate or the buttery crunch of sugar cookies, this sounds like the perfect holiday amalgam.
You can now find the new M&M White Chocolate Sugar Cookie candies in stores nationwide and online at MMS.com.
One of my favorite movie theater snacks is dumping a bag of M&M’s into a hot buttery bucket of popcorn. The warm butter melts the chocolate over the popcorn and blends the two flavors and textures into a taste so delicious it can get you through any movie.
While theaters don’t appear to be an option these days, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the taste from home.
M&M’s newest offering combines the two concession stand favorites into a single bag: M&M’s Chocolate Popcorn.
The candies feature a popcorn-flavored shell with a milk chocolate center.
You can find them now nationwide in grocery candy aisles through Halloween.
Imagine dumping a bag of these into some hot microwave popcorn. Might try that the next time I watch a movie at home.
M&M’s newest chocolate candies are probably the closest we’ll ever come to experiencing a true Nutella-stuffed M&M. They’re now filling the candy shells with a hazelnut spread.
Photo courtesy of M&M’s
The hazelnut spread is joined together with milk chocolate inside of each M&M’s candy piece, creating a flavor combination reminiscent of Ferrero’s signature spread. While Mars, the parent company to the iconic treats, just announced the new Hazelnut Spread M&M’s, they won’t hit stores nationwide until April 2019.
Photo courtesy of M&M’s
That’s not the only new product coming out from the candy giant, though, as five milk chocolate bars crammed with M&M Mini’s and other small snacks will debut this December. The five varieties include Milk Chocolate, Crispy, Almond , Crispy Mint, and Peanut.
Both products are intriguing, but we’re really curious to see how close to Nutella the Hazelnut Spread M&M’s get, tastewise. We’ll see when they drop next spring.
For the past 20 years, we’ve all known that the holiday season is upon us when the iconic fainting Santa commercial from M&M’s starts showing up on TV. The ad, which features Santa and the Red M&M both fainting upon seeing each other, is just as synonymous with Christmas as people flipping out over Starbucks holiday cups. This year, however, M&M’s is changing things up by giving fans what they’ve wanted for decades now: An ending to the story.
In the continuation of the candy commercial, the other M&M in the ad takes it upon himself to try and get all of Santa’s presents delivered while the real deal’s knocked out cold. The end result isn’t ideal, but it leaves a heartwarming message for this Christmas season that anyone can get behind.
A 60-second version of the full ad, which you can watch above, will debut on NBC tonight during their annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting program.
While the ad gets us in the Christmas spirit, there’s one key detail that M&M’s did miss out on when making the ad. It’s meant to be a continuation of the original commercial, so the events would have taken place in 1996. However, when Santa gets a call from his North Pole helpers, he’s utilizing what clearly looks like a smartphone.
I’m genuinely surprised that M&M’s actually made a follow-up commercial 21 years later of the “fainting Santa” commercial. It’s really quite amazing (despite the fact that Santa actually has a smartphone…in 1996???)https://t.co/aum4bqUZBb
Some people have already caught on to the anachronism, but others don’t see it as that big of a deal. Foodbeast managing editor Reach Guinto believes that Santa just simply had the technology way ahead of his time because he’s… well, Santa Claus. (Of course, we haven’t exactly told him that Santa doesn’t exist yet….)
The smartphone may be a little out of place, but it’s still a pretty solid ending to an iconic Christmas commercial.
With Fall around the corner, it’s about time we get ready for a bombardment of pumpkin-flavored products. M&M’s is getting the ball rolling with their new White Pumpkin Pie flavor already hitting store aisles this August.
The candies are made with a pumpkin pie-flavored coating, while the inside consists of a white chocolate filling.
The 8-ounce bags of White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s can be found at Walmart for the retail price of $2.98, so you’re going to have to endure the Walmart experience for a bit, run in, grab a bag, and run out as quickly as possible.
While it’s too damn early to be thinking about fall, these M&M’s sound like they’re probably pretty good, so we might have to give them a pass and not get too mad for trying to rush summer out the door.
Have people actually become so sensitive in this day and age that they would get outraged over the littlest things, like something on a candy package? Thanks to food news site Delish, the answer to that question is now clear: Hell no.
A few days ago, Delish wrote an article picked up by several other news outlets about the “downright alarming” packaging “flaw” on the wrapping of the new M&M’s Caramels that just launched this past month. Their argument was that the red and yellow M&M characters pulling apart a lifeless orange caramel M&M was “mildly disturbing.”
Delish tried to hype up the piece over the fact that the orange M&M was another character, but given the fact there’s no arms or legs present, we’re pretty sure that isn’t the case.
In this attempt to get the internet outraged over seemingly nothing, Delish found themselves getting quite a bit of backlash from their followers:
What’s not even mentioned here is that this wouldn’t even be the most sadistic thing showcased in a food commercial before. I mean, Cinnamon Toast Crunch has a commercial of their cereal pieces eating each other and Pop Tarts get eaten or toasted in most of their commercials as well.
That’s not even the point, though. The point is that it’s a cartoon of slapstick humor, and the packaging is just meant to show the flowing caramel inside the new sweet.
Having your card declined is one of the most embarrassing things you can experience in public, behind only peeing your pants, and getting proposed to at all ballgame. You swipe your card without a care in the world, then suddenly, you hear that little beep, the cashier gives you that uncomfortable look, and everyone else in line gives you one of these looks:
A declined card never feels good, but this guy’s apesh*t reaction went a little too far, as he destroyed a 7-Eleven counter and even swung at the cashier.
Surveillance footage showed the man trying to cop some M&M’s at a 7-Eleven in Santa Ana, Calif., but the card just was not going through. Angry that he could not pay for his 75-cent snack, he went all Floyd Mayweather on the clerk, and even knocked over both cash registers before walking out.
The incident took place way back on February 11, but police just released the footage this past Wednesday, as we all now get to witness this dude’s liquor store rage.
Santa Ana PD estimated the total damage at $700, and the man is still at-large, according to NBCLA.
A little part of me wants to feel bad for the guy, but the majority of me feels that he’s probably an asshole and probably got what he deserved.
If you’re an M&M color snob and can only eat the blue ones, this sorter would be your best friend.
Willem Pennings, a Mechanical Engineering student at the Eindhoven University of Technology created a machine that can separate your M&M’s or Skittles by color.
Using an RGB color sensor, the machine can detect the color of each candy, and sort them, two pieces per second.
Kind of like a coin sorter, you drop the M&M’s, or Skittles into the top funnel and let it go to work. After the sorting process, Pennings created an arm that rotates and drops the candy into one of the corresponding six bowls below it.
Pennings said this was a project he wanted to undertake for years, and finally made some time for it over the last few months.
This needs to become a thing, because I’m tired of having to dig through the bag just to get all the red Skittles.