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M&M’s Made A Sequel To The Fainting Santa Commercial, With One Key Flaw

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.

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.

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M&M’s Newest Flavor Has A White Chocolate Twist On Pumpkin Pie

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.

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Someone Tried To Attack M&M’s Caramels Packaging And The Internet’s Not Buying It

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.

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Watch This Dude Lose It After His Card Declined At 7-Eleven

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.

h/t brobible

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This Machine Sorts Your M&M’s Like A Candy Coinstar

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.

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Cheesecake M&M’s Are Here For Valentine’s Day And Here’s Where To Find Them

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Looking to impress your Valentine this year with some decadent sweets… at a reasonable budget? Walmart has announced a line of exclusive chocolates that’s left our hearts thumping faster than a college drum line.

One in particular, White Chocolate Cheesecake M&M’s, has us panting like a hungry cartoon wolf. The pink and red candy-coated chocolates spotlight cheesecake and graham cracker flavors packed into a tiny sphere of sweetness.

Another exclusive Walmart chocolate includes a box of Hershey Conversation Kisses that lets you record and replay romantic Valentine’s Day messages. Just make sure to choose your words carefully. You can also get Skittles Hearts, which are a heart-shaped variation of the rainbow candy.

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The White Cheesecake M&M’s ($2.88), Hershey Conversation Kisses Recordable Message Heart ($14.98), and Skittles Heart ($5.00) are available through the month of February.

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Pecan Pie M&M’s And Spooky Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Are Now At Walmart

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There are only a few days left until our favorite holiday of all time: Halloween. While the candy-centric season has led to many pumpkin spiced variants, these, thankfully are not in that category.

Walmart, just released three chocolates that capture the spirit of the spooky holiday without any trace pumpkin spice to be found.

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Candy consumers will find Brach’s Sea Salt Chocolate Candy Corn, Reese’s Halloween Print Peanut Butter Cups, and M&M’s Pecan Pie at the retail chain. The latter two being items exclusive to Walmart.

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The Reese’s printed cups and sea salt candy corn are completely new to the candy aisle while the pecan pie M&M’s are making a return for the holiday season.

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Designs for the Reese’s include jack-o-lantern faces, spooky ghosts, and bats. You can enjoy them for an entire two seconds before popping them into your mouths.

Customers can find them at participating Walmart retailers through the Halloween season.

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Baskin-Robbins Threw Halloween Candy On This Dessert Pizza

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It seems like Baskin-Robbins hired a bunch of kids to create their newest dessert pizza and maybe that’s not a bad thing at all.

The ice cream franchise is releasing a Halloween Polar Pizza for the holidays that’s just stacked with Halloween candy.

Baskin Robbins’ spooky new dessert features a double fudge brownie crust that’s topped with candy corn, M&Ms Minis, and a generous drizzle of fudge.

With all the love or hate that candy corn gets, we’re curious how this dessert will resonate with with consumers.

The pizza will be available at participating Baskin-Robbins locations through the month of October. We’re actually pretty stoked to try it, though we’ll probably have to find a Groupon for a dentist immediately after.

Fun is fun, but cavities are no joke.