REVIEW: White BOO-tterscotch M&M’s

White BOO-tterscotch M&M's

Does anyone under the age of 60 like butterscotch besides me?

I know I instantly think of the candy dish at my Grandmother’s house, where at any given time you could treat yourself to a hard butterscotch stuck to its orange wrapper, a root beer barrel, or a button from an old sweater. On a good day you might even find a Chocolate Riesen. If you asked most kids they’d probably consider the button over the butterscotch, but I wasn’t that kid.

If you’re like me, seek help.

But also, if you’re like me, you probably wondered “what exactly is butterscotch?” I’ve had it 1000 times, but I don’t actually know what it’s made of. I’m perpetually in a state of mild inebriation, so I can’t really tell. It can’t possibly have actual scotch in it, right?

No. It’s basically just brown sugar and butter. According to trusty Wikipedia, “Butterscotch is similar to toffee, but for butterscotch the sugar is boiled to the soft crack stage, and not hard crack as with toffee.”

I guess “butterscotch” was a better name than “soft crack toffee.”

Ya know what’s a better name than “butterscotch?” BOO-terscotch!

I worry about our elderly butterscotch aficionados. These new White BOO-tterscotch M&M’s might be a bit too scary for their old hearts to take.

White BOO-tterscotch M&M’s, or “BOOMM’s” as the kids call them, are the latest Halloween tie-in from the Mars company. Not sure if you guys have seen the new commercial, but the jingle is pretty catchy – White B, double O, double T, E-R, with a SCOTCH, double M and an S. YES!

I made that up, and I can’t apologize enough for it. On to the review –>

In terms of smell, these are the most distinct M&M’s I’ve ever opened. They stink like butterscotch. Stink. I honestly can’t decide if I like it or not. It’s probably too strong, but I appreciate the fact you know what you’re in for.

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As with most of their special releases, they are about the size of Peanut Butter M&M’s. Once you crunch through the familiar, but boring fall colored shells, the inside is white chocolate.

I’ve found that white chocolate style M&M’s tend to be creamier than the normal, but don’t fret folks, they still won’t melt in your hands. Since these are fashioned after a “sucking candy,” I ate them that way, and let each piece melt in my mouth like the famous slogan goes.

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For such a strong smelling candy, the butterscotch flavor is pleasantly light. The white chocolate has a really nice flavor, and there’s a perfect marriage between that and the butterscotch. It’s distinctly there, but not so much that you have Nam-style flashbacks of Grandma’s candy dish.

The flavor is obviously different, but these put me in mind of the Candy Corn M&M’s, which I was actually a big fan of. Those are another “old people” candy that M&M’s did right. Pairing these flavors with white chocolate was a wise decision, because they mesh so well together.

Remember earlier when I made up that jingle? Sorry again. At least I didn’t shoehorn in a Ron Burgundy quote.

So yeah, these are good. They don’t specify, but I assume they’ll strictly be a fall release. They kinda limited their window with the name “BOO-tterscotch,” but I guess if they’re popular enough they can change it.

These are probably gonna find their way to Grandmother’s house this Halloween. Maybe even beyond that. Ya better watch your back, Werther’s.

(Nutrition Facts – 1.5 ounces — 210 calories, 100 calories from fat, 11 grams of total fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of dietary fiber, 28 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein..)

Purchased Price: $3.19
Size: 8 oz bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 7 out of 10
Pros: Butterscotch flavor isn’t too overpowering. Creamy white chocolate. Distinctive smell. Memories of Grandma’s house. The name “Boo-tterscotch.”
Cons: Boring color tone. Specific store exclusives. Memories of Grandma’s candy dish. Potentially too scary for the elderly. Halloween gets earlier every year. So sorry about that jingle.

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Limited Edition Harvest Caramels Werther’s Original Caramel Apple Soft Caramels

Limited Edition Harvest Caramels Werther's Original Caramel Apple Soft Caramels

Do you know what this product’s name could use? No, not another “caramel.” The word “xtreme.” (Spotted by Carla at Safeway.)

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FAST FOOD NEWS: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Steak, Egg & Cheese Burrito and Biscuit

Carl s Jr and Hardee s SteakEggCheeseBurrito

Start your day with steak.

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations nationwide are now offering two new breakfast options with steak — a burrito and a biscuit sandwich.

The Steak, Egg & Cheese Burrito features marinated, grilled steak, eggs, Swiss cheese, and salsa in a warm flour tortilla. The Steak, Egg & Cheese Biscuit features marinated, grilled steak, a folded egg, and a slice of Swiss cheese on the chains’ Made from Scratch Biscuit.

Carl s Jr and Hardee s SteakEggCheeseBiscuit

The Steak, Egg & Cheese Biscuit is available for $2.99, and as a combo with hash rounds and a drink for $4.69, while the Steak, Egg & Cheese Burrito is available for $3.99 or for $5.69 in a combo. Prices may vary by location.

If you began your day with either one, let us know what you think of it in the comments.

(Image via CKE Restaurants)

SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Chobani Limited Batch Caramel Apple Blended Greek Yogurt

Chobani Limited Batch Caramel Apple Blended Greek Yogurt

Remember when caramel apple used to be the big autumn flavor? Oh wait. Let me rephrase that. Remember when caramel apple used to be the big autumn flavor before pumpkin spice stabbed it through the heart and claimed itself ruler of autumn. (Spotted by Rachel C at Walmart.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES – 8/25/2016

Here are some interesting new and limited edition products found on store shelves by us and your fellow readers. If you’ve tried any of the products, share your thoughts about them in the comments.

Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme Skulls
Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme Skulls

I love Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme, so I can’t wait to crack open these skulls and eat them. (Spotted by Dale M at Giant Eagle.)

Pierre Daredevil Boneless Wyngz (Buffalo Style and Garlic Parmesan)
Pierre Daredevil Boneless Wyngz (Buffalo Style and Garlic Parmesan)

Pierre Daredevil Boneless Wyngz Sweet Asian Chili
Pierre Daredevil Boneless Wyngz Sweet Asian Chili

I know, auto spellcheck. “Wyngz” is a sore on the English language and I know you want to change “wyngz” to “wings” but that’s not how they spell it. Sometimes you can’t get what you want and this is one of those times. You have to let it go. (Spotted by Amanda Y at Walmart.)

H-E-B The Nutty Blonde Cookie
H-E-B The Nutty Blonde Cookie

Six nuts in one cookie is a lot of nuts. That’s nuts! (Spotted by Robbie at H-E-B.)

Trimona Honey Ginger Cinnamon Bulgarian Yogurt
Trimona Honey Ginger Cinnamon Bulgarian Yogurt

Trimona Blueberry Lavender Bulgarian Yogurt
Trimona Blueberry Lavender Bulgarian Yogurt

Trimona Raspberry Coconut Bulgarian Yogurt
Trimona Raspberry Coconut Bulgarian Yogurt

Trimona Plain Bulgarian Yogurt
Trimona Plain Bulgarian Yogurt

Greek yogurt. Icelandic yogurt. Asian yogurt. Aussie yogurt. Bulgarian yogurt. Oh, the places where yogurt comes from! (Spotted by Rachel C at Sprouts.)

Thank you to all the photo contributors! If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you do so, you might see your picture in our next Spotted on Shelves post.

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SPOTTED ON SHELVES: Hot Tamales Cinnamon Apple

Hot Tamales Cinnamon Apple

Since this is also made by Just Born, I wonder if the apple candy is the exact same one in the Mike and Ike Caramel Apple. (Spotted by Joshua G at Walgreens.)

If you’re out shopping and see an interesting new product on the shelf, snap a picture of it, and send us an email (theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com) with where you found it and “Spotted” in the subject line. Or reply to us (@theimpulsivebuy) on Twitter with the photo, where you spotted it, and the hashtag #spotted. If you’ve tried the product, share your thoughts about it in the comments.

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