REVIEW: Cinnamon M&M’s

Cinnamon M&M's

When I heard about Crispy M&M’s, I celebrated by eating a spoonful of Rice Krispies. So when I learned about Cinnamon M&M’s, I thought I’d celebrate in a similar fashion and eat a spoonful of cinnamon.

However, it turns out eating cinnamon powder is really hard to do. If only, I searched on YouTube using the words “cinnamon fail” before my celebratory cinnamon consuming, then I would’ve seen the dozens of failed cinnamon eating attempts that involved lots of coughing.

A bag of Cinnamon M&M’s contains candy with four different colored shells: red, dark red, dark brown, and darker brown. Although, at different angles, it kind of looks like there are only three. They also come in different sizes. Some are the same size of regular M&M’s, while others are just as big as Peanut M&M’s or a size in between.

The candy has a pleasant, but very faint, sweet cinnamon flavor and it goes well with the milk chocolate. You’ll probably get more cinnamon flavor if you were to open your mouth downwind from some poor man or woman who just failed at eating a spoonful of cinnamon. Unfortunately, for some strange reason, that very faint flavor pretty much disappears after eating four or five pieces, and it tastes as if you’re eating regular M&M’s.

Cinnamon M&M's Closeup

I thought the disappearance of cinnamon flavor was weird so I decided to do some experiments, and I’ve come to the conclusion that not all the pieces of candy in a bag of Cinnamon M&M’s have cinnamon in them. (Oh wait, the ingredients list doesn’t list it as cinnamon, instead it’s listed as “Natural Flavor.”) I believe the small dark brown pieces taste like regular M&M’s, while the red and dark red pieces have cinnamon flavor.

I did eat several red pieces in a row and the cinnamon flavor didn’t fade, so perhaps the disappearance of the cinnamon flavor when I first ate them could be attributed to me not eating more red pieces. I’d find out for sure, but I’ve already gone through half of the bag while writing this review.

One last thing. It’s been several minutes since I ate my last Cinnamon M&M, but it left behind a slightly cinnamon-y, slightly weird taste in my mouth. I wish I had some cinnamon gum to get rid of it.

The seasonal Cinnamon M&M’s are a nice tangent from the usual flavors, but its subdued cinnamon flavor doesn’t make me want to start a Facebook campaign to get Mars Inc. to make it a regular year-round flavor.

(Nutrition Facts – 1.5 ounces – 210 calories, 80 calories from fat, 9 grams of fat, 5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 30 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 26 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Item: Cinnamon M&M’s
Price: $2.99
Size: 9.9 ounces
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 6 out of 10
Pros: Pleasant cinnamon flavor. It’s another M&M’s flavor. Candy comes in a variety of sizes and colors. Crispy M&M’s.
Cons: Faint cinnamon flavor. Not all of the pieces seem to have cinnamon flavor. Where are Crispy M&M’s? Left a weird taste in my mouth. Trying to eat a spoonful of cinnamon.

17 thoughts to “REVIEW: Cinnamon M&M’s”

  1. ok, so this is sweet cinnamon not red-hot candy cinnamon. at first I was like EWWW. but now they dont sound too bad.
    they should make like, maple M&Ms or something!! mmm 🙂

  2. Oh wow, id definitely be interested in trying these..i love cinnamon and choolate..shame all the m&ms in the bag dont contain cinnamon though!

  3. Hey! I made a special Facebook page last year drumming up support for the idea of Cinnamon M&Ms. I had also sent an email to the Mars, Inc. via their M&M website suggesting the flavor. I’m excited to see that it now exists! I just found out about it today!

  4. Now honestly, how long do I have to wait for White Chocolate M&M’s? Seems like a no brainer.

    1. @Jeremy, there are (halloween themed, candy corn-tainted) white chocolate m&m’s on the clearance rack of your local wal*mart at this very moment.

  5. I went to my local (Buffalo, NY) grocery store when I read this review and they didn’t have any. I will check Target and I will make it my task to find these.

  6. I got a bag of these at my local Target last week and I ate almost the entire bag on my drive home. That’s saying something because I only live about 7 minutes from this store. I LOVE this flavor…not as much as Mint (childhood Christmas sentiment at play), but why didn’t they come out with this sooner? Mars should have called them Mexican Chocolate M & Ms because that’s essentially what they are and I think it would have added an air of international intrigue.

    Thanks for the review, Marvo…I probably wouldn’t have known they existed otherwise! 🙂

  7. I loved these, but know I can’t find them in any store. Because they were limited, I found them online for something like $12 a bag! No thanks! lol! They were delicious!

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