When I bite into a White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, I get the sensation that I’ve just stepped out of the shower and into a freezer.
My nipples perk out and other body parts perk in. Every hair on my body stands up and every muscle in my body twitches uncontrollably in response to the cold environment. Then, when I can feel my organs failing, I think to myself, “So this is what it’s like to die on Mount Everest.”
But then I realize, just like in the York Peppermint Patty commercials, what I’m feeling is a complete exaggeration in my head and is no where close to what it actually feels like to take a bite into any peppermint chocolate candy. And it turns out all I’m really doing is standing naked in front of a window on a breezy day.
However, when I bite into a White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s a second time, I get the sensation of sadness because I realize this tasty seasonal candy won’t be available come January or February, unless I’m willing to pay anywhere from $9.99 to $15.99 for a bag from an avaricious eBay or Amazon Marketplace seller.
These new minty M&M’s are great, but not $9.99 great.
Although that sadness could taste significantly less bitter if I became an avaricious eBay or Amazon Marketplace seller who gouged desperate souls wanting hard-to-find candy.
After opening the bag of White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, my olfaction was greeted with a blast of mint. It was as if someone stuck the hook end of two candy canes up my nostrils in order to drag me away. The minty M&M’s were coated with either red or white candy shells and are noticeably larger than regular M&M’s, but slightly smaller than Peanut M&M’s.
So how pepperminty are these M&M’s? Well, let’s just say that, in a pinch, I would pop a couple in my mouth to freshen my breath so I can invade someone’s personal space. They’re also minty enough that a cooling sensation lingered in my mouth for a while after eating them. The White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s tasted slightly more minty than sweet and I found them to be much more satisfying than the other minty M&M’s — mint milk chocolate and mint dark chocolate.
However, all is not perfect with this candy.
First, I don’t like how these white chocolate M&M’s tend to “sweat” when in slightly warm temperatures, making their candy shells a little greasy. Although that might be my fault for living on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Also, while these White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s are really wonderful, I find them to be like dense cheesecake in that it’s hard to eat a lot of them. I want to eat more, but I can’t.
If you’re a fan of peppermint, I’d highly suggest heading down to your local Target to pick up a bag (It’s a Target exclusive). Or if you want to be an eBay or Amazon Marketplace seller who charges unreasonable prices for hard-to-find candy, head to every Target within driving distance to pick up every single bag you can find.
(Nutrition Facts – 1.5 ounces – 220 calories, 100 calories from fat, 11 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 milligrams of sodium, 28 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 27 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein, and 4% calcium.)
Other White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s reviews:
Spoil Your Dinner
Fatguy Food Blog
Item: White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s
Purchased Price: $2.99
Size: 9.90 ounce bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Wonderful. Best mint M&M’s ever. More minty than sweet. Works as a mint in a pinch. Making money by selling bags of M&M’s for $15.99 on eBay and Amazon Marketplace.
Cons: Candy shell gets greasy in warm temperatures. Target exclusive. Hard to chain eat them. Seasonal item. eBay and Amazon Marketplace sellers who charge $15.99 for a bag of M&M’s.
10 thoughts to “REVIEW: White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s”
Marvo, do you know if someone sells the orange flavored M&M’s here?
It’s a Walmart exclusive, but I don’t know if our Walmarts carry them. The store in town probably doesn’t because I rarely see new products there, but I think the one in Pearl City might have them.
I got mine from target
Thought that was pretty hilarious, haha. Spotted on the shelves, M&M’s Candy – 11/28/2012. Not even a day later: Marvo Review. M&M’s candy. 11/29/2012.
I haven’t tried peppermint M&M’s before. I tried the Peanut Butter M&M’s almost a year ago when they went on sale and ended up liking them. These might be worth a shot.
I don’t know if I’d get a big bag. I might get a single serving bag.
Or you could open a big bag in Target, pour what you want into your pocket, and put the rest of the bag back on the shelf.
Never noticed these last year… stocking up this year.
I completely agree that these are wonderful (though, I disagree a little on not being able to eat a lot.) For three months or so, they were the only candy that I ate. Then, a wonderful thing happened … Target put all Christmas candy on clearance! Had to resist the urge to empty the shelf into a shopping cart. I decided that I would appreciate them more this coming winter if I took some time off. Can’t wait!
Don’t know why everyone’s saying they’re exclusive to a specific store. I got mine at the local grocery. I then interrogated a mars employee to find out where these particular variety are made. Didn’t even need to hook up the jumper cables. Sadly the plant was a few states away, not the one in my town. If it was the one in my town I can’t say I wouldn’t have broken in on a weekend to do a few production runs for myself. They’re that good.
Walmart sells the white chocolate peppermint ones I bought 25 bags last year and ate them everyday. I can’t wait for them to hit the shelves this year.
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