REVIEW: Easter Sundae M&M’s

Easter Sundae M&M's

Easter Sundays hold a special place in my heart. So many memories of floofy dresses bought just for that day. Sleeping with my hair in rollers to get those special curls the next morning. Socks with little bows on them, and saddle shoes or Mary Janes.

That was a shoe before it was a term for weed, guys. Just a heads up.

The point being, I loved–oh, wait, no, I hated Easter Sunday. I hated wearing dresses. The curlers pinched my scalp. Bows are for girls who don’t play in the mud and try to catch lizards. Church was boring and too early.

Okay, it wasn’t all bad. After church we got to go to The Original Pancake House, where they put bacon in pancakes before putting bacon in everything was cool. We had an Easter egg hunt at home, and got to open our baskets full of sweet, delicious candy. It was a fantastic reward for my sore head and sleepy morning.

What we didn’t have was Easter Sundaes. That’s probably because they didn’t exist until M&M’s decided to use some easy wordplay for their latest in a line of many flavors. Look at Red up there, acting like bunny ears and sundaes go together like Halloween and candy corn.

I’d also like to address the flavor itself, which is described on the bag as “White center surrounded by Milk Chocolate.” I know it’s a controversial stance, but White Center has been and always will be my favorite flavor. Good ol’ White Center.

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M&M’s idea of Easter Sundae colors is apparently bright blue, bright pink and what some guy in the paint department of Home Depot would describe as ecru. These feel more like “baby shower gifts when the parents are keeping the gender a secret” more than either Easter or sundaes. Also, for some reason my bag had approximately four times as many blues as pinks, so…I guess it’s a boy?

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Of course, White Center is actually white chocolate, the proof of which is that white chocolate is the first ingredient listed on the back of the bag. It’s the predominant chocolate inside the larger-than-usual M&M, surrounded by a thinner later of milk chocolate.

The taste of Easter Sundae M&M’s is both pleasant and almost oppressively boring. That’s a weird sentence, but it’s 100% true. The white chocolate center dominates as a flavor, while the surrounding milk chocolate plays a nice backup role.

But that’s it; that’s all there is to it. White chocolate and milk chocolate, together at last, or for the 100th time. One of those two. If they really were going for the taste of a sundae, they failed to hit the marks of ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream, cherries, and…well yeah, that’s entirely what comprises a sundae.

If you like to eat white chocolate and milk chocolate together, then you’ll enjoy Easter Sundae M&M’s. But don’t be fooled by the name; there’s no new flavors, no unique experience. Just chocolate.

(Nutrition Facts – 1.5 ounces — 210 calories, 90 calories from fat, 9 grams of total fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 35 milligrams of sodium, 30 grams of total carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 27 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.)

Purchased Price: $2.88
Size: 8 oz. bag
Purchased at: Walmart
Rating: 5 out of 10
Pros: Enjoyable mixture of white and milk chocolate. Easter egg hunts. The candy shells are cheerily colored.
Cons: A boring combination of flavors. Trying to force Easter and sundaes together. Candies taste absolutely nothing like sundaes. Floofy dresses.

13 thoughts to “REVIEW: Easter Sundae M&M’s”

  1. Why not they go for a mixed bag flavor since they are aiming for a sundae flavor. Also instead of standard chocolate center; they could make a new aerated center flavored like whipped cream.

  2. They tasted like the Birthday Cake ones but with a more pronounced artificial vanilla bitterness.

  3. Reading an actual reference to the Original Pancake House on The Impulsive Buy makes my heart swell up like a Big Apple Pancake! OPH is my most beloved restaurant of all time, and I still go there annually for my birthday and a stack of buckwheat cakes

  4. I wanted to echo Cait’s comment above. . this was a hilarious review! I loved the reference to the Home Depot paint department. 🙂

  5. Ecru.

    Definitely odd to not put “White Chocolate center” instead of “White center”. Maybe they (want you to) think it tastes like whipped cream.

    Fun review; probably will still try them because I like limited edition/seasonal items but won’t go out of my way to look for them.

  6. Agree with this review– they’re fine, but boring. I miss Carrot Cake m&ms already *single tear*

  7. Do they sell these (or the strawberry shortcake or other limited versions) in the single serve packages? I think they did with the birthday cake ones (are those gone by the way?)…its kind of a commitment to buy the whole bag just for a taste.

  8. The white center to me tastes a little more flavorful than white chocolate.
    There is a decent array of tastes here. They put a little Easter warmth in my heart.

  9. i was very dissapointed you advertisted white chocolate mnms i looked all stores threw easter could not find them at all dont advertise unless your going to have product now i have to wait till next year to try

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