These White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s are simply white chocolate with a pumpkin pie flavor. But it got me thinking that a pumpkin pie engulfed in hardened white chocolate would actually be an epic holiday dessert. If you make this, you’re officially invited to my family Thanksgiving.
These M&M’s are your standard specialty M&M’s, slightly larger in size and featuring several different colors. (Side note: Is it me or do M&M’s and Oreo seem to be in a competition for who can create the most flavors? I’m certainly not mad about it. Let’s get Mars and Nabisco in on this, stat.)
I LOVE all things pumpkin, so I was super PUMPed (see what I did there?) to try these guys. I had my hesitations, of course, because oftentimes I find that food supposedly flavored as pumpkin really just tastes like “fall” (nutmeg, spices, etc.) and not really pumpkin itself. Beer is the perfect example of that. More spice and less pumpkin.
I’m super happy to report that the White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s DO in fact taste like pumpkin pie. But boy, are they sweet. Not in a bad way, just in a “You better be ready for dessert way.” The sweetness becomes more prevalent as you go, and there’s also a nice cinnamon aftertaste to them. I could only eat a small handful each time I opened the bag.
When I bit into one for a cross-section photo, that’s when I could see the inside looks like white chocolate, which is the first ingredient listed on the bag. (Above anything pumpkin, please note.) Now I’m wondering what white chocolate flavor M&M’s comes up with next…
Anyway, I did like these a lot. So much so that when my husband tried to hijack the bag to take to a work meeting, I immediately stopped him because I enjoyed them so much and wanted the bag for myself. (First rule of marriage: Let your wife have all the candy!) They’re a good fall treat and good for grabbing a quick handful as I enjoy my morning coffee. Now, who’s up for a Pumpkin Beer and White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s tasting?
(Nutrition Facts – 1.5 oz – 210 calories, 11 grams of fat, 6 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 milligrams of sodium, 29 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 28 grams of sugar, 2 grams of protein.)
Purchased Price: $3.49
Size: 8 oz. bag
Purchased at: Target
Rating: 8 out of 10
Pros: Tasty pumpkin flavor, perfect fall treat.
Cons: Too sweet for more than a handful. Should have added “Chocolate” in the product title.
7 thoughts to “REVIEW: White Pumpkin Pie M&M’s”
Aside from the epic amounts of sugar (which of course you’d expect) these sound great! I do so wish they’d be more adventurous in the European market. We look on with envy! 😀
Nice review! Hopefully this opens up some new flavor possibilities like apple and cherry pie and others!
They may have been unable to add chocolate/white chocolate to the label depending on how the base was formulated.
I can’t wait to try them and then incorporate them into my cookie and bar recipes.
Oh my gourd…those sound delicious. Now to figure out how to put some whip cream on the top without it falling off.
Lil’Dab, I think taking a tablespoon or a big cooking spoon (when no one is around to see) and filling it with redi-wip then putting a bunch of these into it would be great!
hmmmmm now I’m thinking maybe a white-bottom pumpkin pie this year. But yeah I’m into these! I like to take the good but sweet white chocolate m&ms and toss them with almonds, cashews and fried fruit and make a trail mix. Cuts the sweetness nicely. I wish these special ones were the size of the regular milk chocolate ones though.
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