What is it?
When I look at the Orange M&M on the bag of this new, Dollar General-exclusive Orange Vanilla Cream flavor, I can’t help but think it has a facial expression that says, “Am I committing cannibalism right now by eating this Orange Creamsicle?”
In order to taste like an Orange Creamsicle, the candy combines natural and artificial orange flavoring with white chocolate. The chocolate is coated with orange and white candy shells.
How is it?
This new variety proves once again that white chocolate is the best vessel for any flavored M&M’s variety. Unlike milk and dark chocolate, the white chocolate doesn’t get too much in the way of the flavoring. The orange combines perfectly with the creaminess of the white chocolate, creating a balance of flavors that does, at times, remind me of a Orange Creamsicle. But, and this is a good “but,” there are also moments when I think I’m eating Fruity Pebbles, and the crunch of the candy shell helps with that impression.
But, and this is a bad “but,” at other times, the candy reminds me of another edible product.
Once the cream flavor fades, I’m left with an orange aftertaste that makes me feel I’m getting a dose of chewable vitamin C tablets. Sadly, no vitamin C is included (but a serving does have 4 percent of your daily calcium YAY BONES). As much as I enjoy these, I can’t help but taste an orange vitamin, and that flavor lingers to the point where I need something to get rid of it.
Is there anything else I need to know?
Like other white chocolate M&M’s, the candy pieces are noticeably larger than regular milk chocolate M&M’s. Their size probably helps deliver their strong flavor. But their size also helps make them, perhaps, a bit too sweet. While I do think they have a wonderful citrusy and creamy flavor, after eating several, the sweetness builds up to the point where they’re cloying and I don’t want to eat anymore.
Orange Vanilla Cream M&M’s are a great tasting variety, but in small doses.
Purchased Price: Purchased online for more money than people should pay
Size: 8.0 oz. bag
Purchased at: eBay (Available at Dollar General)
Rating: 7 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 oz.) 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 4 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 25 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber, 18 grams of sugar, and 1 gram of protein.