REVIEW: Hazelnut Spread M&M’s

Hazelnut Spread M M s

What are Hazelnut Spread M&M’s?

M&M’s debuts its newest flavor which features a hazelnut spread center covered in milk chocolate all encased in a colorful candy shell. And yes it’s a riff on Nutella which is synonymous with hazelnut spread in most people’s minds. Look at the container on the package that Blue is holding! A clear jar. Verrrrrry interesting. Basically, these are bootleg Nutella M&M’s.

How are they?

These were announced way back in September which means a long time to get excited and build your anticipation for them. So how did they do? At first glance, they’re larger than standard M&M’s and breaking one opens reveals its two-toned interior. There’s the obvious chocolate layer and then the inner hazelnut portion, which is surprisingly light almost like a cookie butter color. It did seem to have speckles (maybe chocolate?) throughout though.

Hazelnut Spread M M s Closeup

Initially, they were disappointing because they tasted like regular M&M’s. However, as I ate more, the hazelnut flavor came through. They were sufficiently nutty! I can’t mention Nutella as much as I have without putting the real thing to the test, so I grabbed a jar from my cupboard and dug in to compare.

It dawned on me instantly what these really are. They aren’t fake Nutella M&M’s or even Hazelnut Spread ones; they’re just Hazelnut M&M’s. What’s a more accurate comparison? They’re unlicensed Ferrero Rocher in a different form. While Nutella is insanely creamy with the chocolate and hazelnut as one, these aren’t creamy in the slightest. Also, chewing the crunchy shell along with the unmarried chocolate and hazelnut components evoke that gold wrapped confection way more than Nutella spread.

Is there anything else you need to know?

These aren’t the first hazelnut M&M’s to come to market as the UK got a version way back in 2017 although it looks like those contained actual hazelnuts instead of the mixture inside these.


These are a pretty good new take on M&M’s, which makes you wonder why it hasn’t been done before. Just don’t go in expecting the next coming of Nutella in a new portable form. These are more like smaller, cheaper Ferrero Rocher. If you like those, you’ll have no problem finishing a bag of these as quickly as I did.

Purchased Price: 99 cents
?Size: 1.35 oz. bag
?Purchased at: Wegmans
?Rating: 8 out of 10
?Nutrition Facts: (1 Bag) 190 calories, 10 grams of fat, 7 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, less than 5 milligrams of cholesterol, 40 milligrams of sodium, 24 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of dietary fiber, 22 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein.

8 thoughts to “REVIEW: Hazelnut Spread M&M’s”

  1. I tried these yesterday. The first 2 or 3, the Hazelnut flavor was barely noticeable. Then after, the Hazelnut flavor became a lot stronger. I really liked these. Can’t go wrong with Hazelnut and Chocolate. Probably one of my favorite M&M flavors.

  2. They definitely have a ferrro rocher taste to them, but much milder. They have the bigger sacks of these at Menards. I haven’t seen the small bags of them yet.

  3. Very disappointed! I love hazelnut anything but these just don’t cut it. There’s only the slightest hint of hazelnut, I get a more confectioners sugar taste that is overly sweet almost like those knock off m&ms with no name filled in plastic candy canes at Christmas. Was expecting these to be my new favorite treat but will not purchase again.

    1. You are spot on…confectioner sugar heavy. Zero hazelnut cream flavor. Yet I don’t hate them but know I will NOT being buying again nor recommending them.

  4. Omg!! these are NASTY as sam hill I truly Love Hazelnut these right here is a BiG NO for me

  5. I found these to be waaaaayyyy too sweet! I’ll take regular m&m’s over these any day.

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