It has never dawned on me to mix M&M’s varieties. Is it a thing that people have been doing all this time, and I just didn’t know about it? The only out of the ordinary thing I’ve been doing with the candy is blindfolding myself, trying to determine the shell’s color using only my non-sight senses, and getting it right 100 percent of the time.
Besides, it’s rare for me to have different M&M’s varieties in my house at the same time. And if there were, they were probably like ships passing in the night.
But now Mars Chocolates has done the mixing for us with its Classic Mix (Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Peanut M&M’s) and Peanut Mix (Milk Chocolate Peanut, Dark Chocolate Peanut, and White Chocolate Peanut M&M’s). There’s also an M&M’s Mystery Eggs Mix for Easter that has Milk Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Double Chocolate M&M’s. But I wasn’t sent that for review.
You’d think combining these different varieties, whose delight factors vary from good to great, would create something unique. But it’s not a best of all worlds ordeal.
When I pop any combination of the candies into my mouth, my tongue can’t determine which M&M’s is which, especially with the Peanut Mix, which overall tastes like regular Milk Chocolate Peanut M&M’s. Although, if I happen to stuff my maw with all White Chocolate Peanut M&M’s, my taste buds notice it.
With the Classic Mix, I can, of course, tell which is the Peanut one, but as a whole, most combinations taste like Peanut M&M’s. And that’s a shame because this has my favorite permanent variety — Peanut Butter. I love the burst of nuttiness and saltiness they have, but it’s hard to detect when mixed with the other two.
But if you prefer to pick out your M&M’s individually, it’s easy to determine which is which with the Classic Mix. The largest ones are Peanut, the smallest ones are Milk Chocolate, and the in-between ones are Peanut Butter. With the Peanut Mix, good luck determining what Peanut M&M’s flavor you’re pulling because they all look the same.
I like all these M&M’s individually, but I don’t taste anything special when paired with each other. To be honest, I wish it was more like Pringles’ effort to create new flavors by stacking multiple varieties. For example, a cheesecake mix that combines White Chocolate Cheesecake M&M’s with current and past M&M’s would’ve been neato.
DISCLOSURE: I received free product samples. Thanks, Mars! Doing so did not influence my review. Also, my apologies for the messed up candy shell colors. You see, I got these a few months ago, and only recently I opened them. My office, where I had them, is not the optimal place for chocolate candy. Sorry, Mars!
Purchased Price: FREE
Size: 8.3 oz sharing size pouches
Purchased at: Received from Mars
Rating: 6 out of 10
Nutrition Facts: (1 oz) Classic Mix – 140 calories, 7 grams of fat, 3.5 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0 milligrams of cholesterol, 30 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, less than 1 gram of fiber 15 grams of sugar, and 2 grams of protein. Peanut Mix – 150 calories, 8 grams of fat, 3 grams of saturated fat, 0 grams of trans fat, 0mgc 10 milligrams of sodium, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fiber, 14 grams of sugar, and 3 grams of protein.