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While I find that American candy can be quite expensive, but sometimes when I get a chance, I treat myself to some. I had hoped to get some pretzel M and M's, but as the shop had none, I bought these instead. I don't like a lot of peanut butter, but something like these that has the slight hit of peanut butter is very moreish in my opinion. M and M's have been around since the 1940's, and the idea was formed when Forrest Mars (from the famous Mars family) saw soldiers in the Spanish Civil War eating chocolate with a tempered hard shell that ensured that the chocolate wouldn't melt in the soldier's hand. The two "M's" represent the names of Forrest E. Mars and Bruce Murrir (whose father was the president of the Hershey's company). They were first introduced to the UK in the 1980's. There aren't as many types of M and M's in the UK as in the States. We only have the original chocolate, peanut and biscuit M and M's, whereas in America there are (amongst others) those flavours, mint, coconut, pretzel and peanut butter, which are the ones I will be reviewing here. These are similar to other M and M's although they are slightly larger in size than the chocolate or peanut ones that you get in the UK. As soon as you tear open the packet, you smell the sweet chocolate and also the slightly nutty smell of the peanut butter. Immediately, I want to tuck in. When you bite into them you first get the sweet chocolate shell and then the slightly more savoury hit of the peanut butter. I do find that these are very addictive and I can't seem to stop once I open the packet. I love the combination of the sweet shell, the hint of sweet milk chocolate and the soft peanut butter inside. Nutritional information of these is as follows: 220 Calories 13g Fat 23g Carbs 4g Protein Ingredients: Ingredients: milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, skim milk, milk fat, lactose, peanuts, soy lecithin, salt, artificial flavours), sugar, partially hydrogenated plam kernel oil, less than 2% - cornstarch, dextrose, corn syrup, natural flavour, salt, gum acacia, colouring, dextrin, propyl gallate While not the healthiest snack, they are okay as an occasional treat as part of a balanced diet - and I am a firm believer that you need a few treats now and again (probably too many in my case sometimes!). Mine cost £1.50 for a packet from an American candy store, and they are also available online for a similar price (although you may have to pay postage as well online). Interesting fact that I have borrowed from Wikipedia: A study in July 2009 revealed that a dye similar to the one in blue M&M's showed benefits in helping paralyzed rats to walk again....
I have recently visited a couple of traditional sweet shops with good international chocolate sections. I was especially intrigued to se how many M&M flavours are available in the U.S.A compared to here. One of these is the peanut butter flavour. I decided that was a must try, because I love peanut butter Kit-Kats and I hoped the M&M's would taste as good! The packet is similiar to the U.K ones, and weighes 46.2g. The "candies" look like the ones we are familiar with too, brightly coloured and about the same size. I do like their bright appearance but it does mean they contain several colourings so they are not a good choice if you prefer to avoid those. The smell when you open the packet is heady and delicious, a sweet blend of chocolate and peanuts. Thankfully the taste lives up to that. The centre is made from creamy peanut butter, with milk chocolate, and a crispy shell encasing the lot. This means there is a lovely contrast between the outside and the softer centre. Real peanut butter is used to make the sweets and you can tell that becuase the taste is authentic and nutty. I find a lot of American milk chocolate a bit over sweet and bland, but I didn't notice that so much with these. I think it was because the nut flavour is strong and nice enough to make up any chocolate deficiencies. They are sweet tasting but I don't find them sickly. I didn't expect any chocolates made with peanut butter to be low in fat but even so, I was shocked at the saturated fat content. One packet contains 8g, which using the packets American nutrition labelling, is 40% of your recommended maximum daily intake. For this reason I will only eat them occasionally. I was intending to use some to decorate some cupcakes, but I decided that they were fatty enough on their own, and in the interest of relative health, I stuck to plain icing! Although these M&M's are American, they are increasingly easy to find in the U.K. My friend can buy them in a corner shop near to her. I have seen them in branches of Cybercandy, as well as branches of the Mr Timms Olde Fashioned Sweetshop chain. I bought mine at an independent sweetshop for £1.45. I think this makes them a little on the expensive side, although also I think the taste makes them worth it. I hope that M&M's may consider releasing them here, as I am sure they would sell well, especially of they cost less. I would recommend them to any peanut butter fanatic.
Yum, yum and yum! One of my favourite chocolates is M and M's and when I recently went into an American confectionery store in Birmingham, I was in heaven with the different types of M and M's! They had many other items to pick from but I was certainly drawn to the M and M's........ all of them! Peanut Butter M & M's 'Scrumptious peanut butter filled M&M's with a delicious crispy outer shell. M&M's Peanut Butter are great as a snack' My Findings: I didn't really know what to expect when first tasting these it states on the packaging real peanut so I was thinking it maybe hard like the peanut bars you can get. However when biting into one for the first time it was like the soft crunchy peanut butter you can get in the jars. In shops you will normally find Chocolate M and M's and Peanut M and M's and I just love both. These ones are the same size as the normal peanut ones. They come in different colours and have the white M on the front of each one just like any other M and M really. For me I just love the bright colours makes them very appealing and fun looking. I prefer to suck on M and M's you get that lovely sweet outer taste, the yummy crunch case then that oh so tasty peanut butter! These are now my favourite M and M's so far but I still have more different ones to taste yet. If you have ever tried any of the M and M's before These M and M's you can even tastes the layers, at first you can taste the sweet crisp outer shell. Which has a very candy like feeling, then under that you can taste the mouth watering milk chocolate and then to top is off that sweet and salty taste of the peanut butter. After eating my way through the whole pack I had a gorgeous aftertaste that lingered in my mouth for a good while afterwards - Mmm! Packaging is in true M and M's style, bright colours, fun little character on the front. All of with I think is very eye catching and extremely fun looking. The wrapper has a paper/plastic feel and rips just like paper. Once empty packet is recyclable. Nutritional Information: Per pack 240 - Calories 14g - Fats 8g - Saturated 22g - Sugars Allergy Advice: May contain almonds. Price and Availability: You can not find these in any supermarket within the UK only place you will be able to purchase these is online or via an American food seller. These will cost around the £1.29 to £1.49 which isn't really bad for something that is imported. These come in small, medium and large bags. Overall: I am really glad I purchased these and will certainly be getting them again. I just love the flavour and it makes a nice change to the others in the market. Five out five stars from me. Thanks for reading. Additional Information: MMS.com Ingredients: milk chocolate (sugar, cocoa butter, chocolate, skim milk, milk fat, lactose, peanuts, soy lecithin, salt, artificial flavours), sugar, partially hydrogenated plam kernel oil, less than 2% - cornstarch, dextrose, corn syrup, natural flavour, salt, gum acacia, colouring, dextrin, propyl gallate
Oh.My.God. I've wanted to try these FOREVER and when my mate's mum got back from Mexico last week she brought us both a load of munchies that you can't get over here including PEANUT BUTTER M&Ms!!! I'm soooooo excited! lol They are even better than I expected them to be. They look just like normal M&Ms and are all brightly coloured with the little 'm' on the top of them. The inside is what all the fuss is about though, you've got the crisp sugar shell that is always suprisingly tasteless and then a thin layer of chocolate and THEN the middle is filled with yummy peanut butter. The 3 flavours go together better than I thought they would and these do taste loads better than the Hersheys peanut butter chocolates I've gone mad on lately. The peanut butter is very smooth and tastes so nutty, obviously all peanut butter is nutty but the chocolate round it makes the flavour come out even stronger and I love it! The chocolate is very creamy, M&Ms chocolate always tastes yummy I think even though it's not a madly high quality chocolate but the combination of it and peanut butter just makes it one of the best chocolates I've ever tasted! I just love these and am going to start a campaign to get them released over here because they're loads better than the Crispy M&Ms that are the latest and only new flavour to be released in the UK. I love the peanut and normal milk chocolate M&Ms but would happily give them 2 up if they would just start selling these peanut butter ones in the shops! £1.00 a bag, no problem! lol
A very good friend of mine is just back from sunning herself in Spain and on her return she bought me a nice bottle of Vodka (much appreciated) and also a packet of M&M`s, why the M&M`s you might think, well the M&M`s in question are peanut butter ones which you cannot buy in this country and because she knows of my love for peanut butter she brought me a packet. Now these were lovely sweets, they come in a bright orange bag, they come in various sizes of packets too she assured me and she also assured me that the bag she brought home for me was the biggest. The sweets themselves are slightly bigger than the chocolate M&M but not quite as large as the peanut M&M, they have the familiar crisp candy shell and inside they have a delicious crunchy peanut butter filling that just got me hooked. I now have a real problem though, these sweets were so good I simply must have more but ordering them online costs a bloody fortune and there are no shops as far as I know that sell them here in bonnie Scotland. If you have the chance to try these then do so but be warned, you will fall in love with them and it might be a long distance love affair like mine is with them.
Remember when the only M&Ms choice you had to make was plain or peanut, brown or yellow packets? It seems that there's been an explosion of M&M varieties in the last few years, and now even in the rather small shop across the road I can choose from dark chocolate, crispy, cherry, almond, mint crisp, dark chocolate peanut. They now have a limited edition Strawberry Peanut Butter variety too. My latest try has been the standard PB ones though, also known as the 'red packet'. Peanut butter and chocolate are two of my favourite foods, but products combining them have had varying degrees of success. The two main ones are Reece's Peanut Butter Cups, and Peanut Butter Chunky KitKats, neither of which I adore. However, I decided these were worth a try, though I was almost hoping I wouldn't like them and would have to throw half the packet away. Unfortunately, I loved them. You can imagine that stuffing an extra ingredient into a normal M&M would alter the size or shape, and you'd be right. These ones look like obese M&Ms, rounder and chunkier than their predecessors. You have the usual crisp sugar shell, and a thin layer of chocolate inside, but right in the middle there is a massive dollop of peanut butter filling. If you've tried M&Ms you'll know what the first two parts taste like, so let's focus on the final bit. Peanut butter to me is normally thick and creamy. The stuff they've used here is lighter, almost like a peanut mousse or sorts. It's also semi-sweet itself, as is most American peanut butter. But, it has an undeniable peanut taste, and the resulting combination of sweet and salty is scrumptious. Even though they have the chocolate layer on top, and then a crispy candy coating, you can still smell the peanut scent of these, and the packet itself still has a light peanut whiff to it days after I finished off the chocolates. PB M&Ms are great if you don't like proper solid peanuts, as I don't. You can get a smooth peanut taste without the crunch, and satisfy and sweet/salty cravings in one single product. I think I liked these so much more than other Chocolate/PB combinations because the taste is subtle, and not overpowering. You know you're eating peanut butter, but neither you nor the people you breathe on are then reminded of it for the next few hours. The combination of ingredients is just perfect. I think the sweetness of the peanut butter helps this, and also the decent amount of chocolate, something lacking in Reece's. There are 240 calories in a pack, which is a few more than the standard 200 calories most pure-chocolate bars come in at. Actually, the Americans say there are 240 calories. The Mexican nutritional info sticker also on the packet says 244.5 which is interesting, and perhaps an indication that we shouldn't rely too heavily on the summaries provided. The rest of the info is also a little off too, with either 14g fat (US) or 13.5g (Mex) and so on. The bonus of these is that they're chunky and satisfying, so you can just eat a few at a time. I made the packet last two days, taking a couple every time I thought about it, and that seemed a great way to savour them. The packaging accommodates this easily as you can open it just by making a small rip, allowing them to come out one by one, and keeping the others fresh. Bigger packs are also available, but there's no way I'd trust myself with one of them. Buy on eBay in the UK, or try places like Selfridge's food hall which often stocks imported goodies. This product contains peanuts, partially defatted peanuts (!) and may also contain almonds, which I guess just means they use the same part of the factory for these and the almond ones. http://www.mms.com/us/about/products/
I had to write a review on these, even though it is painful to write. Why painful? Because the UK don't sell them and i can only get the occasional bag from a freind in the USA, or choose to handover a fortune of my hard earned cash to some thief on ebay to send me them. I must be exaggerating, they aren't worth this much hassle are they?! What are they like? Firstly they come in a bright orange packet with the usual m&m characters on the front. They come in small, medium and HUGE bags. They are about the size on a normal m&m and you get the usual crunchy sugary shell on the outside. The difference is that inside there is the the most amazing peanut butter filling. The filling is not sickly at all, just delicious and very very addictive. How did i fall in love? A friend of mine from California came to live in England for a while. When i looked in her suitcase i noticed she had a few massive bags of these. She brought them to feed her addiction for the time she was here. It was a mistake even showing them to me and letting me try some. We were through the supply in a matter of days and then we both had to go cold turkey until she returned to America. Every time i visit of she comes back here this is what i demand. Nothing else, just these. Why i love them: I am not a big fan of normal m&ms. I don't like the chocolate and the peanut ones are just too nutty. These are a perfect balance though. Not sickly like some of the Reece's candy. Also i thought Reece's pieces would be similar but they are just too small. Peanut butter m&ms are a good size and have loads of filling in them. You can happily have a handful and leave it at that, or you can munch through a whole bag when watching a film. A plea to m&m makers: Please start selling them over here. I would buy them and so would every one of my family and friends who have ever tried them. My mum is not that keen on peanut butter but even she loves these! They really are the most amazing sweet item i have ever had, and i like to think of myself as an expert! Worth knowing: If you are desperate to try these you can buy a 323g bag from ebay for approximately £3.20 + £10 postage. I know, you'd have to be desperate right!
I first tried peanut butter M&Ms about 2 years ago when visiting the M&Ms World store in New York City. I love M&Ms and I love peanut butter and I love Reece's Pieces which are a similar idea so was really keen to try these. I've been addicted ever since which isn't good as they're so hard to find in the UK!! Infact I've never seen them in a shop here - I buy them from ebay although some other websites sell them. I never buy more than 2 packets at a time though because I just eat them all in one go, I can't help myself!!! Peanut Butter M&Ms are the same shape as plain M&Ms but much fatter - about 1.5cm diameter. They come with the same brightly coloured shells as other M&Ms, the trademark "M" stamped on each one. They have a peanut butter centre which has a generous coating of milk chocolate around it. They come in a red 46g bag although larger bag sizes are available (I don't buy them though, its bad enough eating an entire small bag in one sitting!!!). They taste amazing and I far prefer them to Reece's Pieces because these have more chocolate in them. The sweetness of the chocolate and the shell combine so well with the saltiness of the peanut butter and I love the sensation of biting off the crunchy shell then tasting the soft peanut butter filling. Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely a winning combination. Needless to say they are not good for you! A 46g bag contains 240 calories,14g fat and 26g carbohydrates (22g of which is sugar). And I've just eaten 2 bags. Oops!! Also the shell colours are wonderfully bright which suggests enough E numbers to send a toddler scatty. Saying that, these sweets would be wasted on a child. Really! Give the children plain M&Ms and keep these to yourself!!! They are not easy to find although its just aswell I can only find them online as it means I only buy a packet now and again as an occasional treat. I'd be buying them all the time if they were available in the shops!
These are one of the most incredible sweets, they are delicious!! I love peanut butter and all sweets with peanut butter in, Reese's peanut butter cups are gorgeous and I was over the moon when they released the peanut butter Kit Kat chunky. The problem with these sweets is that they can get a bit much as the flavour is very strong. Peanut butter M&M's are the perfect solution, they are so yummy! I was in LA when I first discovered them, in a little corner shop. They were super cheap and super delicious! They are the size of the usual chocolate M&M's, if not a tiny bit larger and they have the same crunchy sugary shell, with a layer if the yummy M&M chocolate we all love and the middle is filled with the most delicious salty-sweet peanut butter. It is to die for! The worst thing about them is their addictiveness, I had at least two packets a day and when the sad time to leave came I made sure I took a big supply for the rest of my trip. Needless to say the supply didn't last long! Per pack of peanut butter M&M's there are 240 calories, not bad for one pack but not good if like me you get addicted. Broken down that is:- * 45% fat * 43% carbohydrates * 12% protein They are incredible however since I have returned to England I have not been able to find them anywhere. It is most distressing! You can find them to buy on the internet but usually you have to buy them in bulk, and I don't think that is a good idea as I would probably devour them in a day! If you see these little beauties anywhere, buy a pack straight away, they are amazing!
1990 marked the introduction of M&M's Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies and the beginning of a whole new fan following! Made of soft, real peanut butter cream centers surrounded by milk chocolate inside colorful sugar shells, M&M's Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies are just perfect for the peanut butter loving palate.