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M&M's World London
M & M's World
Member Name: AGMeee
M & M's World
Advantages: Huge, friendly staff, so much on sale
Disadvantages: Expensive, only sell 3 flavours
Yesterday I made my way to London to visit M&M's world, excited that it was not only the biggest one in the world, but the biggest candy store in the world also. My first impressions from the outside were good, it looked HUGE and full of colour inside. Upon entering, I was greeted by very friendly staff and M&M mascots posing for pictures with people. The first thing you see when you walk in is a giant red old-school London bus with the hop-on hop-off platform on the back. It is by far the most colourful, bright shop I've ever been in and I'm amazed how they managed to make it so big.
The masses and masses of merchandise and M&Ms are spread over 4 floors, with something exciting on each. On the ground floor, there's big window that lets you see into a futuristic room where packs of m&ms are being made. You can even place an order on the nearby touch screen computer and watch it be made.
On another floor is a computer which 'scans' you and determines your mood and which colour m&m you are.
On the top floor are some of the most overpriced things I've seen in my entire life - if they ever sell these, it'll be to a crazy person. There were small m&m glass sculptures for £300, and even an M&M leather jacket decorated with sequins in to look like m&ms for £3,000! It's all very interesting though.
Having said that, it's not just the top floor that's overpriced. You'll be paying £1.99 per 100g of pic 'n' mix m&ms from the impressive dispensers or a minimum of £5.95 for a small bag of m&ms. What's more is they only have chocolate, peanut and crispy m&ms - not any of the american flavours like peanut butter, pretzel, coconut etc. which is where I really think they're missing a trick.
However, there is so much else to buy in the shop - although it's all overpriced, it's a great experience and the staff are possibly the friendliest I've ever met in any shop. They really complete the m&m experience!
Over all, I give M&M's World London 4/5 stars because it really is huge, the staff are friendly, they just have so much on sale - but the prices and lack of American flavours do let them down.
Summary: It was worth the trip and I recommend you go too!