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Disappointed M&Ms lover :(
M & M's World
Member Name: alfiepeaches
M & M's World
Advantages: very colourful and a few good buys
Disadvantages: overpriced priced!!!!!!!
I LOVE M&Ms, they are one my favourite chocolately treats and I have always wanted to go to the stores in America to see all the many colours available and mix up a bag myself so I was pretty excited when they set up in London. However it took a few years before I coud visit as we would never be near it when I travelled to London but earlier this year I went up with a friend for a uni interview (which i got!) and then we spent the day wandering around London and knowing how much I wanted to go to M&Ms world we went there!
The store is made up of 4 floors with masses of merchandise and sweets. The first part we went to was the all the tubes of the different colours, as much as I wanted to make up a bag the prices were just ridiculous, I could get more packets of usual M&ms for more than half the price they were being sold for in here. So this was a sad nono for me :( THe rest of the floors are full of small stand with M&Ms presented in different bottles and boxes of all sorts but again were extremely overpriced for simple M&Ms so I didn't have much luck here either.
Each floor has gigantic M&M characters dressed up or posing as monuments or iconic photos for example walking across a zebra crossing or dressed as the Statue of Liberty, these were quite cool but most had ropes around so you couldn't go near, there were many to pose with as touristy type photos. On the top floor ther was a telescope video pointed on all theses and you could press buttons to look at people posing with them which was quite funny as people were silly with them. There was a also one or two people dressed as M&Ms to take photos with, who we avoided as weren't not into that kind of thing!
Moving onto the merchandise, there was literally evrything you could want but with M&Ms printed on to it, t shirts, blankets, balls, duvets and all these seemed to be fairly priced but I would still not pay for myself. One floor had all sorts of sporty equipment and games that were priced slightly higher than normal just because they had the M&Ms logo printed on top. The very tio floor had miniture M&M ornaments that cost up to £3000, which were probably just for show but I thoguht were pretty pointless. On other floors there are smaller gifts like fridge magnets, shot glasses and keyrigns where I thought I might be able to pick something up for a cheaper price. However this were again very pricey!!I'd have expected a simple keyring to cost about £3.50 at the most but they were actually £4.95 which I can't justify spending on just a keyring or a fridge magnet. I went away from the shop buying nothing, not even actual M&Ms! There were a few items I did quite like such as the M&M cushions or patterned blankets but wouldn't buy them myself as they were again quite expensive.
Overall I was extremely disappointed with my experience of M&Ms world as I found it quite ridiculous and overpriced (this is from an M&Ms lover remember!). I feel the shop is much too big and only needs two floors, all the merchanise is very spaced out, which obviously good as it's definately a tourist shop and gets very busy but when you actually look there's not much there to look at and lot of it look cheap for the prices they are asking. I imagine the shop is only good for tourist visits and should just be an added floor onto one of the many other London tourist shops.
Summary: Waste of space and money!