“ Brand: Mars / Type: Biscuits „
For me forget the diamonds chocolate is my best friend and in a previous review I mentioned my love for M & M's. Sadly over here they don't really do a big range of items but in the U.S they have some many different types!
M & M's Bite Size Cookies:
'M&M's bite size cookies are a new twist on an old favorite of the entire family. Everyone loves the taste of a good cookie and when the come studded with the chocolate M&M's they become a sweet dessert to be enjoyed anywhere'
During the school holidays I took my niece and nephew to Birmingham for the day so we could visit an American confectionary store. Never mind the kids I was in heaven and as I have a weakness for M & M's I was so excited when I spotted the different types they had.
Who doesn't love cookies! When I spotted this bite size M & M cookies a pack went straight away into my basket. I personally really liked the packaging on this one it wasn't to colourful so it made the photo of the cookies stand out more.
When trying them for the first time I found them to have a great biscuit/cookie texture and I personal thought they added just the right amount of M & M's for these mini bite size cookies. I couldn't get over just how tasty they actually were. Yummy and certainly made me feel like wanting more!
They had a slight crunch to them but not hard or drying in the mouth at all. I normally love my cookies to me soft but I really did enjoy these just as much. You have a sweet and slightly vanilla aftertaste then mouth explosion of M and M's.
I can not really find anything I disliked about these cookies just the fact they are 250 calories for one 51g bag. Then the total fat is a shocking 12g which is certainly way more than a meals worth.
Price and Availability:
Sadly you can not find these within our supermarkets you need to either order them online or visit an American confectionary store. I paid £1.49 for my pack and for an imported item I think that isn't bad value for money at all.
I personally loved these cookies as shall me purchasing more! Not something I will eat everyday but great as a nice little treat. I loved how you didn't lose the M & M flavour and it was somewhat enhanced when teamed into a cookie, yum yum!
Four out of five stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folk Acid), M&M Milk Chocolate Baking Bits (Milk Chocolate [Sugar, Chocolate, Skim Milk, Cocoa Butter, Lactose, Milkfat, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Artificial Flavors], Sugar, Less than 2% Cornstarch, Corn Syrup, Coloring [Includes Yellow 5 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Yellow 5, Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 6, Blue 2], Dextrin), Palm Oil and Canola Oil with TBHQ, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Nonfat Dry Milk, Corn Syrup, Eggs, Baking Soda (Leavening), Salt, Natural Flavor.
One of my old classes was from 7pm - 9pm twice a week, and we seemed to get into the habit of having a snack break halfway through. It's only a small class, so I often looked for things to bring and share - a packet of biscuits, or a small box of chocs for example. They had their exam the week before I left, so as a treat I brought in these, though I was somewhat disappointed to find the packet only had 8 cookies and a lot of crumbs in it. For 260 calories, I was expecting a few more, but they were at least nice and chunky, so I didn't feel too stingy giving out one per person.
The cookies look a bit like mini scones, they're so chunky. They may be called 'bite sized', but that's only for people with big mouths, as the rest of us would have to take at least two bites to get them down. The biscuit part is a creamy colour but this is spoilt somewhat by the random traces of colour from the M&Ms. I once reviewed a Smarties ice cream and said it looked like it was filled with Smartie blood, and the same is true here: it looks like there's been an M&M massacre of some kind. You can see some M&Ms on the outside of the cookies, parts with their shell and parts broken, with the chocolate already showing. Inside there are more M&Ms in various states, but you do get a decent amount of these.
The biscuit part tastes like vanilla, and is both sweet and deliciously salty at the same time. While this may not appeal to some, I love the combination of these two flavours. There is a real chocolate taste as you bite in, too. They really haven't skimped on the M&Ms here, which is something I'm grateful for since without the addition of these, the cookies would be ok but nothing special. The cookies were nice because they weren't dry or scratchy - I found them fine to have without a drink of any kind.
The cookies have a distinct, un-uniform crunch. By this I mean that every bite was a bit different depending on the biscuit to M&M ratio in that particular part. They are very crumbly though, so even though they are chunky to look at, you don't have to worry about your teeth when biting into them. Virtually none of the cookies were entirely intact when I first opened the bag, so they're not some you could put on to serve on a plate if you have guests who'd look down their noses at something like that.
I enjoyed the cookies I had, and was surprised by how satisfying and filling they were. Opening the bag, I had been disappointed by the small number on offer (especially as I had to share) but they turned out to be surprisingly filling, and very yummy. The calorie content is a bit hefty for a single person snack for my liking, but as something to share, even just between two, they're not too bad.
The cookies come in a bag, almost like a packet of crisps, which kept them nice and fresh until I opened them. Though the date on them was ok, the amount of dust on the packet indicated they'd been sitting in the little shop I found them in for some time. I paid about 75p for my bag: more than a chocolate bar, but twice the size for less than double the price, so quite reasonable. I enjoyed the cookies but wouldn't buy them again necessarily because they were a novel treat to try once, not a must-have for every day snacking.