At this exact moment, I feel like Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark. I've been looking and looking for Pretzel M&M's since they were announced last year. I was at the store tonight on a random grocery run and there they were, in the checkout aisle! What a find! I looked around wondering if anyone else had spotted them. I scooped up 3 bags and cradled them like treasure until I had to give them up for the barcode scanner. I only handed over 1 bag, "I'll hang on to these," I said. The woman behind the scanner looked at me funny. Not that I cared, I had finally found another candy to cross of my candy wish list!
If you read that and thought that I might like candy a little too much, you are not alone. I think that's the same thought the clerk at Wal-Mart had and then my wife had as I rushed home to tell her of my new treasure. BUT, I've been looking forward to these because I really like M&M's and because I enjoy snacks that combine sweet and salty flavors. I remember as a child my mom would make me saltine crackers with frosting on them. What a treat!
There are around 18-19 M&M's in these 1.14 ounce bags. This weighs quite less than a normal bag of M&M's which is 1.69 ounces. These are the same color as regular M&M's, nothing new to report there. These are a nice round shape with the M logo printed on each one. These candies have the standard tasty M&M candy coating on the outside. Inside there is a very light covering of chocolate over the pretzel middle which is a small round ball of pretzel covered in salt. These are great to crunch in one bite, do not try to bite them in half first (kind of messy that way). I preferred to let them melt in my mouth, so I could get a very nice salty-and-chocolate-with-candy-coating flavor going. They are very good. I've really enjoyed the first bag of these, but now I have to share with my family. I'm going to make a bag of popcorn tonight and toss another bag in. I can't wait to see how that will taste. My overall opinion is that this is a very nice addition to the M&M's lineup. I like these a lot better than the old crispy M&M's. This is a more complex flavor with the sweet and salty and crunchy all in one candy.
Taste: 4/5 Really Liked It
Calorie Counter: 1.14oz bag = 1 serving= 150 calories, 5g fat
Price: $.67 purchased at WalMart
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