I wouldn’t blame you for doing a double take on today’s blog post because I certainly did in the shop. Strawberry Nut M&Ms are an actual thing! Any American’s or avid American chocolate lovers will know that M&M’s did chocolate covered strawberry M&M’s last year, however the difference here is they’ve thrown peanuts into the mix.
Now I understand Strawberry M&M’s because well strawberries and chocolate is just so YES, but plonking a big ol peanut in there is pretty intriguing.
I spied these in my trusty Garden Centre Longacres (where I also found Mint M&M’s) and they were instantly put in the basket. Costing £1.29 for a 92g sharing bag, it is pretty on par with what I expect from an American import.
Per serving: 240 kcal, 5g sat fat, 24g sugar
Pretty as a picture and in case you haven’t noticed Mars have used the varying colours of a strawberry as the outer chocolate shell. These really shouldn’t work but they absolutely do. You have your general chunky peanut M&M and it tastes as you expect but throw in some sweet strawberry flavouring as an undercurrent and that is what we have here. There is room for more of a strawberry flavour yet would be a bit of a seesaw, too much and it would just be weird and not at all nice. As it is it does not lose sight of the peanut M&M which is still the hero, it just has a subtle strawberry tinge to it.
Now on the grand scheme of things this isn’t the most exciting of M&M’s however as we Brits are sheltered from the range they have on offer across the Pond, it is quite exciting to get something different than the handful we have here. I am not about to rush out and buy twenty packets or anything, but they were enjoyable and likeable. Certainly a must try and there will be no issues demolishing this packet.
What’s your favourite M&M flavour? What flavour would you like to see? I’m thinking something bananary!
Nibbles ‘n’ Scribbles x