Peanut M&Ms

Posted by in Chocolate Reviews on July 31 2006 | Leave A Comment

Peanut M&Ms

Chocolate is a complicated and confusing thing. Take these Peanut M&Ms for instance. M&M’s are quintessentially American, of course. In fact, they were only introduced into the UK in the 1990s. Yet they’re a thoroughly British invention.

During the Spanish Civil War, Forrest Mars saw soldiers eating Smarties, a colourful, flat, spheroid chocolate with a sugar coating to stop it melting in in your hand. Mr. Mars thought this was a great idea and together with Bruce Murrie, they bought the American rights to Smarties.

Only one minor problem – in the US, there was already a candy called Smarties. So Forrest and Bruce did what anyone would do in a similar position – they named the chocolates after themselves. Thus, M&M’s were born.

To complicate things further, in the UK, these Peanut M&M’s were known as Peanut Treets until 1990. We also had Toffee Treets, but I’m fairly sure there have never been “Toffee M&M’s” anywhere.

Peanut M&Ms

Fast forward to the present day, and Dom goes into his local shop and buys a small bag of Peanut M&M’s. The main reason for this is that he has reviewed everything else in the shop already. Dom also enjoys talking about himself in the third person, but this has little to do with M&M’s – peanut or otherwise.

Ah yes, nearly forgot. This was meant to be a review, wasn’t it?

To be honest, there’s very little to say about Peanut M&M’s. They’re chocolate coated peanuts with a brightly coloured sugar shell. Simple.

I found the peanuts to be decidedly average in quality. They weren’t bad, but they didn’t have a great deal of flavour and were a little dry. I’ve definitely tasted better nuts.

The chocolate was OK, but there’s so little of it, it’s difficult to make a judgement either way. The sugar coating was crispy. And the colouring came off in my hand, somewhat annoyingly.

Average. That’s the best description I can come up with for these. They’re not bad, but they’re hardly spectacular either.

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Comments On This Post

  1. i got me hersheys drops with m&m’s coating… *drool*

  2. The peanuts are definitely substandard!

  3. Sue

    This is the yummiest blog I’ve surfed too all day!

    Cheers from Toronto .. :)

  4. Okay – Peanut M&M’s aren’t a favorite of mine – but have you tried the PeanutButter M&M’s? I know…Americans and their PB – but you’ve got to try these!!!!!

  5. I’m really not a peanut and chocolate fan. I think peanuts in chocolate is just ruining nice chocolate. I much prefer the taste of Smarties chocolate than M&M, doesn’t have the after taste tang. Found Smarties in Czech Republic, but named “Lentilky” and taste pretty much the same as Smarties.

  6. H.Stern

    I bet you’ve tasted better nuts.

  7. syahirah

    herlo!! the website is so delicious! haha.

  8. Karissa Renner

    This was very useful for me. I will be using it for my Project in History class.

  9. Farah

    Peanuts M&M’s…chocolate covered death for me.

    I like the good ol’ fashioned M&M’s which have no death traps lurking underneath the misleading surface.

  10. Rubby

    I want to buy chocolates of different variety in wholesale. please reply

  11. past

    I prefer the almond M&Ms but there are only like 10 in the whole package :P

  12. klaudia

    hello good evening I please ask of me to report on the positioning of their products, particularly chocolate peanut.

    thanks for your attention

  13. I pefer LESS shell and MORE chocolate, and that’s M&M’s.

  14. Alexas Huey

    This was so helpful for my computers class and they are so good!!!!