There’s something about M&M’s that seems to drive people a little crazy. Last year’s opening of M&M’s World London, the largest candy shop in the world, is evidence of that. Way too loud for me, but the kids seem to like it.
I can’t say that they’ve ever really been my thing, but they offered to send us some special personalised M&M’s to try, and who am I to refuse such a generous offer.
My M&M’s sell personalised M&M’s all year round, but with Valentine’s day just around the corner, I opted for this Valentine’s themed pack. There are a total of 13 colours to choose from, but I went for a very Valentinesy red and pink combination.
You can add two lines of text to personalise your M&M’s, and the text gets printed on to the actual shell.
Unfortunately, there’s no choice of flavours yet – all the different colours are the same milk chocolate M&M’s underneath. I know several people who have a thing for some of the more interesting M&M flavours like peanut butter or pretzel who may be a little disappointed by that. For most people though, I think just the fact that they can have M&M’s with their name on will be enough.
If you’ve ever had M&M’s before, you’ll know what they taste like. They’re sweet and creamy with a crispy shell. Too sweet for some (and the chocolate does contain added vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter), but the kind of thing that once you start eating, it’s difficult to stop. A significant portion of my box is already gone. I think I might sprinkle the rest on ice cream to serve to friends for an awesome ‘branded’ dessert…
But really, this isn’t the kind of thing you buy for yourself. You buy them as a gift, or for an event like a wedding or a party (the My M&M’s website also sells in bulk for larger events.
Despite me not really being an M&M person, there is something quite cool about having your message written on chocolate, whether it’s an expression of love or your company name. I want more. In different colours. I wouldn’t eat them, of course – I’d just decorate my home with them…