I feel like I’ve been reviewing M&M’s a lot lately, which is weird since they’ve been around since 1941. Most people think of 2 M&M flavors – Plain and Peanut – but if you haven’t been paying attention, Mars (M&M makers) isn’t resting on their laurels. We recently reviewed M&M’s Caramel, which I didn’t love, and Candy Corn flavored, which didn’t rise to the top either, so I was a little hesitant going in for the latest flavor (well, premiered as an OFFICIAL flavor in summer of 2016) : Coffee Nut.
Here’s what’s right about them:
- They got peanuts in them. Breaking news: People like chocolate and nuts.
- They taste like coffee. Ever heard of Starbuck’s? Yeah well it turns out people also like coffee flavored drinks, especially if they are half caf half decaf low foam frappacinolinis.
- They aren’t too sweet. This is something Mars has always done well – their chocolate may not be gourmet but it’s also not overly sugary/saccharine.
- M&Ms are easy to eat, plus they melt in your mouth and not in your hands.
The only thing I don’t love about these M&M’s Coffee Nut is the light coffee flavor. They are more like a weak cup of Folgers and less like a deep roasted legit Cold brew. And I personally like the latter. Mind you, my little guru-ette didn’t care for them because of the coffee flavor; she’s 13 and not a coffee drinker.
So let’s do the math:
Like coffee? These are good, not great.
Don’t like coffee? Don’t be eating coffee-flavored candy, yo.