M&Ms: Hazlenut Spread

Can the iconic M's keep bringing the new flaves?

Reviewed by Matty

May 14, 2019

It’s the month of M’s baby!

Jonny reviewed the Mexican Jalapeño and Thai Coconut versions of the little chocolate morsels and here I am barely one week later, reviewing the Hazelnut take.

Did we plan this…?

Maybe we did maybe we didn’t!

 

But no, we didn’t.

Here’s the thing: I love M&M’s. I will eat them all the time. People ask me what my favorite candy is. And besides Haribo Gold Bears, dare I say Kit Kat. And then I’d say Peanut Butter Cups. But THEN I would say M&M’s.

Sure my candy likes may be pedestrian, but M&M’s are pretty perfect:
– You can eat a handful, or just a couple.
– They’re the perfect size.
– They have multiple flavors and always pushing something new.
– And they melt in your mouth, dammit. Not in your hands.

With a resume like that, this Hazelnut version has 4 stars going in!

 

Alas. They drop down to 3.5 stars.

Sure, these new Hazel Spread M’s are fine. They’re good for all the reasons I point out above. But I wanted more Hazel. I wanted Nutella. If you call yourself ‘hazelnut spread’ then you sure as shit better taste like Nutella, no? Nutella is the de facto hazelnut spread.

The inside of this M&M definitely reads Nutella, but it’s not filled with Nutella. Where Nutella has a – dare I say – nutty taste – this M&M does not. It’s much sweeter than Nutella, and there’s just a smattering of hazelnut as part of a chocolate center.


So yes, these are potentially buyable and eatable but I would pick up the pretzel filled M’s, or the crispy M’s before I go for the Hazelnut Spread again. You should too.

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