Someone please buy this for me!
This year the makers of M&M’s created three international inspired flavors that all incorporate the peanut. Thai Coconut Peanut, English Toffee Peanut, and Mexican Jalapeño Peanut are competing for your votes. The winner will continue to be manufactured come summer. As I’m sure many of you have, I too questioned the choice of jalapeño as a flavor.
Once again I recruited my entire family to taste the contenders since everyone has different tastes.
L- That would be me, 45 year old female: loves all things chocolate and coffee flavored, M&M’s super fan.
B- 46 year old male: loves meats and spicy foods, can go months without craving desert.
T- 15 year old female: similar tastes to her mom above.
J- 12 year old male: picky, primarily survives off chicken nuggets but does like some spicy foods.
Each flavor was scored by each family member on a scale of 1-10.
We started with Thai Coconut Peanut, as it seemed like the most mild flavor of the three. Our impressions were as follows:
L- It’s kind of like those Jordan Almonds people give out at weddings. There is not enough coconut flavor. Do I taste lime? Score: 5
B- I like this a lot, the coconut is in the after taste. Score: 7
T- It’s like an Almond Joy and Samoa cookie had a baby. Score: 7.5
J- It’s different, it’s good, I have nothing to compare it to. Score: 7
Next up, English Toffee Peanut
L- I taste toffee, chocolate and coffee! Score: 6.5
B- The toffee flavor is strong, do I also taste coffee? Score: 5
T- Ooh, it’s like drinking a toffee latte. Score: 8.5
J- It’s better than the coconut one. Score: 8
It was with much trepidation I approached the tasting of the final flavor.
L- First I smelled them and they really smell like jalapeño. I hesitantly licked the M&M but only tasted candy shell. I bit into it eating 1/2 the M&M. It was ok, I didn’t burst into flames. The burn was gradual and hit me in the back of the throat. It wasn’t horrible. I didn’t need to follow up by chugging a glass of water, but I will never eat another one. Score: 3
B- OMG, these are really good. I could eat so many of these. But of course, I do like spicy nuts. Score: 9
T- It’s like someone took Takis and dipped them in a chocolate fountain. Score: 6.5
J- This is just a weird combination. I would prefer just a jalapeño flavored nut. Score: 4
I wouldn’t call any of these crave worthy, but overall my family felt that the English Toffee Peanut was the best and the Mexican Jalapeño rated lowest. However, my husband was the outlier and scored everything the complete opposite of the rest of us.
This year by voting for your favorite new M&M’s flavor, you can enter to win a trip to the three countries that inspired this year’s flavors, Thailand, England, and Mexico. All votes must be entered by May 17, 2019.