M&M's recently released two new seasonal flavors in time for your Valentine's Day treat shopping. We sampled them both to see if they're worth the splurge.
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These giant, soft cookies are full of peanut butter, chocolate chips, and M&Ms.
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Target isn't generally thought of as a place to buy food. But in fact, most Target stores have huge grocery sections stocked with just about everything you would find in a conventional supermarket (except produce). They even have their own line of baking mixes called Archer Farms. With Halloween upon us, it's a great time to try out their Monster Cookie Mix, loaded with oatmeal, peanuts, raisins, and chocolate candies.
I never was wild about Peanut M&M's—they were too savory and dry, nut-filled in a way that didn't feel like candy. But Peanut Butter M&M's are as sweet as can be, filled with buttery, creamy peanut-butter that's almost more icing than nut paste. These aren't anemic Reeses Pieces; they're chubby little guys with a generous amount of stuffing.
I didn't go to Insomnia Cookies near Washington Square Park with a cookie craving, but I got one as soon as I held their cookie in my hands. My M&Ms cookie came studded with chocolate chips in addition to...
Do you find M&M's annoyingly lowbrow? You're in luck! Mars has launched a posh line of M&M's called M&M's Premiums that they hope will "attract a young, fashion-conscious consumer to the product," the New York Times reports. The candies will even make an appearance at New York Fashion Week in September. These novel M&M's bear scant resemblance to the originals. They are made from an entirely different chocolate recipe and sport a speckled metallic skin instead of the famous uniform-colored M&M candy shell. That means there's no crunch, just an exterior sheen....
Forget personalized candy heart messages: M&M's does it a step better by letting you put photos on your M&M's. Choose your color, upload a photo, enter a message if you desire, and bam—now you can eat your face in bite-sized chocolate form. [via Photojojo]...