The other night I caught myself hovering over an M&M bowl at a party. This was no ordinary M&M bowl though, it was a peanut-butter M&M bowl. Now, I know these aren’t exactly the latest and greatest invention and long before the orange M&M bag we had Reeces Peices cornering the PB market, but these candies surprised me like a freshman geek who’d transformed into a senior hottie overnight. How’d I not know or remember how amazing these M&Ms are!?
Photo from TheToothHurts
I don’t rate candy because it’s loaded with artificial and low quality ingredients, pandering to the least discerning palettes (children’s!). Instead, I enjoy fresh, home-made desserts that hopefully involve thought, creativity, and the finest ingredients.
That said, I did just indulge in M&Ms and as long as I have a dessert blog, I may as well share. Naturally, my newfound love-affair with PB M&Ms made my eyebrows raise upon spotting a white M&M bag at my drugstore’s check-out stand. Why-Hello, what are you White Bag o’ M&Ms??
Coconut M&Ms. Well, you don’t say. Visions of goey white coconut shreds miraculously encapsulated in M&M chocolate/sugar shells danced in my head and I knew I had to buy the bag at once.. even if it only appeared to have 3 colors (green, white, and brown).
Alas, the insides were solid brown chocolate (like large plain M&Ms) and had a strong dose of artificial coconut flavoring instead of the real, tropical stuff. ((Sigh)), a total bust.
In conclusion, M&Ms are still tried and true childhood treats that have an array of options to target my any mood. Right now, my mood loves the Peanut-Butter bites!