October 24th: M&M's Premiums Mocha

Kcal 230 Fat 13.0g Fat(sats) 8.0g Carbs 25.0g (per 42.0g)

Today sees me complete the final piece to the M&Ms Premiums puzzle with the review of my most eagerly anticipated flavour - 'Mocha'. As you will all probably know I love my coffee, and I have a particular soft spot for coffee flavoured chocolate ... hence why I saved these till last. Could they top the rest of the Almond' flavours, though they still had a very appealing look. Nothing quite beats the smell of freshly roasted coffee, obviously this would be entirely impossible to replicate in the form these M&M's, but they still had a strong, slightly sweet coffee aroma - enticing to the extreme.

So how did they taste? Well as the smell suggested the coffee flavour was strong and was very much the dominant flavour. As with the rest of the range, the normal hard shells had been replaced with a glaze type coating. I still preferred the use of the softer coating, however I was somewhat slightly disappointed at the texture and melt of the pieces. The flavours really didn't hit until the chocolate beneath the coating had been reached. This meant that with the slow melt of the outer coating, the 'letting them melt on the tongue' method sometimes got a bit tiring. This was somewhat excusable due to the melt being quite smooth, however I would have preferred a flavour hit as soon as the pieces entered the mouth. The milk chocolate and coffee flavours were absolutely delicious and very moreish. The milk chocolate was sweet and milky and the coffee had a wonderfully long taste that lingered in the mouth for a great deal of time. They were not the most fulfilling out of the range, a richer darker chocolate maybe could have solved this problem.

Overall these didn't quite take the crown of the best in the range like I was hoping for, however they were still a very good chocolate and coffee offering. The presentation, smell and to a great extent the taste were all absolutely fabulous ... but there were just some areas that I thought could have been executed a bit better. Despite the milk chocolate providing a nice milky background flavour to the coffee, one part of me couldn't help but think that maybe an unsweetened, darker chocolate may have been better implemented. Not only do I think it would have enhanced the taste even further, but I think it would have also made for a more fulfilling product. Regardless, this was still a pretty awesome flavour variant. The 'Chocolate Almond', 'Mint Chocolate' and 'Triple Chocolate' flavours may form the top 3 from the range - but this is still one for the chocolate and coffee fans to look out for. A special thanks to **I SHOP 4 YOU II** for giving me the chance to review the M&M's Premiums range.

8.2 out of 10

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