February 16th: M&M's Mint with Dark Chocolate

Kcal 210 Fat 10.0g Fat(sats) 6.0g Carbs 29.0g

Thanks to my pals at American Soda I continue to be able to try out all the latest American Candy and Snacks. The latest new(ish) product sent my way were these M&M's Mint with Dark Chocolate. These were released Stateside December 2011, and are the third mint flavoured M&M's that I've managed to review in my three years doing this site. Those of you wondering what the other two were can see my reviews of the M&M's Mint Crisp HERE, and the M&M's Premiums Mint Chocolate HERE.

There isn't much to say about the packaging and presentation of these M&M's other than they were standard sized, light and dark green coloured M&M pieces. The 42.5g bag contained around 25 M&M's and a nice minty smell aroused when I opened it up. Rather puzzlingly, a quick look at the ingredients showed that 'milk chocolate' was top of the list despite these being supposedly M&M's Mint with Dark Chocolate. Ho hum, I wasn't to be perturbed and it was hardly like I was expectant of a grand cocoa experience anyway. Indeed what I got was the expected 'mass consumer friendly' semi-sweet milk chocolate i.e. a richer chocolatey taste, but still with an underlying sweet milkyness to it. Complimenting this all rather nicely, a well balanced peppermint undercurrent was apparent throughout the melt of the chocolate. It's integration was smooth and non-overbearing or under powered. For my liking the level of mintyness was about spot on.

Overall candy coated chocolates are never a total favourite of mine, but just as the other mint variants that have gone before, these M&M's Mint with Dark Chocolate were really rather good. I think a UK release of these would probably be pretty successful if it happened, as currently there isn't much competition when it comes to mint flavoured chocolates in this sort of format - Aero Mint Bubbles perhaps!? Anyway, I'm still a big advocate of the M&M's Peanut Butter, but these aren't too far behind by my reckoning. Certainly worth a try if you love your M&M's.

8.0 out of 10