Pretzel M&Ms are the newest addition to the M&Ms lineup. Unlike many of the other M&Ms varieties that I’ve reviewed in the past, these look to be a semi-permanent, non-limited edition addition. I got to try them out for free via the NCA and also via some M&Ms PR people.
Please note the cute and clever pretzel X-ray. There are only 150 calories per bag, but my bag only had 16 M&Ms. They are, however, significantly larger than regular M&Ms.
These guys are irregularly sized spheres, each with a little pretzel nugget in the center, which is then surrounded by a thin layer of M&Ms milk chocolate and coated with the M&Ms candy shell.
The bag called them “crunchy, salty, sweet”, and that’s just what they were. Each one packed a substantial crunch, partly from the candy shell but mostly from the pretzel nugget inside.
The pretzel brings a salty hit to the treat which lingers after the M&M is gone. The chocolate is mostly just sweet in the back of the throat. It contrasts well with the starchy saltiness of the pretzel.
What’s the verdict?
At first, I found them a bit too dry, and they made me miss the airiness of the now-defunct crispy M&Ms. But that dryness made me want to pop a second as a chaser, and then a third, and before I knew it, the whole bag was gone.
Pretzel M&Ms are sneakily poppable, thanks to a winning combination of sweet and salty. An OM!
If you’d like to try them for yourself, they’re slowly being released around the country. M&Ms has a Facebook app to help you track where they’ve been spotted (if you’re not scared by all of Facebook’s privacy craziness).
OR you can try to win some free bags via me, via the M&M’s PR people. Just leave a comment here telling me which is your favorite variety of M&M’s by midnight on Friday, May 28th, EST. I’ll randomly select 2 commenters to win 2 free bags each! Good luck!
Edit 05/30: This contest is now closed. Congratulations to Maureen and Stephen, who were randomly selected as the winners!