Sunday, 27 January 2013

Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M's (Limited Edition)


Dark Chocolate M&M's aren't anything new in the snacking world. They made an appearance in pound shops and discount stores last year as "65% Intense Cacao" (see review here by Grocery Gems), but it seems Asda are now officially stocking this limited edition version, for the bargain price of 50p for a large pouch!


Like the Intense Cacao M&M's these contain 65% cocoa solids, and are made my Mars Polska.


I found these very moreish, and enjoyed the savoury taste of the peanuts combined with the rich dark chocolate and sweet crunchy shells. I'm also glad to see that at least some companies aren't afraid to use bright artificial colours on their products (has anyone seen how boring Smarties look nowadays?!). The pink M&M's seemed to be a bit larger in size than the rest. Some kind of feminist statement, perhaps?


Overall, a delicious and moreish snack, and such a bargain too - snap these up from Asda while you can! Mine had a best before date of 24th March 2013 so I guess that's why Asda are trying to get rid of them so fast.

7 comments:

  1. Looks like a trip to Asda is next on my list then! The M&M Intense were delicious,so I can't wait to give these a try too. I also love the colours used, they are quite different compared to standard M&Ms and seem more "grown up" to me rather than primary colours.

    I'd be interested to know if these Dark Chocolate M&Ms are vegan like the Intense ones. They had no milk powder, lactose etc.

    Great photos too - I really fancy some M&Ms now!

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    1. Sorry forgot to add - thanks for the mention :-)

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    2. Thanks Katherine, and you're welcome :) The colours are great aren't they, I loved the turquoise and pink ones the most. I just checked the [empty] wrapper and they do contain skimmed milk powder, so not suitable for vegans I'm afraid.

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    3. Thank you for checking the ingredients Kevin. I won't pick up a pack for my vegan brother then lol (he was quite a fan of the Intense ones!).

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    4. They actually sell the Intense in large pouches in B&M for £1, I noticed today :) Do you have one near you?

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  2. I will definitely have to give these a go, Asda is my favourite super market at the moment, so many awesome finds in there!

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  3. The ones I have just say 'May contain milk' and have no other milk ingredients. So I am eating them as fast as I can before someone can prove that they're not vegan. I love them.

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