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.