In recent years M&M / Mars has been experimenting with different flavors for their signature M&M brand. Some have done remarkably well and have remained available since their release. Peanut Butter, Dark Chocolate and Dark Chocolate peanut flavors come quickly to mind. Other flavors have hit the market like lightning strikes. Here today causing a great deal of sensation then gone in an instant. Raspberry and Wildly Cherry M&M’s created huge buzz for the chocolate maker. But for some inexplicable reason they stopped manufacturing these flavors even after the favorable consumer response. they also seem to keep flavors around that aren’t bad but aren’t great either. Coconut M&M’s are good if you like coconut but not many people seem to care one way or the other.
Which brings me to the new M&M seasonal entry, Valentines Cherry M&M’s. Where Wildly Cherry tasted like chocolate flavored Dr. Pepper and the Cherry Cordial M&M’s tasted, well, *blech* the Valentines Cherry M&M’s are the right Cherry Chocolate mix. They don’t have the zing of “wildly” but a clean, clear taste of cherry and chocolate. If you like cherries with your chocolate or chocolate with your cherries I think you’ll find these quite satisfying. But remember, this love affair of chocolate and cherry, like all great passions, is for a limited time. Embrace it while you can.
If you have had any experience with the Cherry M&M’s I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment on what your impression was.