So Hawaii just keeps on giving. When I started unpacking my bags yesterday I discovered the M&Ms I had purchased on the last day that Rick and I were wandering around Waikiki. Now these aren’t regular M&Ms, and that is what makes them blog-worthy. They are Coconut M&M’s, as demonstrated in the following mirror image proof-providing photo.
After opening the package, I discovered that the Coconut M&M’s come only in brown, green, and white. Very coconut like indeed! And similar to the regular M&M’s, the coconut variety does NOT melt in your hand. They do however melt in your mouth, releasing a tasty combination of chocolate and coconut-like flavouring.
Looking closer, I discovered something else AMAZING.
Coconut M&M’s have unique stampage. Specifically, some have the traditional ‘m’ label, while others include an ‘m’ with a palm tree, or an umbrella. How very Hawaiian/tropical.
“But how do they taste?” you ask. Well, according to a not-so-random1 random sample of the two people currently sitting in my condo who happened to share the package of Coconut M&M’s, they are okay. I mean, they do taste of chocolate and coconut, and they would presumably satisfy any sort of candy, coconut and chocolate craving, but they could be better. Perhaps dark chocolate would be an improvement. Or perhaps they could actually contain real coconut, and not just coconut flavouring. Who knows? I’m not really an M&M’s expert (although I do love the regular and the peanut butter varieties). Additionally, I don’t think the flavour justifies the 210 Calories per package of 42.5 grams of candy-coated goodness2. But then again, I’m sure that those that would consume this product on a regular basis aren’t really counting their Calories.
Regardless, the novelty of this candy coated goodness makes it aces in my books, at least for the moment. I think the clever stamps won me over. Thankfully, I have another package that I can eat at a later time, when I perhaps crave chocolate, coconut, and candy coating, or perhaps when I feel the bite of winter and want to fondly remember my Hawaiian adventure with Rick.
1 Where not-so-random means not random at all.
2 Apparently this Caloric value is about the same as the regular and the peanut butter varieties. Who knew?
- The Origin of M&Ms (todayifoundout.com)