Candy Coated M&M's

What kind of M&M's do you like the most?

  • Plain

    Votes: 15 37.5%
  • Peanut

    Votes: 11 27.5%
  • Pretzel

    Votes: 9 22.5%
  • Mint Chocolate

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Peanut Butter

    Votes: 5 12.5%
  • Without Candy Coating

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Jul 23, 2008
Beach Cities, CA
I was at Target today and noticed they had a sale for medium-sized bag, 2 for $5. When I was picking my option, I noticed there are a lot of more kinds of M&Ms than plain & peanut now, even one without a candy coating. I do like the pretzel though. Are you guys still sticking with the original plain and peanut?


macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
New England, USA
Anything other than Plain or Peanut are clearly counterfeits. Never support counterfeits!

Those other kinds are very upsetting. Is nothing sacred??!!:eek:

Plain or Peanut ONLY.:D


macrumors 601
Feb 19, 2008
The trend to bastardize classic candy is widespread. Someone gave me a dark chocolate Reece's Peanut Butter Cup. I love dark chocolate and I love Reece's Peanut Butter Cups...together not do much. There's a reason classic candies have stood the test of time.

Plain and peanut FTW.


Staff member
May 3, 2009
by the way, I'm a plain type of guy, so plain coated MMs are my favorite. If I opt for non coated MMs I opt for hersey Kisses :p


macrumors P6
Mar 22, 2008
On tenterhooks
i love peanut m&ms.

a guy goes to visit his grandmother and he brings his friends with him.

While he's talking to his grandmother, his friend starts eating the peanuts on the coffee table, and finishes them off.

As they're leaving, his friend says to his grandmother, "thanks for the peanuts."

she says, "yeah, since i lost my dentures i can only suck the chocolate off 'em."


macrumors 6502a
Nov 28, 2010
Away from you
I like the plain, peanut, and peanut butter fine, but I recently discovered the pretzel myself and thought they were really good. Unfortunately, there's only like six of them in a bag. Give me a break. :rolleyes:


macrumors 6502a
Oct 26, 2007
Sydney, Australia.
Time to do some research

Viral email said:
Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to
continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a
species. To this end, I hold M&M duels.

Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply
pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and
splinters. That is the "loser," and I eat the inferior one
immediately. The winner gets to go another round.

I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are
tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I
have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive
long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern
candy and snack-food world.

Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is
misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost
invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare
occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the
species continues to adapt to its environment.

When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the
strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat
this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it
to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ
17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3x5 card reading, "Please use
this M&M for breeding purposes."

This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon
for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this
"grant money." I have set aside the weekend for a grand
tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the
True Champion.

There can be only one.


macrumors regular
Dec 27, 2011
The only flavor of M&M's that ever really stood out to me was the crispy ones. I don't think they make them anymore though.


macrumors 68040
Feb 20, 2009
East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
I don't really know, but could that be because of the peanut allergy issue?
It could be. People in this country are paranoid about that kind of thing. It's kind of like the jar of dry roasted peanuts I bought that had a warning label that said "Warning: may contain peanut products." Boy, was I surprised.

It's odd though, since the crispy M&Ms basically had miniature Rice Crispys in them. I wouldn't think those were peanut products.
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