I want to buy a pound bag of M&M's! Why are they hard to find?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ravenvii, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #1
    Walgreens is crap. I couldn't find large packages of candies in Safeway (only small rip-off ones).

    Am I stuck?
     
  2. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #5
    Your local Walmart may have them. That or you can try your local candy shop.

    Hint: Many Walmarts are open 24/7 and others open till 1AM. You still have some time to make it.
     
  4. obeygiant macrumors 68040

    obeygiant

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Location:
    totally cool
    #6
    Local candy shop? Where do you live again? :cool:
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #7
    New Orleans currently, yes we do have them... French Market, Clearview Mall....
     
  6. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #8
    The fact that M&Ms come in pound bags is appalling.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

    jav6454

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Location:
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    #9
    The fact that Hershey's come with huge GIANT size Kisses is appalling. M&M's? Not much.
     
  8. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

    CorvusCamenarum

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2004
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    #10
    Not so much. My mother buys two or three of the holiday-themed pound bags around this time of year and puts them out a bit at a time for parties and whatnot.

    I don't think they're designed to be consumed by one person in one sitting the way the smaller grocery store checkout aisle size is.
     
  9. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    #11
    Where are you located? If you live in the US, any of the whole sale retailers will carry those sizes. Costco, Sam's Club, BJ's, WalMart, and maybe even Target will carry it.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #12
    I linked to a 56 oz. one. :p
     
  11. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #13
    I pray for the country.



    (not really)
     
  12. Ann P macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    California
    #14
    Try the wholesale places like Costco or SamsClub.
     
  13. gilkisson macrumors 65816

    gilkisson

  14. CaptMurdock macrumors 6502a

    CaptMurdock

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Location:
    The Evildrome Boozerama
    #16
    Hell, even most grocery chains should have them. I'm pretty sure Stater Bros. (local to me) has those.

    As for those "holiday" bags (e.g. black and orange for Halloween, orange-yellow-brown for Thanksgiving, red & green for Christmas), definitely Wal-Mart.
     
  15. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #17
    I live in the middle of a city, so no Targets/Walmarts within quick access, and I don't have any memberships to any wholesale stores (and they'd be closed by now anyway).

    So I just went to Walgreens and got their biggest bag of M&M's which ain't big at all (11 oz), for $3.99. What a rip off.

    Oh well, not like my cravings show up often anyway.
     
  16. dmr727 macrumors G3

    dmr727

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Location:
    Southern California
    #18
    If they aren't peanut M&Ms, why are we even talking about it? ;)
     
  17. mgguy macrumors 6502

    mgguy

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2006
    #19
    I just got back from costco. I bought two 52oz. bags of mms for a little over $6 per bag with a coupon. I'm eating gooood tonight.
     
  18. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

    ravenvii

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2004
    Location:
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    #20
    ^ THAT is what I'm talking about!!!

    Goddamn Walgreens.
     
  19. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #21
    Err...why?

    Whenever my mom throws a big party, she buys the big 56oz bag from Sams and puts them out in bowls on the tables and whatnot. 20-30 people sharing a 56oz bag of M&Ms isn't a lot per person
     
  20. mscriv macrumors 601

    mscriv

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    #22
    My wife's name and mine both start with M. We had M&M's at our wedding as a part of the reception decorations and party favors.

    It's amazing how addicting those little chocolates are when they get put around the house in bowls. I think it's the simple access due to not having to unwrap them. It's just too easy to grab a handful and go. :D
     
  21. srbz macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2004
    #23
    1 Pound Bags Don't Exist

    Like other manufacturers have done, 1 lb M&Ms have gradually shrunk to 12.4 ounces.
    6 ounce tuna cans are now 5 oz; 18 ounce Skippy peanut butter is now 16 ounces; 16 ounce Fritos has slowly dwindled to 9 ounces.
    They charge us the same for less.
    Eventually, it will shrink so low that they will introduce a NEW! Larger Size! 16 ounce bag for more money.
     
  22. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2008
    #24
    How much do you weigh? No, seriously. If you have such a serious craving for an entire pound of candy at almost midnight, you may have an eating disorder. Consider some baby carrots or some broccoli for a late night snack instead.
     
  23. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

    Zombie Acorn

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2009
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    #25
    You know theres people out there who consume the whole bag. Probably surfing Mac Rumors and eating m&ms by the handful while chocolate is running down their mouths and all over their shirts.
     

Share This Page