Crunchy Caramel M&M's Limited Edition UK
Without warning, Mars UK have only gone and launched Limited Edition Crunchy Caramel M&M's upon the nation! Yes, these fantastic new treats are out now and available from Poundland in 109g bags.
Naturally I had to pick a bag (or two!) up for sampling and reviewing purposes. They're described as "Milk Chocolate (51%) with a caramel center (21%) in a sugar shell". I tipped the bag out onto a fancy plate as soon as I got home...the M&M's looked somewhat like balls on a pool table.
I believe caramel M&M's are an absolute first for the UK, although other countries have done the combination already. America are even lucky enough to get chewy caramel M&M's! But this is the UK and we're lucky to get any new M&M flavour, so we mustn't grumble too much. How do they taste then I hear you ask?!
Well, the caramel is a bit like toffee brittle or the innards of a Daim bar, with a buttery flavour that is delicious! I was seriously surprised how nice it was because I was expecting standard tasteless caramel, but it's actually the real deal. It works nicely with the chocolate and shell, mingling to create a creamy, crunchy buttery sensation. It's only for those who like super crunchy things though - granny would probably hate these!
Overall, I reckon these will be very popular and wouldn't be surprised if they stay around longer than a limited period. Bravo Mars UK, these make up for the more uninspired (but still tasty) Hazelnut M&M's mix from last year!
Ingredients: sugar, cocoa mass, full cream milk powder, lactose, cocoa butter, glucose syrup, butter (from milk), starch, shea kernel oil, sweetened condensed skimmed milk, palm oil, palm fat, shea fat, emulsifiers (soya lecithin, E471), stabiliser gum arabic, colours, salt, dextrin, flavourings, raising agent, peanuts, glazing agent carnauba wax, palm kernal oil, natural vanilla extract.
Nutritional Information per 100g: 478 Calories, 18g Fat, 74g Carbohydrates, 69g Sugars, 3.9g Protein.
8.5 out of 10.