M&S Spirit of Summer Chocolate Coated Crunchy Corn
M&S have gone a bit mad recently and launched a whole new "Spirit of Summer" range...in April. I can only assume this is to make extra sales since it's nowhere near Summer yet. The range has a lot of unusual (and expensive) items, many including chilli with chocolate, plus there's the Peanut Butter Cookies reviewed here by The Review Addict. I can't eat them sadly due to the (evil!) gluten, so I made do with these new "Milk Chocolate Smothered Crunchy Jumbo Salted Corn" snacks instead.
I've eaten chocolate-coated corn before, so I kind of knew what to expect: these are very different from popcorn, they're halfway between a savoury and a sweet snack. The sweetness comes from the chocolate, but in every other respect they're totally savoury.
These are extremely moreish, yet satisfying. I liked nibbling off the milk chocolate and then eating the corn by itself...it gives you the satisfaction of chocolate followed by a savoury snack. Very addictive indeed!
These cost me £2, which is a bit pricey but I think they're worth it since they're quite unique; you won't find these in any other shops that's for certain. I imagine they're a bit of a marmite snack though...not everyone is going to enjoy them.
Overall, these are an interesting and tasty new snack from M&S...they're not doing too bad recently, they're almost redeeming themselves for their poor cake range!
8 out of 10.