Photo: Kiersten Hickman // Taste of Home
Earlier this year, M&M’s decided to put America’s taste buds to the test. Instead of choosing a new crunchy M&M’s flavor, the folks over at Mars (the company that owns M&M’s) asked America to decide. After sifting through hundreds of flavor combinations, M&M’s decided to present three to the public: Crunchy Raspberry, Crunchy Mint, and Crunchy Espresso. Americans had a few months to vote on their favorite flavor, and after taste testing the Crunchy M&M’s flavors ourselves, it’s safe to say that the decision was a hard one to make. They are all so delicious!
But luckily we didn’t have to make the decision, because M&M’s fans knew what they wanted.
Crunchy Mint won!
Who can resist a delicious bag of crunchy, minty goodness? Although some people would say that a mint and chocolate combination isn’t exactly their cup of tea, apparently most folks in America prefer it.
“Our fans have spoken and once again played an influential role in choosing the next flavor of M&M’s,” said Allison Miazga-Bedrick, Brand Director of M&M’s, in a recent press release. “We love providing our fans with opportunities to have their voices heard, and we look forward to finding more ways to do so in the future.”
How did the voting work?
For a few months in spring, M&M’s released the three flavors to the general public to taste test, just like we did. Once tested, you can go online and vote for your favorite one. The incentive? The winning flavor will sit on shelves for 18 months! So expect to see Crunchy Mint in a candy aisle near you.
What does it taste like?
Unlike normal M&M’s, Crunchy Mint has a crisp inside to give you that crunchy taste. The inside is a cocoa rice crisp, and the mint flavoring pops out after every bite.
Where can I get them?
Hop on over to your nearest convenience or grocery store, and you’ll probably find them! Grab them either in the standard M&M’s Share Size (2.83 oz.) and Sharing Size Stand Up Pouch (8 oz.).
Now that Americans have chosen our favorite Crunchy M&M’s flavor, we’re curious if any of these M&M’s cookie recipes will taste good with them!