Mars loses mind — launches caramel M&Ms
Hackettstown based Mars, maker of M&Ms, has often experimented with flavors. Such as mint. And chili nut. (Insert dry heaving sound effect here.) They have not as often experimented with fillings. In a move that the company says will be of its biggest launches in history, May 2017 will see the birth of caramel M&Ms. And I for one do NOT want to be in the delivery room!
Oh sure, it will have its fans and will probably be a success. But caramel, frankly, I never got you. You're more sticky than you are tasty. You rip at fillings and tooth bondings like a wild animal. You ruin perfectly good apples everywhere. And honestly, you show up in those creepy Werther's Original commercials where some kindly old grandfather makes us more uneasy than a vanful of Jersey clowns. Plus, no one can even agree on how to pronounce you, caramel. Should we just go the Prince route? Call you the confectionery formerly known as putrid?
Now you caramel fans will not be able to indulge until May, so you'll have to wait for next Halloween to stock up. Obviously this will never appear in our candy bowl on any October 31st. My Halloween candies of choice? Yes, Peeps makes the list. Spare me the indigestible nature of carnauba wax eyes. We are from New Jersey. Some of us breathe in chemical plants and live near landfills. I think the phrase what doesn't kill you only makes you stronger must come from Jersey. Then there's Smarties. Those perfectly round little candies stacked inside the cellophane wrapper that if you truly apply yourself you can learn to unwrap at the rate of 21 per minute.
The all time best Halloween candy though? The honor goes to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Served at room temperature or chilled to perfection in the fridge, you cannot go wrong with and will never disappoint a Trick-or-Treater with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.
Then again, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong. What's your favorite Halloween candy? Leave us a comment @NJ1015 on Twitter or in the comment section below and let us know.
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