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M&M's "Peanut Butter"

Mars

Taste: 2.5

Texture: 2.5

Novelty: 2

All scores out of 5

Here's the unfortunate thing about this treat, you can't eat these Peanut Butter M&M's without comparing it to Reese's Pieces. It's a bit of an unfair comparison because they are different treats, although there are also some similarities. The difference is in the chocolate, or the fact that Reese's Pieces don't have any chocolate. It's funny because whenever I eat Reese's Pieces I always expect to get some chocolate, and I'm always shocked when I don't. So now these M&M's give me that experience... well sort of.

The other difference I find with these, over the Reese's Pieces is the thickness of the shell. The shells on the M&M's are much thinner than those of the Reese's Pieces. I would even go so far as to say that the shells on these M&M's are a little too thin. The chocolate coating is wonderful and the peanut butter is tasty, but the shell basically disappears instantly. I think a thicker shell could add something really interesting to this treat, but it falls short.

If given the choice, I think I'd still go for a bag of Reese's Pieces, and I think I prefer my M&M's with full peanuts, instead of peanut butter. It's not that these are bad, they're just not fantastic.