If Sno-Caps were called Small Chocolate Circles with Smaller Candy Circles Atop Said Small Chocolate Circles, they might not sell as well. The point here is this: sometimes the outside of the bag is just as important as the inside.
What I really don’t dig about Limited Edition Razzberry M&M’s is the word “Razzberry.” I’m not sure who these candies are being marketed to, but when I see raspberry spelled with two z’s, I immediately think of Blue RazzBerry Blow Pops and the summer that my father, normally an “I’ll have milk” person, was hooked on Berry Blue Kool-Aid. That type of “razzberry” flavor is usually super sour and unnatural tasting, and the thought of combining said flavor with milk chocolate didn’t get me too excited about trying Razzberry M&M’s.
For some reason, the package asks us to “Get Razzed!”; a bizarre request since “getting razzed” usually means getting teased relentlessly for doing something embarrassing. Being “razzed” is not normally an enjoyable experience.
After I got over my packaging issues, I ripped open the bag and poured the newfangled M’s into my hand. I was surprised at the sight of these strange, salmony/raspberryish-colored sweets: the sizing is quite different from regular M&M’s, resembling Peanut M&M’s that have had the peanuts extracted. The larger size also means fewer candies per bag, which is sort of a bummer.
The Razzberry taste wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, though. In fact, it was very subtle; it’s a slight “real” berry flavor that faded under the overwhelming and familiar taste of the milk chocolate. The berry flavor was closer to raspberry yogurt than Blue Razzberry Blow Pops, which was a nice surprise, but after a few M&M’s, I could barely taste the Razzberry at all. I found that it was easier to pick up the Razzberry taste by eating one M&M at a time, but seriously, who does that?
Overall, Razzberry M&M’s aren’t terrible, but they aren’t particularly memorable, either. There really isn’t anything that truly sets them apart from the good old Milk Chocolate variety, with the exception of a weird pinkish shell and a subtle raspberry taste.
These Limited Edition M&M’s will only be in stores for six weeks, so get them while you can. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Be honest. I promise I won’t razz you.
Editor’s note: I tried them too and thought they were very good – the raspberry taste was subtle, but just right, in my opinion. I liked them a lot. If you like the taste of raspberry and chocolate, I think you’ll like them. Let us know what you think!