They’re finally here! The long awaited Mint Crisp M&Ms that we heard were coming out in time for the new Indiana Jones movie are finally on shelves. And not a moment too soon! Between my eagerness to see Indy in his new geriatric adventure glory and tasting the new M&Ms adventure that Mars has planned for us, I could hardly contain my excitement when I found these in the store. It was like finding Indy’s candy holy grail in a way.
The M&Ms are not the only new candy with the Indiana Jones tie-in. There’s also the Snickers Adventure Bar that I reviewed back in January. The plain Milk Chocolate, Peanut and the new Mint Crisp M&Ms are outfitted in new themed packages and they are quite attractive I admit (more so than the Shrek and the Pirates of the Caribbean ones M&Ms). Of course the Mint Crisp ones are a special limited edition flavor tied to the movie like the White Chocolate Pirate Pearls were.
The bag smells very powerfully of mint when you open it; I was actually surprised by how strong it was. They taste powerfully too – these are easily as strong as an Andes Mint and quite possibly more so. The mint flavor is very fresh and has a very cool feeling in the mouth. I felt refreshed and all clean from just eating one. Biting a few of these to see the cross section they’re pretty uniform in terms of chocolate-to-crisp ratio – a 1:1 I’d say. This lends to a wonderful chocolate hit with a great crunch and I believe the mint is all lurking in the candy shell. The texture is great as I’ve always been a fan of the Crispy M&Ms, and out of all the M&M characters I identified most with Orange simply because I have a tendency to be a worry wart too.
The size varies greatly with these M&Ms. Some are the size of a pencil eraser, others are as big as the Razzberry M&Ms and everything in between. There are three colors: standard green, a light spring green and white. The “M” logo on some is normal whereas others incorporate a cute design: a tribal head with the “M” in the headdress, a temple, an M wearing Indy’s signature fedora, a skull, and the “M” surrounded by decorative compass rose.
Now, I consider myself not big on mint flavoring, much less in chocolate, but I consider myself hooked on these. Maybe the fact that they’re crispy is partly what sold me, but they do taste really great. Need I say more?
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