Wednesday, April 10, 2019

M&M Vote for your favorite 2019, Mexican Jalapeño, Thai Coconut, English Toffee, plus Hazelnut and Marshmallow

Once again M&M has asked us the public to vote for our favorite M&M flavor, with the winner earning a place on store shelfs permanently.
Back in 2016, we tasted Chili Nut, Honey Nut, and Coffee Nut, with Coffee Nut being the ultimate winner. Then in 2018, it was Crunchy Mint, Crunch Raspberry, and Crunchy Espresso, where Crunchy Mint topped them all.
So, who will be victorious this year? Will it be Mexican Jalapeño, Thai Coconut, or English Toffee?

And it's certainly not like the time we tried 17 different M&M flavors, but I did find a couple more that we haven't tasted before.
Hazelnut M&Ms were announced on March 26th, just days before we'd planned this taste test, so I was very excited when I found them in the store.
And those Marshmallow M&Ms are a special easter exclusive at Target.

Taste tests are always better with groups, so I was happy to bring these out on our recent Spring Break trip to Florida with the rest of the family.
Let's dig in!

And not that I'm going into it biased, but when I heard English Toffee and M&Ms, my mind was pretty much made up which one was going to be my favorite. Toffee is a guilty pleasure of mine and the M&Ms didn't disappoint. I was a little surprised though. These had a very strong maple flavor, which while still good doesn't make me think Toffee. Some in the group likened them to Maple Nut Goodies.

Next up is the Thai Coconut.
I think Donald said it best, these remind me of vacation. Actually that was paraphrasing. What I think he said was "These remind me of if you sprayed sunblock in your mouth."
Yeah... That doesn't sound as good. They certainly have a taste of coconut, but to us, it tasted too artificial.

Last up is the Mexican Jalapeño M&Ms. Nice job on the colors.
Reviews for this one were split. Some people liked the extra heat with the chocolate. Others feel there's no reason for it.

After a little bit of coaxing, both kids tasted it. This was their next reaction.

So we've tried flavors from England, Thailand, and Mexico. If we then go to and pick our favorite, we're entered into a drawing where the grand prize is a trip to all three of those countries!

Which would you vote for?

For me, it was English Toffee.

And certainly not forgetting the other flavors we have.
It was just released a few days ago, but from what I've read, Hazelnut Spread is already going to be a permanent addition to the M&M family. Nutella is just a little too delicious to have around the house, so I find myself only having it when I'm on vacation. Maybe that makes these M&Ms taste extra good because I associate the flavor with that. The insides taste very much like Nutella, so these get an A in my book.

Last up were the White Chocolate Marshmallow M&Ms.

A Target Exclusive.
And that's just as well. These weren't very exciting. White chocolate isn't my favorite anyway, and the artificial marshmallow flavor isn't helping.

With everyone's votes in, the favorites were Hazelnut and English Toffee, with a couple votes for Mexican Jalapeño.

When no one will pass you an M&M, sometimes you just have to crawl on the table and get them yourself.

Afterwards we enjoyed a roulette game where someone would grab a few random flavors and you'd each pick one to try. Alli is trying to avoid the jalapeño one.

Then Donald grabbed a red jalapeño M&M and a regular red peanut M&M. Alli refused to pick.

So, have you tried any of the new M&M flavors? What did you think?
And a special thanks to Patrick for helping me find some of these flavors that weren't available at my local store.


  1. I haven't tried any of the 3 new flavors but when I saw the names of the new flavors and before reading the taste descriptions, I was leaning English Toffee (I just like that flavor) and possibly some consideration for the Thai coconut. Well, after reading everyone's reaction to the coconut, it's English Toffee for me! Didn't even consider the jalapeno flavor because "hot & spicy" isn't a flavor I enjoy in candy. Funny and perfect capture of Ian's & Alli's reaction after trying the jalapeno flavor...a picture is worth a 1000 words!! I thought the "white chocolate marshmallow" one would have a little marshmallow piece inside the shell; didn't expect just a "marshmallow flavor." Sly trick by Donald to tease Alli with the red M&Ms..but she was too wise to fall for it :-) Btw, I LIKE those lace-knit sleeves on Alli's the blouse a delicate, feminine look. Fun M&M taste test! EOM

    1. I've shared the M&Ms with even more people since this post and the reaction to the jalapeno M&Ms really is split. Some love it and some hate it.
      I was hoping the marshmallow ones would have a marshmallow center too. I bit a few in half just to make sure. No joy.