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coconut M&M sightings?

Ruth Lafler Jun 27, 2009 12:17 AM

I read about the "limited edition" coconut M&Ms on Chow but I haven't seen them in the usual places where I might pick up M&Ms. A friend shared some with me tonight, and they're pretty good, but he was vague about where he got them. Anyone seen them?

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  1. Pei RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 29, 2009 09:17 PM

    Some Googling turned up reports that they will be released in August, and that people who have them have gotten them at candy conventions or Mars events. The information is pretty spotty, but I'm inclined to believe it hasn't hit the mass market yet. Mars would have saturated our television screens with information about a limited edition flavor by now, and I haven't seen anything yet.

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      LauraB706 RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 29, 2009 11:00 PM

      I bought some at Rite Aid on Friday 6/26/09. 1.5 oz for 88 cents.
      The free-standing cardboard display was almost empty... employee wasn't sure if they would be getting another shipment in.

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        LauraB706 RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 29, 2009 11:02 PM

        How can someone be 'vague about where they got some M&Ms" ?

        Doesn't sound like much of a friend, to me !! :)

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          Ruth Lafler RE: LauraB706 Jun 30, 2009 12:11 AM

          LOL. You'd have to know him. Actually, he finally came up with that he'd gotten them at "the dollar store" but he didn't say where, and I don't have a lot of confidence that he literally meant "The Dollar Store" and not just a dollar store-type store.

          Mars has been putting out these limited edition flavors but doesn't seem to promote them heavily. The raspberry ones, which were pretty good, I don't remember seeing promoted. The cherry ones (which weren't good) even less so. Until they ended up on close-out at Grocery Outlet, I didn't see the mint crispy ones in the Bay Area, only when I was in Philly. I'm sure eventually when the promotion is over the coconut will end up at Grocery Outlet, but I'm not that patient.

          Thanks for the Rite Aid tip, Laura!

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            adrienne156 RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 30, 2009 01:07 PM

            Bed, Bath, and Beyond has a HUGE selection of the limited edition M&M's right next to the registers and they had the mint crispy ones last time I was there (about a month ago).

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              Ruth Lafler RE: adrienne156 Jun 30, 2009 01:48 PM

              Thanks! BB&B is pretty convenient to me.

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          jart RE: Ruth Lafler Jun 30, 2009 04:08 AM

          i bought a bag at the Rite Aid in Pleasanton, on Valley and Hopyard, in the shopping center with Gene's market. they were 99cents. they were ok, nice coconut flavor, but that same cloying super-sweetness that the cherry ones had. they were in a smallish round bin, at the front of the store, near the cash registers.

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            adrienne156 RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 9, 2009 04:31 PM

            7-11 on Cedar in Newark. Next to the checkout.

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              LauraB706 RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 11, 2009 09:31 AM

              HI again,
              Ok, I already worked thru the 10 bags I previously purchased. WHERE can I find some more ? help meeeeeee :)

              I just checked RiteAid & Bed Bath & Beyond in San Jose.
              RiteAid already took down their promotional display so they don't think they'll be receiving another shipment.
              BB&B said they haven't seen the coconut m&ms/

              1. hhc RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 17, 2009 09:34 PM

                I found & bought the "limited edition" coconut M&M's at Target Newpark Mall, Newark store 2nd Floor -a display before the registers. It's 11.80oz on Sale $2.49, regular price $3.69. I got it Fri night 7/17/09. Many bags there since there wasn't a sign for the coconut on sale (all the other flavors had their own signs).

                Attached a pic.

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                  kc72 RE: hhc Jul 17, 2009 09:37 PM

                  Saw some at the Richmond Target also. Berkeley GO had some M&M premiums also which included Mint Chocolate M&M's.

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                    edible complex RE: kc72 Jul 27, 2009 07:12 PM

                    found them at Walgreens today.

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                      Ruth Lafler RE: edible complex Jul 27, 2009 07:20 PM

                      Which one?

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                        little big al RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 27, 2009 08:45 PM

                        Stockton St. Chinatown.$. 50 a bag with walgreens coupon available at counter. La Principessa "liked them, they were just kind of odd."

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                        oaktowngirl RE: edible complex Jul 28, 2009 11:35 AM

                        Walgreens, Telegraph @34th Street, Oakland

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                          Ruth Lafler RE: oaktowngirl Jul 28, 2009 11:50 AM

                          I'm so bummed -- I checked again this morning and the Walgreen's nearest my office doesn't have them. Of course, I work in downtown SF and there are at least five Walgreen's within a ten-minute walk, so I should be able to find some, somewhere!

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                            Ruth Lafler RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 28, 2009 01:53 PM

                            So I walked down Market St. at lunch and hit the three Walgreen's between 3rd and 5th. The one at 5th had four bags, which I scooped up. The other two had none. I think the fact that they're on sale has made an already scare commodity even scarcer.

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                            Ruth Lafler RE: oaktowngirl Jul 29, 2009 04:55 PM

                            Thanks for the tip! I was going to be in the neighborhood anyway, so I stopped in and they had boxes and boxes of them at the registers. The coupon for 49 cents is good through Saturday.

                    2. Pei RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 28, 2009 09:44 PM

                      Found a freshly opened case at the Sutter/Powell Walgreens. 3 for $1.47.

                      1. emmaroseeats RE: Ruth Lafler Jul 29, 2009 10:17 AM

                        The Walgreens at Kearny/Sutter has a big stash at the moment...

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                          ocbaker RE: emmaroseeats Jul 29, 2009 04:14 PM

                          Walgreens on Telegraph in Berkeley had some last week.

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                            Agent 510 RE: ocbaker Jul 29, 2009 08:24 PM

                            The other Walgreens in downtown Berkeley, on Shattuck near the BART station, has 'em near the cash registers right now.

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