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I am trying to locate the Coconut M&Ms in the Bethesda MD area ... any sightings ?

Has anyone seen these in the Montgomery County area of MD... or the NW DC area ?

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  1. I have only seen the other limited edition flavors-cherry and raspberry.

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    1. re: mmusiker

      are the cherry m&ms back? they're great!

      haven't had the raspberry.

    2. Does first-hand research show they're good?

      1. i've been on the lookout for those for a few months, but think their time has passed. i heard they were really tasty. let us know if you find them, please.

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        1. re: alkapal

          alkapal, me too. OT or somewhat related, do you know where to find full-size Charleston Chews in the DC area? I was on another thread about candy and someone suggested that you might now. I've bought boxes of mini-Charleston Chews at CVS, but really want the full-size ones to freeze & eat! thanks.

          1. re: Gigi007

            gigi, i'll keep an eye out for them. i'm thinking of walgreen's in clarendon, but i'm not sure.

            1. re: Gigi007

              I've seen + bought Charlestown Chews at Wegman's Sterling. And I've seen them at Five Below Stores too.

              1. re: Gigi007

                if you get desperate, gigi, you can order online: http://www.candy.com/Chocolatey-Charl...

                they have vanilla, too.

                1. re: alkapal

                  LOL, alkapal. I AM pretty desperate. These CH boards have the power to do that..:)

                  Thanks all for the advice, everyone. I'm in DC, so hope to find CC's in the city or maybe the nearby suburbs... hmm, if I won't travel to get them, I must not be that desperate. :)

                  P.S. To the OP, you can order the coconut M&M's online (Ebay and elsewhere) too.

                  1. re: alkapal

                    TWO UPDATES:

                    1. I found on the full-size Charleston Chews (vanilla) at the new CVS in the Chevy Chase Pavilion. Yay!
                    2. Re: coconut M & Ms, the assistant manager of the CVS said they might be able to order them. Apparently, some CVS's have or had them in stock. So, to the OP, talk to the manager of the CVS near you and see if they can order or locate them for you. I was also told that some Target stores had them.

                    1. re: Gigi007

                      gigi, the big charleston chews are on sale 2/$1 (reg. 89¢ each) at cvs through next saturday!

                      1. re: alkapal

                        Thanks, alkapal. I bought 5 yesterday (don't remind the price), and am already almost halfway through my little stash...The ones I got were super-fresh too! I'm a happy camper. :)

                  2. re: Gigi007

                    I would look for full-size Charleston Chews at Dollar Stores.

                2. I saw pb&j kind. They were great.

                  1. I saw some yesterday at the Giant pharmacy on Wisconsin Ave. just north of the Cathedral.

                    1. We found them at the Lewes Happy Harry's and loved them but they sold out in no time at all. I am surprised to read that they can still be found because I have been told again and again they are no longer available anywhere.

                      1. Check with your area Wal Mart. We stocked up just yesterday!

                        1. Have them at some of the quick stores here at the Pentagon...bought a bag...they were OK, not special, and no coconut on the ingredient list made me suspicious.

                          I guess I am an M&M purist.

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                          1. re: Jeserf

                            Thank you, will stand down the hunt.

                            1. re: Jeserf

                              Interesting and odd that there's no coconut on the ingredient list. What do they taste like? I'm guessing a lot like plain M&M's with a hint of coconut?

                              My favorite coconut-chocolate combinations are coconut patties from Florida (sickeningly sweet, I know, but good with coffee), Mounds & Almond Joy, Bounty, and especially those little coconut haystacks that some fine candy stores sell.

                              1. re: Gigi007

                                I love Bounty and Mounts....these kinda taste like M&Ms that went bad (only not as gross?). Hard to explain.

                                I don't think they're worth the hunt, to be honest. Now, dark chocolate bounty bars? Yes.

                                1. re: Jeserf

                                  Thanks, Jeserf. Based on your description, it doesn't sound like I'm missing anything.

                                  1. re: Jeserf

                                    Jeserf, I'm sending you a virtual bounty bar. I picked up a bunch of them at World Market yesterday.

                                  2. re: Gigi007

                                    The Ferraro Rocher coconut candies (in a silver wrapper) are fabulous, but they're only sold in big combo boxes. I don't like the hazelnut or dark chocolate enough to cough up money to get the coconut ones. But if I'm around a combo box that's opened, I fight like a hyena to get as many coconut ones as I can.

                                2. Coconujt M&M sighting at the CVS near the Van Ness-UDC metro. You won't find them by the registers by the other candy though. They're in a special M&M display in the center of the bulk candy & Halloween stuff.

                                  Out of curiosity, I bought a package. The chocolate with a tinge of coconut tastes bad IMHO. I gave the rest of the package to a kid in my building, who also deemed it "gross".

                                  1. i am still looking for these, but recently in florida, i tried the peanut butter and strawberry jelly ones instead (which i didn't know existed). in short: don't go there. they taste like someone's old pbj left out on the schoolyard playground, where the strawberry and peanut butter have melted in the sun.

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                                    1. re: alkapal

                                      alkapal, based on the few coconut m&m's I had recently (see above post), I really don't think you're missing anything unless you like m&m's that taste like they're off--kind of like fake or bad quality chocolate.

                                      1. re: Gigi007

                                        maybe they're old m&ms, because initial reviews were good. i thought they were a special limited edition that was done in the spring (in conjunction with what, i don't know).

                                        that said, my cherry m&ms still taste terrific! i'm glad i stocked up. i now have to check on my little stash of mint crisp m&ms. if mars were brilliant, they'd do those in red and green for christmas season every year. yum!

                                        1. re: alkapal

                                          It's hard to know how old they are b/c my local CVS just got them in. Of course, it's a matter of individual taste too. Both Jeserf and I seem to have had the same impression about the coconut M&M's.

                                          Cherry M&M's do sound interesting...

                                    2. I have never heard of these 'new' M&M flavors; all we have in England is regular and peanut. What textures are the fillings in them? The English version of M&Ms are Smarties. But the Bounty bars are English and I love the dark chocolate ones. We used to have peanut butter Kitkats which I adored but those have gone now in favor of a caramel filled one. I wish we had almond Kisses here too. Do you have Fry's Chocolate Cream bars there? They come in different flavors but I like the plain one best. The filling is a white fondant and goes extremely well with the dark chocolate. From what I have read the British, Canadian and US versions of Cadbury's and other UK chocolate recipes are somewhat different.

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                                      1. re: cathodetube

                                        Cathodetube, The M & M is soft inside. All we had to choose from until recently was regular and peanut but now there are so many choices. My family really enjoys the coconut flavor. I thought they were limited to Easter and Springtime but I have been seeing them in stores again recently. They remind me of a Mounds bar. I like the tiny size of the M & M though and the ability to just grab a few for a sweet treat.
                                        I have never seen the Fry's bars here. They sound good though.

                                        1. re: Sensuous

                                          If you are still on the lookout for these coconut m&ms, I found some at the gas station near the cash register. I didn't find these anywhere near the dc area, but the candy section at a gas station would be worth a try.

                                      2. there is still hope for me, then, to find some coconut m&m candies? what about in arlington, va?

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                                        1. re: alkapal

                                          seeing ads on TV recently, lit ooks like they're making an encore appearance for the Superbowl.

                                          1. re: weezycom

                                            well alrighty then! i wonder what is the tie-in to the superbowl? the tropical environs of miami?

                                            oooh, looky here, in a press release from mars candy:
                                            """“Starting at the end of [2009], we are excited to roll out various new real chocolate products from our M&M’S®, 3 MUSKETEERS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX® brands,” said Jim Murphy, vice president of Sales, Mars Snackfood US. “From introducing sweet new offerings like 3 MUSKETEERS® Truffle Crisp to bringing back winning limited edition products like TWIX® Java and M&M'S® Coconut, we’re providing Americans with additional great options from brands they’ve known and loved for years to satisfy their chocolate palette.”""""


                                            """"Back by popular demand after a limited edition run last summer, M&M’S® Coconut Chocolate Candies will be on shelves again in December. Featuring signature M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate, these delicious candies will be available in a special, coconut-only blend of green, brown and white crunchy candy shells.
                                            M&M’S® Wildly Cherry Chocolate Candies will be available in December, with signature M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate and rich cherry flavor.
                                            M&M’S® Peanut Butter Chocolate Candies, with a peanut butter creme center, surrounded by signature M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate and a colorful, crunchy candy shell, are now available in "Tear 'N Share" size."""""" ibid.

                                            i adore the wild cherry m&ms, and am thrilled to see them becoming a "permanent" addition to the m&ms line.

                                            1. re: alkapal

                                              I have never been tempted but I will try those wild cherry m&ms now.

                                          2. re: alkapal

                                            I saw my first bag at the CVS in Del Ray (Alexandria), at the corner of Mt. Vernon and Russell. This was yesterday.

                                            1. re: hamster

                                              i had found some at blockbuster. meh, no big deal -- not a patch on the "wildly cherry" and mint crisp m&ms...

                                              btw, any spottings of the wildly cherry?

                                          3. I found some at the 7/11 on Rollins Ave in Rockville

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                                            1. re: stace78

                                              Don't know if you can find the specific candies you are looking for, but the one place I have found that seems to have a treasure trove of the classic candies we grew up with (Necco wafers and Pixie Stix anyone?) is Cracker Barrel. All Cracker Barrels seem to carry a lot of nostalgic items, not just candies. And the price is not bad, especially if you have a craving.

                                              1. re: bluemikes

                                                Another place to find lots of hard to find candies, including the above mentioned Charleston Chews is World Market. Also the go-to for British candies.

                                                World Market
                                                8125 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1, Bethesda, MD 20814

                                                1. re: wbsmiles

                                                  I found the coconut M&M's at 7-11 yesterday.