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Feb 12, 2010 11:41 AM

If anyone is looking for coconut M&M's

Ever since I tried them on their initial limited run I've been on the lookout for these with no success. I think they're bringing them back as a full time item, but to date the only place I've found them is (strangely enough) Blockbuster video stores. These things have jumped to the top of the list of my favorite mass produced junk food.

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  1. I've seen them at Walgreen's, but not in the candy aisle. Only in a display box next to the register.

    1. I recently called Mars customer service looking for these too. They told me they are now a permanent item but because alot of people are unaware of this they have been flying off the shelves but they should be available in Target, Walgreens and other places that have M &M's. I guess best to keep checking. Good Luck!

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      1. re: chocolate

        Yum! I had a couple of bags of the coconut ones and loved them. All the flavour of a Bounty (coconut chocolate bar) or the US equivelant whose name I've forgotten, without any bits to get stuck in your teeth. I'll have to keep my eyes open.

        PS. My favourite M&M flavour is Peanut Butter - but coconut is close behind!

      2. They're in all the little magazine/newspaper/lottery tickets stores I've been in in NYC lately, at least in the small bags.

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        1. re: buttertart

          Yes, that's where I got them for the first time last night, along with a small bag of the pretzel m&ms. I think I'm happier with the other snack I got though: Chester's Puffcorns!

          1. re: HLing

            The pretzel ones are more appealing to me (don't like chocolate and coconut together) - what are Chester's Puffcorns???

            1. re: buttertart

              Frito Lay's "Puffcorn", comes in two flavors that i know of, cheese, and butter. They are gigantic puffs (like giant exploding cheetos) that are melty soft. I always didn't get them when i read that they were "baked", but it was good.
     at this link it's a smaller package. I got the $2 big bag.

              1. re: buttertart

                Whoa, whoa, whoa - m&m's w/ pretzel pieces? Seriously? I must find these.

                And, I'll admit you've piqued my curiousity about these Chester's puffcorns too.

                1. re: lynnlato

                  Pretzel M&Ms are supposed to be out this month, though I've been scouring the stores and haven't seen them.


                  I tried some at a trade show last year, they're like the old Crispy M&Ms, except saltier. They're a little larger than the Peanut M&Ms.

                  1. re: typetive

                    i loved the mint crispy m&ms. so i'm looking forward to the pretzel ones.

                    my stupid cvs is not stocking these specialty m&ms! ;-(.

                    1. re: alkapal

                      Mine isn't either, alkapal. I'm headed over to Blockbuster or Walgreens today to see what I can find. (fingers crossed)

                      1. re: alkapal

                        Found them in CVS here in Cincy. The clerk said they just got them in (and was wondering why I was buying 8 bags).

                      2. re: typetive

                        I am super stoked about this, thanks for the info. I am a sweet n' salty gal and I adore pretzels. Back home in PA we had a creamery that made their own lovely ice cream. They had a vanilla flavor and it was mixed w/ brozen pretzels - heaven!

                        1. re: typetive

                          Just curious....Have you been able to find the pretzel M & M's and if so where?
                          I feel like I've been on a goose chase looking for these ever since you first mentioned these. (M &M's have always been one of my favorites)

                          1. re: chocolate

                            They have them at Walmart - but only in the bigger bags on the candy aisle.

                        2. re: lynnlato

                          Chester's Puffcorn probably have been around for a while, I just hadn't seen them until now because I haven't been eating as much junk food, i mean, "snack food" :) due to budget adjustment. There's a "corny poem" in the back of the bag, and the puffs are in the shapes of popcorns except bigger. I consider them along with the
                          m& ms my Mardi Gras celebration.

                  2. Saw them today at Sam's Club.

                    1. Do they have actual coconut in them or just flavoring? I'm sort of intrigued but also a bit skeptical of them. I guess I'll have to try them myself!

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                      1. re: ttoommyy

                        I have never seen these. Are they dark chocolate? Is there real coconut in them? Please describe them in detail!

                        1. re: ttoommyy

                          They're milk chocolate with coconut flavor - a little larger than the regular M&Ms.

                          See photos here:

                          I've found them so far at Walgreen's pretty faithfully and even a few CVS.

                          For those who like actual coconut in their coconut candies, I prefer the Almond Joy Pieces, they're new from Hershey's and feature coconut & almond bits mixed into the milk chocolate inside a shell (like Reese's Pieces).

                          1. re: typetive

                            I give Coconut M&M's the edge over AJ Pieces. True there are bits of coconut in AJP, but the chocolate and coconut flavor are better in the M&M's. I wouldn't turn either one down, however.