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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.
              http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/ch... 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.

                  http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/ite...

                  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!
                        Meagan

                        1. re: ttoommyy

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

                          See photos here:
                          http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/ite...

                          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.

                        2. this explains the blockbuster - special m&m tie-in: http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/ite...

                          (however, do not buy the strawberry peanut butter m&ms mentioned in the link i tried them for the team. let's put it this way: the team owes me one).

                          1. I recently bought some at a local 7-Eleven, so that's another place to check out if you're looking.

                            1. cvs here in n. arlington is useless. i always look!

                              1. OMG, How did u know I was hounding all of my Facebook friends to ship me coconut m&m's??? Thanks so much for posting this tip. I'm running over to Blockbuster tomorrow! You rock!

                                1. Almond Joys also come in M&M styled pieces by the bag.
                                  http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/ite...

                                  1. so i got the little bag of cocnut m&ms from blockbuster for 99 cents. eh, they're o.k., but for my chocolate calories, i'd prefer an almond joy. in the m&m realm, the coconut ones come in behind the mint crispy, wild cherry, peanut, plain, & peanut butter ones -- but ahead (way ahead) of the peanut butter and strawberry jelly ones.

                                    will be on the lookout for the pretzel ones.

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                                    1. re: alkapal

                                      Damn! See, that's the problem with "hype". Rarely does the thing you seek ever live up to one's expectations. Except, for me, Chang's pork buns... they rocked.

                                      Anyway, are you kidding me with the wild cherry and pb&J ones? They sound nasty. I heard there are strawberry ones too. OMG. I'm holding out hope that the pretzel ones are good. (fingers crossed)

                                      1. re: lynnlato

                                        If you like sweet and salty (as I do) and are a pretzel girl, you've gotta try this:
                                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6136...

                                        I can't tell you how good the pretzel M&Ms are, but I will totally vouch for the utter deliciousness of chocolate-dipped Pretzel Thins (Pretzel Crisps, depending on brand).

                                        And alkasis, I, too, dig peanut butter (never peanut!) M&Ms.

                                        1. re: kattyeyes

                                          Brilliant, KE! I must do this very soon. Thank u. :-)

                                        2. re: lynnlato

                                          wild cherry m&ms were a limited edition. they were excellent.

                                          the pb&(strawberry)jelly ones were yukky. also limited edition, thankfully!

                                          1. re: alkapal

                                            Wild Cherry M&Ms were introduced as a Limited Edition, but they are now permanent.

                                            1. re: typetive

                                              i haven't seen them anywhere. where do you find them?

                                              i see you have a candy blog (from your profile). your link does not bring up anything, though.

                                              1. re: typetive

                                                any update on the pretzel m&ms in NoVa?

                                        3. I know this is a late reply to your February inquiry, but I don't know about coconut M&M's, but yesterday at the local Giant grocery store I purchased
                                          Almond Joy (coconut) pieces--they are just like M&M's in blue, brown, tannish colors. They also had the Reese's pieces and York peppermint candies. FoiGras

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                                          1. re: FoiGras

                                            Having now tried both, I enjoyed the Almond Joy pieces so much more than the M&M coconut. The chocolate in the AJ is far superior to an inexpensive brand.

                                            1. re: HillJ

                                              Totally agree. Have you also tried the other flavors--Reese's pieces and the York mint? They are yummy. FoiGras

                                              1. re: FoiGras

                                                No, I haven't tried the other flavors in the pieces size; but every Halloween you will find peanut butter cups & York mints in our goody bags!

                                              2. re: HillJ

                                                +2 for the AJ's over the m&m's. They have more coconutty flavor.

                                                1. re: lynnlato

                                                  Finally tried the M&Ms last week. So tasty. AJs next. Either way, I think they'd be killer in oatmeal cookies. Yeah, baby! ;) Are the AJ ones similar to the M&Ms in that they're kind of "fatter" than regular M&Ms?

                                            2. OMG!! I need an American dealer!!! (I'm Canadian) I'm thrilled to get the dark chocolate M&M's. Everything you guys have mentioned here I have never even heard of!! Oh except those crispy minty m&m's those were around at christmas then gone. PB and J M&M's? ew who thought of that?

                                              Any of those cocount chocolate treats I need to get my hands on though - I love Almond Joy.... feelin' a road trip across the boarder coming on. Seatle outlet mall and a stop at Walmart for all good chocolates.

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                                              1. re: julesincoq

                                                Not all of the flavors you mentioned are actually under the name brand of M&M's. There are other companies who manufacture M&M-type candies with different flavors--i.e., the Almond Joy, Reese's Pieces, York Peppermint Pattie, etc.

                                                Consider perusing the candy isle at any grocery store, or large chain and you might discover what you are looking for. FoiGras

                                                1. re: julesincoq

                                                  hershey's makes the "pieces." http://www.hersheys.com/products/deta...

                                                  i won't buy them because i'll turn into a tub -- pronto!

                                                  1. re: alkapal

                                                    "I've found them is (strangely enough) Blockbuster video stores"

                                                    Ohhhh, great. They just closed all the Blockbuster stores in my town. I'll try Walgreens (although I hate them) and Target. Thanks for the tips!

                                                    1. re: MysticYoYo

                                                      Maybe Netflix can send 'em with your next order. ;)

                                                      1. re: MysticYoYo

                                                        Our local grocery stores carry them. I wish they sold them in the big bags.

                                                  2. ALL 7-11's in Seattle area have them!! Also a new M&M'S candy bar that is "good" not "great" and I LOVED the strawberry peanutbutter M&M's

                                                    1. coconut m'ms baked in brownies