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JohnE O Feb 12, 2010 11:41 AM

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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    ricepad Feb 12, 2010 04:55 PM

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

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      chocolate Feb 17, 2010 08:02 AM

      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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        Kajikit Feb 23, 2010 04:06 AM

        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. buttertart Feb 17, 2010 09:35 AM

        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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          HLing Feb 17, 2010 01:40 PM

          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!

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            buttertart Feb 18, 2010 04:52 AM

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

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              HLing Feb 18, 2010 05:28 PM

              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.

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                lynnlato Feb 18, 2010 05:35 PM

                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
                  typetive Feb 18, 2010 06:06 PM

                  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.

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                    alkapal Feb 19, 2010 04:06 AM

                    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! ;-(.

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                      lynnlato Feb 19, 2010 05:03 AM

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

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                        JohnE O Feb 19, 2010 08:46 AM

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

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                        lynnlato Feb 19, 2010 05:02 AM

                        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!

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                          chocolate Mar 25, 2010 02:31 PM

                          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)

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                            lynnlato May 18, 2010 06:48 AM

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

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                          HLing Feb 18, 2010 08:01 PM

                          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.

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                    janniecooks Feb 17, 2010 12:13 PM

                    Saw them today at Sam's Club.

                    1. ttoommyy Feb 17, 2010 12:32 PM

                      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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                        meagan Feb 17, 2010 04:07 PM

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

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                          typetive Feb 17, 2010 04:53 PM

                          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).

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                            JohnE O Feb 17, 2010 04:58 PM

                            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. alkapal Feb 18, 2010 04:49 AM

                          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).

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                            Au Pomme Feb 18, 2010 07:06 AM

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

                            1. alkapal Feb 18, 2010 04:32 PM

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

                              1. lynnlato Feb 18, 2010 05:32 PM

                                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!

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                                  HillJ Feb 19, 2010 09:40 AM

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

                                  1. alkapal Feb 19, 2010 03:45 PM

                                    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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                                      lynnlato Feb 19, 2010 06:12 PM

                                      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
                                        kattyeyes Feb 20, 2010 02:56 AM

                                        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.

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                                          lynnlato Feb 21, 2010 12:08 PM

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

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                                          alkapal Feb 20, 2010 03:30 AM

                                          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
                                            typetive Feb 21, 2010 10:40 AM

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

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                                              alkapal Mar 5, 2010 03:50 AM

                                              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.

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                                                alkapal Mar 5, 2010 03:54 AM

                                                any update on the pretzel m&ms in NoVa?

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                                          FoiGras Mar 21, 2010 07:45 AM

                                          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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                                            HillJ Mar 21, 2010 01:52 PM

                                            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.

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                                              FoiGras Mar 21, 2010 05:35 PM

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

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                                                HillJ Mar 21, 2010 07:20 PM

                                                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!

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                                                lynnlato May 18, 2010 06:49 AM

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

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                                                  kattyeyes Jul 15, 2010 05:15 AM

                                                  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?

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                                              julesincoq Mar 25, 2010 02:39 PM

                                              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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                                                FoiGras Mar 25, 2010 04:16 PM

                                                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
                                                  alkapal May 17, 2010 07:49 AM

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

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

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                                                    MysticYoYo Jul 15, 2010 05:11 AM

                                                    "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!

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                                                      kattyeyes Jul 15, 2010 05:15 AM

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

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                                                        JohnE O Jul 15, 2010 07:56 AM

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

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                                                    Essque Sep 10, 2013 02:19 PM

                                                    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. girloftheworld Sep 11, 2013 04:26 PM

                                                      coconut m'ms baked in brownies

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