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Does anyone like M&M Pretzel?

NellyNel Sep 14, 2010 09:04 AM

I just bought a bag -
BLEH!
Way too sweet - almost no saltiness from the pretzel, just a muted stale chocolate taste..
AWFUL

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    Steve Sep 14, 2010 11:24 AM

    Agree totallly. I thought chocolate covered pretzel was the one food item that can't be screwed up - I was wrong.

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      syrup09 Sep 14, 2010 11:35 AM

      I had them once. They're were as bad as I Thought they'd be but I'd wouldn't eat them again..

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        NellyNel Sep 14, 2010 12:16 PM

        Yup - me too!

        I had a few - eating them a different way each time..full on bite...suck the shell, suck the shell & chocolate....No way was a good way

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        hazelhurst Sep 14, 2010 12:18 PM

        It's a hanging offense...and no one should permit them to sully the doorway at Halloween

        1. Pia Sep 14, 2010 12:46 PM

          Yes, at least I think so. I inhaled the little bag and I won't let myself buy anymore.

          (There's also a separate thread around here somewhere hating on M&M pretzel.)

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            NellyNel Sep 14, 2010 12:49 PM

            lol!
            oh there is??!!
            Sorry - I never saw it~~But I can't say i am surprised - they are horrific!

            Are you sure you werent just having a "moment" when you ate them??
            lol

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              Sooeygun Sep 14, 2010 01:22 PM

              There is a review by Supertaster. There's some hate in the comments.
              http://www.chow.com/food-news/55579/c...

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                NellyNel Sep 14, 2010 01:30 PM

                Thanks - but supertaster actually liked them!?!??!

                "The texture provided by the candy shell and pretzel interior is absolutely marvelous, .."

                WHAT???????????

                I notice a few people mention a stale taste which is what I noticed too...what's up with that?

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                  Kajikit Sep 14, 2010 01:44 PM

                  I thought I'd love them... but they're gross! DH didn't really like them either, and he'll eat practically anything.

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                    NellyNel Sep 14, 2010 01:53 PM

                    LOL!

                    I hate to beat a dead horse here but yeah - these were such a disappointment!!

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                    Pia Sep 14, 2010 03:09 PM

                    Hmm, I wonder if they get stale quickly and that's the reason for all the hate? The ones I had were nice and crunchy and fresh-tasting. It was the very first time I'd seen them in stores. (But I very rarely buy candy, and it was late at night... maybe I WAS having a "moment"!)

                    Even though I did like the M&Ms, the best commercial chocolate-pretzel candy is definitely Take 5.

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              jeanmarieok Sep 14, 2010 02:03 PM

              I thought the pretzel was too soft and seemed stale. I like the coconut M&Ms a lot.

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                ITry Sep 14, 2010 02:06 PM

                I do. I guess I'm the only one who does.

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                  scarsdalesurprise Sep 14, 2010 02:31 PM

                  I like them too! My daughter strong armed me into buying a 40-oz bag from Costco....dangerous!

                2. JohnE O Sep 15, 2010 05:12 AM

                  I love 'em. I usually have a big bag hidden away for emergencies. I like the coconut M&M's better, but they only come in the small bags and they're harder to find.

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                    Steve Sep 15, 2010 07:18 AM

                    Coconut also too sweet for me. The cherry flavor was much better as it had a tart element. But I have seen that only once.

                  2. CindyJ Sep 15, 2010 05:52 PM

                    I bought some at the M&M store in Times Square on my last trip to NYC. Didn't like them at all. Ate 'em anyway! :-)

                    1. emily Sep 16, 2010 10:26 AM

                      Geez, I really liked them. Even ate a couple of bags. I liked the crunch and the muted chocolate taste.

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                        NellyNel Sep 16, 2010 11:20 AM

                        I just gave the rest of the bag to my friend - she LOVED 'em!

                      2. buttertart Sep 16, 2010 12:08 PM

                        Sing it high and sing it loud, I love them and I'm proud. Seriously. I think they have a good balance of salt, the crunch of the pretzel and that of the candy shell are good together, and the chocolate goes well. Bought 2 medium bags, opened the first, had a friend put the other under lock and key for emergencies.

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