Last fall, it was revealed that Mars Wrigley Confectionery, the company behind some of our favorite chocolate treats, would be spicing things by releasing a new trio of M&M's candies in 2019.
At the time, SnackChatLive revealed on their Instagram account that the brand drew inspiration from international flavors for their new nut-based offerings - English Toffee Peanut, Thai Coconut Peanut, and Mexican Jalapeno Peanut.
All three flavors are a departure from M&M's previous releases, like mint, caramel, and hazelnut, but the jalapeno flavor has stood out the most.
"The Mexican Jalapeño M&M's have the same classic crunch and milk chocolate flavor as traditional peanut M&M's, but with a very mild jalapeño flavor that kicks in after a few bites," Brent Timm, the host of SnackChat Live, told Today. "They have a great, natural jalapeño taste, with just a subtle hint of spice. For all the snackers who are averse to spicy foods "” don't worry! "” these spicy M&M's won't have you calling the fire department, or guzzling a glass of milk."
According to the outlet, even though the spicy candy hasn't been officially released, it has already leaked in some markets and has got a lot of people fired up on social media.
It seems like there is no in between, people are either excited to try the new green and yellow M&M's or they're revolted by the flavor combination.
Sounds thrilling but also disgusting.— Ana Lorena Ramos S. (@anastanziola) January 9, 2019
Listen guys, I'm all for nutty candy. Like, I'll take a chocolate anything with almonds any day of the week. But I refuse to eat Jalapeno flavored nuts inside M&M's. I REFUSE.— Austin Big Chungus Calvillo (@austin_calvillo) January 9, 2019
I've got to get my hands on some of the Mexican Jalapeño Peanut M&M's pronto.— Millicent Friendly (@KelseyCiab) January 9, 2019
If you're among those who aren't going nuts for the Jalapeno Peanut M&M's, it might help to know that "the spice factor, or 'heat' is virtually identical to the chili flavor" the company offered a few years ago, according to Timm. The Chili Nut M&M's turned out to be a fan-favorite despite its unorthodox flavor.
Mars has not revealed an official release that for the new M&M's, but the wait won't be for too much longer because fans are getting impatient.