M&M's New Spicy Flavor Is Heating Things Up On Social Media

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M&M's New Spicy Flavor Is Heating Things Up On Social Media


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.

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.

Would you try the Jalapeno Peanut M&M's?

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