Mars Milk Chocolate M&M’s

August 5th, 2008 by Terry

Now I’ve reviewed M&M’s before, but not American M&M’s, so I guess this warrants a re-review. Still made by Mars but now making use of those classic all-American ingredients corn starch, corn syrup and a million artificial colours, I cannot wait to get stuck in.

The pack is fairly similar, American packs are longer and thinner whilst our British variety tends to be rounder and smaller. It’s not a big issue. They use the same dark brown colour, not much else to comment on except for these being 47.9g (1.69oz) which is the standard single serving bag.

So these look exactly like our M&M’s, nice and multi-coloured. Same size, same shape, same smell. These do have a very slight chocolatey smell, it’s not easy to spot but you can just about detect it.

When it comes to the taste, these do again, taste exactly like the British M&M’s. Nice and chocolatey, with a sort of strange, distinctive taste to them that I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe it’s all the colours, maybe it’s the shell itself, I’m not sure, but it sets them apart from anything else on the market and I am quite fond of them.

Overall, there’s really no difference between American and British M&M’s, they obviously have a set formula that works for them, and it works for me too. I’m a big M&M fan and wish Britain could have more varieties. Oh well, these are the original and they’re worth having if for some reason you haven’t already.

Each bag has 240 calories (90 from fat), 2g Protein, 34g Carbohydrates (31g of which sugars) and 10g Fat (6g of which saturates).

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3 Responses

  1. Jim

    Cheers for covering this Terry – i have always wondered myself whether there is a difference…and it appears not! Well done old chap!

  2. Vanessa

    Bah humbug! I hate both British and US chocolate.. they both are nowhere near sweet enough for proper chocolate. I should send you some Aussie M&M’s… yummo.. i’m getting mum to send them to the US while I’m here.. I miss real chocolate.

  3. Mariah

    I didn’t know they were even different in England!