Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Limited Edition Strawberried Peanut Butter M&Ms

For the past few years M&Ms has linked up with blockbuster movies to make Limited Edition M&Ms. Shrek (Mega M&Ms), Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull (Mint Crisp M&Ms), Pirates of the Caribbean (White Chocolate M&Ms) and Star Wars (Dark Chocolate M&Ms). This summer is no different with the release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

M&Ms Strawberried Peanut Butter

To tie into the movie about aliens that are two kinds of robots in one (more than meets the eye) Mars is introducing Limited Edition Strawberried Peanut Butter M&Ms.

Not only are the candies inside of the “you’ve never tasted this before” variety, they’ve also made seven different versions of the wrapper. Pictured above is The Twins - Pack 7 of 7.

M&Ms Strawberried Peanut Butter

What is a strawberried peanut butter M&M?

They’re pretty much the same as the regular Peanut Butter M&Ms: a peanut butter center covered in milk chocolate and a hard candy shell ... except here the milk chocolate is strawberry flavored.

I admit at first I squintched up my nose at the idea. Then I thought about PB&J (which is ideal with concord grape and white bread on one side, but also fabulous with sunflower wheat bread and raspberry jam) and it kind of made sense.

The colors are red, brown and yellow.

There were no clever motifs on the printing, just the regular M imprint. Except the yellow ones had some red splatter on them (I’m guessing that’s red transformer motor oil).

The strawberry flavor is just that, a flavoring applied on top of the inherent flavors in the peanut butter and the chocolate. The chocolate flavor is pretty much overwhelmed by the floral and sweet berry essences. The peanut butter grounds it pretty well, it’s mostly smooth, rather soft and has a good salty pop towards the end.

They’re not my favorite M&Ms ever, but I had no problem eating the whole bag. They feel about as relevant to the movie as last year’s mint crisp was to Indiana Jones.

I’ll leave you with a photo of the Bumblebee Transformer. Because I had it (hey, I work in Hollywood, I see a lotta stuff):


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Name: Limited Edition Strawberried Peanut Butter M&Ms
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Mars
Place Purchased: 7-11 (Vermonica)
Price: $1.09
Size: 1.4 ounces
Calories per ounce: 164
Categories: Chocolate, Peanuts, United States, Mars, Kosher, M&Ms, Limited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:32 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. Haha, you found them. I found myself a single serving bag at the dollar store and I was blown away with these. From me, they surely get a 10. I loved them and I’m going to get the big bag next time I see them!

    Comment by Asia on 5/19/09 at 6:52 am #
  2. I wish M&M’s would make a dye-free version.  They would sell like hotcakes.  Place in whole foods and they would sell out

    Comment by dawn on 5/19/09 at 7:24 am #
  3. I am extremely intrigued by these, as a lover of PB M&Ms;.  Might have to search these out.

    Comment by Susan on 5/19/09 at 8:10 am #
  4. I found these yesterday afternoon, and thought of you, Cybele!  I came to see if you knew about them and saw they were on deck, so I was looking forward to your review of them.

    Comment by Amie on 5/19/09 at 8:52 am #
  5. ruffy's avatar

    i found these on base at the commissary of all places.  i think they’re pretty dang tasty, although nothing will ever match the deliciousness of last year’s beloved mint crisp m&ms;.

    Comment by ruffy on 5/19/09 at 10:52 am #
  6. Intriguing! I definitely want to try these. smile I love the idea of strawberry and peanut butter, since I’m a huge fan of PB&Js; with different jams. The tie-in with the movie, as are most food-related tie-ins with movies, is pretty weak. I remember when Haagen-Daaz came out with ice cream flavors to relate to Twilight. Ice cream and vampires? M&Ms; and giant robots?

    Comment by toast on 5/19/09 at 1:42 pm #
  7. Cool.  I saw these yesterday and was hoping you’d review them!

    Comment by the Pizza on 5/20/09 at 3:46 am #
  8. I love M&M:)


    Comment by foodcreate on 5/20/09 at 7:32 am #
  9. I LOVED these.  I don’t like any other M & M’s, but grabbed a few of these from my boyfriend and was blown away.  I can’t believe no one thought of making a pb and j reeses pieces, these are brilliant

    Comment by caitlin on 5/20/09 at 4:25 pm #
  10. Funny - these are called Peanut Butter and Jam flavoured up in Canada and my wife can’t get enough of them.

    Comment by TheHead on 5/21/09 at 2:55 am #
  11. Have you ever tried the Orange Flavour M&M’s?

    I just did and they were actually quite nice.

    Comment by Sweet Pursuit on 5/21/09 at 4:22 am #
  12. I cant find these m&m’s Ive looked at all the stores too I wish i could find them !!!

    Comment by stella on 5/24/09 at 12:04 pm #
  13. stella - They can be found at Walmart.  The woman in front of me checking out a week ago had a bag and told me that they were addictive. Think I’ll be going back to get some.

    Good luck in finding them in your area!

    Comment by csonic on 5/25/09 at 4:09 pm #
  14. These are soooo good. I prefer the Canadian name(peanut butter and jam) to the U.S. but regardless - as odd as they sound ‘strawberried peanut butter’ they are fantastic. Nice change of pace and new flavor twist.

    Comment by Mik on 5/30/09 at 6:13 pm #
  15. Coming back to say I found these, tried them, and couldn’t even get through a full pack.  Too artificial tasting.  I would rate them even lower than you did!

    Comment by Susan on 6/01/09 at 8:32 am #
  16. Hey TheHead and Mik, where did you find them in Canada? I thought we didn’t have them here as I only saw Transformers regular and peanut at Walmart. I loved last year’s Indiana Jones mint crispy tie-in M&M’s, and I thought these new ones sound neat, like peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

    Comment by CMJ on 6/02/09 at 2:44 pm #
  17. EXCELLENT article.  Great points. I’m going to try some of these!

    Comment by An Occasional Chocolate on 6/04/09 at 5:13 am #
  18. Found these at Target. Like you, Cybele, I was initially turned off by the name-it just sounded too weird until I, also, thought of PB & J. I’d say these were “ok”—not gonna’ stock up on these, but I’ll enjoy a few more. It seems like the shelll has the strawberry, but when that’s gone, the PB inside is great! 5 out of 10 stars! I still wish Mars would bring back the dulce de leche M & Ms or come up with a caramel M & M!

    Comment by Makai on 6/04/09 at 7:44 am #
  19. I tried these today, and they were pretty good. Not great, but good. Now, have you tried these-  http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3588748547_94f0b7ce00.jpg?v=0
    They’re pretty good!

    Comment by PlantMonster on 6/10/09 at 10:20 am #
  20. Hello All, I have been searching for the new strawberried peanut butter M&Ms; but can’t seem to find them at a local Walgreens, supermarket or even Target.  Anybody reside in the Bay Area, CA and let me know where to get them? Any info would be great.  Thanks!

    Comment by BB on 6/14/09 at 12:25 pm #
  21. I’ve been looking everywhere for these with no luck!  Walgreens, Target, gas stations, grocery store. Maybe I’ll brave it to Walmart, which is tough with a new baby in tow. If anyone has found them in St. Louis, please let me know where you found them.

    Comment by Susan in St Louis on 6/23/09 at 7:20 pm #

    Comment by DEB on 6/24/09 at 4:45 am #
  23. I absolutely love these. Walmart sells them in a big bag and on sale 2 for $7 i believe. They are such an inventive product but the M&M’s website has no link to purchase them :(

    Comment by J&C's Mom on 7/01/09 at 7:14 am #
  24. I just found these at Blockbuster (which is also where I was able to find the Indiana Jones M&Ms; last year). I’m hoping to resist the temptation of breaking into them until Saturday ... I bought them for a July 4th party!

    Comment by Em on 7/01/09 at 9:31 am #
  25. I have tried every where to find these strawberried peanutbutter m&m’s in the charlotte, NC area, does anyone no where i can buy them?

    Comment by Toni on 7/07/09 at 1:48 am #
  26. Yeah…not a fan.  I found my single-serving bag in the checkout at Wal-Mart, though, for those who are having a hard time find them.

    Comment by Stef on 7/10/09 at 4:05 pm #
  27. This is by far the best M&Ms; product I have ever eaten.  I bought my first bag on Friday, July 10th, at our local WalMart.  I am heartbroken now because they are COMPLETELY OUT! Please M&M’s Mars company- don’t make them a limited edition! Bring them back for a permanent home in my tummy please! I think I speak for everyone when I say BRING THEM BACK PLEASE! You’ll make millions and trillions.

    Comment by Jessica Le Blanc on 7/15/09 at 9:58 am #

    Comment by JUDY NUNN on 7/17/09 at 3:30 pm #
  29. I LOVE THESE! I found a bunch at Wal-mart but with a different wrapper - the packages is like a stripe or checkered pattern of orange or red and brown, kind of odd looking for a m&m package, but the contents are the addictive ones

    Comment by Dave on 7/18/09 at 9:26 pm #
  30. I didn’t like them. Too artificial-tasting. It’d be much better it they had actually used strawberry jelly.

    Comment by Rebekah on 7/19/09 at 6:57 pm #
  31. I bought a small bag of these on vacation a month ago in another state and loved them. I got home and found them in Wal-mart and bought a BIG bag of them. They are the best candy ever!!
    I went back to get another bag and they are out:(
    Can you bring these back as a permanent M&M??
    Where can we get these? Can we order them from the company??
    PLease do not tease us with these and then take them away.
    Please consider making them permanent!!
    thank you for making them.

    Comment by Cynthia Clore on 7/22/09 at 5:57 am #
  32. I like your m&m of peanutbutter and strawberry i think it very good and i like the coconut ones too I hope you will keep them in the stores I hope so.

    Comment by shawna lamer on 7/31/09 at 8:05 pm #
  33. LOVE THESE! A friend told me about them and in three weeks we’ve gone through six medium bags of those (and by “we” I mean “me.”) Please don’t discontinue them!!

    Comment by Cathy on 8/09/09 at 11:54 pm #
  34. I too love them. Had my first medium bag when they came out. Then I went back looking for them and they were no where to be found. I had to have my parents import them from Massachusetts. Two medium bags should last a little while. Please make them a permanent m&m flavor!!!!

    Comment by Ryan on 8/13/09 at 8:14 am #
  35. Those strawberries peanutbutter M&M’s are very good & my friends want to buy them but can’t find them anyway. Need to make more!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Jill on 8/15/09 at 8:46 am #
  36. Am hooked on these strawberry peanut butter m&ms;- tried them for the first time last week and I love them!!! I know they are a limited edition and I found them at Walmart, so I am buying them up.

    Comment by nancy on 8/22/09 at 2:18 pm #
  37. I love this candy.  I generally do not like sweets at all, but the flavor of peanut butter and jelly makes my day.  I tried them at Walgreens and bought a case at Wa-lmart.  I am running out now and I’m worried that Wal0mart won’t have any more.  This NEEDS to become a regular m&m flavor.

    Comment by Emily on 9/04/09 at 1:09 pm #
  38. I just found out about these M&Ms; at the M&M store in New York City….I LOVE them.

    Comment by Kim on 9/13/09 at 10:35 am #
  39. Just happened upon these PBJ M&M’s 2day…did an impulse buy…and LOVE THEM!!!  I vote to make them permanent!

    Comment by M.Marie on 10/16/09 at 1:09 pm #
  40. I love the Strawberries Peanutbutter M&M?s. I have some stashed away in case the stores stop selling them. I hope you continue making them.

    Comment by Connie on 11/11/09 at 4:56 pm #
  41. My son found these at a local Wal-Mart in Lancaster.  These have to be the best M & M’s out there.  I bought 20 bags, 2 for $1.00…
    What I found crazy, was that my wife and I were in Vegas, and we went to the M & M’s store and all of the employees looked at us like we had two heads, they never heard of them???
    Oh well, I got my stash….

    Comment by Jeff on 12/18/09 at 2:01 pm #

    Comment by katie on 1/02/10 at 7:45 am #
  43. help desperately need to know where can i buy this food of the gods?need to go into therapy if i dont get some soon.international regards

    Comment by linda on 1/06/10 at 9:18 am #
  44. my boyfriend is deployed and him and another soldier shared a bag of these pb&j m&ms;. since then (about 2 months ago) i have been on an unsuccessful journey to find some to send in his care package. Thought i might be able to buy online somewhere, but cant seem to find a link. Can someone please help me get some to my honey?? lol Thank you : )

    Comment by krista on 1/28/10 at 2:37 am #
  45. Cybele's avatar

    Krista - a few sellers on eBay have them from time to time. I just saw them over the weekend at the 99 Cent Only Stores here in Los Angeles, but you may see them in Dollar Tree as well. Good luck!

    Comment by Cybele on 1/28/10 at 7:01 am #
  46. OH MY GOD, I found about 10 individual transformers promo packs at a Shell station just north of Houston, I bought them all. Same day I found Honey Altoids and All-Green M&Ms; AND Nutrageous bars at a CVS. I am very happy.

    Comment by sgf_ on 3/25/10 at 9:28 pm #
  47. I liked these better than the coconut ones. Too bad they didn’t stick around.

    Comment by Nycteris on 5/19/10 at 12:00 pm #
  48. I just saw a pack of these in a vending machine in my college’s gym/physical activity center.  Thanks for letting me know that I didn’t dream these up grin

    Comment by Sylvia on 9/10/10 at 8:08 pm #
  49. Haha, I actually got one of these in my regular peanut butter m&ms; packet. It must have gotten put in by accident. I ate one like normal and thought “oh my god, this tastes like strawberry! What the heck!” and then I found out these existed. So weird!

    Comment by Danielle on 10/19/10 at 6:10 am #
  50. Here, guys:


    Comment by Danielle on 10/19/10 at 6:12 am #
  51. how do you buy the penut butter and strawberried M&MS;

    Comment by dalton on 2/01/11 at 1:19 pm #
  52. dalton - they were a limited edition item. If you find them in stores, they are likely to be old and past their prime. So proceed with caution or at the very least, low expectations.

    Comment by cybele on 2/01/11 at 1:22 pm #
  53. I love strawberry peanut butter M&m’s .i tried them I few years ago . I always look for them now but I can’t ever find them anymore !! PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!

    Comment by Jill wright on 3/18/14 at 11:24 am #
  54. Please bring strawberry peanut butter M&m’s back !!!they are great!

    Comment by Jill wright on 3/18/14 at 11:26 am #
  55. bring the strawberry p&b ones back already! its been yearsss sick of same old m&m !! step it up!

    Comment by Justine on 7/23/15 at 1:40 am #
  56. One of our guests gifted us with these Peanut Butter M&M’s, They were simply magical. Just dissolved in our mouth like butter.

    The pack was empty in just few minutes…

    Comment by Manish Kataria on 7/23/15 at 3:32 am #
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