We’re a sucker for seasonal candy–red and green M&M’s taste better, as do egg-shaped Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. So we snatched up this packet of coconut M&M’s. The package shows one of the green candies (always the sexiest one) lounging under a coconut palm, and inside the pack, the colors are limited to white (oooh!), green, and brown, presumably the colors of coconuts and palm trees. Each one is printed with a tiny beach umbrella on the back. Crunch through the candy coating into a largish, round nub of coconut-flavored chocolate. They’re tasty, but the main appeal is that they’re summery, and limited edition. (The ingredient list does not contain anything approaching coconut.) We still prefer the peanut butter M&Ms.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 28, 2009