This is a big one, guys! This is one of those seasonal products that make so much sense that you just can't believe it hasn't been done before. But over the last few years, M&M's and Oreos have been indirectly going at it in the who-can-release-more-flavors challenge. We've seen everything from Pumpkin Spice and Cherry Cordial to Carrot Cake and Peppermint. No, they haven't all been covered on The Holidaze, but they should be and, hopefully, will be at some point. But, on this day, we're talking about our main attraction - Gingerbread M&M's!
I know Christmas is all about family and that's what I dedicate most of my time to during this season, but in terms of products, these are the types that make me happier than others. The bag alone is perfect for the holidays and can sit on a table as a decorative item and totally pass as acceptable. We have the sarcastic Red M&M (they really need to name these guys) wearing a Santa hat and holding a giant gingerbread cookie on a plate branded with the M&M logo. For somebody like me, that's enough to sell this bag. I love promotional art and package design, so this hits a home run. Plus, he's pointing at the cookie as if to say, "Yeah, see this? You know you want it."
Yep.. I do, nameless Red M&M!
The M&M's are appropriately colored for the Christmas season. We have red, green, and brown to represent the gingerbread man who's been chopped up and blended into the recipe. Now you go from having a decorative bag to having an equally effective bowl of M&M's that add just a little extra to the Christmas spirit. Any time you can insert some more red and green into your environment, go ahead and do it. You'll feel more Christmassy.
This is just one of many - MANY- gingerbread flavored products that you'll see come and go throughout the season, but it was a must-buy for this guy. I like gingerbread, so I had to see what these tasted like. If I was going to suffer through those damn Pumpkin Spice M&M's, I was definitely going to enjoy a bag of Gingerbread M&M's. Fair trade off, if you ask me..
As somebody who likes gingerbread, I loved these. In all honesty, I tasted more chocolate than anything else, but that little hint of gingerbread flavor was good enough to make this a bag of Christmas joy. However, when my girlfriend tried one, she thought it was disgusting. She couldn't believe I, being such a picky eater, actually liked it. Even my Mom said they taste like medicine. I was so confused that I asked my Dad to try them and he, like me, thought they were good and tasted nothing more than a traditional M&M.
So the debate rages on. Have you tried Gingerbread M&M's? What's your opinion? I'm sticking with my taste buds and calling these a success for Mars Candy. Now I just have to find the other 86 bags of flavors they release.