18 Jul 2012

Peanut M&M's Intense 65% Cacao

Imagine my surprise when I spotted these new Peanut M&M's Intense 65% Cacao on the shelves of a Poundland store for the bargain price of 3 packets for £1. I had never seen this variety of M&M's before so I quickly snapped them up. A quick search on Google revealed that these had been released earlier this year in France. Who knew Poundland could be a treasure trove of imported chocolates!

I'm not a huge fan of dark chocolate myself but my husband is quite keen on it and he also loves Peanut M&M's so I was extremely pleased with my bargain.

These M&M's have 5 main colours; red, orange, purple, yellow and a lovely turquoise. My pack had quite an uneven selection of these colours and I would have liked more of the turquoise ones. 

Inside the colourful shell, the chocolate is a very dark brown in colour, almost black. The chocolate flavour is just as I expected, rich and intense but sweetened by the sugary coating covering the chocolate. The peanut inside perfectly suits the dark chocolate flavour and helps to break up the intensity. Even though I don't usually go for dark chocolate I did enjoy these and would definitely buy them again.

Let me know if you find any interesting imports in your local discount stores!

You may also be interested in:
Limited Edition M&Ms: Red, White & Blue 


  1. I tracked these down after seeing your review. They taste great! The chocolate is very intense but the peanut and shell really give it a lovely flavour.

    My pack had an odd arrangement of colours as well. 9 orange, 3 red, 2 turquoise and 1 yellow.

    It would be nice to get a more even distribution, but at 3 packs for £1 I can't complain!

    1. Glad you enjoyed them! They seem to be flying off the shelves but I wonder how long much longer they will have them in stock?

      You definitely had a very uneven number of colours too!

  2. I must find these! I don't usually go in Poundland but will look for these ASAP.

    By the way, just a heads up - some bargain stores are selling white chocolate Lion bars, aswell as the peanut variety.

    1. I hope you manage to find some, they still had them instore at the weekend. Let me know what you think if you try them.

      Thanks for the heads up about the white chocolate Lion bars, I'll keep my eyes peeled for those!

  3. I bought some today :) I find them VERY moreish, and I'm not usually a fan of M&M's. I've eaten a few packs already haha.


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