For the last year or two, give or take, M&Ms Australia has been selling white chocolate M&Ms. I like white chocolate, but I wouldn’t ordinarily go out of my way to pick some up and I didn't expect to like these when I first saw them. A few pieces later and I was hooked. They have the same, familiar candy shell as the classic milk chocolate candies, but lighter in color and filled with a smooth white chocolate. The chocolate was very creamy and made a perfect contrast to the crisp coating. They were a bit sweeter than regular M&Ms, but they were also more satisfying.
Much to my chagrin, the M&Ms Australia discontinued them and I was left without a source. Until now, that is, since Joe posted yesterday about the American release of white chocolate M&Ms! This pretty much confirms my suspicions that the Australian release was part of some test-marketing scheme for the US-based company and I’m glad to see that they’re bringing them back.
[Photo by Nicole Weston]