I went to Target yesterday because I got a tip (thanks, Dark Side! :) ) that the dark M&M’s had been rereleased. I had tried the peanut ones and didn’t care for them, but maybe the regular ones were better.
They weren’t as bad as the peanut ones but I still didn’t care for them. The dark is still very bitter and not so very good. Its an interestnig idea but I think ultimately it didn’t work out so well. Sigh. It had alot of potential though.
They also had bags of pink M&M’s to support the fight against breast cancer. I’m pretty sure the taste is the same as regular M&M’s so I didn’t open the bag yet. I think Dawn will like the color. :)
For every bag they sell, 35 cents goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. So go buy a bag and support a good cause.
While I was there I spotted something very new to me. Choxie. At first I thought it was some odd brand that Target had picked up, but it is actually Target’s brand of chocolate. They have a bazillion different types and flavors. Chocolate covered pretzel things, mocha chocolates, caramels, crushed candy cane covered things, truffles, malted milk balls, and even the dreaded ginger chocolate.
I must say I was totally shocked that these actually tasted pretty good. They are molded shells with a soft center, kinda like Godiva (but its definately not Godiva, ya know?). The dark ones were Ok, but they had vanillin in them and the aftertaste was kinda heavy from it, which I didn’t like. I thought it was kinda funny how they described them as having “lingering cocoa notes”. I think that wasn’t cocoa that was lingering.
The other ones I tried were the Milk Chocolate Tristed Truffles. These were exceptionally good. Very soft center which had kind of a faint caramel flavor to it. These used real vanilla (yes!) but had high fructose corn syrup in them. Not sure why they did that but it didn’t seem to hurt the taste at all. Very nice.
Now these are not cheap. The Double Dark Truffles were $5.00! 50 cents a piece seems kinda steep, but oh well. Now, you can get some for FREE! Yes, FREE! On November 6th, at all Target stores you can try free samples of them. Yea! While supplies last so get there early. Somebody please go tell Zoot.