Welcome to the second annual edition of the Chocolate Graveyard. I cannot believe I have been doing this for a year. True, the posts have been on and off, but it has been a year non-the-less. If you have been around the whole time, or have gone back and read past posts, you know that rather than focusing on Halloween themed candy (which I intended on doing throughout the month, even though those ended up happening within the last couple of days), I would take today to focus on the Chocolate that is no more. My way of honoring the spirit of dead Chocolate.
Last year’s entry (which was actually posted on November 7th, but it was the Halloween edition), focused on Hershey’s Mint Kisses. This year, I bring you Crispy M&M’s.
Now, as a general rule, I no longer eat M&M’s; that whole Red 40 thing (I am sure I still consume this dye in other products, but I try to avoid it the best I can), however, before I stopped eating M&M’s, before the Pretzel M&M’s came about, there were Crispy M&M’s.
Crispy M&M’s were first introduced in 1999, and were packaged in the same blue wrappers as the present day Pretzel M&M’s. Rather than the salty pretzel insides, Crispys contained a crispy wafer center. I used to love to bite the chocolate shell from around the crispy center first. I have strange methods of eating most of my chocolate, helps slow down my consumption. I did, of course, try the Pretzel M&M’s when they were released, but the taste was not the same.
In 2005, Cripsy M&M’s were discontinued in the United States, though my research suggests that they are still available elsewhere over the “pond.” If that is the case, I think I may have to bug my friends over in Europe to send me some, or at the very least bring them over when they come visit next year. “But wait, I thought you did not eat M&M’s anymore!?” Ah, but here is the bonus, not only would I be receiving Crispy M&M’s, but they would be from the European factories, that do not use the Red 40 dye! Cripsy M&M’s may be born again in my life, even if they only visit on occasion.
Now, if they would only bring back the Purple color…