The Fast Food Critic: Pumpkin Spice M&Ms and Candy Corn M&Ms

By | October 2, 2013

“What do M&Ms have to do with fast food?”–New readers might say if they are unfamiliar with The Fast Food Critic’s insistence on reviewing different types of food that’s bad for you.

It’s not all KFC buffets and Pizza Hut double-decker pepperoni cheese crust folks. It’s October time, and that means we’re going to be seeing a lot of unnecessary Pumpkin/Candy Corn products and some even more unnecessary types of new killers–I mean, candies. It’s okay with me since I have an irrational love of pumpkin products, even though they never quite deliver anything truly memorable in the taste department. It’s more like the junk-food equivalent of smooth jazz. You might not remember a single note once it’s over, but it sure is soothing while you indulge.

Candy Corn M&Ms…Taste-wise: They certainly have a more pronounced taste than the Pumpkin Spice ones, and although I don’t really like candy corn at all, I’ll admit that these yellow, orange, and white beauties taste a hell of a lot better than regular candy corn. Grade for taste: B+ [They’re less chewy, stale, and chemical-tasting than regular candy corn, and are probably the closest M&Ms have ever come to a Skittle or Starburst taste.]     Grade for Health: LOL! These things are awful for you, duh. Even more so than regular M&Ms.

Pumpkin Spice M&Ms…Taste-wise: A disappointment, since I really didn’t get much of a pumpkin taste from them at all (and I love pumpkin tastes…for some reason). They mostly just taste like regular old M&Ms except that they’re green, orange, and chocolate instead of a variety of colors. A little too-chocolately as well. Grade for taste: B-       Grade for Health: Probably better for you than the Candy Corn M&Ms but that’s not saying much. Nobody who’s after M&Ms is probably looking for the lower calorie option. “Hey, do you have any Lite M&Ms?”–No one, ever.

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