We most definitely are seriously lacking in interesting M&M's products in the U.K (made purely for the U.K market). We never get flavoured ones and our range pretty much consists of : standard, Peanut, Crispy and the limited edition Peanut/Hazelnut, which is out currently. Hardly ground breaking, yet surely to create flavoured M&M's wouldn't be too much hard work or require that much innovation! I pretty much never buy the Crispy ones, in all honesty they don't really excite me that much. However Crispy Mint, now that's something I would want to try!
As previously stated I love mint chocolate and the M&M's White Peppermint are my favourite of all time; however unlike the White Peppermint, with a white chocolate base, these are milk chocolate based with a crispy centre.
Coming in dark green, light green and white they have a lovely light mint aroma. Biting into one you can clearly see the thinner milk chocolate layer and the crispy centre, which makes up most of the M&M. I really enjoyed the crispy centre, working well with the crisp candy shell to make them extremely moreish to nibble away at.
The mint flavour is refreshing against the creamy milk chocolate and the plainer crisp centre, adding a point of difference that made me enjoy these a lot more than I would the standard M&M's Crispy. I'm pleased they decided to use milk chocolate as opposed to dark chocolate, which is frequently chosen as the default to pair with mint.
These aren't going to overtake M&M's White Peppermint as my favourite M&M's but they're pretty tasty if you're a mint chocolate lover and fancy something a bit different to what's offered on the standard U.K. market.
Taste - 7.8/10 - Light mint flavour, not overly chocolate heavy due to the dominant component being the crispy centre.
Texture - 7.6/10 - Moreish crispy centre and crispy candy shell.
Appearance - 7.2/10 - Look like fairly standard M&M's.
Price - 7.0/10 - I paid £4.95 for 145g bag.
Overall - 7.4/10 - A nice flavour alternative to use with the crispy base.
Mint chocolate lovers.
WHERE TO BUY?
Should be widely available in Australia, I bought mine from Sanza here.