By the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, marketers had become well aware of the importance of the growing Hispanic population in the United States. One of the ways the confectionery business began flirting with this market was by incorporating traditionally Hispanic flavors into their products. I previously covered the Mango with Chili Fun Dip flavor that Wonka developed but never produced. Today I’m excited to feature an M&M’s product released in 2002 which embraced a traditionally Mexican and South American treat flavor – Dulce de Leche Caramel M&M’s!
Unlike some of the limited edition flavors released over the last decade, Dulce de Leche Caramel appears intended to have become part of the standard assortment of M&M’s flavors. I don’t think I ever noticed these when they were out but the flavor sounds so good, it’s one I wish I had the chance to sample.
Here are the pieces of packaging for M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel I have in my collection:
M&M’s Dulce de Leche ended up having a fairly short run in stores and one that may have only ever been available in select regions, but I’d like to think that the flavor could one day make a return.
Anyone remember trying these when they were out? I’d love to hear what you thought of them.
And that’s everything I’ve got on M&M’s Dulce de Leche Caramel. See you next time!