Back in 2011-2012, M&M/Mars expanded their seasonal M&M’s offerings by adding holiday releases in standard-sized packs. Since that time, I’ve covered their Candy Corn M&M’s, M&M’s Holiday Mints, and even an array of twelve different Easter packages.
While Candy Corn M&M’s have returned each year since their introduction, the other standard-sized holiday packs appear to have been retired, though M&M/Mars did release a pair of cool Christmas theater boxes last year. Since I didn’t cover the regular Christmas-themed packs during their initial release, I wanted to do so today. It’s an impressive variety with twelve different festive packages to see. So make the jump to check out M&M’s holiday-themed packs from 2012!
While I appreciate and enjoy the larger bags of M&M’s that have been getting holiday-themed packaging for years, there’s something a little extra neat about collecting the standard-sized packs. It’s especially fun when they put out such a great variety – this release alone features a dozen unique pieces of M&M’s mascot art, six different for M&M’s Milk Chocolate and six for M&M’s Peanut. Check ’em out:
As with the other standard-size holiday packs I’d covered in the past, these sport slight variations on the backs of the packages. Some packages place the UPC on the upper section of the layout, while others place it on the lower. Another difference is that one version features a large “MARS” logo, while the other does not. I’m not sure why.
Now here are the Peanut packs:
That’s all twelve of them. I thought they were awfully fun when they were released and I’m glad to finally be able to bring them together to share here.
Outside of Candy Corn M&M’s, I haven’t seen any other standard-size holiday-themed M&M’s packages in stores for 2014, so we might have seen the end of these for now. Hopefully, M&M’s hasn’t given up on doing these kinds of themed packages in the standard size as I think they’re pretty awesome.
And that’s everything for today’s coverage of M&M’s 2012 holiday packs. See you next time!