Candy Corn M&M’s! Now Collect All Six!

M&M’s launched candy corn-flavored M&M’s last Halloween with a 9-ounce big bag, and the flavor was a pretty big success, because this year they’ve brought them back.  But for Halloween 2012 not only did the big 9-ounce package return but they’ve also released a set of six different small packs to collect.  Today we’re going to take a look at the fun packaging for these tasty treats.

M&M’s have been releasing limited seasonal flavors for some time now, but typically offering them only in larger 9-ounce holiday packages.  That was certainly the case when, for Halloween 2011, M&M’s introduced White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s.  When I saw them in the big bag last year, I had to pick them up.  I was not disappointed — the flavor was quite different, but delicious.   Here’s what the large-size package looked like:

M&M’s Candy Corn – 9.9 oz pack – Fall 2011

It was great seeing the smart-Alec Red M&M wearing the candy corn costume and I was an instant fan of this flavor of M&M’s, too.

So it was that I looked forward to the return of candy corn M&M’s this year.   But not only did the 9-ounce pack return, but M&M’s also introduced a set of six different standard small-size packs, each with a unique illustration.  As a fan of the flavor I was excited, but as a collector I was doubly-thrilled.

The move to releasing holiday flavors and packs in the small size started last year with a release of Christmas-themed M&M’s packs in the standard size.  It’s great to see limited flavors like this released in a format other than the “big bags” and so it’s a trend that I hope continues.  It’ll be a great thing to look forward to as a collector.

It’s always great when a new standard pack flavor of M&M’s is released, so of course I had to get them all.   And here they are:

M&M’s Candy Corn – 1.5 oz packs 1-3 – October 2012

M&M’s Candy Corn – 1.5 oz packs 4-6 – October 2012

I was compelled to get all six, and fortunately for me I really like this flavor – so none of the candy went to waste.

I thought only the fronts were different but I did find two variations on the back sides of these as well:

M&M’s Candy Corn – 1.5 oz pack backs – October 2012

So that’s the story so far on White Chocolate Candy Corn M&M’s.  They’re a great addition to M&M’s seasonal lineup as well as a fun assortment of packaging to track down and collect.

And that’s everything for today’s post.  See you next time!

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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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10 Responses to Candy Corn M&M’s! Now Collect All Six!

  1. James says:

    Were all six variations in the same box on the shelf? I’ve only been able to find the small bags at one place, a Walgreens 40 miles from my house. I grabbed a few packs but only kept one of them not paying attention to possible variations.

    • jasonliebig says:

      James, Great question! Yes, all six package variations ship in retail display box. I think Walgreens might be the only place these smaller packs are showing up right now.

  2. drpep says:

    I found the small packs at a 7-Eleven in Florida.

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  4. JON MANKUTA says:

    Found at a 7-11 in Los Angeles, but it was not in all 7-11s as I had to go to 5 of them before I found the candy…

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