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:
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:
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:
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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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.
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.
I found the small packs at a 7-Eleven in Florida.
Cool! That makes it clear that they are not Walgreens-exclusive. Thanks!
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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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