New Pretzel M&Ms!
First, they were milk chocolate. Then, they were peanut. Next we saw peanut butter, dark chocolate, mint, crispy, almond, coconut, and orange. We have seen minis, premiums, pastels, and more. M&Ms have changed in color and flavor numerous times since their 1941 debut, and now they’re coming out with a brand new flavor. So, without any further ado, let me introduce to you: pretzel M&Ms!
I’m not big on changing the classics. I scoffed at the mint M&Ms and dumped the cripsy ones after a few bites. But I am actually very excited about the emergence of pretzel M&Ms!
If you ask me, combining sweet and salty almost always makes for a great treat. Chocolate-covered pretzels are one of my favorite desserts. My family always makes them around the holidays and we give them to people as gifts. Pretzel M&Ms seem to be a great way of getting all the flavor of chocolate-covered pretzels, but without the messiness.
Let’s see how they measure up, health-wise.
5 grams fat
3 grams saturated fat
16 grams sugar
150 mg sodium
10 grams fat
6 grams saturated fat
31 grams sugar
29 mg sodium
As you can see, pretzel M&Ms have half the fat and sugar, and significantly less calories than regular M&Ms, making them a slightly healthier snack choice. However, due to the pretzel bits inside, they contain about 5 times as much sodium as the regular M&Ms.
I, for one, can’t wait to try them, healthy or not! One of our Chew on That team members got to taste them and said that they were like “M&Ms with a little crunch inside.” Did she like them? Well, the only thing that was left of them was the empty wrapper. I think that speaks for itself!
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