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Halloween and candy and M&Ms

October 21, 2021

This is a great time of year if you like candy and you don’t mind overpaying for the stuff. I’m guilty of both and my justification for buying the overpriced snack-sized candy is that it’s better to eat a couple pieces of snack-sized candy than a candy bar. Or bars.

That’s what I tell myself, but of course it doesn’t work that way because the snack-sized pieces aren’t filling or rewarding so I think I probably wind up eating more than I would if I had just eaten a regular-sized candy bar. Or bars.

But forget all of that because you know what gets me? What gets me is that M&Ms prints the words “FUN SIZE” on their little snack-sized packets. I love M&Ms and who do they think they’re kidding with the word “FUN”? It’s not fun ripping open a packet and popping something like 12 regular M&Ms into your mouth and that’s it, you’re done. Treat over. Twelve M&Ms? I’ve chewed and swallowed those candy-coated dream nuggest down so quickly that my brain hasn’t even had the chance to register that it needs to kick in and think about how delicious they were before I’m ripping open the second “FUN SIZE” packet.

And then the third.

And then the— I guess there’s no reason to go on because that would just be embarrassing.

So, dear M&Ms candy makers, you wild and magical confectioners, now I feel guilty because it’s not your fault that a “FUN SIZE” of M&Ms for me is less 12 pieces and more two pounds so I apologize. Please don’t cut me off, ok?

Hey, did you know that you can create your own M&Ms? It’s expensive but it’s also sort of a cool idea.

And you know what M&Ms go good with? Popcorn. Just rip open a bag and dump it into the bowl. The M&Ms fall to the bottom so you’re just eating regular popcorn at the beginning, but then the balance starts to even up and you get some M&Ms mixed in with popcorn, and because they’ve been warmed by the popcorn they’re softer and you get a great combination of chewy and sweet and salty and delicious and yummy and just plain “Mmmm…” Mmmm, or Mmmm&Mmmms. And what’s best about this is that, as we all know, (we all know this, right?) (right?!) M&Ms (you can say it with me) melt in your mouth, not in your hand! The popcorn never becomes messy to eat, just chocolaty. It’s just out of this world good.

Oh, look who stopped by to say hello!

11 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2021 3:08 pm

    Fun size, schmun size. I have a one pound bag (family size!) of M&M Peanut stashed in my dresser drawer. Mine! All mine! hahahah!

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  2. October 21, 2021 3:14 pm

    Does this post make my butt look big?
    I’m with you-all. Family size is the way to go!

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  3. October 23, 2021 10:16 pm

    This is why you buy the Costco container of peanut M&Ms …. and likely pass out from diabetic shock.

    …I have no self-restraint where treats are concerned, either.


  4. November 11, 2021 10:06 am

    M&M Peanuts, my favorite (and because of the protein in the peanuts, healthy even?). I received 4 pounds of them one Christmas from my best friend in college. Before the holiday break was over, they had been consumed. In my defense, I took home the Anchor Hocking egg, which was about 3/4 full of the deliciousness, and my family helped me eat them. I still ate the lion’s share though…can’t do it now because of weight gain, but back then, it wasn’t a problem. ~nan

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