The USA constantly seems to get new M&M flavours; with the change of every season/holiday event comes at least a couple of new flavours of M&Ms. I tried their Pumpkin Spice M&Ms last year and was quite disappointed; they weren't particular spiced or had much pumpkin flavour about them at all. The Pumpkin Spice Latte however; after reading a few other reviews on other blogs, were meant to be a lot better, in fact they were meant to taste quite similar to Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte - one of my favourite things about autumn!
So I hunted about on eBay and eventually found a seller that was selling them reasonably priced without ridiculous shipping fees from the USA (I also bought a bag of the Pecan Pie variety too, which I will review at a later date). The M&M sharing style bags from the USA are certainly a lot bigger than their UK counterparts - 280g! However the M&Ms are also much bigger than the UK standard; probably sitting somewhere in the middle of regular UK ones and the Mega size ones that were launched this year.
The PSL M&Ms had a sweet spiced aroma and oh wow, yes the flavour is very reminiscent of Starbuck's PSL!! It has a light milky coffee undertone with a nice spiced pumpkin flavour blending in with the the milk chocolate; it has that same syrupy sweet undertone that the classic drink possesses, don't expect anything too strong on the coffee front!
I couldn't stop myself diving into the bag for another handful - M&Ms are very moreish and easy to eat at the best of times; when you love PSL as much as I do they become almost irresistible. Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers - stock up on these whilst you can!
Taste - 8.2/10 - Like a Pumpkin Spice Latte in chocolate form.
Texture - 8.7/10 - Love the crunchy shell contrast of M&Ms.
Appearance - 8.5/10 - Look great; prefer the size of the USA M&Ms to the UK.
Price - 6.9/10 - I paid £6.00 for a bag of these on eBay, including postage, I guess for a USA variety it's not bad.
Overall - 8.0/10 - Lovely, I wish the UK would start bringing out more interesting flavours of M&Ms
WHO FOR?Lovers of Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte!
WHERE TO BUY?eBay seems to be the best place to stock up on these.