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Imagine a kind of Nutella that’s laced with little chunks of Crispy M&M’s. Well, Mars is making it a reality—in the U.K. This chocolate-hazelnut spread is speckled with pieces of Crispy M&M’s and can be found on the shelves of ASDA grocery stores for a cool £2.79.
Just think how good it would be, simply slathered on a piece of toast, maybe with peanut butter or bananas or both. And for those times when you’re feeling decadent, layered inside a stack of pancakes or tucked in puff pastry bundles. Better yet, enjoyed sans anything, spoon-delivered directly to your mouth. Seriously, friends, this is a great time to be alive…if you’re a Brit, at least. And sadly, there’s no word on this chocolaty sensation hitting grocery stores on this side of the Atlantic anytime soon.
But don’t despair, dear North American readers: You can make your own. Simply buy a tub of Nutella (or your favorite chocolate-hazelnut spread) and a packet of Crispy M&M’s. Chop the candies in a food processor (or give it a few wallops with your trusty rolling pin) and stir them in. Boom. Done! Homemade Crispy M&M’s chocolate spread.
And just think: This may never have happened if it weren’t for a fan revolt in the early ’00s. After introducing limited-edition Crispy M&M’s (aka M&M’s Crispy) in the late ’90s, Mars discontinued the candies in 2005. Turns out, they became the most sought-after discontinued M&M’s product of all time, and fans started a campaign to bring them back. There were petitions, Facebook posts and calls to the company’s customer service line. Lucky for us, their wishes were fulfilled and in January 2015 Crispy M&M’s were reintroduced and upgraded to permanent status.
Now, a few years later, crispy lovers have another route in which to enjoy these crunchy nuggets. Get (or make) your very own tub and start spreading the love.