We Need To Try Dark Chocolate Twix ASAP! (Photo)


By Cooking Panda

It’s no secret that dark chocolate is better for you than milk chocolate, but some of us don’t always enjoy the taste as much. That’s why it’s so exciting that Twix is coming out with a dark chocolate variety of its cookie candy bar. What better way is there to make dark chocolate more enticing than using it in a Twix?

Brand Eating reports that Mars Chocolate is coming out with this dark chocolate version of Twix and calling it Twix Dark. The new bar has the same cookie and caramel features that we know and love, but it’s covered in dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Dark chocolate fans can celebrate, while those who just want to feel a little better about their candy bar consumption can also celebrate. It’s a win-win!

That’s not all, though. According to a Mars Chocolate press release, many more new items are scheduled for release in 2017. They’ve come out with M&M’s Caramel Chocolate Candies, a Snickers & Hazelnut Bar, Twix White Chocolate Cookie Bars and even an M&M’s brand ice cream bar!

Altogether, Mars and Wrigley will be displaying 30 new product changes at the NCA Sweets and Snacks Expo. Count on seeing an array of new Dove Chocolate varieties, including Dove Fruit Mixed Berries Dipped in Dove Dark Chocolate, which features strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. Then there will be the Dove Fruit Dark Chocolate Cherry & Sea Salt Almond and the Dove Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate (peanut butter is always a good idea).

Changes aren’t limited to just chocolates. There will also be new packaging for Combos Stuffed Snacks, and new packaging and a new logo for the goodnessKNOWS snack squares.

If you’re more of a Skittles fan, you’ll be glad to know that Wrigley is coming out with a new Skittles flavor as well. There will be the Skittles Trick Plays (available in the fall), which will feature Skittles with colors that don’t match their flavors, so the person doing the taste-testing will have to guess as to the flavor.

All of these products are hitting the shelves this year, during the spring, summer and/or fall. You can find the Twix Dark chocolate bars on shelves now, though, so if you’re a dark chocolate fan, or if you just feel better about eating the dark chocolate version, go and find it at your local shop!

Sources: Brand Eating, Mars Chocolate / Photo Credit: theimpulsivebuy/Flickr, Mars Chocolate via Brand Eating

Tags: Dark Chocolate, mars chocolate, New Candy, Twix
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New M&M’s Ice Cream Bars Are On The Way!


By Cooking Panda

I scream you scream, right?

Summer is just around the corner, and M&M’s is here to help you stay cool and satisfied with its all new M&M’s Ice Cream Bars, featuring vanilla reduced-fat ice cream with M&M’s Milk Chocolate Candy pieces.

Can you say yum?

The Ice Cream Bars look very similar to your average candy bar, and are coated in creamy, smooth milk chocolate as well as chock full of the addicting, sugary candies.

“Building on the success of our M&M’S Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich, we are incredibly excited to introduce our fans to this innovative summer treat,” said Flip Block, the marketing director of Mars Ice Cream, in a press release.

Each 2.64-ounce bar, according to the press release, comes individually wrapped, and each box of the M&M’s bars comes with six treats for you to enjoy for almost every night of the week.

The boxes carry a suggested retail price of $3.99, but if you’re only in the mood for a single bar to satisfy your sweet tooth (and to keep your fitness and health levels in check) then you might be able to snag yourself one at certain retailers. The suggested price for a single bar varies, but should be around $1.79.

These are super tempting, because they’re clean, convenient and easy to transport; if you’re a fan of ice cream and the classic taste of M&M’s, this is sure to satisfy you.

What do you think of the new M&M’s item? Are you excited to indulge in them during summer?

Source: Mars Chocolate / Photo Credit: Hisham Binsuwaif/Flickr

Tags: candy, ice cream, ice cream bar, M&Ms, mars chocolate
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The New M&M’s Caramel Flavor Is Coming!


By Cooking Panda

One of the best things about M&Ms is that they just keep on smashing it with consistently well-executed new flavors.

By now, we’ve all tried (and fallen in love with) the original, milk chocolate variety; but there are also mini, peanut, peanut butter, almond, crispy, pretzel, coffee nut, and more M&Ms out there, ready to be savored.

And now, for the first time in M&M’s 75-years of history, CNN reports that a caramel filling is breaking in to the M&M scene, and is slated to become a permanent flavor of the M&M family beginning in May 2017.

The new offering will be called M&M’s Caramel, with each bite-sized candy coming filled with a soft and chewy caramel center encased in milk chocolate. Predictably, the chocolate will be coated in a crunchy, colorful shell.

According to the vice president of research and development of Mars Chocolate (M&M’s parent company), Hank Izzo, this new creation has been a long time coming.

“Caramel is extremely trendy,” he told CNN. “It’s a $2.2 billion flavor segment and the fastest growing segment in food right now. We want to be part of this category.

“It was a big technological challenge for us,” Izzo continued. “We never before had a M&M lentil with a true soft center, so we had to figure out how to not make the chocolate too sticky or too soft that it could collapse.”

“Because it is a brand new production, we’re still in the process of finishing the manufacturing setup for the caramel M&M’s,” finished Izzo.

We cannot wait for May of next year, but in the meantime, we’ll just have to satisfy ourselves with watching this mouthwatering preview of the candies below:

Sources: CNN Money/YouTube / Photo Credit: CNN Money

Tags: caramel filling, M&Ms, mars chocolate, new flavor
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