Review: Pumpkin Spice M&M’s & I Have No Idea How Any Of This Works!!!!! CALLING FOR HELP!
Junk Food Nation, my site has become popular over the past two years thanks to all of you. And for a while I was pretty happy and satisfied, since (thanks to WordPress), I built this whole thing from scratch like a caveman, hitting things with hammers until it worked. I used to have a very SLIGHT programming background, which is to say I made websites over ten years ago. These days, that’s like saying you used to know how to put together an entire typewriter.
Well, now I’m kind of screwed. My website, as you’ve noticed, has been slow. SLOW. SLOOOOOOW. And I have NO idea why. Eating up bandwidth, complex code, random widgets – I don’t think I’ve mucked it up too much, but then again, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I’M DOING. I’m a lawyer and a junk food lover, damnit, NOT A DOCTOR. I mean, NOT A WEB PROGRAMMER.
For example, I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS PAGE LOOKS LIKE THIS. Ugh.
Anyways, for you bloggers out there, tech people, whatever you are – I need help. please, in the comments below, suggest things for me to look at. Sites to test my site’s loading. People I should talk to. I WANT TO CROWDSOURCE SUGGESTIONS. Otherwise, i fear this site will explode very very very soon. HELP!
Today’s junk food: Pumpkin Spice M&M’s!
Pumpkin Spice M&M’s are something I’m surprised M&M’s haven’t done sooner. At least, I don’t THINK they’ve ever existed before. But with M&M’s coming out with so many different types of chocolates, including cherry and coconut, why NOT pumpkin spice? After all, it’s early September, right?
Pumpkin Spice M&M’s don’t seem to contain any nutmeg, cinnamon, or pumpkin, so yaaaaay these are super artificially flavored. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
Opening the bag of these Pumpkin Spice M&M’s, there was a definite smell of pumpkin spice, but there was also that super chocolate classic smell that typically emanates from a GIANT BAG OF M&Ms. Time to crunch.
The verdict: Pumpkin Spice M&M’s were a let down. I KNOW. Here’s the deal:
The M&M’s, unless you’re REALLY THINKING ABOUT IT, basically taste like regular M&M’s. Unlike the Candy Corn M&M’s or say Peanut Butter M&M’s, these candies rely on subtlety…and that subtlety is WAY too subtle.
When I REALLY concentrated on the “pumpkin spice” flavor, it was there, but very faint – the candy shell did evoke a bit of cinnamon-y taste, and I feel like the chocolate had a TINY bit of pumpkin spice, but to be honest, I thought so hard I think I might’ve imagined the flavor being there. Whether it was there, that’s never a good sign when I feel like my brain needs to make up the flavor. It should be readily apparent…I should never think, “I *think* I taste the flavor!”
I actually got more of the pumpkin spice flavor in the aftertaste….as I smacked my lips and tongue afterwards, I could smell/taste the pumpkin spice MUCH more clearly than when I was actually eating the candy itself. It reminded me of the aftertaste of a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks.
All in all – NO. And to be clear, these didn’t taste BAD – it’s chocolate, after all, and basic M&M’s ARE good. But these didn’t evoke enough Pumpkin Spice for me to call these successful. Sorry, M&M’s.
PURCHASED AT: Target
COST: On sale for $3.00
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