It can't possibly be pumpkin spice season again, but somehow it's September, people are tweeting about Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and Target is selling pumpkin spice-flavored M&M's.
Turns out, the classic candy-coated chocolate has spawned a limited-edition pumpkin-spiced version, sold at Target stores for $3 a pop. The Impulsive Buy notes that while the Pumpkin Spice M&M is bigger than a normal chocolate one, "all I initially tasted was chocolate. True, it's better than tasting raw pumpkin, but I expected something a little more scrumptious."
Halfway through the candy, however, a hint of cinnamon comes through, although Impulsive Buy notes it's more "cool and vaguely spicy," like Red Hots, instead of Starbuck's delicious pumpkin spice.
Other taste testers agree that the pumpkin spice flavor is too subtle to battle the chocolate, with Junk Food Guy noting, "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." Which is just to say, if you really want that classic pumpkin spice flavor, get yourself to a Starbucks. Or just wait until the inevitable Pumpkin Spice Oreo debuts.