This Is The Most Underrated M&M's Flavor

The original M&M's have been around since forever (okay, 1941, according to the M&M's website), but for the first decade or so, they were content not to mess with a good thing. In the 1954 the peanut variety came along, then they had a late-life sibling in '89 with the addition of peanut butter to the lineup.

Come the 2000s, though, some marketing genius who'd had enough of an education to recognize a Roman numeral when they saw one realized that MM = 2000, and therefore M&M's dubbed themselves "The Official Candy of the New Millennium." They proceeded to celebrate by coming up with new candy flavors practically every week. By now there are, like, 20 million different M&M varieties. While the website only lists 11 (milk chocolate, peanut, peanut butter, pretzel, caramel, crispy, almond, dark chocolate, coffee nut, mint dark chocolate, and white chocolate) plus variations like minis, mega peanut, and M&M's snack mix; this does not include flavors we know we've seen in the store like fudge brownie and the forthcoming M&M's mixes, which will come in both peanut and classic M&M styles. So which of these are even worth trying, and is there a flavor we may have missed, but shouldn't have?

Don't pass over Almond M&M's

With so many M&M's flavors out there, there are bound to be hits and misses. What we're in search of, however, is the "sleeper," the one you won't see sitting out there on every end cap display or being pushed at every commercial break. The one flavor that, in fact, the M&M's manufacturers maybe don't even want you to buy. Not because it's bad — they'll happily flog you a bag of this white chocolate candy corn flavor (via Walmart) — this underrated flavor actually ranks right up there alongside the original classics.

A reviewer with Insider took on the arduous task of trying 24 different M&M's candies, and declared the almond M&M's (which are kind of a high-class cousin to the more plebian peanut) to be "incredibly underrated." They speculated that this might be because almonds themselves are more expensive than peanuts, so the company likely makes a bigger profit off the latter kind of candy. The reviewer did make one suggestion, that these candies might taste even better with the addition of some coconut flavor to make for a tiny, crunchy version of an Almond Joy bar; but said that just as they are, Almond M&M's make a great flavor combo and you should definitely snag some when and if you see these elusive treats.