I am on a forever quest to find peanut M&Ms at a dollar store. While this may seem like a fairly simple task, it is no mean feat. Reese’s Pieces, Twix, plain M&Ms and even the pretzel M&Ms proliferate the aisles and can be found at the check-out stand, but nary a peanut M&M is in sight.
Does the presence of a peanut somehow make it more rare? But how to explain the ubiquitous presence of Goobers, Reese’s Pieces with peanuts and Snickers then? Does the peanut make it more popular? According to this Bloomberg Business Week article, I could be on to something—it’s the #1 selling candy. Everyone does indeed love a legume.
And yes, that bag in the picture is already empty.
Peanut M&Ms found at the 99 Cent Store, 2560 Notre Dame Boulevard
Jammie Karlman is the entertainment editor for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @JammieKarlman