Sixlets or M&M's

Many have pondered the question of which sweet confection is tastier, is it the sixlets or the M&M's?
Maggie and I have had many discussions on this topic. We are both clearly for the sixlets. These tiny candies are much tastier to me than the plain old M&M. I find that each hard candy shell has a distinct flavor. Maybe I'm just imagining that the orange candy shell has a citrusy flavor and the red a cherry flavor, but to me it's there. Then you may ask yourself, "what does the brown colored one taste like...?" I honestly do not know; it is a flavor all its own, and I love it. By careful examination of the wrapper to the sixlets I see that they come straight from Toronto. Immediately I have lost a vote from Matt, who thinks nothing good comes out of Canada.
Anyway, as I sit here in the Wilk waiting for Matt to get off of work and come pick me up, I slowly and thoughtfully eat my little sixlets.

P.s. Maggie what is carob? It's one of the ingredients.

9 comments:

  1. Ronnie said...

    Sixlets don't have the peanut option.  

  2. the narrator said...

    sixlets are great when you eat six of them. the other day i was surprised to find that they now sell sixlets in larger packs (bunchlets?). anyways, after after a couple dozen of them, they were a little too sweet for me.  

  3. Heather said...

    Ronnie brings up a good point. I can't hide my incessant love for the peanutbutter m&m. However, the sixlet beats the plain m&m no problem.
    Loyd, I can see how the sixlets would become too sweet for some. I say ration your quantities for an overall happy outcome.  

  4. Maggie said...

    Heather-I would have thought you'd know what carob (also known as locust bean) is! It's a tree that is grown anywhere citrus products can grow and it's pods are in the legume family. The use in sixlets is probably a cocoa substitute. Before you go worrying about how that might make sixlets an inferior product let me just say that the carob is acutally quite healthier. It has one third the calories, much less fat (almost none really), and has no oxalic acid. This interferes with calcium absorption.

    The different options to M&Ms just means that the original was an inferior product so they had to make varieties to attract the consumers. (Even though my favorite M&M is peanut butter.) Sixlets still wins over plain M&Ms anyday.  

  5. Matt said...

    I tried some Sixlets last night. They were OK, but I don't see what the big deal is. I thought the candy shell had a weird after taste. Plus they're made in Canada. M&Ms++  

  6. Bryant said...

    I'm with Matt. M&M's don't need a flavored shell because they don't have a Canadian flavor that they need to cover up.  

  7. Anonymous said...

    I, however, have to disagree with the comment that plain M&M's don't have flavor. Everyone knows that the absolutely best-tasting M&M was the light brown plain M&M. Some saboteur must have gotten into the M&M plant a few years ago and destroyed the light brown flavoring machine. That's the only reason I can think of for why they would quit making them. And it's M&M's over Sixlets any day.
    -dad  

  8. Jadan said...

    I don't know how old this blog entry is, but...

    You are not imagining things. The different Sixlets shells do all have their own flavors (including the ones you mentioned). The brown one tastes like the chocolate flavoring in the brown Tootsie Pop.  

  9. JOSHUA THUMA Ministries: P.O. Box U, College Station, Texas 77841 said...

    that is very interesting that you say that the orange ones taste a little citrusy and the red ones a little like cherry...I think that is what I picked up on them and what I didn't like...I am an M&M fan for sure...but don't get me wrong, I'd eat these babies in a heartbeat if I found them on my doorstep!  


 

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