I eat far more Peanut Butter M&Ms than I care to admit to. They're definitely my weakness. See, the thing is, they used to be really hard to come across. I can remember a time when I would only occasionally find a bag at some random gas station and it would be cause for a serious celebration. Now they're everywhere! I can't walk into a WalMart without being confronted with regular sized bags, big bags and bowl sized bags.
What makes them so wonderful? What makes them better than Reece's Pieces? They're bigger. I love Reece's Pieces, but they're small, like Smarties, so you can throw a whole handful in your mouth at a time. With the M&Ms, you have to savour them. Sometimes I just crunch them one at a time, sometimes I break off the candy shell and let the peanut butter melt. My favourite thing to do with them though is to eat them with popcorn. An M&M paired with a little handful of movie popcorn? Heaven.
I almost wish they were hard to find again. They're just so darn tempting. I never seem to see any advertising for them though. Have you? Do you remember a time when they were a rarity in the chocolate world?
(P.S. - in the same vein, Smarties are vastly superior to Plain M&Ms. Plain M&Ms are the worst. To any American readers who don't have Smarties, I highly recommend you find a box of them the next time you're in the Great White North.)