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Smarties or M&Ms

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Beef03, Jul 17, 2006.


Which do you prefer

  1. Smarties

    6 vote(s)
  2. M&Ms (original)

    15 vote(s)
  1. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    As I opened my first pack of Smarties (outside of Halloween) in probably three years, I am struck with the question, which do you prefer original M&Ms (no peanuts, almonds or anything) or Smarties (same deal). Essentially they are the same candy, but if I remember correctly their followings are as loyal as coke and Pepsi – actually i have no clue, I just made that up, which I figure is my right as it creeps up on midnight. So which do you prefer? For me, because they are currently satifying my sweet-tooth, I will have to say Smarties.
  2. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Smarties have milk chocolate in them? Since when?

    The Smarties I know and love are flavored candy with no chocolate.
  3. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    This is what I get for living so far away from the civilized portions of the universe. What are Smarties?
  4. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    It's what the box says that I'm eating out of. no flavour though, except for chocolate
  5. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member


    Isn't there a candy by the same name with no chocolate? Or am I confused?
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    These are the Smarties I was thinking of...

  7. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Seriously? They are candied coated milk choclate drops.  made by Nestle


    Or they often come in a box similar to Reeses Pieces.

    I know they have them in the UK, because a friend of mine brought some back from England, so I know they aren't just a Canadian thing. Maybe they are a Commenwealth thing?
  8. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Up here we call those Rockets
  9. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Silly Canadians... ::) :D
  10. Screwball

    Screwball Active Member

    I have no earthly idea why Smarties taste so much better than M&Ms. But they do. I stock up every time I'm in Canada.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I like 'em both. The only thing M&Ms have going on over Smarties is they don't melt in your hand. But Smarties has long had a cool advertising campaign in which we were always advised to "eat the red ones last."

    I even remember the lyrics from the commercial from when I was a little kid:

    When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?
    Do you suck them very slowly or crunch them very fast?
    Eat that candy-coated chocolate, but tell me when I ask...
    When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?

    And now I'm laughing at myself for being so frigging pathetic...... :D
  12. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    For his next number, "The Naked Mole Rap."
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