Where: Nhu Y Vietnamese Sandwiches
How much: $.50
Part chocolate, part myth.
As I waited for my Banh Mi at Nhu Y Vietmanese Sandwiches several months ago, an impatient yet respectful Buttali wanders around looking at all the cool grocery items. I try to ignore the guy making the sandwiches and let him do his job. Oh yeah, I was a bit hungry despite the fact I just ordered TWO entire Banh Mi (yes this was the trip I tried both beef and Pork Skin), so I looked at the candy just in case I needed something to take the edge off the burn I hoped to have shortly. In the back of my mind, ever since Edzo had told me about this mythical unicorn that melts in your mouth, not in your hands, I half-checked any candy display I casually ran into. Hoping...not expecting...but ready should the opportunity to catch a glimpse of my Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.
Only colors were raspberryish fushia. Color is suitable for this flavor.
Typical M&M texture, perhaps a bit crunchier (see note below). Just like regular M&M's, perhaps a bit fatter, along the size of the Peanut Butter M&M's.
Taters says overall just OK ..."It tastes like K's birthday cake...chocolate AND raspberry". K says "really good...just enough raspberry flavor". YM says "Y(u)Mmy".
I'd give it 4B/6.
Peanut Butter (not peanut) M&M's get 5BC/6. That is if you can pry them away from Red Bullmoose...
Score could have been higher. I checked out the M&M's website. Nothing about the limited edition of Razzberry M&M's anywhere. They listed the coconut M&M's that I reviewed earlier as well as a wild cherry. I guess these are old or imported from someplace else. A quick web search found some sources from 2007/2008 talking about them. Age would account for the slightly crunchy texture. Oh well. I found the Coelacanth.
Wait...A glint of fuschia! Was it a reflection in the anti-glare coating on the inside of my eyeglasses? Was my mind playing tricks? Was I having a vision? Had as I lost my faith my brain decided it needed to restore a belief system? Did I need to have a hope? Just when I thought everything both chocolaty and "razzberry" together in a candy shell was gone, had I just given up? Should I have given up? Should I have continued my quest with more vigor? Was the Castle Anthrax still able to be found?
Cue Journey-Don't Stop Believin'