Big butterscotch fan here. I’ve always found it to be a little underrated as both a candy and a flavor in general. So, I was quite interested in these super spooky M&M White Boooooooterscotches that i found at Target… apparently they’re a Target exclusive, so don’t go looking for these bad boys anywhere else.
Onto the review: don’t go looking for these bad boys, period. While I applaud a fresh Halloween pun such as Booooterscotch, the flavor and composition of this M&M offering had a few drawbacks:
- Wax mouth. I’ve discovered this phenomenon with various candies that have been overly artificially flavored. A waxy residue builds up in the mouth, and generally sticks to the cheeks and tongue. Kinda gross.
- Weird Density. Plain M&M’s are soft and almost dissolve in the mouth. Peanut M&M’s have a nice crunch with the peanut center. I’ve found Peanut Butter, and now Boooooterscotch to fall in a weird density twilight zone of being just weirdly dense. May or may not be related to wax mouth… still trying to reconcile the two phenomenon.
- Overly Sweet. While the butterscotch flavor was quite noticeable and fairly accurate, it seems like they injected about a pound of extra sugar into each piece. I like sweet stuff, but after 3 or 4 of these bad boys, I had to take a break.
Overall, I’d recommend steering clear of Booooterscotch this Halloween. They’re a tad too scary waxy dense sweet.