Ode to M&M’S {#MMSMuseum NYC}

It’s funny how you can love something so much that it seems like second nature. Today, that something happens to be my love of M&M’S. I love chocolate. Adore. I could eat it anytime of day or night.

But when I started to think about just how much I love M&M’S, I was kind of happy to see it’s been a habit I’ve had for years.

In 2006 we were in Las Vegas for my 21st birthday, and I made it a point to visit M&M’S World in Las Vegas. I would safely say I was in there for over an hour. I came home with personalized souvenir notepads and stickers featuring all the adorable characters. I bought myself an M&M’S keychain with my name on it that I still proudly have on my keys today.


In 2009 when I was in NYC for the day, as in just for a few hours, I also made it a point to visit my lovely M&M’S in Times Square. Again that’s where I bought souvenirs for my mom and Pee Wee. Pee Wee has a dog bone toy from there that he adores. And it hasn’t torn at all in over 2 years later.

And in everyday life, my favorite cookies happen to have M&M’S in them, as well as my favorite ice cream treat. At the movies I always buy pretzel M&M’S or peanut butter M&M’S. While blogging I usually have a stash of milk chocolate M&M’S to munch on. I look forward to their seasonal flavors (candy corn M&M’S…nom nom nom) and the characters are ADORBS.

The commercial with hungry eyes at the end? Cracks me up everytime. Everytime y’all. Gah, so cute.

I love M&M’S. I love that M&M’S has personalities that make you love them even more. Their branding and marketing strategies are genius, engaging and oh-so-cute. They found a way to personify chocolate and make you love it that much more. Swoon.

I stopped by Walmart to purchase more for my stash at home, and this lil guy made my heart melt. I’d totally be his Valentine, wouldn’t you?

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<insert awwww sound here>

Then I noticed some of the M&M’S packaging had a $1.00 off coupon, which made me even more excited. $1.98 for a WHOLE BAG. Yay.

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And so I stocked up on all my faves. Yes, those are all for me. Yes, I am still trying to lose weight.

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Bliss. Pure chocolate bliss.

And guess what? There is going to be even another cute character premiering soon. As in Superbowl Sunday soon.


That’s right, you can feast your eyes on the lovely Ms. Brown in her Superbowl Sunday ad. Word on the street is that the big commercial debut will be in the first quarter of the game. I wonder what she’ll be like? If she’s anything like the other characters, she’ll likely be funny, witty and sweet.

And guess what else? I am one of 5 bloggers that gets to go to her big bash in NYC on February 7th. Me!! This lil blogger from South Texas gets to go to the big city for something she loves…M&M’S. I am truly honored. Truly. <3

I can’t wait to tweet about it and post tons of pictures to Facebook. You’ll want to follow me on either of those to feel like you’re in NYC with me next week. I am beyond excited. Thrilled. I am sure the Museum of Chocolate launch hosted by M&M’S/Mars is going to be divine.

Want to see what Ms. Brown looks like? Head on over to the M&M’S Facebook page. I love her glasses. LOVE.

Overall, M&M’S make life pretty sweet, right? So join me on Sunday and grab some M&M’S and we can all marvel at the latest, lovely M&M’S celebrity- Ms. Brown.

My question to you is: what is your favorite M&M’S flavor?

You can find M&M’S all over the web:

M&M’S Website M&M’S on Twitter M&M’S on Facebook

This post has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.  All opinions, photos, M&M’S and ideas are all my own. #MMSMuseum #cBias


  1. Just Short
    January 31, 2012 / 2:53 pm

    I didn't know there was a M&M world in Vegas (road trip anyone???) Love the Valentine M&M'S :)Looking forward to meeting you in NYC!!

  2. Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva
    January 31, 2012 / 3:28 pm

    I think a Vegas road trip would be awesome…can't wait to meet you!!! love your photos

  3. Kassi at Truly Lovely
    January 31, 2012 / 8:34 pm

    You lucky girl! I've always wanted to go to NYC! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  4. Go Against The Grain
    February 1, 2012 / 2:11 am

    I am beyond excited for you! I love NY and can't wait till I get to go back. Your gonna have such a great time with all the m&m goodness going on! My favorite m&m is the peanut butter m&m!

  5. Alicia
    February 1, 2012 / 2:11 am

    Have fun Monica! What an awesome experience!