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Cheesecake M&Ms Are Happening for 2017

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After years of either plain chocolate or peanut, M&Ms have been on a roll introducing new flavors into their candy-coated lineup. While some varietals—like peanut butter, pretzel, mint, almond, crispy, and dark chocolate—have stuck around, other flavors have been short-lived. (Sometimes for the better.)

After introductions of such limited-time flavors as pumpkin spice latte, white butterscotch, and pecan pie, the iconic candy brand clearly has no plans of stopping there. Junk food blog The Impulsive Buy recently shared its latest find: White Cheesecake M&Ms, made especially for Valentine’s Day, and spotted by one of their readers at Walmart. No word yet on how close it comes in taste to the real thing, but we’ll be looking forward to giving them a try.

Valentine's Day candies are popping up on shelves! White Cheesecake M&M's anyone? This was spotted by reader Robbie at Walmart.

A photo posted by The Impulsive Buy (@theimpulsivebuy) on

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Here's What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy
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Americans indulged their sweet tooth in a major way this Halloween, spending an estimated $2.7 billion on candy intended for front porch distribution. Rather than confronting a weepy child with an empty bowl because they bought too little, shoppers tend to buy in bulk. Come November, that can mean pounds of sugar-packed temptation still sitting in the house.

The good news: You can remove the risk to your waistline and do some good at the same time. A number of charitable organizations take leftover candy and send it to troops stationed overseas. Operation Gratitude has set up a number of drop-off centers around the country—you can search by zip code—to accept your extra treats. Once collected, they’ll send them to both troops and first responders. Last year, the group collected nearly 534,000 pounds of goodies.

Often, drop-off locations will be located in dental offices as a way of reminding everyone of the perils of tooth decay from excess sugar consumption. Some dentists even offer buy-back programs, paying $1 for each pound returned.

If donating to a national program is proving difficult, you can always deliver the extra candy to local food pantries or homeless shelters.

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Hershey Unveils Its First New Candy Bar Since 1995
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Halloween is over, but candy lovers still have another occasion to look forward to: On December 1, 2017, the Hershey Company will add a new flavor to its lineup of classic candy bars, called Hershey’s Gold, according to USA Today.

Hershey’s Gold, which the company describes as “a buttery-sweet creme with crunchy bits of pretzel and peanuts,” is the first new Hershey candy bar since its Cookies 'n' Creme flavor hit the market in 1995. It’s reportedly made “using a proprietary process to transform white creme into solid ‘gold’ by caramelizing the creme in a specialized kitchen,” according to a Hershey blog post.

In addition to Gold and Cookies 'n' Creme, Hershey offers two other kinds of candy bars, Milk and Dark chocolate. (These were introduced in 1900 and 1939, respectively.) Gold was created to satisfy a rising demand for sweet and salty combinations and unexpected flavors and textures, Hershey says.

Hershey’s Gold was announced on November 1, 2017, to commemorate the upcoming Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. (The Hershey Company is an official sponsor of the United States Olympic Committee and Team USA.) The games kick off February 9, 2018—and now you know what you’ll be snacking on during the opening ceremony.

[h/t USA Today]

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