Brace yourselves: Caramel M&Ms are coming

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MCLEAN, VA (WLWT/WCMH) — Caramel lovers rejoice! M&Ms has announced that a caramel variety will hit shelves in May 2017.

But wait…the news gets even better: Caramel will be a permanent addition to the M&Ms lineup, not just a limited-edition flavor. The candies will be a little bigger than the original variety, with a soft chewy center.

While it may seem like a no-brainer, this flavor combination actually turned out to be an impressive feat of candy engineering. According to CNN Money, the process took years to perfect. Because the candy had never been filled with such a soft center, engineers had to figure out a way to keep the chocolate at the right consistency. If they didn’t, the candy would collapse or melt.

The new candy will be made in a brand new plant in Topeka, Kansas. WLWT reports that the process of mass producing the candies will take a while, so that’s why they won’t be on sale until the spring. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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