M&M's just launched a new flavor -- and you're going to want it NOW

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Get ready for a new sweet treat to obsess over.

It's been a big year for M&M's -- they're celebrating their 75th anniversary -- and as 2016 comes to a close, they've announced the "biggest launch in the history of the brand..." CARAMEL M&M's!

That's right, caramel lovers, your dreams are realized. Everyone's favorite bite-sized candy will be available in the new flavor starting May 2017, where they'll be available nationwide in local food stores, convenience stores and drug stores. Really, anywhere they sell candy, you're guaranteed to see these new treats on the shelves.

M&Ms new caramel flavor

M&M's has been teasing a big announcement since Thursday of last week, and the fan reaction has so far been an excited one -- including some asking for them to be released worldwide!

What do you think of the new flavor? Will you be excited to try them in May? Let us know in the comments, below!

Related: See the most popular Halloween candies in each state:

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Alabama, Washington

Airheads

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Alaska, Illinois

Snickers

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Arkansas, Nebraska

Skittles

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 Arizona

Toblerone

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California

Lifesavers 

 (Photo Illustration by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Colorado, Ohio 

Milky Way

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Connecticut, Rhode Island

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

(Photo by Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Iowa

Twix

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 3 Musketeers

(Photo by Julia Ewan/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Crunch Bar

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100 Grand Bar

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Reese's Pieces

(Photo: BenRogersWPG/Flickr)

Twizzlers

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Whoppers

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Swedish Fish

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Starbursts

(Photo: Lynda Giddens/Flickr)

Almond Joy

(Photo: Getty Images)

M&M's

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Hershey kisses

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KitKat Bar

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Sour Patch Kids

(Photo: rusteford/Flickr)

Tootsie Roll

(Photo: Getty Images)

Jolly Rancher

(Photo By Jerry Cleveland/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

SweeTarts

(Photo: Cassandra Hubbart, AOL)

Candy Corn 

(Photo: Getty Images)

Laffy Taffy

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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