M&M’s new creepy cocoa crisp candies are coming for Halloween

Summer is still in full swing, but hints of fall are popping up in stores all around the country. While some people get pumped for everything pumpkin spice, we can hardly contain our excitement for the new Halloween treats hitting store shelves. First, it was news that Pumpkin Pie Kit Kats are returning this fall. Now, we’re getting a sneak peek at M&M’s new Creepy Cocoa Crisp Halloween flavor.

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About M&M’s Creepy Cocoa Crisp

This spooky new candy has a cocoa crisp center and a layer of dark chocolate, all cloaked in a red, orange or brown candy shell. Instagram user @mnmtwinz, a source for snack-related news and one of the first to spot M&M’s newest flavor, says, “For chocolate lovers such as ourselves, this easily beats many M&M flavors out right now…The dark chocolate is rich and a little bitter as dark chocolate should be, and the cocoa crisp is satisfying. This is a definite recommend!”

They sound like they’ll be awesome in these M&M’s cookie recipes.

Where to Find Them

You can pick up a bag—or two, or three—of new Creepy Cocoa Crip M&M’s for $3.19 each, exclusively at Target. Although a few bags have already been spotted, most stores won’t have them on shelves until Back to School season is over and the Halloween aisles have been set up.

While you’re waiting, check out our favorite spooky and sweet Halloween treats.

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Dentists reveal the worst Halloween candy for your teeth

CHEWY CANDIES

The reason candy, in general, is harmful to teeth is that bacteria in the mouth burn the sugar, creating acid as a byproduct, explains Matthew Messina, DDS, spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA). The acid then dissolves tooth enamel, which is what causes cavities. Chewy candies, including gummy candies and taffy, are among the worst offenders because they linger and stick around in your mouth, giving them additional time to cause tooth decay. Not to mention some are sticky and strong enough to pull out a filling, bridge, or braces. Opt for one of these healthy Halloween candies instead.

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CARAMELS

Caramels are another sticky offender because they stick to teeth—not to mention expensive dental appliances like orthodontics. Like other sweets, caramels are best enjoyed after a meal and brushing and flossing immediately after eating limits the amount of time the stickiness sticks around in your mouth. Check out the best and worst candy as ranked by a nutritionist.  

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SOUR AND CITRUS-FLAVORED CANDIES

Sour candies have grown in popularity over the years; and they are bad for teeth on two fronts. They contain both sugar and acid, according to Dr. Messina. Like other candies, limit how many sour candies and lemony sweets you or your child enjoys in order to prevent long-term damage any day of the year. When you brush, make sure to avoid these common teeth-brushing mistakes.

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HARD CANDIES

Hard candies may be a Halloween favorite, but suckers and lollipops actually do more harm than you might realize. Because they are meant to be enjoyed slowly, hard candies and their cousins on a stick linger longer, making it difficult for your saliva to do its job and causing acid to build up in the mouth. Making sure that you properly care for your teeth as soon as the candy is gone can help prevent cavities. Ready for a fright? See exactly how many calories are in your favorite Halloween candy.

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