My friend Karl told me about the then- in- the- works white chocolate m&m's about two years ago. So, it was with great excitement that I found them in a store about six weeks ago. They're called "pirate pearls," and they're a special promotion for Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean."
While Dan was a much bigger fan of the dark chocolate m&m's that came and went with Revenge of the Sith, the white chocolate version is more my speed. I've always loved white chocolate, ever since my mom bought me my first solid white chocolate easter bunny so many moons ago. Plus, I do get a kick out of the little cartoons on the candies that use the "m" in various pirate paraphernalia.
I virtually never eat candy anymore, but I find myself eating a bag of these after dinner once every other week or so, and popping a few in my mouth whenever I get a hankering for something sweet. Unfortunately, I know this is just a limited-time special edition; I'll have to hit Wal-mart and buy up a truckload of them before they're gone.