Food of the Eighties, M & M Royals
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These were 'chocolate brown' and 'mint green' colored M&Ms with a mint flavor. I used to buy them in/after high school (78-82). Yummy!!
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Jeff - September 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved them and then one day they were gone. Obviously, 25 years later I still think about them.
Gretchen - February 08, 2008 - Report this comment
With the availability of a zillion colors of M&M's by order, you'd think they could make these available too. They were sooooo good
Niccon - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Those were so good!!! That is where my love of mint chocolate stemmed from. Honest to goodness, I still talk about these today and no one knows what I am talking about. I keep getting weird looks (even from my parents)!!! :) Instead of M's stamped on the candy, wasn't there a king's crown stamped on them? Yummie!!! I can still remember happily crunching on them on the way home from the store.
ZB Milwaukee - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
You can get mint M&M's at Christmas time, and they just released mint crisp with the new Indiana Jones movie.
Kitkat - May 27, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! During my senior year in HS, I had a schedule with no lunch hour. I used to run to the cafeteria in the few minutes between the "lunch hour" classes every day & buy M&M Royals. Man, I miss those things!
Jenny - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG!! NO ONE I know remembers these!! They had little crowns on them. I remember at recess one day, a boy gave me what I thought were some of these and they were some black licorice flavored crap, and I threw up. BRING THESE BACK
Michelle - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
M&M Royals were the best chocolate candy! I wish they would bring them back...
Ryan - January 13, 2009 - Report this comment
They've sort of brought these back, I think, in the form of "premium" M&Ms. There's mint ones, blueberry ones, all sorts of flavors. we have them at the Walgreens I'm working at. Instead of a bag, they come in a long cardboard box with a small window on the front. They're sort of shiny-looking, too.
Shannon - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
From what I know they weren't made by M&M's, it was a different company, the mint M&M's aren't nearly as good.
Richard L McDermott - June 07, 2009 - Report this comment
SOOOO glad other people remember these. Actually, they WEREN'T made by M&M They were called "Mint Royals" They were brown chocolate falvored and green mint flavored!~ Any everyone thinks I'm nuts too, But I still remember tham and talk about them too!!!
RJ - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I am glad to confirm these actually existed! Hey, Kitkat, I used to have these for lunch too! Mint-chocolate in light green candy shells. MMMM
amy - October 09, 2009 - Report this comment
they were the best we should all contact the m&m company to get them back the crisps they have now arnt even comparable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill P. - February 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Yes it's true. Most people don't know what I'm talking about when I mention M&M Royals. I wasn't sure if it was just a Chicago thing or whatever, but I remember in my way home from school picking up a bag from our local corner convenience store.
SZA - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I definitely remember these, and I was only 3 or 4 when they discontinued them! Our local swimming hold used to sell them out of the snack bar, and I loved them so much I refused to share whenever I was treated to some. They were yummy! Better than the more recent Mint M&Ms.
W Worthy - September 02, 2011 - Report this comment
The mint M&Ms they make now dont even compare. I get the same blank stare when I talk about Royals too. I've searched high and low - can't even find them on site that specialize in 80's candy.
Ron - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I too have had problems getting people to remember what they were when i bring up the subject. I have been looking for these for years as well. If they ever make a comeback, I'll be a very happy man! M&M's mint-chocolate candy is somewhat similar, but NOT the same.
rcs - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
In college (1981-1983), there was a candy dispenser in the grad student lounge filled with M&M Royals. There was also a coke machine that still had the classic glass bottles. Could make the bottle fiz over by dropping a M&M royal into it (this was before Mentos even existed). [Yes, I still miss them, no the Mint M&Ms they bring out at Christmas season are NOT the same league]
Mary - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Not made by M&M. Came outta Canada. Wish they'd start making them again.
Mary B. - April 10, 2012 - Report this comment
M&Ms has come out with a dark chocolate mint M&M that reminds me of the Royals. It's in a green, resealable, 8oz bag.
Jade - April 20, 2012 - Report this comment
We've started a FB page to try and bring these back! Check it out!!! Go to Facebook and search for "Bring M&M Royals Back" Join the revolution!!!!
Cathy - April 22, 2012 - Report this comment
I LOVED ROYALS! They were "from the makers of M&Ms" said so right on the brown package! The best part for me was our concession stand at our high school sold them and our school nickname was the ROYALS!!!! Loved the little crowns printed on them, too. Was very sad when I couldn't find them anymore. :(
Kathy - August 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Idiots! They aren't going to bring them back just because you started a facebook page. Especially since they weren't made by M&M's!
Janai - August 18, 2012 - Report this comment
Did a Yahoo search. Apparently they are made by Sanders Candies.
Patrick - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Charlie - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
They were called Royals but they were indeed made by the makers of M & M's
Charlie - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
And by the makers of M & M's I mean Mars
Jeff - February 18, 2014 - Report this comment
M&M mint royals were very different from today's mint M&Ms...which are a mini version of a peppermint patty (yuck). Mint Royals were solid chocolate w/mint flavor. I did think they were made by M&Ms (Mars)..have not seen since late 90's
Charlie - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Found a block of commercials with a Royals clip on it!
Lisa - November 27, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved these in high school! My band director had a candy dispenser of these in her office. Yum! M & M Royals need to make a comeback for sure.
Jess - November 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember these! My great-aunt used to have them whenever we'd visit. I remember her having them around 1981-83 and then I never saw them again after that. I really miss them, wish they'd bring them back.
Michelle - February 06, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved these candies, where can I buy them again? The 2 places I purchased them were at a little 5 and dime in New York and at a 7-11 in Saginaw, MI.
DTroppens - February 12, 2016 - Report this comment
Royals were the greatest. Like others said, I used to buy them for a period of time. And then one day they just disappeared. I can still hear the jingle. "Guess what happened to chocolate. Chocolate got a whisper of mint."
Mary B. - April 30, 2016 - Report this comment
For those who still insist these candies were not made by the M&M company. There is a picture of the packaging at the bottom of the following website.
Karl - May 18, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember these well, but no one else seems to. Brown and Green with little crowns instead of m's. Contrary to comments above, I think they WERE made by M&M because the picture of the package that I found actually says "from the makers of m&m's candies" right on it.
Julie - October 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved these! I still talk about them. I went to a candy warehouse with nostalgic candies. I was hoping to find them. Even they didn't know what I was talking about!
cindy - January 07, 2017 - Report this comment
My family thinks I'm crazy that there was even a candy called mint royals. We had just moved to a very small country hamlet and the little country store had them. So glad others remember these royal icons!!
Jason - April 26, 2017 - Report this comment
Not m&ms. Chocolate was more dense. Mom brought them to me after work in the early 80s
Candygal - May 27, 2017 - Report this comment
For everyone debating whether or not they were made by M&Ms, just watch the link Charlie posted already. The Royals ad is towards the end, and it's stated clearly right in the ad that they were from the makers of M&Ms. That being said I get why everyone is confused by the fact that they were so different from regular M&Ms, because they really were so much better. And the newer mint M&Ms totally suck by comparison. I'll never stop wishing they would bring these back!
Clevelandgal - November 06, 2017 - Report this comment
My friend worked for M&M and brought samples home whenever they ran Royals. Mint and Cherry were my favs
AndyP73 - January 06, 2018 - Report this comment
There is a different version, thought they were also made by Mars
AuntyIngy - February 11, 2018 - Report this comment
Only one other person mentioned Cherry, so I'm adding my endorsement. Loved Mint and Cherry. It has taken over 40 years for M&M to make some cherry-flavored candy again (and, I agree, not quite as good as the Royals were). I got mine in New Jersey, in early 70's.
MartyS - November 10, 2018 - Report this comment
Was just thinking about these and found this forum. Royals were the common-man's Andes Mints that you could eat by the handful (without unwrapping). Great taste and of course the convenience of the M&M shell. I miss you!
Rich - December 02, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember buying these in the Midwest in the late 70s or 80s. As I remember they were made by M&M Mars, but not M&Ms directly. They were small (not big candy pieces like the inferior Mint M&Ms of today. Later, around the holidays, M&Ms would release special holiday flavors, including mint (without the Royals branding). Over time these evovled into what we have today. I'd love to try the old recipe to see if they're as good as I remember. They certainly were a childhood favorite.

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