How M&M World lost business

For P’s actual birthday day last Wednesday ( and that’s a lot of day in one sentence), we hopped on a slightly grubby South-East train and journeyed up to London town.

The main idea was to take him to We Will Rock You. A musical I have seen now 4 times, and P hadn’t seen at all. I secretly also bought tickets for his brother and his wife-to-be, who would be meeting us outside the theatre at 7.

After buying the tickets in Leciester Square, ensuring I’d sent P off to other things, we spotted the brand new M&M World, situated on the corner of the Square.

‘Fancy it?’ Asked P. And fancy it I did!

As those who have read recently will know, P went to San Francisco. What you may not know is that he brought me back a lot of US goodies, primarily Pop Tarts, Reeses Cups and the largest bag of Peanut M&M’s I have ever seen. I could actually fit my head in the bag.

P was quite disappointed to realise that he hadn’t bought me the Peanut Butter M&M’s. My love of things Peanut Butter and Chocolate are well documented (see here), so upon entering M&M World, we nodded and began scouring the shop for that elusive Peanut Butter filling.

4 floors of M&M’s. M&M keyrings, money-boxes, soft toys, clothing, bedding, unbrellas. You name it, they’ve covered it in M&M’s and are selling it at Disney store prices.

They had plenty of places to stop and take piccies. Life-size M&M’s towered over children and small tourists.

There was even a full size replica of a London bus. INSIDE THE SHOP.

As you can see from P’s face…4 levels of fun is far too many.

The main draw to M&M World is the vats of pick & mix M&M’s. These are so overpriced, it’s a touch criminal.

Though they do look pretty.

As soon as we got close enough, we were lassoed by a very smiley M&M worker, asking if we wanted to buy.

We had so far trudged through the whole store on the search for Peanut Butter M&M’s, to no avail. We asked if they had any at all.

‘Oh no, we don’t have any Peanut Butter flavour!’ she replied, overly chipper. ‘Would you like to try some Peanut instead?’

As if that is the same thing?!

We left the sparkley and slightly strange land of M&M’s, without purchasing, and headed for a steakhouse. They do what they say on the tin.

With the lack of Peanut Butter M&M’s in mind. I would like to request a name change…. to M&M Land. They may have all the M&M’s in the land, but they don’t have all the M&M’s in the world….and I’m still without Peanut Butter flavour. 😦


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