Jan. 31, 2012 at 12:41 PM ET
The unveiling of the new M&M’s character Ms. Brown on Monday leaves us with a sadly nostalgic taste in our mouths. Maybe it's the lighting, but doesn’t she look like the discontinued tan M&M of yesteryear (it made its final appearance in 1995, after which is was replaced with blue)?
But, we digress. We’re talking about brown now!
Neil Patrick Harris was on hand to introduce Ms. Brown at an event in Los Angeles, leading up to an M&M’s promotion during the Super Bowl. Described by The New York Times as “an intelligent woman with a sharp wit who finally decided to reveal herself after working for decades behind the scenes as 'chief chocolate officer,'” Ms. Brown joins the other characters – Blue, Green, Yellow, Red and Orange – as the second female in the candy crew (now Green will have a sister to bond with).
“She’s kind of feminine, she’s smart, savvy,” NPH explained to The Globe and Mail. He added that Barney Stinson, his lustful “How I Met Your Mother” character, would “peel her to her chocolate core.”