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By Alessandra Bulow

News of three soon-to-be-released Peanut M&M's flavors already has candy fans losing their minds.

But the flavor that's getting them especially fired up is made with — wait for it — spicy jalapeño peppers. Yes, really.

Brent Timm, the host of SnackChat Live, broke the news in September in an Instagram post and showed off the deep green packaging of the new Mexican Jalapeño Peanut M&M's.

"So down for this idea," one person wrote. "We want these!!" wrote another.

But the sweets, which are coated in yellow and green candy shells, didn't elicit only positive comments.

"Nah I'm good," and "For the love of all that is holy," were just two of the thousands of comments from people who reacted with concern or disgust to the news.

"This is either incredible or disgusting," wrote one person, who succinctly expressed the sentiments of many.

So how do they really taste?

"The Mexican Jalapeño M&M's have the same classic crunch and milk chocolate flavor as traditional peanut M&M's, but with a very mild jalapeño flavor that kicks in after a few bites," Timm told TODAY Food. "They have a great, natural jalapeño taste, with just a subtle hint of spice. For all the snackers who are averse to spicy foods — don't worry! — these spicy M&M's won't have you calling the fire department, or guzzling a glass of milk."

M&M's lovers will recall that a limited-edition spicy Chili-Nut candy was released in 2016.

"The new M&M's have a very distinct jalapeno flavor, but the spice factor, or 'heat' is virtually identical to the chili flavor from years past," Timm said.

Timm, who received samples directly from Mars, also revealed the two other upcoming flavors: English Toffee Peanut and Thai Coconut Peanut.

"The English Toffee Peanut M&M's were my absolute favorite out of the three new flavors," Timm told TODAY Food. "The toffee flavor was incredibly bold and robust, with a delicious coffee and caramel essence. Highly addicting!"

As for the Thai Coconut Peanut M&M's, Timm said that they "have just the perfect amount of coconut flavoring and that the combination of coconut and milk chocolate is a match made in heaven."

However, the new flavors won't become available until later this year. Mars would not reveal a launch date to TODAY Food, but the three internationally-inspired flavors will debut at the same time and people will then be able to vote on which one deserves a longer run on store shelves.

While Timm has a feeling that the Toffee Peanut M&M's will likely become the fan-favorite, he doesn't discount the novelty of the Mexican Jalapeño Peanut M&M's.

"The jalapeño flavor will definitely raise some eyebrows, and attract the more 'adventurous' snackers, but I don't think they'll have enough appeal to become a permanent flavor," he said.

Until then, we'll be snacking on the M&M's that TODAY's Hoda Kotb's declared as "the best she's ever had."