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m & ms
Milk Chocolate M&M's

M&Ms are round chocolates with an “m” printed on each one. They are available in many different colors. These colors are green, yellow, blue, red, brown, and orange. They also come in different flavors such as milk chocolate, dark chocolate, mint chocolate, peanuts, almonds, orange chocolate, coconut, and peanut butter. M&Ms have also been included in many other candy products.

Peanut M&M's, introduced in 1954.

History[change | change source]

Forrest Mars, Sr. is the son of the founder of the Mars Company, Frank C. Mars. He got the idea for M&M’s during the 1930’s Spanish Civil War when he saw British soldiers eating chocolate pellets with hard chocolate shells. He decided to make his own chocolate candies. He got the patent for these on March 3, 1941. The name M&M comes from the founder’s name Forrest E. Mars Sr. The other M comes from the name of the son of the president of the Hershey Company, Bruce Murrie. The Mars Company started printing the white M on the candy in 1950. In 1954 the world famous M&M characters made their first television appearance. In 1980 M&M’s were sold across the world.

Resources[change | change source]

M&M’s History. M&M’s. Mars Chocolate NA. 2010 (28 April 2010) Archived 27 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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