M&M’s – An inspired candy!
Do you know the history of the M&M? The founder of Mars Company got the idea for the chocolate confection in the 1930’s during the Spanish Civil War when he saw soldiers eating chocolate pellets with hard shells of chocolate – which prevented the candies from melting. So, Mars got a patent for his own process and started producing them in 1941, and were served in cardboard tubes. They really caught on during World War II and were exclusively sold to the military during the war.
Did you also know that the color mix of M&M’s isn’t just random? The mix is actually a result of consumer preference tests! According to M&M’s website, each package of Milk Chocolate M&M’s should contain: 24% blue, 14% brown, 16% green, 20% orange, 13% red and 14% yellow. Now, who wants to buy a bunch of M&M’s and test the statistics? Any takers? www.candymachines.com