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October 13, 2020 | by: jasonmacdonald

It’s National M & M Day

It’s national M & M Day!  A day to celebrate the “melt in your mouth, not in your hand” candy.

5 facts about M & M’s:

  1. From 1976 to 1985 there were no red M&M’s
  2. Blue M&M’s were introduced in 1995
  3. M&M’s were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982
  4. There are 340 million M&M’s produced daily
  5. The “M&M” was modeled after a candy Forrest Mars, Sr. encountered while in Spain in the 1930’s.  He observed soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell of tempered chocolate.  This prevented the candies from melting, which was essential when included in soldiers’ rations.