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Transcript of M&Ms
By Hannah Wilcox
When M&Ms came out and who invented them
M&M's were first introduced commercially in 1941 by Forrest Mars, Sr. Forrest got the idea for the candy after observing soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell during the Spanish Civil War. The candy was made with a hard shell so that soldiers could carry the chocolate during warm weather
The original colors of M&Ms
How M&Ms got there name
During the Spanish Civil War, Forrest Mars, Sr. saw soldiers eating hard-shelled chocolates, inspiring the mass production of M&Ms about a decade later in a Newark factory. The candy was named after the surnames of the company's founders: Forrest Mars and William Murrie.
Kinds of M&Ms
In 1995, the Mars candy company decided that having two shades of brown M&Ms were unnecessary, so they did away with the light brown ones, leaving only the colors red, yellow, green, dark brown and orange.
M&M Chocolate Bar
Salty & Sweet Mix (Chocolate)
Salty & Sweet Mix (Peanut)
Dark Chocolate Peanut
Facts about M&Ms
M&M's invented in 1940.
From 1976 to 1985, there were no red M&Ms.
Blue M&Ms were introduced in 1995.
There are 340 million M&M's produced daily.
M&Ms were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982. M&Ms are also part of the permanent space food exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute's National Air & Space Museum in Washington DC