Mental Floss

Sweet Talk, Day Four: M&M's

Stacy Conradt
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2) Company legend goes like this: During the Spanish Civil War, Forrest Mars, Sr., encountered soldiers who were keeping their energy up by eating bits of chocolate encased in sugar. The sugar casing stopped it from melting (melts in your mouth, not in your hand, you know).

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4) It could have been M&M's instead of Reese's Pieces in E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial. However, Mars turned down Steven Spielberg's offer, so he approached Hershey instead. Too bad for Mars "“ Reese's Pieces sales increased 80 percent after the movie came out.

5) Types of M&M's have included milk chocolate (plain), peanut, peanut butter, almond, Dulce de leche caramel, mint, white chocolate, crispy, Razzberry, dark chocolate, cherry, peach and orange.

Friday: Candy Apples. Thursday: Tootsie Rolls. Wednedsay: Snickers. Tomorrow: Popcorn Balls.

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