If there’s one candy that has stood the test of time, captivating taste buds and hearts around the world, it’s M&M’s.

These iconic candy-coated chocolates have been a favorite treat for generations, and their appeal shows no signs of waning.

A Sweet Origin Story

The story of M&M’s dates back to the 1940s when the Mars Company, founded by Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie, sought to create a candy that wouldn’t melt in their hands.

The name “M&M” stands for the initials of the founders’ last names.

Inspired by British soldiers during World War II, who enjoyed chocolate pellets encased in a hard sugar shell, the duo developed their version of this concept.

The M&M’s candy, with its colorful shell and bite-sized chocolate center, was born.

The candy’s hard shell allowed it to remain stable even in warm conditions, making it ideal for military rations and candy lovers everywhere.

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