Today, October 13th, Is National M&M Day!

M&Ms

October 13th is National M&M Day!

Here are today’s five thing to know about M&Ms:

  • From 1976 to 1985, there were no red M&Ms
  • Blue M&Ms were introduced in 1995.
  • M&Ms were taken along on the first space shuttle voyage in 1982.
  • There are 340 million M&M’s produced daily.
  • The “M&M” was modeled after a candy Forrest Mars, Sr. encountered while in Spain during the 1930s. During the Spanish civil war there, 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 as they were.

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SOURCE: Foodimentary