Plain vs. peanut?
M&M chocolate candies of course!
And two weird birds:
Plain Vs. Peanut
I wonder which one is Mars and which one is Murrie?
According to Mentalfloss.com M&M stands for Forrest Mars, son of the Mars candy founder, who invented, patented and began manufacturing the candy coated plain variety in a factory in New Jersey in 1941.
Mars talked to Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey’s company president about going into business together. Their sweet deal melted like chocolate in a hot car in 1949 when Mars bought out Murrie’s share for 1 million.
Q: What were the 5 original colors?
A: Red, orange, yellow, green and violet
The signature “M” wasn’t stamped on the candies until 1950, in black rather than white.
Peanut M&M’s were introduced in 1954 in a tan color… It wasn’t until 1960 that they came out in colors like the plain variety.
Mars was allergic to peanuts so he never got to enjoy a handful of his creation…
I recently purchased a bag of the peanut M&M’s that inspired me for today’s weird birds!
Happy Weird Bird Wednesday!
PS. May your day be extra sweet!