Friday, December 3, 2021

Facts about M&M's and Forrest Mars

May you have a fun filled Friday!!

Joey wants to share some information about M&M’s with you. M&M’s are multi-colored round chocolates with a hard candy coated shell. M&M’s were invented by Forrest Edward Mars Sr. who got the idea from watching soldiers eat round chocolate candies during the Spanish Civil war. The M&M’s plain chocolate candy was first made in 1941 in a factory in Newark, New Jersey. M&M’s were a ration for the Untied States Military.

 

Facts about M&M’s:

1. Forrest Edward Mars Sr., is the son of Frank C. Mars who was the founder of Mars, Inc.

2. While Forrest Mars was in Europe, he worked for Nestle and the Tobler company for a short period of time.

3. The Milky Way was Forrest Mars idea and was produce by his father Frank Mars in 1923.

4. After Forrest Mars graduated high school he went to Yale and then Berkeley where he completed his degree in engineering in 1928.

5. While Forrest Mars was in England in 1933, he created the Mars bar and Maltesers.

6. When Forrest Mars returned to the United States he started his own business and created Uncle Ben’s Rice and the dog food line Pedigree.

7. The M’s on the M&M’s stand for Mars and Murrie. Bruce Murrie was Forrest Mars partner for awhile until Mars bought him out.

8. M&M’s used to be made using Hershey’s chocolate. Peanut M&M’s were first made in 1954.

9. M&M’s were first sold in cardboard tubes similar to the plastic ones we see today.

 

Can you share a fact about M&M’s with us?

 

Books about M&M’s:

1. The M&M's Count to One Hundred Book by Barbara McGrath

2. Mars Family: M&M Mars Candy Makers by Joanne Mattern

3. The M&M's Addition Book by Barbara McGrath

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1. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! AT DAYCARE

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3. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! THE MISSING TEDDY BEAR coming soon!!

4. JOEY SAVES THE DAY! LOST AT THE ZOO coming soon in 2022!!

 

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