M&Ms are a beloved chocolate but what exactly do the two ‘M’s’ stand for? TikTok influencer Condiment Claire took to the social media platform to enlighten chocoholics.
The influencer stated: “The most fun candy or chocolate candy history fact is M&M and why it’s called M&M.”
She claimed that there’s “so much family drama” rooted in the tasty confectionary – “it’s so juicy, it’s so good”.
She explained that the Mars company was started before what was then called Hershey Chocolate CO.
The man who founded the Mars company had a son who was amazing at thinking up new chocolate ideas.
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On the other hand, the dad – who founded Mars – “sucked”, claimed Claire.
She said he was a “bad guy” who “abandoned the mum”, and his son ended up leaving him and the company.
The son ventured to Europe during the Spanish-American war and noticed that people were eating what looked like “pebbles covered in candy coating”.
He was delighted to come across this concoction and wanted to bring it back to America – but not to his “bad vibes” dad.
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Instead of bringing the idea back to his dad, the son decided to take it to Hershey’s – Mars’ rival.
When he brought the idea to Hershey Chocolate Co the man running Hershey’s – Murrie – agreed to let him work with his son.
The two got to work on creating these “delicious little candies” and decided to call them M&Ms – Mars and Murrie.
The original M&MS were invented in 1941 and during World War Two they were exclusively sold to the US military.
The little chocolate pellets were heat-resistant and easy to carry around, thus made it into their rations.
M&M’s long-standing logo is “the milk chocolate that merle in your mouth, not your hand”.
Claire’s TikTok explanation has gone down a treat, raking in more than 10,000 like and over 600 shares.
TikTok user @mizzkikurbut said: “Now this is history I’m interested in.”
@seltzersnacks added: “Dying to pull this answer out in a future trivia night. Thanks for that!”
@milmama1 was delighted to hear the explanation: “This video popped up literally 15 minutes after my daughter asked why they were called M&M’s.
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