10 Things You Didn’t Know About M&Ms

There’s no candy quite like the hard-coated chocolate M&M pieces. They were created a few years after World War II began, and that was part of the inspiration of the little pieces. Easy portability anywhere and in any climate made them easy to eat, and it spawned the classic catchphrase, “Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.” They’ve also gone through some transformations, adding such foods as peanuts and pretzels in them and making them even smaller. Here are some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about the famous candy.

Tubes Were Original Packaging

M&Ms were first sold in tubes back in 1941 because they were easy to transport overseas to troops during World War II. Seven years later, it was cheaper to put them in the bags that are still used today.

Passed On Big Movie Advertisement

Steven Spielberg wanted to put M&Ms in his hit movie, E.T., but Mars decided against it thinking the movie would be a flop. Reese’s Pieces were instead used, and they saw a gigantic leap in sales for the next few months.