10 Things You Didn’t Know About M&Ms

Stands For “Mars and Murrie”

The son of Forrest Mars, the founder of the major candy company Mars, got into business with Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey’s president William Murrie. The idea of a hard coating with Hershey’s chocolate gave birth to the M&Ms we know and love.

Smarties Inspired M&M Creation

In 1937, the creation of the hard candy, Smarties, and hot summer months making chocolate hard to deal with gave Mars the idea of creating a hard chocolate candy. The outside shell was originally his idea.