Who doesn’t love a bag of M&M’s? M&M’s can be found around the world in wonderful varieties such as peanut, pretzel, PB&J, and dark chocolate! This classic candy originated in the United States in 1941. In the 1930’s, during the Spanish Civil War, Forest Mars Sr. came up with the idea of M&M’s when he saw soldiers eating chocolate with tempered hard shells so the chocolate would not melt. Production began in 1941, the two “m”s on the candy represent Forest Mars Sr. and Bruce Murrie, the son of the president of Hershey’s Chocolate. It wasn’t until the 1950’s that the beloved candy every one knows and loves came to be like the M&M’s we see today, peanut M&M’s were only tan and the colors red, yellow and green were added to the mix. Today 340 million M&M’s are produced daily to eat (or for decoration here at SugarPop’s)!