Chocolate is a success in the world, but its origin is full of history and intrigue.
M&M’s, these small pieces of chocolate covered in caramel, are a brand that is more than 80 years old and has traveled the world. But have you ever wondered the meaning behind his name?
The two Ms represent the names of two key characters in his story, Forrest E. Mars and Bruce Murrie, as well as a tense family drama.
Forrest and Bruce inherited two big figures in the candy market: the first was the son of Frank C. Mars, responsible for the Mars chocolate bar; while the latter was the son of the founder of Hershey chocolate, William FR Murrie.
When Mars fell out with his father, he traveled to England to start his own chocolate factory. In them, he noticed that the workers ate small chocolate buttons covered with a type of candy, which prevents them from melting.
betrayal of the family
Forrest returned to the United States with the idea, but because he was still angry with his father, he decided to negotiate his plans with his father’s main rival, Hershey.
“He goes to Hershey’s and says that I am the son of Mars, but I don’t want to give to my father, so let’s work together,” Claire Dinhut, an American girl based in London, explained on Tiktok.
William FR Murrie, the founder of Hershey, accepted the proposal, but in return Forrest had to work with his son, Bruce Murrie.
The heirs started working on projects and even managed to make the candy colored, yellow being the first they worked with. Others joined later, some elected by popular vote.
Finally, and to be fair, they decided on the company name and the initials in both signatures, which happened to be M.
“The reason it all worked is because they created it right before World War I and in World War II they made this deal with the government that every soldier’s bag had M&M’s,” Claire explained.
The reason behind this is that they tried to make chocolate resistant to heat and easy to transport.
The brand grew into a global business, and its confections inspired animated characters that remain relevant to this day.
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M&M’s: Every color, one flavor
Many people may not realize it, but each color of these chocolate buttons has a different taste, explains the Sun.
Red: milk chocolate and dark chocolate peanut butter.
Yellow: peanuts and peanuts and dark chocolate.
Blue: almond, raspberry and dark chocolate.
Greens: dark chocolate, dark chocolate mint, and peanut butter.
Brown: fudge brownie.