Friday, August 2, 2013

Fact of the Day: Mars and Murrie

M&Ms were named after candy makers Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie. Forrest Mars got the idea during the Spanish Civil War when he saw soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell, which kept it from melting. He used that inspiration to make the famous candy, and some of the first M&Ms were sent to soldiers during World War II. 

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that is interesting.

DWei said...

The mini M&M's are the best.

Unknown said...

it's nice to know about that :) M&M's are yummy.

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Pilar Domínguez said...

I love M&Más...delicious!! kisses:-)

Bob Bushell said...

Mouth watering.

Unknown said...

inspiration can come from everywere.. a great story (:


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Caro * said...

Very interessant. I love your post :)

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Unknown said...

I didin't know this, It's really original!!!
great info!
xx

Dana said...

I knew about Mars but not Murrie. Cool fact!

Have a great Friday.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Peanut M&Ms are the best candy...evah!

Christine said...

This is a neat fact!

DEZMOND said...

I've always wondered what was behind M&M name

Unknown said...

Never knew that one

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I used to be addicted to peanut M&M's. So glad they were invented!!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And of course, Mars gave his name to the Mars Bar too!

Unknown said...

Que interesante!!
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Aunt Mary said...

VERY GOOD FACT :)

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

Really???? I love them!

FilipBlog said...

Very nice M&M's. I love visiting their M&M shops.

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Theresa Mahoney said...

One of the best candy inventions ever!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that one

Kay said...

Wow! I had no idea the candy was that old.

Beauty Follower said...

Yummy info!

Anna-Alina said...

Cool! Love m&m

MEcoy said...

wow never knew that m&ms has a great story like that

Teddi said...

mars and murrie? wow. you're so smart.