The greatest candy day of the year is here. So how did one of the all time great candies, M&M's, get created?

M&M's is one of the most popular candies in the world. As a matter of fact in a recent survey, it was listed as the #2 Halloween candy in America. So how did it all begin?

Well. it all started in 1932, according to, when Forrest Mars, who was the son of Milky Way Bar inventor Frank Mars, had a disagreement. The result of the falling out was that Forrest moved to England here he made candy bars for British troops.

After seeing that some soldiers were eating small sugar coated chocolate bites, and at the same time dealing with sugar rations due to the Great Depression and a serious drop in chocolate sales, Mars came back to the U.S. with the concept and teamed up with William Murrie, who worked for the Hershey company, and the M&M (one M for Mars and one M for Murrie) was born.

So as you and your kids dig into their Halloween candy this weekend, remember, you're not just eating candy, you're eating a mouthful of history.

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