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Category Archives: Mars
After vanishing from American store shelves for the last decade, Mars has brought Crispy M&M’s back from the grave. I first spotted their newly-minted bright green packages a month ago and by now they should be available across the country. … Continue reading
Back in 2011-2012, M&M/Mars expanded their seasonal M&M’s offerings by adding holiday releases in standard-sized packs. Since that time, I’ve covered their Candy Corn M&M’s, M&M’s Holiday Mints, and even an array of twelve different Easter packages. While Candy Corn M&M’s have … Continue reading
Early last year, I unearthed the story of M&M/Mars 1970’s take on their competitor’s Kit Kat – a chocolate wafer bar dubbed the Snik Snak. But what I didn’t realize at the time was that Mars’ history with a Kit … Continue reading
Today I’ll be looking at the confectionery connections to Gremlins, both the 1984 Joe Dante-directed film classic as well as the Brown and Haley treat of the same name that preceded it – along with the time when the two … Continue reading
One of the Halloween confectionery releases I’ve come to be keenly interested in each year are Snickers Pumpkins. This is partially due to them being a holiday release of a classic popular brand, but it’s also due to their receiving … Continue reading
While going through my archives for the CountdownToHalloween this month, I realized I had a few older Halloween seasonal M&M’s packages I never covered before. So I gathered them together for today’s post which I think presents a nice look … Continue reading
By the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, marketers had become well aware of the importance of the growing Hispanic population in the United States. One of the ways the confectionery business began flirting with this market was by incorporating traditionally … Continue reading
Today is May 4th or as it is currently known, Star Wars Day! To mark this fun holiday, I’m dedicating today’s post to the Star Wars-themed M&M’s candy package wrappers that came out in 2005. [Note: For some earlier Star … Continue reading
If Halloween is the season of candy corn than Easter must certainly be the season of the jellybean. It no doubt has to do with how well the colorful confections complement the look of traditionally dyed Easter Eggs. These days, … Continue reading