History of M&Ms

M&M's, the iconic candy coated chocolate treats, were created in 1941 by Forrest Mars Sr. and R. Bruce Murrie, the son of the president of Hershey's Chocolate. The candy's name stands for Mars and Murrie. Initially developed for soldiers in World War II due to their durability and ability to withstand high temperatures, M&M's gained popularity post-war and became a beloved snack worldwide. Over the years, the brand has introduced various flavors, colors, and special editions, maintaining its status as a staple treat for generations.