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Fun Fact Thursday December 12, 2019.

12 December 2019


Mars, Incorporated is an American manufacturer of candy, pet food and other food products and a provider of animal care services.  The company is ranked as the 6th largest  in the United States by Forbes.  Headquartered in McLean Virginia, the company is entirely owned by the Mars Family.  One of the most popular Mars confections is the beloved M&M.  M&M’s were first introduced commercially in 1941 by Forrest Mars, Sr. Forrest got the idea for the candy after observing soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell during the Spanish Civil War. The candy was made with a hard shell so that soldiers could carry the chocolate during warm weather.  Forrest Mars couldn’t actually eat his some of his inventions, in particular Peanut M&M’s.  He was allergic to peanuts.


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