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New Year's Resolution??
Every year, I think I will make a New Year’s resolution…or two, or three. Even if I get around to making a resolution, I seldom keep it for the entire year.
Well! The thought of a New Year’s resolution brings to mind giving up something lovely, like candy…or, more specifically, M&M’s type candy.
I was interested in the title blogged by David DV earlier this month which was Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? (An Imponderables book). Page 228-229 are all about the M&M’s candies. For example, did you know that the mix of colors is different in the plain packages than it is in the peanut packages? The Imponderables book referred to above was copyrighted in 1987 when M&M’s still had the tan color as opposed to the blue color in its packages. The percentages are the same per color until green and tan, when the book says there are 10% green in plain candy and 20% green in the peanut. Tan falls short in the peanut category, because there are 10% in plain, and 0% in peanut! Now that tan has been replaced by blue, I wonder if the numbers will change? Does this mean that I get to purchase several regular size packages of each candy and do a count?
So much for the resolution of giving up M&M’s!!
If M&M’s are favs or yours, and if you want more information about the product and its spinoffs than you care to imagine reading, just go to the following websites: www.m-ms.com or www.typetive.com/candyblog/category/mms/. Guaranteed you will learn all about M&M’s and Mars candies of all sorts. Why, you can even come to the library and get a book to use with your child that will help with developing math skills! Check out Barbara McGrath’s The M&M’s Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book, count to your heart’s content, and then enjoy the final reward: it really will “Melt in Your Mouth, Not in Your Hand”! (slogan copyright by M&M Mars, 1954).
The M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book