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Last Updated: 17th Apr 2024

Which was the first M&Ms, or Skittles?

M & M's were first introduced on September 10, 1941. Skittles followed in 1974. The domestic production of skittles started in 1982 and has continued to this day. Any candy connoisseur will have heard this phrase before. Most likely, they've also eaten the candy described.



People also ask if M&M makes skittles.

Mars is well-known for its confectionery products, including Mars bars, Milky Way bars and Skittles. Wrigley, a Mars subsidiary brand, manages Orbit gum.

You might also wonder, "Why do Skittles look so much like M&Ms?" Skittles have a fruity flavor. The outer shell has a milder version of the fruity, tangy taste in the chewy center. M&Ms are a mildly sweet, creamy-tasting outer candy shell with a largely milk chocolate center.

What was the original M&M package?

M&Ms were originally sold in cardboard tubes. They were then covered with a brown or red, orange, yellow and green coating. The candies were only sold to military personnel after the U.S. entered World War II. This allowed the easy-to-transport and heat-resistant chocolate to be included with soldiers' rations.

What was M&Ms originally called

In 2000, the "Plain M&M's" (named in 1954 when "Peanut M&M's" were introduced) were renamed to "Milk Chocolate M&M's" and photos of the candy pieces were added along with the brown and white packaging.