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Old 10-22-2008, 03:22 PM
bcullman is offline
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What is the M&M candy color ratio these days?

According to this old Dartmouth Syllabus from 1994

M&M Mars consumer affairs states that the color ratio for the candy is

30% brown
20% yellow
20% red
10% orange
10% green
10% tan

Clearly things of changed. Tan is no longer available, and Blue has been added. And now today, I just opened a bag that was easily 50% green.

Are there any more recent stats on M&M color ratio?
Old 10-22-2008, 03:24 PM
Enola Gay is offline
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Location: California
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I don't know the official stats, but I seem to get almost all browns, blues and reds these days. Those are my least favorite M&M colors. My favorites are green and yellow, but these seem to be rare.

If you got a package with 1/2 greens, consider yourself lucky. I only dream of such things.
Old 10-22-2008, 03:26 PM
SeanArenas is offline
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Location: Southern California
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For a TV episode I was putting together, we needed some chewables in a prescription bottle, so an actor could shake some out into his hand and chew on them (like Dr. House does with Vicodin).
I decided to use yellow peanut M&Ms, so I went to the vending machine, put in $0.75, and got a bag of peanut M&Ms. I ate all the non-yellow and put the 4 yellow ones in the prescription bottle.
I put another $0.75 in and got another bag. I ate all the non-yellow, and put the 2 yellow ones in the bottle.
Another $0.75, and I was unable to eat anymore, so I started giving them out to cast members. This one had 3 yellows.
The next bag had 5 yellows, and that was enough to fill the prescription bottle.

So, the small bags of M&Ms vary wildly, but I was only counting yellows. 2, 3, 4, and 5.


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