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Is There A Method to My M&M Madness?


I was at a meeting at the temple last night and somebody brought a big ole’ bag of M&Ms. I poured some onto a little plate and was halfway through with them when I realized that I was eating them one color at a time. (Red last) That got me thinking about my M&M eating habits and I thought I’d throw some questions out there; I bet some of you out there have some secret quirks regarding M&Ms that you wouldn’t mind sharing!

1. Do you eat your M&Ms one at a time, a couple at a time, or by the handful?

2. Do you eat them according to a certain color first, or do you not care about color?

3. Do you suck on them, bite them in half before eating, or just chomp on them in a carefree manner?

4. Do you miss tan-colored M&Ms in the bag of assorted colors?

5. Did you think it was a travesty to replace the tan with the blue? Would you have preferred another color (I think purple was the other choice) or did you just want them to leave the tan in there?

For the record, I HATE that there are bright blue M&Ms. It doesn’t seem like all is right with the world with those in the bag. Also for the record, though I am fond of the Peanut Butter M&Ms and the Dark Chocolate M&Ms, I wasn’t crazy about the Crunchy ones.

What about you?

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  • Colleen April 7, 2008, 6:22 pm

    Oh YEAH! How did I miss that there are no longer TAN M&Ms? My older son loves them and eats them pretty frequently. Did they phase those out, or just up and replace them with blue a few years back?

    I must say I’m an “eat-them-a-couple-at-a-time” eater. Not too many, but like 3 or 4 at a time. No color in particular, just pick up a few and shovel them in together.

    I am a HUGE fan of the peanut butter M&Ms. I don’t buy them because I don’t need to eat the whole bag!

  • Mom24 April 7, 2008, 7:09 pm

    I love these kinds of tough questions. The blue don’t bother me, although I didn’t mind the tan. I did not like the purple. I save green for last. I like to suck on them, and peanut are the BEST!

    My kids love the peanut butter ones in peanut butter rice krispie treats.

    I’m not a fan of dark chocolate period, so those are wasted on me.

  • Kat April 7, 2008, 7:49 pm

    These are totally valid questions. I used to eat one color at a time, now I just eat whatever is in my hand. I totally miss the times when they had introduced pink and purple M&Ms. For some reason they are gone. At least here in Germany. Come back colorful M&Ms I am begging you….

  • Dea April 7, 2008, 8:02 pm

    1. Do you eat your M&Ms one at a time, a couple at a time, or by the handful?

    I actually eat them in pairs, one for each side of the mouth.

    2. Do you eat them according to a certain color first, or do you not care about color?

    I eat them by color!

    3. Do you suck on them, bite them in half before eating, or just chomp on them in a carefree manner?

    Totally depends on my mood – I try to suck them till they melt, but sometimes I just crunch away. No biting in half, unless I have an odd number TOTAL of each color, then I HAVE to halve them…

    4. Do you miss tan-colored M&Ms in the bag of assorted colors?

    TOTALLY – they messed up my color order!!!

    5. Did you think it was a travesty to replace the tan with the blue? Would you have preferred another color (I think purple was the other choice) or did you just want them to leave the tan in there?

    Leave the tan, dangit!!! the blue also has one VERY weird side effect – I found this out when I had a bag of JUST blue – it makes your #2 pottying technicolor!!!

    Oh, and you’re welcome to everyone that I just made feel less freaky through the sharing my own candy OCD….

  • Melissa April 7, 2008, 8:13 pm

    I eat one at a time but I usually only eat the peanut ones. Color doesn’t bother me one way or the other…now let’s talk skittles, those I eat by color and one by one πŸ˜‰

  • Sue April 8, 2008, 1:41 am

    If there was a rehab for M&M eating, I would have been there for years now. Addicted: yes, proud: not so much.

  • KathyLikesPink April 9, 2008, 12:12 am

    I eat MnM’s one at at time, separated by color – starting with least favorite color and working towards favorite at the end. (this would be red).

    I do not chew them but suck most of the candy shell off. Sometimes I like to bite very lightly and just crack the shell.

    That that I’s Obsessive Compulsive about my MnM’s or anything.

  • Joeprah April 9, 2008, 4:13 am

    We have an M&M dish at our house…rarely goes empty. I eat them just about everyday. Only like 5-10 at a time and maybe like twice at the most. Colors do not matter to me at all. In fact, I love the holiday colors that come out and always get a couple bags of those. Our candy dish is known and popular with neighbors and family.

  • Tom February 5, 2009, 11:23 pm

    THE TAN ONES! Yes, how I miss those!! My kids do NOT understand this. And to them, the blue ones have always been there. No, my children, for a time there weren’t any red ones OR blue ones, and instead they had this beautiful tan color. Those tasted the best. I insist upon it. And BTW – this is a GREAT post, despite what that knucklehead thinks.