More M&M's Than You'll Probably Ever Eat Are Stamped Every Day

More M&M's Than You'll Probably Ever Eat Are Stamped Every Day

As you could probably imagine, the number of M&M;'s made in factories every day is pretty massive. But on each, individual little iconic bit of chocolate candy is a famous feature: the white M. But how do they print a single M on every delicate piece of candy? Firstly, they don't-many fall through the cracks and miss getting stamped because they are slightly misshapen. The way the Ms get on the candies is by offset printing. This means that the letter is not printed, but transferred onto the delicate surfaces.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The "M"s are printed onto M&M's by offset printing with a rubber blanket. (1:27)

  • 2

    The Ms in M&M stands for the names of the co-creators of the candy. (2:35)

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