M&Ms, the candy, stand for Mars and Murrie. That’s the last names of the two men who developed them. Mars later bought out Murrie’s 20% share, and today the company bears only his name.
Vintage sexist advert presents BALLS – the candy to give you courage.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pennsylvania, July 17, 1927
The Fool-Killer, Pores Knob, North Carolina, October 1, 1925
The Honolulu Advertiser, Hawaii, December 23, 1931
The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Virginia, November 15, 1953
Lansing State Journal, Michigan, January 3, 1946
Harrisburg Daily Independent, Pennsylvania, April 11, 1907
Green Bay Press-Gazette, Wisconsin, July 18, 1933