M&M's Peanut Butter (1.63 oz., 24 pk.)
About this item
- Peanut butter M&M's with a creamy filling of peanut butter
- Same, crunchy outer coating as other M&M varieties
- Convenient, regular-sized bags
- Suitable for resale in stores, concessions and vending machines
Enjoy the rich, creamy filling of peanut butter in these M&M's® Peanut Butter candies.
Do Peanut Butter M&M's Feature the Original Colors?
Yes, M&M's Peanut Butter Candies feature the same, original colors as the original M&M's: red, brown, green, blue, orange and yellow. This peanut butter crunch candy offers you a delicious twist on the original milk chocolate flavor.
When was this Variety First Introduced?
M&M's Peanut Butter Candies were first introduced in 1991. Initially, the peanut butter candy was bigger than its other M&M counterparts due to the added peanut butter filling for the milk chocolate center. Not until 2013 was the peanut butter M&M reduced in size to better match the size of its candy counterparts.
A History of M&M's
While peanut butter M&M's weren't introduced until 1991, the original forms of the candy had already been popular for decades. The candy was first introduced in 1941 but was exclusively sold to the United States Army during the Second World War because they needed chocolate candy that didn't melt in tropical regions and climates. The hard, candied outer shell of the M&M's made them perfect for the soldiers in warm areas. After the war, M&M's were sold nationwide and became an instant favorite around the country.
Initially, the candies did not feature the signature "M" that you see on the chocolate peanut butter candy today. The "M" was not added to the candy until 1950 and was imprinted in black lettering. However, in 1954 the color of the "M" was changed to white. Currently, about half of the production of M&M's, including peanut butter M&M's, occurs in New Jersey, while the other half of the production occurs in Tennessee. The New Jersey plant has been in operation since 1958, and the Tennessee plant has been in operation since 1978. It's amazing to see all of the history that preceded these delicious, peanut butter M&M's.