About this item
- Patriotic candy mix to celebrate the 4th of July
- Contains red, white and blue Milk Chocolate M&M's
- Great to take to patriotic parties, cookouts, barbecues and celebrations
- Convenient, resealable jar
Feeling patriotic? Enjoy the delicious, colorful fun at your 4th of July celebrations with M&M's® Milk Chocolate Patriotic Mix (62 oz.).
Why Are These Called a Patriotic Mix?
M&M's Milk Chocolate Patriotic Mix has the word patriotic in the name because the milk chocolate candy comes in red, white and blue varieties to emulate the colors of the United States flag. Whether you're hosting or going to a picnic, festival, block party, barbecue or cookout, these patriotic M&M's are certain to delight other party goers who are celebrating the independence of the United States.
The Origin of These Patriotic M&M's
M&M's Milk Chocolate Patriotic Mix candies were first introduced in 1991 after M&M's started releasing holiday-themed varieties in the 1980s. The patriotic candy hasn't only come in milk chocolate flavors either; they have also come in peanut and crispy s'mores varieties. And the candies haven't only come in large packages like this one. Smaller, fun-sized packages have also been marketed in the same red, white and blue patriotic colors to celebrate the independence of the United States.
What's the 4th of July?
Anyone looking to explain the importance of this holiday to their children or foreign friends might appreciate a little history lesson about the importance of this American holiday. Over two centuries ago, on July 4, 1776, the original 13 colonies in America officially declared their independence from Great Britain. Every year, Americans celebrate their nation's independence on July 4th to remember this momentous occasion. Thomas Jefferson was charged with drafting a Declaration of Independence for the 13 colonies. The final revisions of the draft were completed in the late afternoon of July 4. Nine of the 13 colonies voted in favor of the Declaration of Independence, while two voted no (Pennsylvania and South Carolina), one was undecided (Delaware) and one abstained from the voting process (New York). However, the majority vote was yes so the Declaration was signed and enforced.