Saturday, January 23, 2010

This is silly.

I received a bag of M&M's with peanuts, my absolute favorite candy, and a bag of M&M's with peanut butter, for Christmas. Last night, during a raid of Naxxramas, I finished off the ones with peanuts. It is a sad day but I'll survive.

I was cleaning up the bags last night and noticed the nutritional panel. This always so humorous to me. I know, by law, all food products are to have a nutritional label. It's just that, well, if you buy a bag of M&M's with peanuts, you really aren't that interested in the nutritional value of the candy as you are about whether there is an equal amount of reds, yellows, oranges, browns, blues and greens. Each of these was the 2 pound bags and both bags claimed "8 servings" in each bag. So, my favorite candy is 220 calories per serving.

I noticed there were layers to the colors in the bags. I got the yellows, oranges and reds first, followed by the browns and blues and then the green ones at the bottom of the bag. I could have sworn I shook the bags to mix them up but there were predominant colors as I worked through each bag.

I wanted these to last awhile so I would dump out a handful and eat them one by one. I always, always, sort my M&M's by color and then eat all of one color first. I'm sure that says something horrible about my personality but that's the way I eat them.

I'm out of M&M's now. The Valentine ones are available; pink, white and red. If I find them on sale and I have some extra cash, a bag of those would be fun.

I'm curious. How do my friends eat their M&M's? Do you eat them one color at a time or doesn't it matter?

Beverage: Scotch Blend tea


1 comment:

  1. I don't generally pay any attention; although sometimes I will eat jelly beans so that I don't eat the same flavor in a row and will try to keep them even.

    With m&ms the only thing I do is remember Lisa Clark whenever I eat a green one.