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Halloween Warning: Watch Out for Neurotoxic Artificial Food Dyes in M&M's Candies

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Mars is one of many companies that use natural colorings in products they market in Europe but artificial dyes to color the same products in the United States. M&M's candies contain mostly natural dyes in Europe but feature Red 40, Yellow 5 and 6, and Blue 1 and 2 in the U.S. version.

How World War II Changed Everything -- Even Our Taste for Candy

Louise Mirrer | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Louise Mirrer

Legend has it that Forrest Mars got the idea for M&M'S in the 1930s, during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), when he saw soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell of tempered chocolate.

And The World's Best Selling Candy Is....

Bloomberg BusinessWeek | Esme Deprez | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money

M&M's Are No. 1 Billions of candy bars and sticks of gum. Billions of dollars. Billions of calories. Anyway you look at it, candy is big business. Fr...

Mars Chocolate Flip-Flips On Fried Bar Stance

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.17.2012 | Food

Candy mega-company Mars, Incorporated wants you to know that it does not approve of the deep-fried Mars bar made world famous by, among other things, ...

Snickers Is About To Go On A Diet

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living

Feb 15 (Reuters) - Mars Inc, the maker of Snickers and Twix candy bars, will stop selling chocolate products with more than 250 calories in them by ...

Nestle Expands In China With Large Stake In Candymaker

Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE/ZURICH (Saeed Azhar and Silke Koltrowitz) - Nestle, the world's largest food company, is paying a hefty $1.7 billion for a 60 percent st...

Mars Wants Sustainable Cocoa Certification to Include Productivity

Jerry Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jerry Lewis

Mars Inc. is expanding its test market for its new goodnessKnows dark chocolate, fruit and nut snack beyond Boulder into the Denver area, with TV adve...

Mars And Buffett Acquire Wrigley For $23B

AP | ASHLEY M. HEHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — The Oracle of Omaha is betting that the country's candy jar is recession-proof. With financing from Warren Buffett, candy maker Mars ...