- Why were there no red M&Ms from 1976 1987?
- What year did they add blue M&Ms?
- Why were red M&M’s taken off the market what year?
- When were tan M&Ms discontinued?
Why were there no red M&Ms from 1976 1987?
Between 1976 and 1987, there were no red M&Ms. Although the red food coloring in question was not actually used in M&Ms, Mars removed red candies from the color mix to avoid consumer confusion. Following public demand, they were re-introduced in 1987—by which time Red Dye No.
What year did they add blue M&Ms?
1995In 1995, Americans voted to change tan M&Ms to blue. The tan-colored candies had replaced violet in 1949.
Why were red M&M’s taken off the market what year?
In 1976, Mars, the candy company that makes M&M’s, eliminated the red version of the candies from their mix. This decision came as a result of public controversy surrounding a synthetic dye called FD&C Red No. 2, also known as amaranth. But consumers never faced any risk from red M&M’s.
When were tan M&Ms discontinued?
1995Tan M&Ms officially made their exit in 1995, when Mars, Inc. allegedly decided that it was unnecessary to have two shades of brown M&Ms. The company left the choosing of a new, replacement color up to the public.