Mars and The Red Cross now offer red, white, and blue M&M's
December 20, 2001 2:54 PM   Subscribe

Mars and The Red Cross now offer red, white, and blue M&M's with proceeds going to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. I'm forced to wonder what would happen if you went into a candy store and asked for "any kind but the red, white, and blue ones."
posted by Danelope (17 comments total)
 
Additionally, this FPP really sucks, my spelling is atrocious and therefore invalidates any commentary I may or may not have, and I'm stupid for being Conservative and/or Christian. (MeFi cops can relax now.)
posted by Danelope at 2:56 PM on December 20, 2001


Why the pre-emptive defensiveness?
posted by pudders at 2:59 PM on December 20, 2001


Wanna guess?
posted by ook at 3:04 PM on December 20, 2001


Hey!, your FPP really sucks, your spelling is atrocious and therefore invalidates any commentary you may or may not have, and your stupid for being Conservative and/or Christian.

Happy? Also this thread has been throughly derailed. My job here is done.
posted by fuq at 3:05 PM on December 20, 2001


I gotta say, having been a kid when there were no red or blue M&Ms, I never eat them -- I actually avoid them. Like orange and yellow are somehow "more natural". Anyway, there's no way I would eat red, white or blue M&Ms. Maybe I can draw some analogy between eating them and burning the flag, in my defense?
posted by mattpfeff at 3:07 PM on December 20, 2001


Consider it a social commentary on the many MeFites for whom 'self-policing community' means tearing out throats for things as immaterial as spelling errors.
posted by Danelope at 3:08 PM on December 20, 2001


I heard Heinz is coming out with white-and-blue ketchup!

(just joking, but imagine white ketchup . . .)
posted by computerface at 3:37 PM on December 20, 2001


Maybe this won't all be bad. This may be the precursor to long-awaited single-color bags.
posted by fidelity at 3:55 PM on December 20, 2001


White ketchup is just Miracle Whip, no?

White M&Ms... silly. I saw these in the store last week and noticed a big honking asterisk after the phrase, "We'll donate all profits to charity!" I searched the display box for the key to the asterisk, and found it on one side of said cardboard. "Aha!" I thought, "Here's where they stick it to Joe Consumer!"

The text read, "Guaranteed minimum contribution of $2 million." "Curses!" I thought, "I'll have to save my cynicism for the Gap or Best Buy!" and promptly purchased some purple ketchup.

fidelity: Try Colorworks. I've seen this in stores, but wasn't aware that one could purchase them online.
posted by hijinx at 3:56 PM on December 20, 2001


(Side note: the Colorworks site includes a calculator mentioning how many bags of M&Ms would be needed for a party. I entered 500 people, for kicks, and I was told I'd need just 25 bags! That's impressive - and economical. JavaScript inconsistencies make the web fun again!)
posted by hijinx at 4:01 PM on December 20, 2001


Ooh... black M&Ms. Thanks, hijinx.
posted by fidelity at 4:17 PM on December 20, 2001


That's twenty five 5lb bags which is 125lb of M&M's....
posted by zeoslap at 4:32 PM on December 20, 2001


(which is about $500 worth of M&M's)
posted by zeoslap at 4:34 PM on December 20, 2001


I'm waiting for red, white and blue colored beer myself, I'd like to guzzle a12-pack and then fill urinals with patriotic piss.
posted by jonmc at 4:39 PM on December 20, 2001


Just don't whiz on the red,white and blue outdoor christmas lights that seem to be dotting the more crackerish neighborhoods where I live.
posted by machaus at 5:24 PM on December 20, 2001


machaus-I must live in one of those crackerish neighborhoods, cos my whole street looks like a very patriotic version of the Vegas Strip.
posted by jonmc at 5:39 PM on December 20, 2001


No, this madness has got to stop.

I mean, my local retailer is bagging my groceries in those "great to throw trash in" biodegradable plastic bags - with FLAGS on them! I'm still trying to figure out what to do with them. I can't stash them between the counter and the refrigerator in good conscience - and you can FORGET about shoving them under the sink. What, do I tape them to the back of my car? HELP!

Just kidding, I know they're not technically considered proper flags.
posted by tpoh.org at 11:21 PM on December 20, 2001


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