Thursday, September 6, 2012
seeing blue m&m's?
Over the last few weeks, every time I grabbed some M&M's I noted how many blue M&M's there were compared with the other colors. My initial findings are telling. The percentage of blue M&M's was 42%. Rather high don't you think? If it were an even and random distribution aka a flat distribution (be impressed Eldon) then the percentage of each color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, brown) should be right around 16.7%. Right now the only conclusion I can draw is that either Mars Co is targeting me and arranging it so I buy packages that contain higher percentages of blue M&M's or Mars actually puts in way more blue M&M's than they do other colors. I feel like it is probably the first conclusion because they must know how much it bothers me to get SO many flippin blue M&M's but perhaps blue dye is just cheaper?
I hesitate to post this because it reveals a portion of my personality problems that probably shouldn't be revealed but I know there might be someone out there suffering like me. Again, this is only the preliminary result to see if this problem warrants further review and possibly a letter to the Mars Company. I will continue to see if over a longer time and larger amount the results change and if they don't I promise (it is an election year) to not rest till I have a reasonable explanation for the over use of blue!! (ps...don't think I won't, I have called grapenuts and oreo's before to ask questions)