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Who makes it: Mars
Named after its two inventors in 1941, Forrest E. Mars Sr. and R. Bruce Murrie, M&Ms originally were packaged in a tube and came in one variety—plain milk chocolate. Today there are a dozen versions, including M&Ms printed with personalized messages and, of course, peanut, which was added in 1954.