What do the initials of the candy M&M's stand for?

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    Originating in the United States in 1941, the initials in M&M’s stands for "Mars & Murrie's," the last names of the candy's founders: Forrest Mars Sr., of the Mars candy company, and Bruce Murrie, son of Hershey president William Murrie. M&M’s were inspired during the Spanish Civil War. The founders conceptualized the idea from soldiers he saw carrying chocolates with a similar shell which helped prevent the chocolate from melting. Mars partnered with Murray because Mars needed Hershey chocolate due to the chocolate shortage caused by the war. After the war, Mars bought Hershey’s share out and even though Murrie is not an owner anymore, the name has never changed.

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