M&M’s Store on Times Square
The M&M’s Store on Times Square can’t be missed. The huge store has M&M’s in all different colours and a wide range of different flavors, filled with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, crispy rice, mint chocolate, peanuts, almonds, orange chocolate, coconut, pretzel, wild cherry, cinnamon, raspberry or peanut butter. There is a reason why these small treats are so popular! M&M’s have been around since 1941 in the United States and one of the largest M&M’s stores is located in the heart of New York, on Times Square.
History of M&M’s
M&M’s were invented by Forrest Mars, Sr. in the ’30s, when he saw soldiers during the Spanish Civil War eat chocolate pellets (the chocolate was wrapped in a hard shell in so that it did not begin to melt). Mr. Mars received a patent for his idea in March 1941 and begun immediately with the production in New Jersey. The company was originally founded at that time as M&M’s Limited. M&M’s are made of chocolate from Hershey’s Chocolate.The two letter “M’s” stand for the name Mr. Mars himself and Bruce Murrie, son of William F.R. Murrie, the owner of the Hershey’s Company.
M&M’s with peanut butter were introduced in 1954. Then, however, it was only covered in chocolate brown. All other colors and flavours of the M&M’s came much later. When the peanut butter M&M’s became success along with the slogan ‘Melts in your mouth, not in your hand’, M&M’s started to produce the chocolate in the colours red, yellow, and green.
M&M’s store in New York
The M&M’s store was established in 2006 and is located in the heart of Times Square. The perfect place for all chocolate lovers! With nearly 25,000 feet and three floors, it offers a large variation of M&M’s products. Not only M&M’s chocolate but also products such as kitchenware, jewellery, bath products and much more. Another nice feature in the store is the personal printer. This allows M&M’s lovers to choose from a wide range of images or to create their own text and print it on the M&M’s chocolates within minutes. Visitors can get a print of “Big Apple”, “I Love NY”, the Statue of Liberty, New York Giants, New York Jets, New York Yankees, New York Mets logo and many others.
- Location: 1600 Broadway, on the corner of Broadway and 48th Street
- Opening hours:
- Sunday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
- Friday & Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.