Whenever an idle question
about a product
crosses my mind, I like to immediately jump on the phone
and call the toll-free consumer help lines
for an answer
(such as, "Why do Hershey's Kisses
become covered in white powder
when you refrigerate
Shortly after blue M&Ms came out I wondered "Why are there fewer blue M&Ms in a package than any other color?". So I called the company. First, the operator apologized for there not being enough blue ones - she said they were having problems in the production stage, and the imbalance would soon be rectified.
However, she said that the differing color distribution in M&Ms is entirely intentional, and follows a color scheme that has been determined to be most pleasing to consumers.
* It's the cocoa butter rising to the surface.