||M&M Tiki Snack Shack Dispenser
Joined: Jan 26, 2006
From: Hillsboro, OR
|Posted: 2007-01-15 6:01 pm  Permalink|
BigBroTiki, that's awesome! Thanks for the pic!
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2007-01-15 7:35 pm  Permalink|
Wwwwaaaaaaaaaaaa...none left on that link. Guess I will be the fleeced newbie soon.
"Oh waiter, another cocktail please!!!"
Joined: Aug 03, 2005
From: Lowell, Mass
|Posted: 2007-01-16 7:57 pm  Permalink|
On 2006-12-31 16:24, Tipsy McStagger wrote:
it's kinda cool but the m&m tie-in sucks!!! is this plastic??? if so i can obliterate all signs of m&m off it, and re decorate it like it should be.....
Funny I saw the m&m tiki hut and smiled. Everyone looked at the building and the tiki's on it but no one thought to look up m&m's. The following is an excerpt from the m&m's website's history page:
Who would have guessed that the idea for M&M'S® Plain Chocolate Candies was hatched against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War? Legend has it that, while on a trip to Spain, Forrest Mars Sr. encountered soldiers who were eating pellets of chocolate encased in a hard sugary coating. This prevented it from melting. Inspired by this idea, Mr. Mars went back to his kitchen and invented the recipe for M&M'S® Plain Chocolate Candies.
M&M'S® Chocolate Candies were first sold in 1941, and soon became a favorite of the American GIs serving in World War II. Packaged in cardboard tubes, they were sold to the military as a convenient snack that traveled well in any climate. By the late 1940s, they were widely available to the public, who gave them an excellent reception. In 1948, their packaging changed from a tube form to the characteristic brown pouch we know today.
I would like to suggest that m&m's and Tiki's spent a lot of time together in the Pacific theater during World War II. The GI's brought home their love of Tiki's and also for these great little candies.
So there's your tie in, m&m's another Poly-Pop phenomenon with it's roots in World War II.
My Hut stay's m&m it blends two of my favorite collections.
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: Santa Rosa, CA (Sonoma - wine country)
|Posted: 2007-01-17 11:22 am  Permalink|
Nice post, Tikisgrl! I also feel the connection and have an additional suggestion. Last year for one of my tiki parties, I ordered turquoise (aqua) and white M&M's (as close to mid-century colors as I could get) and had my own inscription printed on them. Now that I have my tiki hut dispenser, I am going to order more M&M's this year. Last year I had them inscribed with our names, but this year it could be stuff like:
Check it out...
The many personalities of Myke
Joined: Aug 26, 2005
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
|Posted: 2007-01-20 01:26 am  Permalink|
They are still available from M&M's World in Las Vegas. They quoted me $30 +$10 shipping to California.
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