The History of Mars
Frank C. Mars was born in Minnesota in 1883. At a young age, he contracted a mild case of polio which prevented him from walking or going to school. During his illness, his mother taught him how to hand-dip chocolate. Mars began selling buttercream candy in 1911, then grew his company into The Nougat House. The Milky Way was created in 1923 and its success boosted the company into full production. The Snickers and 3 Musketeers bars followed suit. After Frank Mars’ death, the first M&Ms were created for the US Military. Now Mars, Inc. is combined with Wrigley Segments to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery.
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