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Do the math…

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A few days back, Biff Sock Pow pointed out that M&Ms were ploting against him, putting less of his favorite candies (Oranges and greens) in every package, while stuffing them with his least favorite (he really doesn’t like the brown ones).

Being the good cyber little sister I am (or at least trying to be) , and having some time on my hands, I decided to investigate. I wondered if Canadian M&Ms were more Biff-friendly. So I took a short walk to the vending machine, bought an overpriced bag of candy and brought it back to my desk.

Then, it was time for the serious part; sorting the chocolates by colors,

 

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Test #1

  • Orange : 3
  • Green: 1
  • Red: 4
  • Yellow: 6
  • Blue: 3
  • Brown: 1

 

Now, I am not into mathematics, but I felt like I had to overcome my dislike for numbers and think this through.

My first observation was that Canadian M&Ms were pretty conservative, from a Biff-rating point of view. Considering that Orange + Green would be the good candies, Red + Yellow the ok chocolates and Blue + Brown the Bad ones, Biff couldn’t be disappointed here. 4 good, 10 ok and 4 bad. That’s only 4 bad out of 18.

22% of bad candie is not a bad ratio, if you ask me.

But that was just one bag, and it might be luck… So, the next day, I went to the vending machine again!

 

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Test #2

  • Orange : 5
  • Green: 1
  • Red: 4
  • Yellow: 1
  • Blue: 1
  • Brown: 6

 

This time we had 6 good M&Ms, 5 ok and 7 bad… I was clearly right about the luck factor of my first test. with 38% of bad candies, this bag was definately more disappointing by Biff’s standards.

What was I to do? After all, I might have been unlucky with this second test, and I couldn’t just rely on these two bags. So I bought a third one.

 

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Test #3

  • Orange : 2
  • Green: 2
  • Red: 2
  • Yellow: 4
  • Blue: 3
  • Brown: 5

 

44% of bad candies… It was getting worse. If I kept buying these small bags, I would probably end up with one that only had blue and brown M&Ms. I had to go bigger! So I asked Chéri to buy a bag at the grocery store, not mentionning the reason why I ”needed” it. I can only imagine his face when he read my weird request. I don’t have a sweet tooth, at all, so he probably thought that I was sick, or had gone crazy.

Then again, he knows me so well that he probably figured out that it had something to do with my blog…

 

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Test #4

  • Orange : 16
  • Green: 11
  • Red: 4
  • Yellow: 8
  • Blue: 9
  • Brown: 4

Ok, now we were in business… And down to 25% of bad chocolates again! Yay!

But I knew Walmart had bigger bags on sale, and at this point, I just had to take this experiment a step farther!

 

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Test #4

  • Orange : 24
  • Green: 38
  • Red: 11
  • Yellow: 28
  • Blue: 20
  • Brown: 31

 

This time we had 33% of bad candies,  and I was starting to feel the sugar rush!!

What were my conclusion after almost a week of investigation?

  1. Biff, brown M&Ms are not a plague up here!
  2. You’re in trouble if the red ones are your favorite!
  3. No, I am not testing the Costco 10 pounds pouch!
  4. As a matter of fact, I’m not going to eat chocolate for months, now! (maybe years)
  5. I have to find more constructive ways to use my free time!

 

Seriously, I can’t believe Mom and Dad are proud of me… *sigh*

31 thoughts on “Do the math…

    1. I think so too, Arlene… I just don’t see why they would put less of people’s favorite colors, when they cost the exact same price to make 😛 It was fun to do this little experiment, though 😉

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      1. Good point! Come to think of it, maybe the red ones are more expensive to make, explaining why they are less common. And because of the rarety, people have have developped a preference for them… 😉 Who knows? There’s a lot of mystery behind the little chocolate treats 😛

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  1. Catherine, this by far is one of the funniest tests I’ve seen to date, and leave it to you to conduct this intriguing tests! LMAO!!!! 😂 🤣This now makes sense when you did your “Quickie Question” series a week or so ago… Which M&M’s do we like more?
    While reading this scientific account along with the figures, I was laughing so damn hard… That I needed to share this with my followers because I didn’t want anyone to miss this post!
    I thank you profusely, for making me laugh as hard as I did. I really enjoyed this test!!!!
    Now, go make an appointment to see your dentist. LOL! 😛 😜 😝

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this, Beckie!! Sometimes, my scientific (LOL) side feels compelled to do these experiments, no matter how silly they are. Chéri is used to it now. At least I think he is 😛 Collecting useless data is a talent of mine, and if it makes you laugh, it is totally worth the time spent doing it 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. You have me cracking up on this scientific study, how could your parents not be proud! LOL! Sure hope Biff is proud and appreciative of the research you did for him 😄😄 Thanks for the laugh sweet Cyranny! Next time you can send the chocolate to me so you don’t have to eat it! 😉

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    1. Mouahahahahaha I sure hope Biff will be happy with my little research! I sure had a lot of fun preparing it 😛 And I’ll keep in mind to send you the candies, next time I feel like experimenting 🙂 You are so considerate, Joy! xx

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  3. During the Christmas season (which starts right before Halloween I think🙄🤔) they have special bags of M&Ms that are all green and red. Maybe that would help your pal Biff🤷‍♀️

    Fun experiment, fun post! Thank you!🌻

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  4. A bold experiment with surprising results. Maybe you should look into the Russell Stover candy boxes since I always felt they were populated with Coconut centered candies at the expense of the Dark Chocolate ones. Great post! g

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  5. If this experiment means getting to eat peanut M&Ms, then I will also become a scientist. I’m impressed by the proliferation of orange candies, which are of course my favourite! After M&Ms, I’ll be exploring the world of Skittles….

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