What Are the M&M Bag Sizes?

M&m Bag Sizes

M&Ms are a great candy to hand out on Halloween or to eat during any day of the week. But with Halloween just around the corner, it’s about time you think about what you’re going to give to the kids in your neighborhood.  Don’t be stingy, and instead, hand out large-size M&M bags to the hopeful trick-or-treaters in your block.

M&Ms come in all sorts of bag sizes, ranging from 0.75 ounces all the way up to 62 ounces for parties. The most common M&M bag size is 1.69 ounces.

In this guide, I’ll explain what size bags M&Ms come in, their nutrition value, how big an individual M&M is, and what M&M variations are currently available.

M&M Bag Sizes

M&Ms are a fun-time candy to enjoy for no particular reason. Of course, the bigger the bag, the more M&Ms you get, and the happier you’ll be. So, in order to reach the maximum level of M&M-induced happiness, you need to be aware of what bag sizes this candy comes in.

According to the official M&M website, you can find bags in the following sizes:

  • 0.75 ounces
  • 1.35 ounces
  • 1.69 ounces
  • 1.74 ounces
  • 1.77 ounces
  • 2.83 ounces
  • 3.1 ounces
  • 3.14 ounces
  • 3.27 ounces
  • 7 ounces
  • 7.4 ounces
  • 8 ounces
  • 8.3 ounces
  • 9.05 ounces
  • 9.3 ounces
  • 9.6 ounces
  • 10 ounces
  • 10.1 ounces
  • 10.53 ounces
  • 10.57 ounces
  • 10.7 ounces
  • 15.4 ounces
  • 15.9 ounces
  • 17.16 ounces
  • 17.24 ounces
  • 18 ounces
  • 18.4 ounces
  • 19.2 ounces
  • 30.58 ounces
  • 34 ounces
  • 38 ounces
  • 42 ounces
  • 62 ounces

Now, you’re probably wondering, “Why are there so many M&M bag sizes?” The answer is that M&Ms come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and fillings. As such, individual M&Ms of different types will weigh differently, even though you can find the same number of M&Ms in comparable bag sizes.

How Many M&Ms in a Bag?

The number of M&Ms you find in a bag will vary from bag size to bag size. However, the typical 7-ounce bag holds around 210 individual M&Ms, giving each a weight of roughly 0.033 ounces. This number refers to the standard M&M that measures roughly 1.04 centimeters wide.

M&M Nutrition Value

You can find the nutrition facts label of a 1.68-ounce bag of M&Ms on nutritionvalue.org. If you’re short on time, here you go!

Portion Size48 g/1.69 oz.
Total Fat10 g (13% DV)
Saturated Fats6.3 g (32% DV)
Cholesterol6.7 mg (2% DV)
Sodium29 mg (1% DV)
Total Carbohydrates34 g (12% DV)
Dietary Fiber1.3 g (5% DV)
Sugar31 g
Protein2.1 g (4% DV)
Calcium50 mg (4% DV)
Iron0.5 mg (3% DV)
Potassium125 mg (3% DV)
Vitamin A, RAE25.88 mcg (3% DV)
Retinol26.88 mcg
Thiamin0.038 mg (3% DV)
Riboflavin0.102 mg (1% DV)
Niacin0.130 mg (1% DV)
Vitamin B60.012 mg (1% DV)
Folate, DFE3.84 mcg (1% DV)

Notes: DV = Daily Recommended Value based on a 2,000-callorie diet

To sum up, M&Ms are virtually sugar coated in food dye. They’re not healthy by any means, but they are delicious!

Types of M&Ms

If you ask a dozen people what their favorite M&M flavor and type is, you’ll probably get a dozen different answers. M&Ms have come a long way since they were invented back in 1941. See how many of the following M&M types you’ve eaten before.

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Peanut
  • Peanut Butter
  • Fudge Brownie
  • Pretzel
  • Caramel
  • Crispy
  • Almond
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Mints
  • Mint Dark Chocolate
  • White Chocolate Peanut
  • Crunchy Cookie
  • Peanut Mix

Random M&M Facts

  • M&Ms are fun to eat and say, so surely, making them must be as entertaining, right? Well, that may be the cast most of the time, but there was an incident where 2 employees in an M&M factory in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, were stuck in a vat of milk chocolatey goodness. Nobody could pull them out of the viscous chocolate, so they had to cut a side on the tank’s wall to eventually free the pair. It sounds like a child’s dream, but there’s nothing dreamy about getting stuck waist-deep in chocolate… unless you eat your way out!
  • Everyone calls them M&Ms, but hardly anyone knows what the name stands for. It stands for Mars & Murrie, who were the son of Frank Mars and the son of Bruce Murrie (the former president of Hershey). The unlikely pair created a confectionary duo right at the start of World War 2.
  • Back when Mars & Murrie were business associates, M&Ms used to be filled with delicious Hershey’s chocolate. During the War, Murrie owned a 20% stake in Mars and promised to deliver all the chocolate they needed to make M&Ms work. However, following the end of the War, Mars bought Murrie out, and the two companies parted ways.
  • M&Ms weren’t always sold in bags or plastic tubes. During the War, when almost everything was being rationed, M&Ms were packaged in cardboard tubes. It wasn’t until 1948 when M&Ms moved from cardboard to dark brown bags, which are what they are packaged in today.
  • There was once a time when the food coloring that made M&Ms red were banned by the FDA. This was because a study was released in the 1970s that linked Red No. 2 (the dye) to cancer in humans. Although M&Ms weren’t made with Red No. 2 (a.k.a. amaranth), Mars decided to replace its red M&Ms with orange. 4 years later, red M&Ms made it back into circulation.
  • M&Ms passed on one of the biggest product placement opportunities ever. If you remember the iconic scene in E.T. where Elliott was trying to lure the timid alien from his hiding spot, you probably remember that Elliott used Reese’s Pieces. Initially, Steven Spielberg tried to get Mars to green-light the use of M&Ms, but for one reason or another, Mars didn’t sign off on the ad deal. Hershey’s sold 65% more Reese’s Pieces following the tremendous success of E.T., while Mars management was probably kicking themselves in the shins for that huge blunder.

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com

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