American Red Cross M&M's Cellophane Bag

The hard candy coated shell of M&M’s kept them from melting, which made them perfect for soldiers’ rations during World War II. The American Red Cross would regularly send care parcels to prisoners of war during World War II, and the care packages included M&M’s contained in a clear cellophane bag.
Object Name
cellophane paper
Physical Description
cellophane (overall material)
overall: 2 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 1/16 in; 6.6675 cm x 20.0025 cm x .15875 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of MARS Inc.

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