One faithful afternoon in July of 1995 my urge for a snack and my tendency to get bored joined forces and my first wrapper was scanned, the Snickers® bar. (The scanner was still quite new, and its novelty had not yet worn off). The Snickers floated around on my page for approximately a week when I decided to adorn a second page with a recently eaten Twix® wrapper. When I added my third bar, the BabyRuth®, I realized on was on to something big.
Since I've been "surfin' de net" I've always had an admiration for "useless web pages". Getting on such a list, I felt, would be my ticket to web stardom. I ran into a problem, however, when I realized that I just wasn't innovative enough to create a cool interactive page or one of them nifty "web-cams" which are now a dime a dozen.
Without any other ideas I decided to start eating more candy bars and create this candy bar wrapper "archive". I hope you appreciate my weight gain and enjoy the page.
I have no problem with people requesting wrappers they would like to see added to the collection. However, chances are it would have been added long ago if only it was sold in this area. Requests give me an idea of what isn't found is this area, but it probably won't get the wrapper on the page any sooner.
If there is a wrapper missing that you would like to see, please read the next section.
If you would like to send me a wrapper I've got a couple guidelines1
Try to extrude the contents in such a manner the wrapper is damaged as little as possible.
(The front or "face" of the wrapper is obviously the most important part)
Place in standard envelope or whatever, apply proper postage, and mail to:
1: These are only guidelines, Beggars can't be choosers
I'm not a candybar historian but in phases I tend to get a lot of questions wondering whatever happened to a specific candy bar. My current most asked about candy bar is the Marathon Bar
The wrappers which I've collected personally were obtained from vending-machines, super-market check-out lines, convenient stores, and the occasional drug-store. I can't say where the wrappers sent to me came from, but I would imagine they came from the same type of places, only in Europe, Singapore, Canada, and other places I've never been.
I've eaten the contents of all but a few of the wrappers. If I bought it, I ate it.
A special conveyor belt moves the pieces along, each in its own little indentation, past rubber etch rollers that gently touch each candy, printing that distinctive "m" on its shell."m&m's" Web Page
Pretty simpleton answer but it answers the question.
When I put this page together I was going for a cotton candy color, sort of representing sugar, candy, and all things sweet. However I get many comments (most notably: "Pepto Bismol pink") and questions about it, so I thought I'd try and clarify it.
Yes, although it was an honor just to be nominated.