M&Ms and the Spanish Civil War

An odd one. Apparantly the idea for M&Ms were modeled after chocolates that the man behind Mars, Forrest Mars Sr, had discovered while in Spain during the during the Civil War. It seems that Forrest got the idea when he saw soldiers eating a pieces of chocolate covered with a crisp sugar coating—the chocolate pieces did not melt in the hot temperatures at the front…I don’t know on which the side the soldiers were on. More here