I Eat Your Face!

When I was a kid, I wanted to marry a man who also had the initial “M” so we could serve M&M’s at our wedding reception. Little did I know that, since the 1980s, the company will pretty much print anything on an M&M, although Mars does stress that you should keep it clean (plus, near as I can figure it, custom M&M’s are going to cost you, like, $25 a pound).

Now you are no longer limited to words on your M&M. The candy maker’s Faces on M&M’s program (presumably unrelated to the 1968 John Cassavetes film) allows you to have your loved one’s photo etched onto an M&M. And then you can eat it.

Apparently Martha thinks it’s a good thing.

Yeah, I guess the possibilities are endless: baby-head photos on M&M’s for birthday parties, bride and groom photos for weddings. But I just can’t get past the fact that, essentially, you’re chowing on your loved one’s face. Seems kinda symbolically cannibalistic to me …

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