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  1. Health Concerns
    Even the Maker of M&M’s Thinks Americans Eat Too Much CandyMars wants fast-food chains to quit adding its products to their already-unhealthy desserts.
  2. Chris Christie Defends the Way He Eats M&MsChris Christie is doing fine, and he’d appreciate it if America stopped asking.
  3. Health Trends
    Misguided Maker of Skittles and M&Ms Swears Off Artificial DyeWhat would Willy Wonka think?
  4. Red Planet
    Red M&M’s Almost Disappeared ForeverBetter red than dead, they say.
  5. in other news
    Mars Defends Americans’ Right to Walk Around Times Square in UnderwearM&M’s parent company turns Naked Cowboy suit political.
  6. The New York Diet
    The Naked Cowboy Treats Himself to Bedtime Protein BarsIt’s not easy staying in size 16 tightie whities.
  7. in other news
    Victory for the Naked Cowboy! (Sorta)We don’t know about you, but our faith in the American justice system has been restored.
  8. in other news
    Naked Cowboy Wins First Battle in War With M&MTime was, a man could play a guitar in Times Square in a cowboy hat and tightie whities and be assured that he was the only one doing it. That’s what Robert Burck, who has made a living over the past eight or so years as the Naked Cowboy, thought, anyway. “I am the epitome of the American dream,” he once said. “I’m Captain America, but better.” But recently, his dream has been threatened: by an M&M. Mars, the company that owns M&Ms, recently erected a billboard in Times Square on which a blue M&M in underwear and a cowboy hat strums the guitar, much like Burck. “My initial response was like, ‘Wow that’s cool,’” Burck told the Post the other day. But then he thought twice: He had spent years becoming the Naked Cowboy, honing his act, perfecting it. And now a piece of chocolate waltzes in and assumes his identity? Burck was not having it. This past Monday, he filed a $6 million suit against Mars for trademark infringement and other claims. The threat of the lawsuit seems to have worked; the Post today reports that Mars has taken down the billboard with the offending caricature. But this is not just a victory for the Naked Cowboy, it’s a victory for us all. “I represent the little guy,” he said. Candy Man Can’t [NYP] M&M Melts [NYP]
  9. photo op
    M&M’s Opens Times Square Store, Tortures Willing Pedestrians If you’re anything like us, nothing attracts your sweet tooth like “heavy, thin, old and young New Yorkers” sprayed in candy coating. So when we received a press release from the M&M’s people announcing that they’d be marking the opening of their new Times Square location by spraying those folks in their favorite M&M’s colors — and then branding their chests with an M, candy style — we knew we’d have to attend. Intern Everett was on the scene, where he snapped some pix and reported that nothing says yum like bikini-clad people, standing in 40-degree weather, getting sprayed with cold paint. Hey, at least the victims froze in their mouths, not in their hands.
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