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Mmm & Mmm
This afternoon I tried Shermanilla's technique for eating M&Ms
. Since I was in a high-light environment, some adjustments had to be made.
- I dumped my bag of M&Ms on a sheet of paper and arranged them in horizontal lines M side down with the longest row furthest from my body. Stop and marvel at the chocolate abacus.
- 20 Blues
- 12 Oranges
- 8 Greens
- 6 Reds
- 5 Yellows
- 4 Browns
- As you will notice, a strange convergence emerges. The writing on the back of the bag has M&M propoganda written in different lines of color. Blue is on the top, followed by orange, green and yellow. This is exactly the proportion of M's inside the bag. (!)
- When eating an M, always take one from the longest row. If two rows are tied, eat one from the row that initially had fewer. Shermanilla is correct that the most exciting time is when all rows are equal.
- Since I only had 1 M in my mouth at a time, I made sure to chew each M 7 times for a total of 385 chews per bag or roughly 1.6 chews per calorie.
This method was extremely fun, but Shermanilla's drive for OC is obviously stronger than her obsession for chocolate. I find that half of the fun of eating M&Ms is having 10 chocolates in your mouth at once. (Such gluttony is not even possible with other chocolates such as Cadburry Eggs.... believe me, I've tried!) Perhaps next time instead of eating one M at a time, I will eat the entire difference of one row to the next in a single gulp. (For example, eating 8 blue Ms at once until both blue and orange are at 12. Then eating 4 blues and 4 oranges until blue, orange and green are all at 8..... once again, the best part of the experience will be when all rows are equal so that you can put the remaining 24 Ms in your mouth.....)
Posted by hans1995 at March 9, 2005 1:39 PM