The M&M Project: I Need Your Help!

My awesome (repeat awesome) home-schooled 6 year old is currently doing a statistics project that I’m not sure former colleagues of mine could do any better.

She’s a big fan of M&M’s. Huge fan actually. And she was curious as to whether there was some form of statistical parody as to the number of M&M colors per bag. So she established a hypothesis and will track weekly the number of colors per bag.

In the interim she is collecting data on your favorite color. Could the number of M&M’s per bag coincide with a sample set of respondees favorites and least favorite colors of M&M’s? She wants to know, so please comment as to your favorite and least favorite colors in my comment box! It’s appreciated and will make a 6 year old super happy!


  1. Jessica Zahnd · September 1, 2010

    Blue rules the bag o M&Ms!

  2. Kristian · September 1, 2010

    the blue ones, in the peanut bag.

    • Robin · September 1, 2010

      I like yellow peanut m&ms.
      I don’t dislike any of them!!

  3. Bentoboxx · September 1, 2010

    I like yellow myself, but I am a peanut man. I refuse to say i don’t like brown cause brown is not only a cool M&M, it’s the only one who tells you what you are getting right up front! Brown don’t front!

  4. chrissie · September 1, 2010


  5. Steven Daitch · September 1, 2010

    I love the project, and it sounds like you’ve got a great hypothesis! My favorite color M&M is yellow.

  6. RobR · September 1, 2010

    Favorite: Blue
    Least Favorite: Yellow
    Favorite Type: Peanut butter

  7. Ramsey · September 1, 2010

    Blue for the win.

  8. Cheryl Sellers · September 1, 2010

    Favorite color: green. Least favorite: blue

  9. BrianWalters · September 1, 2010

    I like the Yellow one on TV, I like to eat the red ones, Peanut or no peanut. I really miss the crunchy one that used to come in the blue colored bag. The new pretzel ones are ok but they just don’t do it for me

  10. Lauren Wilhelm · September 1, 2010

    Yellow are the best! Good luck.

  11. Josh · September 1, 2010


  12. Tyler Lipa · September 1, 2010

    My favorite color is Green and the least favorite is red and my girlfriend Katelyn’s fave is Orange and least favorite is red.

  13. yoogol · September 1, 2010

    my favorite color is yellow, my least favorite is green.

  14. Eric Swayne · September 1, 2010

    Fav: Blue.
    Least Fav: Yellow. Brown at least remotely looks like the chocolate it contains.

  15. Jennilyn · September 1, 2010

    Blueeee! 🙂

  16. mallydally · September 1, 2010


  17. BenGenus · September 1, 2010

    I try to like Brown M&Ms because there’s less food coloring, but can’t resist Blue.

    Also Peanut is the best type.

    And maybe she could also put her findings against the timeline of colors when released?

    Good luck!

  18. Kris M. · September 1, 2010

    I’ve always been partial to green M&Ms. And the brown ones always got thrown out. lol

  19. Rose · September 1, 2010

    I was going to say white coconut M&M’s but it’s not everywhere, sooo… Green it is!

  20. Candi Daitch · September 2, 2010

    Aliya and I thank you for the responses, anyone who commented on their favorite but left out least favorite we’d love to know your least favorite color too!

  21. Erik · September 21, 2010

    Favorite – Green
    Least – Blue

  22. Rabbi Jason Miller · October 29, 2010

    Statistical parody or statistical parity?

    Here’s a question: What is the probability that she’ll get a cavity following this experiment? J/K

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