Candy Starting With M: (Letter M Candies)

There are several candies that start with ‘M’ including many familiar names. Directly below is a list of these candies. However, if you want additional details about these treats we included descriptions and images of each under the list.

View our A to Z List of Candies if you’re looking for candies that start with another letter! Let’s get into the candies that begin with “M”!

List Of Candy That Starts With M

  • M&M’s
  • Mallo Cup
  • Maltesers
  • Mamba
  • Mars
  • Mary Jane
  • Mazapán
  • Mentos
  • Mike and Ike
  • Milka
  • Milk Duds
  • Milky Way
  • Mounds
  • Mr. Beast
  • Mr. Goodbar
  • Munch


M&Ms are bite-sized chocolate candies with a colorful candy shell. The candy-coated chocolate treats were first introduced in 1941 by Forrest Mars and Bruce Murrie. The name “M&M” stands for the initials of Mars and Murrie.

They come in various colors but all colors taste the same. The classic M&M colors are brown, yellow, red, green, blue, and orange.

Beyond the Plain M&M’s that are pictured above, some of the other varieties include Peanut, Dark Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Almond, and others.

Mallo Cup

A Mallo Cup consists of a whipped marshmallow creme center covered in milk chocolate. It is round in shape and is similar in appearance to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Mallo Cup is made by the Boyer Candy Company, which was founded in 1936 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. The company currently also makes the Clark bar among other candies.


Forrest Mars Sr. invented Maltesers in 1936 and they hit store shelves the following year. It remains a brand of Mars today with the company reportedly selling 187 million products per year. They are an extremely popular candy in the UK.

Maltesers consist of a light, crispy malt-flavored center that is surrounded by a layer of smooth milk chocolate. Maltesers are known for their round shape and light, honeycomb-like core, which makes them easy to pop into your mouth.

They are awfully similar to Whoppers but arguably better tasting. In fact, we wrote an article comparing Whoppers versus Maltesers if you’re interested in a comparison.


Mamba is a type of fruity and chewy candy made by August Storck. They are best compared to Starburst, which many readers may be more familiar with. The three varieties available in the United States are Original, Sour, and Tropics.


A Mars bar is a chocolate bar that consists of nougat topped with caramel and coated in milk chocolate. Most readers from the United States are probably thinking that it sounds exactly like a Milky Way, a similar candy bar with caramel. In fact, it is very similar to this candy bar that is also made by Mars, Incorporated.

The Mars bar was invented by Forrest Mars Sr. in 1932 in Slough, England. The bars are still produced in the same factory in Slough where they were first made.

Mary Jane

This candy dates back to 1914 when it was first created by a candy manufacturer called Robert O. Lord’s. Mary Jane is depicted as a young girl on the packaging. However, the candy was actually named after the aunt of the inventor of this candy.

Mary Jane is known for its old school taste of peanut butter and molasses that still taste delicious to many modern taste buds. Its texture is similar to taffy. Atkinson’s Candy Company makes this classic treat today.


Mazapán is a type of confection that originated in Spain and is popular in many Latin American countries. It is made primarily from ground peanuts and powdered sugar. The result is a sweet and crumbly paste that is often molded into various shapes such as small rounds.


Mentos were invented in 1932 by the Van Melle brothers. Their vision for the product was a sort of peppermint flavored caramel.

Mentos have a hard outer shell and a soft, chewy interior. They come in various flavors with the current line up in the U.S. being mint, mixed fruit, spearmint, strawberry, cinnamon, green apple, and rainbow. In addition the the U.S market., Mentos are sold in more than 100 countries across the global.

One notable feature of Mentos is the “Mentos and Soda” experiment, where dropping Mentos into a bottle of soda causes a rapid and impressive release of carbon dioxide bubbles. The ultimate result is a fountain-like effect spewing from the bottle. This phenomenon is due to the rough surface of the Mentos candy providing a place for bubbles to form and eventually transform into foam.

Mike and Ike

Spilled Box of Original Mike and Ikes

Mike and Ike is a brand of fruit-flavored chewy candies. The candies are small, sort of pill shaped, and have a slightly chewy texture. They come in a variety of flavors including cherry, lemon, lime, orange, and strawberry.

The brand was introduced in 1940 by Just Born, a candy company based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Over the years, Mike and Ike candies have released several spin-offs from the Original Fruits. The other products include Tropical Typhoon, MegaMix Sour, MegaMix, Berry Blast, and other single flavor packages such as sour lemon, orange, sour watermelon, and cherry.

Read our Mike and Ike Candy Profile for additional details on this candy brand.


Milka is a brand of chocolate confection that originated in Switzerland in 1901. It is now owned by the multinational company Mondelez International.

Its name is a combination of milk and cocoa in German words. The candy is recognized by its purple packaging and the iconic Milka cow logo. According to the manufacturer’s website, the Milka brand sells about 150,000 of its products per hour to give you an idea of its popularity.

Milk Duds

Milk Duds are made by The Hershey Company. They are small, chewy caramel candies covered in a chocolate coating. The candies are commonly packaged in 5 oz. theatre boxes or 10 oz. cartons.

The candy was first introduced in 1926 by F. Hoffman & Company and acquired by Hershey in 1996. The name “Milk Duds” is believed to be a play on the word “dud,” meaning a failure or something that doesn’t work as intended, implying that they were intended to be perfectly round but ended up as “duds.”

Milky Way

Milky Way is one of the best-selling and iconic candy bars in the world. It was introduced in 1923 by Mars Inc., making it one of the oldest candy bars still being produced today.

The American version of the Milky Way is different from the European version with the same name. In the United States, it is made of a nougat center topped with caramel and covered in milk chocolate. In Europe, what is called a Milky Way is more similar to the American 3 Musketeers bar, consisting of a fluffy, whipped nougat center covered in milk chocolate.

As with many popular candy bars, there are different variations and limited-edition releases of Milky Way, so you might find different flavors or seasonal offerings. Midnight and Cookie Dough are examples of the current variations from the original that are made in America.


Almond Joy (pictured left), Mounds (pictured right)

The Mounds brand has been owned by The Hershey Company since 1988. However, the Peter Paul Candy Manufacturing Company is credited for bringing it to the masses during the 1920s.

Mounds are known for their sweetened coconut filling that is surrounded by dark chocolate. Almond Joy is another candy bar produced by Hershey’s that is similar to Mounds but includes almonds and milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate.

Mr. Beast

Yes, Mr. Beast, the YouTube philanthropist, has a line of candy. His candy bars include Deez Nutz Chocolate, Milk Crunch Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Sea Salt Chocolate, and Quinoa Crunch Chocolate. Mr. Beast also produces Karl Gummies, which are made with natural flavors and no artificial colors.

Mr. Goodbar

Image: Rich S/flickr

Another mister makes the list of candies that start with M. This time it is the much older Mr. Goodbar that was introduced in 1925 by Milton S. Hershey.

It’s reportedly called Mr. Goodbar after Milton misheard an employee of Hershey say “Mister Goodbar” when what he really said was “That’s a good bar”. The name “Mr. Goodbar” seemed to stick so Hershey went with it for the name of their new bar.

The bar consists of roasted peanuts embedded in milk chocolate. According to Hershey’s, the bars are made in Stuart’s Draft, Virginia today.


The Munch bar was released in 1970 as a Snickers product called Snickers Munch Peanut Brittle Bar. While the connection to Snickers has been removed from its label, it is still made by Mars, the makers of Snickers. This is a candy bar similar to a standard Payday bar in that it is full of peanuts and caramel without the use of chocolate