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Entry from July 21, 2023
“Sixlets are a poor man’s M&M’s”

The candies Smarties (introduced in the United Kingdom in 1937), M&M’s (introduced in the United States in 1941) and Sixlets (introduced in Canada by 1960) have been compared to each other.
     
“Are Smarties just the poor man’s M&M’s or what?” was posted on the newsgroup alt.music.rush on August 31, 2002. “Smarties.  The (very) poor man’s M&Ms” was posted on Twitter by Monkeygrrrl on April 14, 2010. “Smarties are more like the poor mans’ m&ms” was posted on Tiwtter by Nicole on October 28, 2010. “Smarties are the poor man’s M&Ms” was posted on Twitter by Nick Sugarbaker on March 10, 2011. “Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms” was posted on Twitter by Matthew Priest on July 5, 2012. “Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms. #fact” was posted on Twitter by Jason Hooper on March 15, 2013. “Smarties are just the poor mans M&M’s #candyfacts” was posted on Twitter by The Dude on February 4, 2015.
 
“M&Ms a poor man’s smarties” was posted on Twitter by Andy Scott on November 11, 2010. “I just found a bag of The Poor Man’s Smarties, AKA plain M&Ms” was posted on Twitter by Made Up Name on August 25, 2011. “Regular chocolate or peanut? I’ll agree on the peanut ones but the regular chocolate are just a poor man’s Smarties” was posted on Twitter by keith on January 4, 2012. “M&Ms are a poor mans smarties!” was posted on Twitter by Alex Palmer on March 23, 2012. “m&m’s are a poor mans smarties” was posted on Twitter by J Morgan on April 12, 2012. “M&Ms are the poor man’s Smarties. Fellow Canadians, back me up here” was posted on Twitter by 鉁婐煆库湂馃従鉁婐煆解湂馃徏 Dr. Woke 匕匕賮丞 丕賱孬賱噩 on January 20, 2020. “Plain M&M’s are poor man’s Smarties” was posted on Twitter by Patrick Ray on March 1, 2023.
 
“Sixlets - the poor man’s M&Ms. #candyclub” was posted on Twitter by Heather From West Virginia on August 17, 2010. “Sixlets are a poor mans m&ms” was posted on Twitter by Matthew Ho on May 14, 2011. “Some call them the poor man’s M&Ms. If so, I’m dead broke cuz I prefer Sixlets, even boxed & not in cellophane sleeve” was posted on Twitter by #BarneStorm鉀堬笍 on November 25, 2012. ” Ahhh sixlets. Poor mans’ M&Ms” was posted on Twitter by B.D. Bohnzie馃嵑 on May 7, 2013. “Sixlets. The poor mans M&MS” was posted on Twitter by mvp on August 2, 2013. “Sixlets are the poor man’s M&Ms” was posted on Twitter by MuSuBi on March 9, 2022.
 
   
Wikipedia: M&M’s
M&M’s (stylized as m&m’s) are multi-colored button-shaped chocolates, each of which has the letter “m” printed in lower case in white on one side, consisting of a candy shell surrounding a filling which varies depending upon the variety of M&M’s. (...) The candy originated in the United States in 1941, and M&M’s have been sold in over 100 countries since 2003.
 
Wikipedia: Smarties
Smarties are colour-varied sugar-coated chocolate confectionery. They have been manufactured since 1937, originally by H.I. Rowntree & Company in the United Kingdom, and now by Nestl茅.
         
Wikipedia: Sixlets 
Sixlets are small round candy-coated, chocolate-flavored candy made by Oak Leaf Confections, a Chocolat Frey company based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are often sold in thin cellophane packages that hold them in a tube-like formation. The United States Food and Drug Administration recognized that Sixlets are safe for human consumption during a 1961 study. The ball-shaped candies come in colors that include red, brown, yellow, green, blue and orange.
       
Google Groups: alt.music.rush
So…
Just GedHead
Aug 31, 2002, 12:40:10鈥疉M
Are Smarties just the poor man’s M&M’s or what?
-Suzanne
     
Twitter
Monkeygrrrl
@moniquehunt
Smarties.  The (very) poor man’s M&Ms.  Yet…oddly satisfying.
6:28 AM 路 Apr 14, 2010
 
Twitter
Heather From West Virginia
@heatherljames
@johnmoe Sixlets - the poor man’s M&Ms. #candyclub
1:38 PM 路 Aug 17, 2010
 
Tiwtter
Nicole
@dorkabrain
@asthmattic In Oz we call what You call Smarties ‘Fruit Tingles’ and what we call Smarties are more like the poor mans’ m&ms /coolstorybro
7:27 PM 路 Oct 28, 2010
     
Twitter
Andy Scott
@Enteralterego
M&Ms a poor man’s smarties, wife brought home some crispy ones, diet is off at the mo
3:12 PM 路 Nov 11, 2010
 
Twitter
Nick Sugarbaker
@NickSugarbaker
@ElizaSum Smarties are the poor man’s M&Ms
9:23 PM 路 Mar 10, 2011
 
Twitter
Matthew Ho
@mho88
Sixlets are a poor mans m&ms
12:38 PM 路 May 14, 2011
             
Twitter
Made Up Name
@JenO_Eh
I just found a bag of The Poor Man’s Smarties, AKA plain M&Ms.  It made my day marginally better.
2:49 PM 路 Aug 25, 2011
   
Twitter
Keith
@KeithREmmerson
@OhLookBirdies Regular chocolate or peanut? I’ll agree on the peanut ones but the regular chocolate are just a poor man’s Smarties.
10:33 AM 路 Jan 4, 2012
 
Twitter
Alex Palmer
@AlexPalmer_24
M&Ms are a poor mans smarties!
8:48 PM 路 Mar 23, 2012
   
Twitter
J Morgan
@Jono_efc
@Shan_Miller93 m&m’s are a poor mans smarties
7:02 PM 路 Apr 12, 2012
 
Twitter 
Matthew Priest
@MrPeaker
@bellsdubai Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms ... except the Crunchy M&Ms, they were just wrong.
7:39 AM 路 Jul 5, 2012
     
Twitter
David Wiebe
@davidmj
@Glark @TaraAriano Settle? You mean with the poor man’s Smarties? The M&M? No thanks.
10:11 PM 路 Oct 24, 2012
 
Twitter
Yack Puddle馃寵
@DiddyKongCrady
@EvaLongoria I’m sorry Eva but M&Ms are the poor man’s #Smarties.
7:47 PM 路 Nov 16, 2012
 
Twitter
#BarneStorm鉀堬笍
@TheJayBarnes
Some call them the poor man’s M&Ms. If so, I’m dead broke cuz I prefer Sixlets, even boxed & not in cellophane sleeve.
8:00 PM 路 Nov 25, 2012 from Little Chute, WI
 
Twitter
Jason Hooper
@superjhooper
鈥淍stats_canada: 54% of Canadians secretly prefer M&Ms but patriotically eat Smarties instead.鈥 Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms. #fact
7:09 PM 路 Mar 15, 2013
 
Twitter
#BarneStorm鉀堬笍
@TheJayBarnes
Sitting down to enjoy a “fresh” box of Sixlets, the poor man’s M&Ms.
7:47 PM 路 Apr 28, 2013
 
Twitter
B.D. Bohnzie馃嵑
@JohnnyFieldgoal
@cmh2382 Ahhh sixlets. Poor mans’ M&Ms.
2:06 PM 路 May 7, 2013
 
Twitter
connor
@Connor_Garwood
@Ryann_Hughess69 pshh smarties are poor mans m&ms, they’re still lush though!
8:19 PM 路 May 28, 2013
   
Twitter
mvp
@mvpmckee
Sixlets. The poor mans M&MS
4:50 PM 路 Aug 2, 2013
         
Twitter
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@Ractrick
#confessyourunpopularopinion M&M’s are a poor mans smarties
7:52 PM 路 Aug 7, 2013
 
Twitter 
Jason Hooper
@superjhooper
I stand by what I’ve said before, Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms. #gross
9:59 AM 路 Nov 1, 2013
 
Twitter
Ian Frias
@Imaginasian_
Smarties are the poor man’s M&Ms #smartiesaregross #poormansM&Ms #M&Msftw
9:11 PM 路 Nov 18, 2013
 
Twitter
Eric
@darkcanuck87
Smarties are the poor-mans M&M’s.
@J_Giuseppe @adrianfabbro
9:03 PM 路 Feb 2, 2014
   
Twitter
Jaycee
@oddlygorgeous
@ElleMishell they’re called rockets. Smarties are a poor mans m&m’s
9:45 PM 路 Apr 14, 2014
     
Twitter     
The Walking Dude
@deadorcs
@NotanNPC @Aerowen Well, except No. 18. Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms.
11:23 AM 路 Jul 2, 2014
   
Twitter
-E-
@Zooomingevy
@eightlaces plus m&m’s are the poor man’s Smarties
1:27 AM 路 Aug 18, 2014
 
Twitter
Claire 鈦
@LadyInTheTweets
@snarkysara We are! Now I want Smarties. The American kind. Canadian smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms. (cc: @Inkasaurus @b_anyon)
4:46 PM 路 Aug 25, 2014
 
Twitter
Jason Hooper
@superjhooper
@tommargetts @PenderSuper @chrisRgreene @PasteMagazine like I’ve said time and time again, Smarties are a poor man’s M&Ms. #FACT
1:12 PM 路 Jan 8, 2015
 
Twitter
The Dude
@sjrfotwenty
Smarties are just the poor mans M&M’s #candyfacts
12:57 AM 路 Feb 4, 2015
     
Twitter
Neil Gow
@Lord_Gow
@TheKFV @chicagotribune @John_Kass I like Smarties (both US & Canadian) & accept Sixlets for what they are, poor man’s M&Ms.
7:11 PM 路 Oct 25, 2015
 
Twitter
Anthony Cole
@CoachColeJr
I agree. Sixlets are a joke! Poor man’s M&Ms and even poorer man’s Whoppers which are low key the best Halloween candy.
9:59 PM 路 Oct 31, 2017
   
Twitter
Neale Ferguson
@nealeferguson
M&Ms - the poor man’s Smarties (UK, Australia & NZ)
9:39 PM 路 Jan 11, 2018
 
Twitter 
auty
@intrntangel
smarties are a poor mans m&ms
3:48 AM 路 Feb 15, 2018
   
Twitter 
Melissa
@miss_red_mel
I have always said Smarties are a poor man鈥檚 M&M鈥檚
3:20 PM 路 Apr 25, 2019
     
Twitter
ollie 馃嚚馃嚘 馃嚜馃嚜 馃嚭馃嚘 馃彺鬆仹鬆仮鬆伔鬆伂鬆伋鬆伩
@_olliemorgan
M & M鈥檚. Poor man鈥檚 Smarties.
9:29 PM 路 Sep 21, 2019
 
Twitter
馃挍FarkeingComeOnLeeds馃憡馃挋
@Rich_B___
M&ms gotta go, just a poor mans smarties, shitty seaside candy cane equivalent
3:30 AM 路 Sep 22, 2019
 
Twitter
Victoria Anne
@victoriaanne23
Poor mans m&m鈥檚
(Sixlets are shown.—ed.)
1:23 PM 路 Oct 2, 2019
     
Twitter
wondr
@arnoniempje123
smarties = poor man’s m&ms
koetjesreep = 1% cacao smaakt naar plastic
Translated from Dutch by Google
smarties = poor man’s m&ms
cow bar = 1% cocoa tastes like plastic
8:55 AM 路 Nov 3, 2019
 
Twitter
Mike McIlmoyle
@Scotsman24
Smarties are poor man鈥檚 m&m鈥檚
9:17 PM 路 Apr 6, 2020
 
Twitter
鈥ay what ?!鈽 鉄煬
@BusanNaega_
Smarties is a poor mans M&Ms
11:01 AM 路 Apr 21, 2020
     
Twitter
鉁婐煆库湂馃従鉁婐煆解湂馃徏 Dr. Woke 匕匕賮丞 丕賱孬賱噩
@SnowflakeWoke
M&Ms are the poor man’s Smarties.
Fellow Canadians, back me up here.
11:22 PM 路 Jan 20, 2020
 
Twitter
kristin
@kkirsch1999
鈥淪ixlet鈥檚: the poor man鈥檚 m&m鈥檚鈥 -dad
8:17 PM 路 Feb 11, 2022
     
Twitter
MuSuBi
@MuSuBi19
Sixlets are the poor man’s M&Ms. Charleston Chew anyone?
7:13 PM 路 Mar 9, 2022
   
Twitter
Patrick Ray
@patricknray
Plain M&M’s are poor man’s Smarties
2:21 PM 路 Mar 1, 2023
 
Twitter
Jason Hooper
@superjhooper
Poor man鈥檚 M&M鈥檚. #smartiestastelikethebox
12:03 PM 路 Mar 12, 2023
 
Twitter
馃鈧碘抱鈧斥偉蓡獗犐喢樷偊馃 (Photoshop Artist For Hire)
@bewarchameleon
“smarties: the poor mans M&Ms exposed”
8:57 PM 路 Jul 5, 2023

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