Food of the Eighties, M&Ms - tan!!!
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The traditional mix of the early to mid-80s consisted of the following colors (in order of my personal preference): Green, TAN, Yellow, Brown, Orange. No disgusting red or unnecessary blue in there to screw up the delicate color palette. Man, M&M/Mars needs to make a reissue of 'Vintage' style M&Ms mixes with NO red or blue. I bet they'd sell like crazy, thanks to nutcases like me.
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ksxsage - January 20, 2010 - Report this comment
The tan ones absolutely tasted the best.
Jan Griffiths - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I don't miss the tan ones at all. Blue is better!!
Sara - February 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I voted for blue. Remember, we got to vote?
G.Gatsbee - June 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Yes i remeber they had the tan ones around 1985 those were my favorite!
sohni - September 17, 2010 - Report this comment
yes i dont know why but the tan ones tasted different@ much better!!! miss them! and sucks...!
Jan Griffiths - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Tan ones are still available at the m&m website. You can them any color on there. If you want tan ones, try that.
Michelle - December 29, 2010 - Report this comment
i loved them more too!
Angela - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't remember the tan ones tasting any different, myself, but I DO remember when they were in each packet. I also like the idea of M&Ms releasing an 80's variety with no red or blue!
Jenny - August 31, 2011 - Report this comment
The tan ones were my second-to-least favorite (the least being the dark brown). Yes, I have to sort them by color and eat them least to most favorite! :P
Jan Griffiths - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
Actually, the candy coating all tastes the same--just different colors. My favorite color is blue, so I'm glad the blue ones kicked out the tan ones.
Charlie - February 13, 2014 - Report this comment
Tan was available from 1950-1995. The number that was called in 1995 to vote on a replacement color (blue) was 1-800-fun-color
Jess - November 02, 2015 - Report this comment
I fondly remember the tan ones. Didn't they do away with them when they brought in the red ones? I vaguely remember reading that they did away with red ones because of some controversy over the red dye being bad for your health. They had the tan ones to replace them. Then when the hoopla over the red dye was found to be untrue (or they started using something else, don't remember), they brought the red ones back. Maybe this isn't totally how it went, but I seem to remember the tan ones disappearing when the red ones came back.

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