Wednesday, September 23, 2009

too many m&ms tonight + love happens review



Originally uploaded by Brandy Shaul
I got to see "Love Happens" tonight with Kate. It was fun spotting the ecojot logo twice, and Jennifer Aniston character's Eloise jotting in an ecojot journal.

There was other product placement, yet it was nice knowing that ecojot was asked to be there!

I'd love to see ecojot on the the big screen more often... Heck, I'd love to see ecojot on the small screen too!

So what's with the title of my entry tonight? Well, I have a tendency to indulge when watching movies... Tonight was no exception... Kate and I stopped at the nearby grocert store in the bulk section where I picked us up some peanut m&ms... I think I had too many. My tummy started to hurt.

It made me think of this month's issue of Fast Company magazine's numerlogy piece about candy... I couldn't find the cool infographic that was attached to the article online, but here are some crazy candy numerlogy facts, just in time for Halloween...
The U.S. candy manufacturing industry includes about 1,600 companies, but just 2 (the Hersheys Co. and Mars Snackfoods U.S.) make 15 of the top-20 selling chocolate candy bars.

Only 26% of homes gives out full-sized candy bars. Fun-sized Snickers bars are the most popular Halloween candy.

Treat: Austin, Charlotte, and San Antonio lead U.S. Halloween spending on candy and decorations, with $53 per household.
Trick: Cincinnati spends the least, $35.

93% of kids go trick-or-treating.

There are 22 M&M colors.
Mar's M&Ms are the most popular chocolate candies in the United States, with annual sales of almost $425 million.

Halloween is responsible for three-fourths of candy corn's annual sales.

October 30th is national Candy Corn Day. Nearly 9 billion pieces of candy corn are produced annually.

Prohibition was a sweet age of revenge: Baby Ruths, Oh Henry!, Charleston Chew, Mounds, Milky Way, Reese's peanut butter cups, Bit-O-Honey, Mr Goodbar, Milk Duds, Butterfinger, and Snickers all debuted between 1920 and 1930.

America will spend $9 billion on Halloween. The average person will spend $20.39 of that on candy.

Every day, Tootsie Roll Industries produces 16 million Tootsie Pops. According to Purdue University study, it takes an average of 252 licks to get to the center.

Twizzlers, Good & Plenty, a Milky Way, and a Vosges Mo's Bar were consumed during the production of this story.
Anyway, I enjoyed "Love Happens"... Aaron Eckhart is dreamy in it, even if he was dealing with his own stuff ;) As I told DesignerJots, "it was a cute feel-good-movie, a little bit of drama, a bit comedy and just the right amount of gushy romance." Check it out and let me know what you think!

xo,
ej


PS - No, I did not just have m&ms for dinner tonight! Promise... I had two small salads too before the m&ms =D

2 comments:

D'angelo said...

Aw. :) I think of M&Ms as a friend food, they come in all colours and are easy to share. Plus I used to love M&M toys of all kinds. Thanks for the stills of ecojot on big screen!

Atul said...

love happens is a romantic comedy drama in which jennifer aniston had played a very classic role , I like the movie only because of her and also I made
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