# how many peanut m&ms are there in a 62 oz container?

### 4 Answers

- Roger the MoleLv 72 weeks ago
At the grocery I looked at "Nutrition Facts" boxes on a 10-oz package and a 38-oz package of peanut M&Ms. (I didn't find any 62-oz packages.) They both said there were 12 pieces [of candy] in a "serving" and each serving weighed exactly 1 oz. I see no reason to suppose the pieces to be a different size in a larger package, so:

(62 oz) / (1 oz/serving) x (12 pieces/serving) = 744 pieces

I don't like peanut M&Ms well enough to buy 62 oz. of them and count the pieces, but I would expect a certain small amount of variation from one package to the next anyway.

- Dr WLv 72 weeks ago
as an estimate

.. let's say the volume of each peanut m&m = 2.0 cm³

.. let's say the mass of each peanut m&m = 2.6g

.. let's say the packing density = 0.68 (close packing)

.. (challenge those if you wish)

then if your 62oz refers to a bag weight of m&m's

.. 62oz... . 28.3g.. . 1m&m

----- ---- x ---- ---- x ----- ---- = 670 m&m's

.. ... 1.. . .. .1 oz.. . ..2.6g

but ii your 62oz is fluid oz... i.e.. a 62oz jar of m&m's

.. 62oz.. . 28.4mL.. 1m&m

--- ----- x ---- ----- x ---- ---- =880 m&m's

.. . .1.. .. . .. 1oz.. . ..2.0mL

- JayLv 62 weeks ago
depends on the shape of the container and how much of the space is occupied by other matter