Smarties Colour Distribution Research Project

 

 

 

This is a follow-up to my M&M Colour Distribution Research Project, and follows the same methodology.

For those of you unfortunate enough not to be Canadian, Smarties (Wikipedia) (Official) are a small, coloured candy with a hard shell and chocolate inside.

Once I’d started counting the M&Ms, I started to wonder about Smarties. So, I started to count them. Once I had 100 boxes sampled, I decided to make the information public. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Average number of Smarties per package:

Average number of Smarties per package

Some Totals:

109 bags of Smarties, containing 5,428 Smarties, an average of 49.80 Smarties per bag.

Brown: 556
Pink: 678
Blue: 739
Green: 653
Yellow: 714
Orange: 566
Red: 797

If you are really are bored, you can look at all the colour information.  Please feel free to use this data for whatever you’d like.  I’d love to hear what you use it for.

One thought on “Smarties Colour Distribution Research Project

  1. Thanks this is great research. I’m looking st the probability of getting one of each colour when you shake 7 smarties out of a tube. The math didn’t account for reality and I hadn’t thought that the initial distribution of colour would be anything other than equal.

    I’ll plug your numbers into my simulation and see what happens!

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