Originally Posted by unimacs
I would guess the candy keeps better in the mylar wrapper and it's also lightweight.
I am sure you are right. The question should be does the benefit of having a fresh perpermint patty 1,000 times in a row offset the detriment to the planet? Or could one live with getting a stale pepermint patty 1 time out of a hundred, but with the benefit of not having 500 mylar wrappers blowing around in the wind? Even when someone throws these mylar wrappers in the outdoor trash can, they end up blowing out.
Interesting while everything in our lives is regulated by the government, the materials and method companies package goods is not one of them.