Think of Sixlets as a combination of M&Ms and Whoppers. They're candy-coated chocolates, but with a bit of malt flavor that separates them from their candy brethren. The name supposedly comes from the candy's original packing, a cellophane tube with six pieces inside it. When first introduced in the 60s Sixlets came in brown, orange, yellow, green, and red. Those are the ones you can find in cellophane tubes and other traditional packaging. Through the years there have been more than a dozen other colors added, which make Sixlets a popular choice for wedding and shower candies. Once a part of Hershey Corporation, Sixlets are now manufactured by the Oak Leaf division of SweetWorks Candy.