King Size Snickers Bars and others ending in 2013

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  1. Magnificent Mr. Hole

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    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/02/mars-cutting-king-size-candy/

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    Hungry? Starting in 2013 you’ll have to grab a slightly smaller Snickers.

    Mars Inc., which makes M&Ms, Twix, Milky Way and many other notable candies, told Reuters that by the end of next year it will not sell any chocolate products that have more than 250 calories.

    That means the more-than-500-calorie “king size†Snickers bar will become extinct, along with other “king size†goodies.

    Mars told NPR the company planned to replace “king size†candy with bags of two and four smaller bars. According to NPR, the company said it wants to “enable sharing or saving a portion for later.â€

    “As you taste something, you start being more tempted,†said Dan Ariely, professor of behavioral economics at Duke University. “So the first bite of chocolate is very satisfying, but it creates a really strong craving for the second bite. So if you have four of those little things in a package, there’s a question of whether you would be able to stop after the first or you just take another bite, and another bite, and not stop until you finish the whole package.â€

    Even the current two-ounce Snickers is not small enough. It will have to downsize from 280 calories, losing at least 10 percent of its current self.

    On it’s website, Mars talks about â€responsible snacking†and highlights the fact that currently its “king size†candy is made in two pieces, “ne for now and one for later.â€
     
  2. HAL

    HAL HAM

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    Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
     
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    P-B Honourary Canuck Gold

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    Snickers suck.



    There. I said it.
     
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    blame (Michelle) Obama
     
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    This
     
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    somertimes you feel like a nut,sometimes you don't.
     
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    Yep! Now I gotta, er, I mean those people have to buy several to get a fix...
     
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    You suck!











    On my penis! :c
     
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    This^
    How long before other candy makers follow suit because of pressure from the govt.?
     
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    Pussies, they should make a 4000 calorie bar. :drool:
     
  11. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP Gold

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    That's how I felt when McD's got away with Super Size

    All right then, gimme two large fries then

    Faggot


     
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    I just wish they would bring back the Marathon bar (the original one, not the ghey Curly Wurly)
     
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    That was one of the best Seinfeld episodes.
     
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    A milky way choc bar, shot with a .22 pellet and frozen a split sec after the pellet exiting :snipe:


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    Three Musketeers Mint with Dark Chocolate 5 :yay:


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  19. boxers

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    Shrink the size retain the price.....this is nothing new