Adventures through South America...

March 5, 2009

Day Five: Mars Caramel

To be honest, I'm getting tired of eating chocolate bars...

This morning I was not feeling well, so I chose something that should be easy on my stomach:

Mars Caramel
Did you know:
  • Since the summer of 2006, all Mars Bars produced in Canada are peanut-free. Mars is one of the few chocolate bars in North America for which no size of the product has any trace of peanuts.
  • In February 2008, Mars Canada introduced a new variety of Mars bar called "Mars Caramel" to compete with the Cadbury Caramilk and Nestle Aero Caramel bars.
Ok, so I was a little skeptical of this chocolate bar in the first place, considering it is obviously just a ploy to get a larger share of the market (like every 'new' chocolate bar is). But holey!!! This was like a GIANT Caramilk bar! Move over Cadbury! I don't care how you get the caramel into the chocolate anymore - I no longer have to break you into individual pieces to eat you. The Mars Caramel offers the opportunity to get ALL of your caramel cravings in at once. I don't think it needs to be said that I am not one to 'save' parts of or even whole chocolate bars. I once even tried buying them in bulk at Wal-Mart and putting them in the freezer, but this just resulted in me figuring out that I really like frozen chocolate and left me with a giant tummy ache.

Once you start eating a Mars Caramel, there are no 'savesies' for later, which is just fine by me!

I did find it odd that there was no slogan on the packaging of this chocolate bar. There was also very little advertising (accesible via the internet) or web hits for this, I assume that's because it is a Canada only launch? I aslo checked out Grab your pillow guys, cause it's a BORING site. It seems to only link to their coporate site, for the life of me I cannot find anything exciting on Mars bars....

until i found this: Deep-fried Mars Bar. Now this is for a regular Mars bar, but I'm going with the assumption that you could deep fry a Mars Caramel just as well!

I would recommend this chocolate bar to anyone who is bored of their old Caramilk bar. I would not recommend this to someone who doesn't like eating a whole chocolate bar all at once, cause once this baby's open it's gotta get eaten.

Milk Factor:1
Smiles: 3
Calories it was worth: 200 out of 210 (throw in a couple of peanuts and it'd be worth 210, but then of course it would be more calories)

1 comment:

Provoke said...

ohhh yum!! Mars has LOADS of different chocolate 'bars' here: for instance Mars Delight: which is my personal fav & let's not forget Mars Planets: shall I include these as well in the package? Jxx