Mars snips Snickers' calorie count
February 16th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
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Have you ever stood near the checkout of a grocery store and stared at the rack of chocolate bars, debating whether anyone would judge you for buying the king-size?

You know the regular size is enough to satisfy your craving, but the bigger candy bar is only 40 cents more and it just... Looks. So. Good.

Worry no more – Mars, Inc. is going taking that decision out of your hands. The company that produces M&Ms, 3 Musketeers, Snickers and Twix bars has vowed to stop shipping any Mars chocolate products that exceed 250 calories per portion by the end of 2013.

Read - Mars puts Snickers bars on a diet

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Filed under: Childhood Obesity • Diets • Health News


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  1. CN Red

    Haven't had a king-size candy bar in years. Dare I say decades. But I do seem to remember them being waxy and not tasting the same as the regular size bars.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:20 am |
    • SeanNJ

      You need to take the wrapper off before you eat it.

      February 17, 2012 at 10:56 am |
      • josh white

        hahahahahaha. boom roasted

        February 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  2. AleeD®

    Don't forget to make them one serving size per package. I'm so tired of seeing "servings per container: 2.4" What the blue peepin' Hades am I supposed to do with 0.4 servings?

    February 16, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  3. Sir Biddle

    They'll change the portion size to fit a bogus calorie count level but they'll still charge the same price as the original portion size. Love the ability to capitolize profit margins under the guise of helping "fat America" slim down.

    February 16, 2012 at 12:24 pm |
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