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Confirmed sighting: Mars Midnight
Posted: 17:48 Tue 06-05-2003. Price: 35p. Location: A London Newsagent.
"Lee Maguire" reports: I prefer the white nougat to the normal Mars variety, but since I don't like dark chocolate I'm not a fan. Wasn't there a dark chocolate Mars Bar Limited Edition released a few years ago? Folk memories are a bit vague on that point, Lee, but there is good evidence [see first comment, below] that this Bourneville-flavoured brand extension has been available in Australia for some time. In other antipodean updates: Masterfoods are reported to be bringing the legendary White Maltesers to the UK in time for Christmas 2003; New Zealand is believed to be currently enjoying both "Luxury" and Noir versions of Cadbury's Flake; and NiceCupOfTeaAndASitDown claims to have spotted Caramel, Double Coat and Original Tim Tams in some UK branches of Tesco.

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Posted: 18:04 Tue 06-05-2003 by "Adrian Furby"
Comment: The Mars Midnight - "White nougat, creamy caramel, covered in smooth dark chocolate". Same shape and size as a Mars Bar, but darker (obviously). I had high hopes for this as I like the Mars Bar, and dark chocolate is good, but unfortunately the inclusion of "creamy nougat" gives it a salty nutty flavour, and the whole thing ends up tasting like a Snickers without the peanuts. Disappointing.

Going to the http://www.mars.com.au/ (Flash & frames) website, I discover that Mars kept up the troops' morale in the desert during the Gulf War by providing them with "a heat-resistant M&M" (presumably at a cost of $5 per M). Mars has also "built the world's leading database of what cats want". Despite this high level of technical prowess, they couldn't make a better Mars Bar. Harsh I know, but it needed to be said.


Posted: 18:08 Tue 06-05-2003 by "Geoff Reader"
Comment: Re: White Chocolate Maltesers - I tried some in Australia over Christmas and they are tragically uninspiring, they should have been sublime, how could they not be? Bland. Very disappointed.
Posted: 22:28 Tue 06-05-2003 by "lmv"
Comment: There was a Mars "Light and Dark" or something similar. Had a two-tone beige and dark brown wrapper...
Posted: 17:37 Fri 09-05-2003 by "Skywalker"
Comment: Yup, "Dark and Light" was out a few years ago, exactly the same product as far as I recall. Anyway we have the midnight bars in Hull at the moment.
Posted: 18:45 Sun 11-05-2003 by "Alex"
Comment: A white chocolate kind would have worked better
Posted: 11:45 Mon 12-05-2003 by Snackspot
Comment: Apparently Kiwis also have "Chocolate Whip" and "Tutti Frutti Whip" variants of Milky Way...?
Posted: 04:19 Tue 13-05-2003 by "Bob"
Comment: Mars Midnight, £1.09 for a pack of four in Safeway, Newcastle upon Tyne. The midnights are in a box in the isle where they tend to put "to clear" stuff suggesting they won't be stocked permanently. The outer dark chocolate is ok but no outstanding, remanicient of a "black magic" selection box. The filling is bland in comparion and has neither the tought texture or distictive taste I associate with nougat.


Posted: 17:45 Thu 15-05-2003 by "Flameproof"
Comment: We've got "chocolate" and "strawberry" flavoured milky ways- they're probably the same as the Kiwi ones?
Posted: 00:24 Fri 23-05-2003 by "isabella"
Comment: i do love dark chocolate and mars midnight is simply delicious. i bought myself a box and am keeping it in the fridge for my daily dose....
Posted: 13:21 Wed 02-07-2003 by "Lee Maguire" # permalink comment
Comment: They have the Midnight in the U. S. of States. Although there it's called "Milky Way Midnight" (Milky Way being the original US name for Mars Bars)

The UK "Milky Way" is known in the US as "3 Musketeers". "Snickers" was orignally called "Marathon" in the UK because Forrest Mars didn't want to sell a product that rhymed with "knickers". Fascinating, eh?


Posted: 16:12 Wed 02-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: in the usa they have mars bars and there not called milky way there called mas like here in the uk but the usa milky way is like the uk mars but it is dark chocolate, also three musketteers (you can buy them fromhttp://www.yankeedoodleiow.com) is like a uk milky way but it has a thicker filling and i is chocolate
Posted: 16:18 Wed 02-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: WRIGLEYS BIG RED IS BACK (WELL IT IS AMERICAIN BUT YOU CAN BUY IT THEY ARE SELLING IT IN MY LOCAL SHOP IN MORDEN LONDON) IT IS A CINNAMON GUM YOU COULD BUY IT HERE ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO (SNACKSPOT I COULD NOT GET MY CAMERA WORKING TO SHOW THE PICTURE SORRY)

PEPSI BLUE 1.20 FOR A CAN AT COVENT GARDENS


Posted: 13:39 Sun 06-07-2003 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: the usa bar three muskatteers bar is jst like the uk verson flyte
Posted: 17:46 Tue 04-05-2004 by "Mandy" # permalink comment
Comment: About 12 months ago I had a banana flavoured Milky Way. I have never seen them since and I am beginning to wonder whether I imagined eating it. It was very nice though!! Does anyone else know where they went?
Posted: 16:03 Wed 05-05-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: no they could not ave been a good seller. i also thought there was a strawberry milkyway as well?!
Posted: 16:20 Mon 14-06-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: well its been 13 months scince i joined snackspot
Posted: 16:30 Mon 14-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Must be about that long for me to. Joining SnackSpot has been one of the best things I've done. Well worth the money for the discounts off selected products, and the free 6 pack of Pepsi Blue (whilst available) was a nice surprise.
Posted: 18:05 Mon 14-06-2004 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: What's all this about a free 6 pack of Pepsi Blue?
Posted: 13:49 Tue 15-06-2004 by "bob" # permalink comment
Comment: Yer!!!!
Posted: 14:46 Tue 15-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Okay Bob and Alex I come clean... there is no membership etc. - I blame a slow day at work, and mischievous streak in me. However if Mr "SnackSpot' were to ever offer such a thing - especially with the near mythical blue hued Pepsi - I'm sure he'd have a lot of takers.
Posted: 15:07 Tue 15-06-2004 by "Phil C" # permalink comment
Comment: If you add a link to a website in the "your site (optional)" bit, it can look like you are a registered user...
Posted: 16:20 Tue 15-06-2004 by "Diarmuid Mallon" # permalink comment
Comment: Okay, lets test that.... wow you're correct.
Posted: 14:16 Tue 05-Oct-2004 by "Jay" # permalink comment
Comment: Is it still possible to buy Mars Midnight in the South of England? Any clues appreciated.
Posted: 09:51 Mon 18-Oct-2004 by "yohan" # permalink comment
Comment: Very good! Way better than the original Mars. 59039 9 88
Posted: 16:15 Mon 26-Feb-2007 by "Angry dave" # permalink comment
Comment: Mars dark and light had white nougat.
Posted: 11:08 Sun 14-Oct-2007 by "D" # permalink comment
Comment: Never found this in britain, only on holiday once in Peru (where many rare chocolate bars still lurk and are popular, mostly in the Merpisa chain of supermarkets). So, yes, South america is the place to get chocolaste from!
Posted: 20:14 Sun 14-Oct-2007 by "grotbag" # permalink comment
Comment: Usually find multipacks of these in the 99p superstore.
Posted: 20:15 Tue 19-Aug-2008 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: "this Bourneville-flavoured brand extension..." The day that Mars dark chocolate ever tastes like Bournvile is that day hell freezes over. Next you'll be telling us that Hershey's milk chocolate is an acquired taste.

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