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Posted: 20:52 Sun 09-Sep-2012. Price: 59p. Location: Spar, Hamilton, Scotland.
Zeddy reports: I awaited this bar's launch with a little excitement. The Milky Way variety sold in the US is superb - like a normal sized Mars bar with the nougat layer taken out and the space filled with extra caramel. Plus, it has that malty flavour that once graced our own Mars products.

Alas, Mars UK disappoint once more. The Mars caramel resembles a flattened, smaller Mars (45g) that exhibits that oh-so-sweet flavour that has me thinking, "Is this a Mars analogue made on the cheap by another manufacturer?" The lack of height compared to a standard Mars bar deprives you of the joy of sinking your teeth into a deep slice of gooey caramel.

Sorry Mars UK, not good enough. Go on folks, try a Milky Way Simply Caramel from an import store and compare with this.

...Yup, after the smaller-than-usual Snickers Maximus, this is more like a "Mars Minimal" (clever wording, I know, cheers) - fortunately Zeddy also got his teeth into these Rocky Chockas Toffee and Choc (1.00, Tesco, Carluke, Scotland, also in Double Choc, or Honeycomb), alliterating: "More new fayre from Fox's. These lovely biscuits have the usual crunchy middle to them but have little pieces of the different fillings mentioned.

The toffee ones are my favourite so far but the honeycomb will no doubt win my approval (tasting pending). Come on Britain! Let's get out of this recession by embracing great new varieties of snacks (Take note Nestle!)"

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Posted: 17:28 Tue 11-Sep-2012 by "Jay" # permalink comment
Comment: It wasn't long ago that a Mars bar cost 30 pence. I'd never pay 59p for a small conventional chocolate bar; what a rip off. Not to mention the fact that they're smaller than ever.
Posted: 15:14 Wed 12-Sep-2012 by "Duds" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm actually in Denver at the moment, I'll be raiding the hotel's vending machine for a simply caramel tonight :)
Posted: 18:20 Wed 12-Sep-2012 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: You lucky SOB!

Have 2, 1 for me as well...


Posted: 19:31 Wed 12-Sep-2012 by "Duds" # permalink comment
Comment: I can send you some if you want... send me an email :)
Posted: 19:36 Wed 12-Sep-2012 by "lee combs" # permalink comment
Comment: No nougat? so is this just a bar of caramel coated in chocolate?
Posted: 16:04 Mon 17-Sep-2012 by "Nick T" # permalink comment
Comment: Perhaps next year they'll make a Mars Bar without the caramel either. I'd buy it.
Posted: 19:05 Sat 29-Sep-2012 by "Marc" # permalink comment
Comment: NickT... A Mars bar with no Caramel, would resemble a Flyte bar, but much heavier. which brings the question, why did the very original Mars Bar... get ruined in the first place?!! Recipies and sizes have changed, and enough is enough, bring back the original chewier nougat recipie!
Posted: 08:32 Sun 30-Sep-2012 by Zeddy # permalink comment
Comment: Marc, the over riding issue in my mind is that they removed most (if not all) of the malt in the product. Remember what they did to a Milky Way (Flyte now) when it went from brown to white nougat?

Try an American Milky Way (our Mars bar). It is really good and reminds me of the old bar's flavour.


Posted: 15:59 Wed 31-Oct-2012 by "Ian W" # permalink comment
Comment: Its rubbish. Half the thickness of a normal Mars and the same price (or dearer). Bring back the Dark Mars!
Posted: 13:36 Wed 05-Dec-2012 by "Anneline" # permalink comment
Comment: Actually it's more expensive in Tesco. 4 of these skinny pretenders for £1.79 BUT 4 of the regular Mars for £1
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