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      23.02.2014 16:28

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      Mars is simple chocolate bar with a nougat and Caramel inside.

      I have seen a mars bar in literally every corner shop and supermarket since I was about 5. It Is probably the most well known chocolate bar all over England. The Mars bar is basically milk chocolate with a nougat and Caramel centre, I have to be honest I've had mars bars on severe occasions and to me it's just ok. The packaging of the Mars bar is very bland in my opinion and I'm not a big fan of nougat or caramel which is probably why I don't like it that much. I also decided to try a deep fryed Mars bar once when I went to a chip bar in Scotland , it was very unusual having the taste of batter mixed with chocolate, nougat and caramel ,I won't be eating that again. Other than eating small mars bars in celebration boxes at christmas I won't be buying a Mars bar any time soon.

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      03.02.2014 15:23
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      Great for a sweet treat

      For this review I'm going to talk about Mars bars and what my overall thoughts are.

      If you haven't tried a Mars bar before, they are a chocolate bar created by Mars, incorporated. The general description of this bar is that it's a nougat, soft caramel, with a milk chocolate coating.

      I used to love eating Mars bars. In fact I used to have them everyday while I was at school.
      I hadn't tried them in years. But recently I brought a pack of four from my local supermarket. They only cost £1 and this seemed very good value for money. I think the packaging hasn't changed in years. Always been the same. Black with the Mars text in red and yellow / gold.

      When I got round to open the pack. I was shocked to see how small they got! I think the last time I had one was when I was a kid. But surely they were a bit bigger than this?
      The tasted exactly the same as before. It has a soft caramel centre. Great for a sugar treat! Although at the same time, it had a sickly taste to it. Not one of those bars where you can have multiples at once. Not that I do of course!
      If you're following a diet, it's probably not a good idea eating these as they are quite high in calories. I think they are around the 250 calories mark.

      I've found that if you buy those packs of 4, they are much better value than buying them individually.

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      25.06.2013 16:09
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      Eat an orange instead.

      I have a very ambivalent approach with all things sweet. As a kid, I never liked boiled sweets or Chewitts or cola bottles or anything else that was basically a load of sugar reconstituted to look like something else. Chocolate was fine, though I was considered weird for preferring dark chocolate to the bog-standard milk stuff and would garner odd looks at Christmas when I discarded all the other Cadbury's Roses to get to those nice red Bournville oblongs. And I still don't have much of a sweet tooth, so much so that some foods that are too sugary will give me an instant headache. So before we even begin, poor old Mars didn't stand much of a chance, even though it's supposed to be the Roman god of warfare and winning things.

      Anyway, Mars Bars hardly need any introduction. Having been around since the 1930s as the British variant of the American 'Milky Way', its slightly aggressive red, gold and black packaging and widely known name is a marketing exec's dream come true. You can't go anywhere without seeing them, in newsagents, vending machines, petrol stations, the nightmarish child-traps at the end of supermarket checkouts that all parents surely learn to loathe... Mars seems to be the solid state version of Coca-Cola.

      Mars Bars are sickly. Made of a lump of fluffy-ish nougat topped with caramel and coated in chocolate, which could in theory be quite nice. Instead, they're a massive hit of empty calories with a lousy taste that can only really be described as SUGAR-SUGAR-SUGAR-SUGAR!!! It's been advertised with the tag-line 'A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play'. Does it bollocks like. Chances are if you ate one of these every day, you'd end up so irritable from all the blood-sugar peaks and troughs. And probably pile on a load of weight really quickly too as they are so energy dense I'm surprised they don't collapse in on themselves like some sort of diabetic Black Hole. The chocolate is meh, but the nougat is overly sweet and cloying, with the caramel only making things worse. Taste-wise, they're not worth bothering with.

      They do have their advantages though. Quite a few years ago I attended a lecture by Sir Ranulph Fiennes after he had returned from one of his super-human Antarctic expeditions. On that particular trip, he and his team had walked their entire way across the frozen wastes (can't remember how far, but it was lots of miles and very dangerous). Hauling their kit around the icy plains, they were burning up an average of 15,000 calories per day, and were eating a soup of melted butter and Mars Bars 5 times a day and still losing weight. While a trip to the South Pole was beyond my means, I found his speech inspirational. As soon as got home, I melted down some Mars Bar to create a sauce, and poured it all over some vanilla ice cream in his honour. It was quite nice, and drastically altered the flavour of the Mars Bar.

      Price wise, they can fluctuate quite a lot, from cheap multi-buy bargains in any of the wave of bargain/pound/economy shops that have recently swamped our high street to silly prices at the supermarket checkout. And don't worry about availability, they're not going anywhere.

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        12.06.2013 02:21
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        One to avoid if you are watching your weight, one to avoid if you don't have a mega sweet tooth.

        Mars Bar

        ~~~Packaging~~~

        These come in a dark black wrapper with the words "Mars Bar" written in red, with a gold outline. Round the back, on individual bars, is printed the nutritional information and ingredients, the text is really rather hard to make out but that's mainly due to space limitations so I cannot fault the product here!

        ~~~ Appearance, Smell, Taste and Texture ~~~

        They are a moderately light shade of brown, on top. They are 10 cm long and just over 1 cm thick. They contain a thin top layer of caramel under the chocolate outer layer and then the rest of that 1 cm or so material is light brown, soft nougat material. When sniffing them they have a sweet, chocolaty aroma that is very appealing and inviting, it does get the taste buds salivating in anticipation of the mouthful that is to come; unfortunately this is where it all goes downhill for me, the taste does not, in my opinion, match the inviting and masterful smell.

        It tastes too sweet for my tastes; it immediately dries my mouth out due to all the sugar, the caramel and the nougat acting as a triple action threat on the mouth. I am immediately made very thirsty with the sweetness of this taste and the gloopy, gluey texture makes this effect even more severe. Further my lack of saliva makes it hard to eat (radiotherapy to the jawline will do that to some), and sore on my teeth due to the caramel penetrating the teeth more than even just chocolate.

        I find it overly sweet, dry and sickly, with the caramel (unlike in roses fondant sweets it does not flow smoothly, is quite gloopy and is far sweeter than I would like) being the main culprit but the nougat just makes it worse as it is also gloopy and nearly as sweet as the caramel. I am not averse to nougat, nor caramel but this product does deliver them in a manner I find pleasing, I prefer runnier, less sweet caramel fondants than the kind of gloopy, sickly caramel present in this product and Twix. Similarly, the nougat fails to deliver, as unlike in a milky way, it is not flowing and it sticks to my gums to a large extent and it does not just dissolve like a milky way does.

        ~~~Nutritional Stats~~~

        Per 58g Bar - Which is quite a decent size for a chocolate bar in today's ever smaller chocolate sizes (in 2020 a bar will probably be 1.5 bits of chocolate....)--it contains a massive 260 Kcal (that's over 10% of the average women's RDA, and is a figure that somewhat applies to smaller men) and it contains 9.9g of fat and 4.8 of those fats are unsaturated. These are just terrible numbers, yes this bar is a little bigger than the competition but even taking that into account it contains far more fat per gram than Cadbury's Dairy milk. It also contains a massive 40 g of carbs and 34.6 of those are sugars making it very bad for teeth, which is something to think about too. Finally it contains a mere 2.5g of protein making its Protein to fat ratio far less than one, indeed its fat to protein ratio is roughly 4 to 1, very unhealthy. Usually you'd say treats can be taken in moderation but the higher than average fats per gram of material in this product makes me question if that applies to this Mars Bar. From a health consideration point alone I'd say any consumer would seriously have to consider alternative sources.

        ~~~Cost~~~

        I paid 64 p for it in my local co-op though it can be bought for 59p online on Sainsbury's and less in value packs. I bought one for the review (well really I was given the money by someone who likes them in my house so it served two purposes, I just had a small nibble), I used to love these but for years I have found them far too heavy and sickly. Sometimes we buy value packs, although they are not for me! Others in my household like them. I would say it does represent good value for money if you do actually like the product because 58 g is a fair bit more than say a Galaxy or Cadburies Dairy Milk yet it generally costs the same or a similar price in my local co-op.

        ~~~Would I recommend?~~~

        I personally would not recommend this product as it is sickly, sweet and overly gloopy. It's not that caramel, nougat and chocolate are bad, it's that the implementation is bad, with the caramel not being runny and being far too sweet are the worst parts of this product but there were other problems as mentioned in the body of the review. Finally, from a nutritional stand point it is diabolical with high sugar, fat and calorie content, definitely not one of your five a day.

        If there is anything positive to be said is that I can at least tolerate this which is more than can be said for Twix. Because there are products worse than this on the market, I give this product a rating of 2 Dooyoo stars. I know tastes will vary, and for some this product may be their thing, but even for those folks the sheer fattening nature of this product knocks some stars of the score any one could rate it. There are some circumstance it could be useful, like if you were going somewhere where a lot of energy was required then this would be ok such as if you were into extreme sports, this is another reason why I give this product 2 stars and not one, as all the things that make it bad for the regular person could be functional for certain niche markets. Summo wrestlers would probably find use for it too with all the fat in it! (attempt at a joke).


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        This review may appear on Ciao under my user name "newprideexperiadj2". I hope my review does not read too much like a spurned lover!

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          02.10.2012 17:41
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          Great as a chocolate snack, just don't make any plans for the near future

          Mars Bars have been part of our culture since the 1930's, they are as British as a Sunday Roast or a Full English Breakfast. I wasn't around for their first few decades, however, they are the only chocolate bar that I remember from my childhood that hasn't sacrificed their flavour, or their quality like some of their other contemporaries, although they did try, popular demand put paid to that.

          Mars Bars slogan for years has been "Work, Rest and Play" and with this list of ingredients it's hard to see why you wouldn't be able to do all three, although it probably should read "Work, Play and Sugar Crash", as having one of these before a university lecture made me fit for nothing.

          Sugar,
          Glucose Syrup,
          Skimmed Milk Powder,
          Milk Fat,
          Vegetable Fat,
          Cocoa Butter,
          Cocoa Mass,
          Lactose,
          Demineralised Whey Powder,
          Fat Reduced Cocoa Powder,
          Barley Malt Extract,
          Soya,
          Lecithin(E322),
          Salt, Egg White,
          Hydrolysed Milk Protein,
          Vanilla Flavour

          Mars boasts to having 45% less saturated fats than the average of the top 25 chocolate brands. The average saturated fat content of the top 25 chocolate brands is 16.1g/100g and Mars have cut that down to 8.3g/100g. This does not make them a healthy snack by any means, nor should you have it as part of your 5 a day(would be good if it were though), they do have less bad fat than most of the other best selling chocolate on the market.

          Over the years Mars has issued other little side lines under the Mars brand, but the others have never really been a substitute for the real thing, more of a side line.

          There are so many things you can do with Mars Bars. A favourite part of my childhood was when my dad used to freeze a bar for a couple of hours, we would wait anxiously for what seemed like an eternity, and when they were solid enough he would slice them on a plate and we would see every layer of the mighty Mars Bar, he would make us wait a little bit longer before offering the plate around...mmmmm worth the wait....yummy!

          Funnily enough, being Scottish you would think that I was used to deep fried Mars Bars, but tragically(Yes it is a tragedy), I was not exposed to these delicacies until my early 30's, when I moved down to London and an ex decided to make them one night...Oh my goodness, why wasn't I exposed to these sooner?? The melt in the mouth sensation, as warm and as tasty as toasted marshmallows(except with a nice chocolate, malty taste explosion).


          Anyway, I could go on forever, but all this talking up the humble Mars Bar is giving me cravings, oh what to have.....deep fried or frozen and sliced.....I'm gonna have both!

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            21.09.2012 13:01
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            Mars Bar!

            The Product
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            The products is made by Mars and has been around since 1932, as a sweeter version of the US version of Milkyway bar which Mars Inc produced. Mars is a delicious bar covered in smooth, creamy milk chocolate. Inside the bar is a fluffy nougat centre with a layer of chewy caramel on the top. This creates the delicious Mars bar which is enjoyed by a wide range of different people and people have been enjoying this delicious bar for years.

            The Mars comes in a black and red wrapper which most of you will be very familiar with. The wrapper is made form plastic and is black with large red writing on the front saying 'Mars'. It also has a picture of the England football crest stating that it's the official supporter. On the side of the wrapper it states that the bar is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. On the back of the wrapper you will find a list of nutritional information and a list of ingredients. To me the packaging is very basic but it stands out due to the black and red colours used on the wrapper. As far as I know Mars have used this coloured packaging for as long as I can remember.

            Price/Availability
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            You can purchase a single Mars Bar for approximately 72p; how-ever price may vary in different stores. The bar can be purchased from most local shops and all supermarkets. You can also buy Mars in packs from your local supermarket. A pack of 4 Mars Bars will cost you approximately £1.79 which isn't bad when you consider the price of the bars individually.

            Nutritional Information
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            The following information is per Mars standard sized Mars Bar which is 58g.

            * Energy kcal - 260
            * Protein - 2.5g
            * Carbohydrate - 40g of which sugars 34.6g
            * Fat - 9.9g of which saturates 4.8g
            * Fibre - 0.7g
            * Sodium - 0.09g

            This product may contain peanut.


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            The wrapper tears open easily from one end of the bar to reveal the delicious Mars bar. The bar has a slightly rippled appearance on the top from the thick layer of chocolate which coats the bar. The bar has a nice thickness to it and there was some caramel seeping out of the bar I happened to have. The bottom of the bar is flat and has a slight pattern on it. The bar smells quite sweet; how-ever there isn't really a strong taste of the milk chocolate or caramel. I can't really decide what the bar actually smells like but it does smell mouth-watering. I sank my teeth into the end of the bar to take a bite. My teeth broke through the chocolate layer and sank into the caramel and the nougat centre. I then started to chew the bar and it filled my mouth with a sweet taste. The chocolate was slightly hard which my teeth broke into and the nougat was light and fluffy. I could taste the caramel slightly and this was chewy with the nougat.

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            The bar has a lovely taste and texture and I like the fact that it's slightly chewy. The bar is very sweet so this may not suit all people, especially those who don't like anything too sweet. The chocolate on the bar was nice, how-ever I don't think it tastes very creamy or too sweet. In terms of chocolate I much prefer Dairy Milk or Galaxy chocolate as I think it tastes much better. The nougat and the caramel does take any taste of the chocolate away within a few seconds of chewing anyway. The bar does have a lot of fat so I don't tend to eat one of these very often, in fact this is probably the first Mars Bar I have had all year as I don't love them but it's nice to have them as an occasional treat. I have to admit that I do feel a little guilty eating after one of these due to the high fat and sugar content how-ever I know I will be back at the gym over the weekend to work it off. This bar can be enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle. The bars are great as a treat, but not too eat all the time as you will more than likely start to notice some weight-gain. If you aren't a fan of sweet thins then this definitely isn't for you.


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              12.09.2012 12:20
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              Best sweet ever

              Ahh Mars, we met again, my long time love affair. You have always been there for me from the start. Sure, I know I have played about with Twix's from time to time, and I can admit to a weakness for Matlesers, but I have always come back to you...

              Ahem...sorry I was miles away there. I should start this by saying I have a sweet tooth, a very sweet tooth in fact. I've had to tone it down over the years, but I still can't resist the occasional treat (I certainly don't have one-a-day regardless of how much I wish to work rest or play). However, when the notion takes me for something sweet, Cadburys may be the UK's most popular chocolate brand, but for me it's always been Mars, and the ubiquitous Mars Bar.

              As far as I know, or at least as long as I can remember, Mars Bars have always had the same wrapper: a simple black background, with red and gold handwritten style text, simply saying 'Mars'. They are surely one of the most recognisable sweets, simply because they have never really changed this style much (it was changed temporarily to 'Believe' during 2006 world cup, and a few other such events have had custom wrappers).

              You don't want me to give the ingredients list do you? Ok...it's made from chewy goodness. Or more accurately, nougat, soft caramel, and covered in milk chocolate. If you are at all worried about healthy eating in a big way, look away now - a standard UK 58g Bar contains 260 calories, 10g of fat, and 35g of sugar. Ouch, but let's be honest, if you have already made the decision to eat a Mars Bar, you already know they (along with most chocolate sweets) are not good for you.

              The main flavours of a Mars Bars are chocolate and caramel, and the texture, apart from the chocolate coating, is very soft and chewy. Don't leave one out in the sun for more than a few minutes, or it will turn into a gooey mass of brown paste very quickly.

              To some people, and I can understand why, the Mars is simply too stodgy and sweet to eat in one sitting. They are very sweet, and this can make them a bit sickly. Thankfully, trained professionals such as me are able to overcome such issues, and simply enjoy them. King-size Mars Bars though: suicide, pure and simple, they will make even the most hard-core Mars fan sick. Best stick to the normal bar.

              There have been various limited editions over the years, such as Mars Dark, which was a dark chocolate version, and the current edition, Mars Caramel, which is basically a Mars Bar...but without the nougat...I felt cheated when I tried one last night. Again best stick to the original.

              Other than simply eating them as they are, you can melt them down to be used in cakes, crispy bakes, and other such nice things. If you are feeling particularly lacking in fat, then you could try the famous Scottish invention (which originated about 20 miles from where I sit now) deep fried Mars Bar, oh yes Scotland, wear that badge with pride...

              Anyway, I think I have said the words 'Mars', and 'sweet' enough for you to get the gist of this snack by now. You either love them or hate them, but to me they will always be the best!

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                14.07.2012 22:16

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                Perfect in every way... just don't check the calories!

                The Mars bar has been my all-time favourite chocolate bar for as long as I can remember. Unlike Marathon (snickers) it has not undergone a name change or any real rebranding. Instead, we have had the pleasure of enjoying the Mars we know and love for a very long time.

                I am sure most Mars lovers will remember the famous ad campaign featuring a jingle with the slogan, "A Mars a day, helps you work, rest and play".

                Its packaging is timeless, Black with the Mars logo in red and gold. The actual product consists of a soft and delicious nougat base topped with a generous amount of golden, mouth-watering caramel, both encased with smooth milk chocolate.

                The bar weighs 62 grams and the portion size is large enough to satisfy the largest of appetites when hunger strikes, making this the perfect snack for hungry chocolate lovers. Unfortunately Mars is definitely not diet-friendly with every bar containing a hefty 280 calories and 12 grams of fat!

                The Mars bar has also been incorporated into infamous recipes such as the Mars bar cake which involves melting down Mars bars, mixing with Rice Crispies and topping with chocolate. and who could forget the deep-fried Mars Bar, an unlikely concoction of Mars dipped in batter and deep-fried until golden.

                Bought individually, the price per bar can work out rather expensive at usually 60p or even more. It is far more economical to buy in multi-packs. Sainsburys are often selling packs of 4 at just 99p which will save you an impressive 35p per bar. Alternatively, hard-core Mars lovers can order a box of 48 bars from online stores such as Amazon for just over £20.00.

                Overall, if you're not a calorie counter and you need something to keep you going during the day to satisy your hunger and sweet tooth, a Mars if simply perfect.

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                05.07.2012 23:37

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                The mars bar has an instantly recognisable wrapper and a huge brand within the U.K. simplicity at its finest but I just cannot seem to enjoy it very much. It hurts my teeth very badly when I try to eat it. But on the plus side the caramel and nougat is tasty.

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                05.07.2012 14:09

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                A great chocolate bar if your not picky or worried about your diet intake.

                It would be hard to beleive if someone was unfamilar with a Mars bar. Its easily recognisble wrapper and satisfying taste has led it to be one of the most popular chocolate bars today. But what makes it so appealing then? It isnt down to it being a healthy option, with 280 calories and 12g of fat In each bar, it is one of the more fattening chocolate bar on the market. Therfore if your looking for perhaps a healthier chocolate bar, perhaps a Mars bar isnt for you.
                The fact that Mars bars are so popular and recognisible is simply due to their taste. Combining the taste of toffee, nougat and milk chocolate, Mars bars do very much taste different to many of the other well established chocolate bars, such as Cadbury. The 3 different tastes work well in sync with eachother, with neither overpowering the other, allowing you to fully taste and savour each flavour in the bar. The combination of flavours do lead the bar to becoming very sweet though, which is great if you have sweet tooth, but if not, you may find it slightly overpowering. Regardless Mars bars are still one of the most popular chocolate bars on the market and a great choice for a chocolately snack.

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                A Mars bar from Mars!

                I have always been more of a Cadbury's person rather than a Mars one but I can easily be tempted by any chocolate as I do have rather a sweet tooth. Recently Tesco have had really good offers on multi-packs of Mars chocolate bars and also being one for a good bargain I couldn't resist snapping a few packs up and one I purchased was a pack of Mars bars.

                The Mars bar is manufactured by Mars and was first launched in 1932 (thank you Wikipedia). The Mars bar comprises of a layer of soft chocolate nougat topped with a layer of caramel and encased in milk chocolate.

                As I stated earlier my last purchase was of a multi-pack of 5 x 58g Mars bars for just £1.00 in Tesco, working out at just 20p per bar. This was extremely good value as up can pay around 60p or more for one single bar in some shops. You can also purchase king sized Mars bars, snack sized and you can find mini ones in packs of celebrations.

                The mars bars come wrapped in a thin plastic black wrapper, the front of the wrapper has 'Mars' written in large letters that are red and gold which stands out well on the black background. Also on the wrapper you can find nutritional information and ingredients listings. It also states that the Mars bar does not contain and artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and are also suitable for vegetarians.

                As you can probably imagine Mars bars are not the lightest in calories and also contain a large amount of fat and sugar. A 58g Mars bars contains the following nutritional information:
                Calories - 260
                Sugar - 34.6g
                Fat - 9.9g
                Salt - 0.23g

                Personally I think you need to have a pretty sweet tooth to like Mars bars as the combination of the chocolate nougat, caramel and milk chocolate give a very sweet mix of flavours. I do have quite a sweet tooth and so I do really like the odd Mars bar and love the combination of the soft but slightly chewy nougat with the soft caramel and smooth milk chocolate. My mum loves to eat mars bars when they have been in the fridge and have gone hard and so therefore are quite chewy, I though prefer to eat them at room temperature when they are soft and the caramel is a little gooey. Mars bars do seemed to have changed a bit over the last few years and the nougat seems to have become more light and fluffy than it used to be. This to me has not made a huge difference as the bar is still very tasty and certainly satisfies those sweet cravings.

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                  A good chocolate bar for a treat, however sickly they may get

                  I've liked Mars Bars ever since I was given them as in a miniature version as part of a birthday gift bag. They've been around for ages and all my family has loved them.

                  The Mars bar itself comes within a black wrapper with the word Mars in red and gold lettering written across it. Generally, the wrapper is quite well made, as even if I have eaten half of it and want to save the rest for later, I can wrap up the top of it, preventing bits of chocolate falling into my pocket.

                  Whenever I think of a Mars bar I think of the sickly side of them. Although they are a really nice chocolate bar, they are also one of the sickliest on the markets. The bar is almost like a Snickers bar, excluding the peanuts. A bar of soft nougat combined with caramel and a thin layer of milk chocolate is what the bar consists of. The bar itself is around 5 inches long and an inch vertically, so you get quite a lot of chocolate within one bar. Although, after you've eaten the entire thing, you feel quite sick as the mix of nougat and caramel isn't the best for that much chocolate.

                  Normally a bar costs around 50p from a newsagents, but if you love Mars bars, then in Asda you can buy 4 for around £1.50. Not only does Mars have chocolate bars, but you can also buy them in fun size form and in ice cream bars. The miniature forms are my favourites as they are not as sickly as the full bar.
                  Although, the nutritional values for the Mars bar aren't that great. With about 223 calories, 2g of protein, 34g carbohydrates and 8g of fat per Mars bar. However, they are free from artificial colourings, flavourings and artificial preservatives and good for vegetarians to eat.

                  As you can see, these are extremely bad for you. One is ok as a treat, but I would not go eating them in large amounts. You can purchase these in miniature form and also in ice cream form. Mars claim that these are suitable for vegetarians and are free from artificial colourings and flavourings and artificial preservatives. However there is some allergy advice, in which they may contain nuts.

                  I would recommend this for anyone looking for a nice, but sickly treat. Each Mars Bar has a great mix of nougat, chocolate and caramel so it's always yummy and great if you want to treat yourself.

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                  A great tasting chocolate bar

                  I've liked Mars bars ever since I tried one playing a game at primary school. For anyone whos interested the aim of the game was to try and roll a six, then put few items of clothing on and finally cut piece off with a fork and knife. Ever since that day Mars bars have become one of my favorite chocolate bars.

                  If you've never tried a Mars bars it basicly contains a soft nougat that has a thick layer of caramel on top which is then wrapped with thick milk chocolate. Each Mars bar is suitable for vegetarians and free from Artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.

                  The packaging of a Mars bar is a firm paper that is black, red and gold in colour. Mars is written on the front of the packaging in red and gold and the background colour is black. Mars are also offical sponsors of the England football team.

                  The taste of the Mars bar is very sweet but not to sickly. The thick milk chocolate works well with the soft nougat as it give a smooth creamy chocolate taste and the thick carmel gives the bar an extra sweet taste.

                  Each bar contains 250kcal calories (GDA 13%), 34.6g sugar (GDA 38%), 9.9g fat (GDA 14%), saturates 4.8g (GDA 24%), salt 0.23g (GDA 4%).

                  Overall I think mars bars taste delicious and sweet that give you an extra energy boost. I do find that more than one bar at time is to sickly for me as the bar is very high in sugar. The Mars bar is at a reasonable price of 50p - 60p and I would highly recommend to any chocolate lover.

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                    21.12.2011 20:15

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                    I love these!

                    I love Mars bars. These bars taste lovely. They're really filling and they help to keep you full for a good couple of hours after eating. They're also made with glucose, which helps you to maintain your natural energy levels. I always have a Mars bar if I am feeling a little low (lethargic) as they help to wake me up and give me a boost of much needed energy. They taste great too. They have a lovely sweet chocolate taste that satisfies a chocolate craving almost straight away. They're easy to eat and leave you with a pleasant aftertaste.

                    They're not bad value either as the bars are quite big and chunky. You can also batter them if you wish (believe me, battered Mars bars are the way forward!). They are a little fattening so I limit the amount of them I consume to around two or three bars a week. They are also a little calorie loaded, unfortunately!

                    You can buy these bars in supermarkets, petrol stations and corner shops. They retail at around 50p a bar. Usually the multipacks work out better value. You can also buy them in snack size and in king size.

                    Lovely tasting bars of oozy chocolate goodness!

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                    06.11.2011 21:10
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                    great to have stashed away

                    So how do I review this product offering something different to what other reviews hve offered. Well that is hard as it is only a Mars bar.

                    I can say about the packaging, the fact it is a hearty bar and tastes good or the fact it has been around as a favourite for ages,.......but these have all been said before, lots of times!

                    So what else is new about the Mars bar. Well Mars never seem to fail in finding different sizes to make this in, from tiny in the celebration boxes to king size. with mini, snack, normal twin and multi inbetween!

                    My memory of Mars bar is similar to another reviewer. My mum used to cut a bar into strips for my and my siblings, one bar does go along way when you are little. I must admit, when home alone, I still cut the bar into quarters and leave bits on the side to graze on throughout the day!

                    One great thing Mars are good for are giving extra energy when out hiing. I tend to have one in the bag all the time just in case. I also work dogs and being out in the field (or town where ever she is needed) all day without a morsal, Mars fill a hole. I wouldnt recommend giving it to dogs, but when times are exhaustive in the field and the dog has worked well, a tiny corner of one does go down well. Just remember choc is poisenious to dogs, the dark choc really so dont feed choc as a habit to dogs. However Mars doesnt have a great deal of choc on it so I cant see the harm in my well worked dog have a bite!

                    Mars will always be think, I just wish I had invented them, then I may have enough money to fund my business and live in a bit house in the country!!

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                  Weight: 62 g. The Mars bar was sold as the the Milky Way bar in North America. In the UK another bar was sold as Milky Way. This has led to much confusion over the years. The Mars bar wrapper is black. For many years the Mars Bar was sold in the United Kingdom & Canada using the slogan "A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play". Mars Bar is made of toffee, nougat and is covered in creamy milk chocolate.