Product Type: Nestle Chocolate
Newest Review: ... that's your bit of useless information for the day. I try to only have this from time to time now as it is quite unhealthy and also very ... more
I'd Run A Marathon For A Snickers
Member Name: Karonher
Advantages: Filling and nutty
Disadvantages: High in fat.
Marathon was always one of my favourite chocolate bars when I was growing up and I remember the first time I had it as Snickers. I was staying with a friend whose husband was in the forces and stationed in Germany and we used to pop out to the kiosk on the corner to get a snack each night. There was my favourite bar behind the counter and the only way I was going to get it was to ask for a Snicker. I didn't know why the name changed but a quick look on Wikipedia tells me that Snickers was the original name and was the name of the favourite horse of the Mars family - that's your bit of useless information for the day.
I try to only have this from time to time now as it is quite unhealthy and also very filling. The advertisers play on the fact that it can stop hunger - the present commercial shows a footballer transforming into diva Joan Collins because he is hungry - and there were concerns about the largest sized bar being too high in calories so they have instead made it as a duo.
Nowadays Snickers Duo cost 70p although a lot of service stations have them on offer of 2 for £1.20 while the original bar is 55p. Apart from the name, the wrapper does not appear to have changed over the year and so it is easy to pick them out on the racks.
The name takes up most of the front of the wrapper and then there are the ingredients and calorie/fat content in a box on the reverse. An original size bar weighs 58.7g and has 14g of fat.
The bar is made up of soft nougat, nuts, soft caramel and is covered in chocolate. To me this is a perfect combination and if I am eating this when I am on my own I eat the nougat first and then save the caramel and nuts to the end.
The bar does not look a great deal different to other bars and I am not sure if I could tell a naked Snickers from a naked Mars bar but the taste is much better. The bar is easy to bite through most of the time, but if it is very cold, there is a worry that the caramel may become hard and difficult to get through. I certainly would not eat one of these straight out of the fridge.
The main taste is nuts and this is something that comes through in every bite. I can eat a full bar in one go and normally do, but if you don't have a very sweet tooth, it may be best to go for the Duo and just eat half.
I think this is fairly good value when you compare the price of other chocolate nowadays, but I do sometimes think - 11 shillings for a bar of chocolate!!!
I give this 5 stars without a doubt and won't even take one off for the cost.
Summary: I give this 5 stars without a doubt and won't even take one off for the cost