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Unauthorised Mars Bars


morddwyd

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The makers of Mars have made a statement that deep fried Mars bars "does not fit the company's promotion of healthy living."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-19487149

How pompous can you get.

Next the makers of sugar free jam will be telling us we shouldn't be using it to make Cornish splits!

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finerty

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no these days there saying beer is good for you, which i would disagree if your drunk and fall over hit the head on the pavement and nobody knows until the morning when you could of bleed to death.

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morddwyd

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"Do they have to be dipped in batter before deep frying them? Or do they go in the hot fat naked?"

Click on the link, there's a picture.

I wasn't commenting on fried Mars bars, they've been around for nearly twenty years, but on how precious the manufacturers are being.

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morddwyd

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Condom

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"There is no such thing as bad publicity" or so they say, especially when it is free. Deep fried Mars bars have been in Scottish fish & chip shops for eons and yes they are battered first which does help protect the chocolate from melting.

Next we will be hearing that fish was not meant to be deep fried or indeed Scotch pies or black puddings. Flakes were not made to go into ice cream but I don't hear Cadbury complaining. It is only another form of cooking.

Some forms of beer can be good for you as I still remember the days when stout was given to inpatients to help their recovery. Everything in moderation.

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Forum Editor

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This is a fine example of pretentious claptrap from a company that has fallen squarely into the 'let's nanny our customers' trap.

If I want to deep-fry a Mars bar (I don't), or poach it in red wine, or toss it in the bin Iwill do just that. It's confectionary, and when I buy it I shall do just what I like with it.

Now, where's Marianne Faithful?

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Condom

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FE

So even you can sail "close to the wind" or perhaps you are hoping many of us don't know what you are referring to ;-)

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Al94

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I remember that! She dismissed it as a dirty old man's fantasy in her autobiography.

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Flak999

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According to snopes it never happened!

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al's left peg

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I am with Mars here on this one. I work for a large confectionary company (not Mars) and I can understand why they are distancing themselves from this.

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morddwyd

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Perhaps you could explain why?

They have been around for ten years or so, so why suddenly become all coy and self conscious about it, unless, as has been suggested, some free publicity was seen as available?

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