Of the Mars
candy trinity (3 Musketeers
, Milky Way
, and Snickers, in order of increasing stuff besides nougat
), this one is perhaps my favorite. Or, more correctly, it is my most often eaten. Know why?
Because Snickers really satisfies.
I guess so. The ad agency working for Mars sure hit a winner with that one. Despite the definite candy
-ness of its usual bedfellows (M&M
's, 3 Musketeers, etc.), when presented with the option of purchasing one, my advertising
-addled brain can't but think, "Hey, a Snickers bar is a legitimate source of nutrients, a $0.75 mini-meal!" Is this bar somehow above its peanut-less siblings?
Maybe because I only buy one when I'm really hungry, and a candy machine is the only thing open, then sure, Snickers really satisfies. Then again, so would a baked potato, but you can't get those from a machine. And Snickers is still just a candy bar--you get some carbs and some fat, how satisfying is that?
And never does the name of this candy-turned-foodstuff ever really register. Snickers. As in: "The Mars candy executive snickers as the hapless customer digs another $0.75 from his pocket."
Coincidence? I think not.