Mars Bar Chocolate
Recently declared as Australia’s favourite chocolate bar, the Mars Bar Chocolate also holds a special place in the hearts of millions of Aussies.
Mars Bar Chocolate was launched in the UK in 1932. When Forrest Mars, who was the son of American candy maker Frank C. Mars, rented a factory in Slough. Hiring a staff of twelve people he oversaw the production of a new ‘couverture’ chocolate bar.
This was made up of nougat and also caramel, which was then covered in milk chocolate. It was modeled after the Milky Way Bar, which his father invented, and was already popular in the USA.
Today it is sold in over 100 countries around the world and also enjoys a cult following among those who enjoy ‘deep frying them’. A practice that is believed to have originated in Stonehaven, Scotland in 1995 and involves coating them with batter and deep frying them in oil or beef fat.
Mars Bar Chocolate Ingredient Information
The ingredients listing for Mars Bar Chocolate reads as sugar, glucose syrup (sources include wheat), milk solids, vegetable fat, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, barley malt extract, cocoa powder, emulsifier (soy lecithin), salt, egg white, natural flavour (vanilla extract).
Made and also distributed by Mars Inc, each individual Mars Bars weighs 53 grams. It also comprises of Milk Chocolate 40% and Nougat 33%, as well as Caramel 27% too.
All the cocoa volume for Mars Bars comes from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and is also traceable to their factory. This helps to protect the environment and also support local farmers too.
Mars Bar Chocolate Variations
Over the years there have been a number of variations of Mars Bar Chocolate made around the world. Some of these have been limited edition whilst others are now regular lines in certain countries.
– Dark and Light
– Midnight (Now named Mars Dark)
– Mini Eggs
– Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Mars bar
– Triple Chocolate
– Xtra Choc
– 100% Caramel
Mars Bar Chocolate Packaging
Mars Bar Chocolate is traditionally packaged in a black wrapper that also features the red gold-edged lettering of the words ‘Mars Bars’ as well.
On occasion however the product has incorporated different designs, particularly during major football tournaments.
A leading sponsor of the England football team the brand name on the packaging was replaced with ‘Believe’ for 3 months from April 2006 to the end of the Fifa World Cup of that year in July.
Similarly the phrase ‘Hopp’ featured during the UEFA Euro 2008 tournament, whilst during the run in to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the background of Mars bars in the UK packaging also adorned the St. George cross as well.
Mars Bar Chocolate Advertising Slogans
Over the years Mars Bar Chocolate has adopted a number of a number of diffferent advertising slogans around the world to promote the product. The most famous of which is the strapline ‘a Mars a day helps you work, rest and play’ slogan.
Some of the others include:
– ‘Maxis from Mars’ (UK)
– ‘Out of this world!’ (Australia/UK)
– ‘Earth – what you’d eat if you lived on Mars’ (New Zealand)
– ‘Another way to make your day’ (UK)
– ‘Feels good to be back!’ (Australia)
– ‘Mars your day’ (Australia)
– ‘Recharge on Mars’ (Canada)
– ‘Mars, pleasure you can’t measure’ – Europe
– ‘Turn Up the Heat!’ (UK)
Want To Buy Mars Bar Chocolate?
You can buy Mars Bars online in bulk boxes At Moo-Lolly-Bar with fast shipping.
We dispatch orders of this product to any business, residential or PO Box address in Australia. This is done by either Fastway Couriers or Australia Post, depending on where you live.
Both methods of which are fully trackable from door to door.
In addition if the total cost of your order is more than $150 we will also send it to you free of charge.