Mars is a big within the meals and sweet trade, overseeing standard merchandise like Snickers, M&M’s, Skittles, and extra. However regardless of its portfolio of profitable manufacturers, its historical past contains a number of merchandise that didn’t fairly hit the mark. A type of was the Marathon Bar, a chocolate sweet with a caramel heart. Whereas chocolate and caramel candies are a dime a dozen, Marathon’s distinctive promoting level was its dimension.
At a whopping 8 inches, one may perceive the way it might really feel like a marathon to eat only one bar. The sweet was round for roughly 10 years, being discontinued in 1981.