The Mars Bar Project

7/11/11

Been pondering, Parishioners,

‘pon Mars Bars…

usually being found in the imported or ethnic food sections


Now, while there is great confusion

(Chocolate bars sold as Mars vary in different regions of the world)

due to the various names – apparently known as a Milky Way in the US

and formulations – see lists o’ ingredients at the Institute of Candy Controversies

in Finland and other Nordic Countries, a standard Mars Bar weighs 47g

Dr C & I concerned ourselves with the Australian vershun –

similar to the UK & Canadian.

 

 

Now; we were wondering

whether each Mars bar is unique –

that is, would the pattern of chocolate on the top

be like a fingerprint -

or would they all be the same -

as if stamped from a mould.

blessing the experiment

To this end,

we purchased four bars –

(while the Mars family may be among the world’s billionaires,

we paid only $1 each for these –

they can afford to absorb the loss…)

two from a batch with a best-before date of 11-06-12

and two from a 21-05-12 batch,

thus covering both intra- and inter-batch variation.

 

 

The results are shown below:


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(Click here to see a larger image)

HA!  It appears Mars bars are unique!

Each bar an individual which can never be replicated;

a chocolatey chunk o’ History!

 

 

PS: While researchan this piece,

I ran across (thx WP) The VISIBLE MARS BAR Project:

Detailed analysis o’ British & American Mars Bars,

lotsa pics & some amusing animated GIFs.

 

 

A thorough comparative tasting of UK v US chocolate bars is here

The extortionist claimed to have poisoned seven Mars and Snickers bars at random stores

The first reports of deep-fried Mars bars being sold in Stonehaven,  Scotland, date back to 1995.

Rabbinical authorities declared that the products remained kosher for Jewish consumption

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