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Curiosity makes me hungry

The Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet, and is already beaming back pictures from millions of miles away.

This is an exciting breakthrough for science.

But its effect on me is a little different.

It's making me hungry!  Now I want a Mars Candy Bar.  Unfortunately, M&M/Mars stopped selling them in the United States in 2002!

Actually, they stopped making them the way I liked them (a candy bar with whole almonds on the top and then covered in milk chocolate) longer ago than that, and switched to the variety with the chopped up nuts inside.  To me, this was far inferior to the original recipe.

Now the official story from the candy company is that Snickers Almond is the new Mars Bar.  I guess that's probably true...but think of the marketing potential that's being lost. If the Mars bar still existed, you can bet a lot more people would be getting cravings every time the Mars rover is mentioned on the news.



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08/06/2012 10:38AM
Curiosity makes me hungry
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