Snickers is one of my favorite candy bars. Last week while in Disneyland, we bought a couple each day to take to the park as a snack. A Snickers just hits the spot when I don’t have time for a full lunch.
While opening a "Fun Sized" Snickers this morning, I noticed a telephone number on the back and decided to give them a call. This isn’t the first time I’ve called a candy company. Experience tells me those who staff these hotlines are probably bored and LOVE to talk about their products.
This time was no exception when I dialed the number and was connected with Terrell from the Mars Snackfood Consumer Care Department.
Terrell: You’ve reached the consumer care department at Mars. My name is Terrell. How can I help you today?
Me: I am a huge fan of the Snickers and have a few questions I hope you can answer.
Terrell: I’ll try my best.
Me: Do you know how many peanuts are in the regular sized Snickers bar?
Terrell: I don’t have that information for the regular sized, King, Fun sized or the Mini. I’ve wondered that myself.
Me: Are you aware of any plans to roll out a Snickers even larger than the King sized? Maybe you could call it the Emperor or Gargantuan.
Terrell: I don’t know, but I’m happy to make note of your suggestion. You said the Emperor?
Me: Yes, the Emperor or something that sounds big and powerful. What sized Snickers would you recommend I hand out for Halloween this year?
Terrell: Well, that depends on your budget. But I’d suggest the Fun size. Although the elderly prefer the minis because they can stuff a handful in a purse. Diabetics also prefer the mini for a quick boost of energy. You should try our new dark chocolate Snickers.
Me: That’s a good idea. My wife loves dark chocolate. Any other new flavors I should check out?
Terrell: Oh yes. You’ve got to try the new Snickers Rockin’ Nut Road. It has almonds, dark chocolate and a creamy layer of marshmallow. It’s a limited edition run and only available till October 26. You should try it and, if you like it, turn right back around and buy as much as you can because it will only be around for another month.
Me: That does sound tasty. I’m glad to hear you guys haven’t fallen victim to the chipotle fad and considering a chipotle flavored Snickers. Or are you?
Terrell: I’m not aware that we’re doing anything like that.
Me: You’ve been a big help. Is there anything else exciting taking place at Snickers I should plan for?
Terrell: If your spouse enjoys dark chocolate you should have her check out the Dark Raspberry Three Musketeers. That’s one of my favorites.
Me: I will do that. Thanks again.
Terrell: Thank you for calling the consumer care department here at Mars.