Sunday, May 25, 2008

Mars Planets

Road trips are often good places to find new chocolates to try, and my last trip to the Fränkische Schweiz was no exception. At a rest stop, we headed into a shop to buy a bottle of water, and there was a display of Mars Planets standing in a highly convenient location. I both admire and hate the way store apply perfectly good science to finding new ways to subliminally convince you to buy things. That’s why they put the cheaper items lower on the shelves, use the right colors to appeal to your culture, and make you walk in a certain direction around a store.
These guys were lying in wait just as I walked through the door. “Buy me! I’m new!!” Right next to the bottled water on sale, they made a convincing pair, so I bought a package.
Mars Planets are three different candies in one. Inside the package are three different sizes of round candies, each with a different filling. The smallest ones are a typical caramel candy, middle sized are crunchy, and the larger ones have soft fluffy nougat like you would find inside a Mars Bar.
At 37 grams, they weigh in with a slightly lower calorie count than most candy bars, so if you’re shaving the calories off, but still want honest, straightforward candy, it’s the same stuff as the larger bars.

Reviewed: Mars Planets
Personality: Reminds me of sifting my fingers through pebbles on the beach
How to enjoy: A nice snack without being too much
1: Better than sex
2: Little bites of heaven
3: Share with your best friend
4: Will do in a pinch
5: Halloween candy

Where to buy:
Autobahn rest stops

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