This is one of those small chocolate bars that I absolutely have to grab up and then immediately consume after purchasing. There’s something about the Mars bar that makes me automatically attracted to it.
I first discovered it while grocery shopping at Giant. I had wandered into the International foods aisle to see what was available, when I found this little gem. I bought one to try and peeled off the wrapper after I walked out. I was immediately hooked! And I knew I had to get at least two the next time I saw them 🙂
I think the texture might have something to do with it. It’s very smooth! I’m guessing it has to do with the lucious looking caramel inside. It’s a little hard to see in my picture, but there’s a layer of nougat on the bottom as well. I usually taste more of the caramel than the nougat, but sometimes when I take a bite, my mouth is full of nougat goodness and I have to take a moment to sit still and enjoy it.
When I first got a Mars bar at Giant, the back of it said it was made in the Netherlands. But the one here I had bought from World Market, and it says made in Poland.
I’ve also seen this bar at British food stores before, and then I was very confused of where this bar originated. I did a quick online search and I read that the Mars bar was first made in the U.K. It’s definitely born from the American Mars company, so maybe they’re just being manufactured at various locations overseas?
All I know is that it’s delicious, addictive, and I highly recommend it 🙂