Mars Shells Out $270M For Its First New Candy Factory In 35 Years

Mars Shells Out $270M For Its First New Candy Factory In 35 Years

There are some things you can bet on it’s that there will always be someone, somewhere who wants chocolate. Unless our future alien overlords deprogram our taste for candy, that makes Mars Inc.’s $270 million factory, its first new factory in 35 years, a pretty safe investment. [More]

Turns Out Hiding $250K Worth Of Meth Inside Snickers Bar Wrappers Won’t Fool Authorities

Turns Out Hiding $250K Worth Of Meth Inside Snickers Bar Wrappers Won’t Fool Authorities

Like the wolf in sheep’s clothing or Tony Curtis in Some Like It Hot, putting a different wrapper on something and fooling everyone only works in fictional situations or when trying to trick actual sheep/Marilyn Monroe. U.S. customs agents are trained to catch people trying to hide stuff, which is why coating lumps of methamphetamine in chocolate and dressing them in Snickers wrappers didn’t work out too well for one man accused of trying to smuggle $250,000 worth of the drugs into Japan. [More]

Cooking Oil Price Surge Could Cause Riots, Snickers Shortages

Cooking Oil Price Surge Could Cause Riots, Snickers Shortages

Food producers are starting to run low on soybean and palm oil, amid demand from developing countries like China and India. According to Bloomberg, companies such as Nestle and Unilever, which use oil in everything from mayonnaise to Snickers, will see oil inventories fall by 12% this year. Food prices spiked in September to levels not seen since 2008, when high prices and shortages caused riots in Egypt, Haiti and elsewhere. [More]

Scare The Crap Out Of Your Friends In The Costume From
Creepiest Snickers Commercial Ever

Scare The Crap Out Of Your Friends In The Costume From Creepiest Snickers Commercial Ever

More than a few of you have expressed feelings of fear and horror at that Snickers TV ad we wrote about a few weeks ago. And just in time for your last-minute Halloween needs, you can bid on the actual creepy costume from the commercial. [More]

If This Snickers Lady Scares The Crap Out Of You, You Are Not Alone

If This Snickers Lady Scares The Crap Out Of You, You Are Not Alone

Look, there’s nothing really to report here other than lots of people are scared of this commercial, and I’m one of them. That’s clearly what they were going for, so bravo to you, Snickers. [More]

Make Your Own Snickers Bars!

Make Your Own Snickers Bars!

If you’re doing something that is not as awesome as making your own Snickers bars, then we suggest you reconsider. [More]

Snickers Makes Fun Of Effeminate Men By Shooting Them

Snickers Makes Fun Of Effeminate Men By Shooting Them

Using codes of masculinity to sell products to guys is nothing new, but it’s usually about beer, “hard lemonade” or deodorant. It’s also usually funny, and pokes fun at male insecurities while celebrating them. A new Snickers commercial, however, seems to just be about beating the crap out of sissies.