No More King-Sized Snickers: Company To Set Calorie Limit

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(CBS) – Fans of king-sized Snickers and Twix bars may want to stock up.  The candy maker Mars Inc. reportedly is planning to impose a 250-calorie limit on its chocolate products by the end of next year.

For king-size shoppers who like to get the most chocolate out of their purchase, Mars told NPR it would replace the big bars with bags of two to four smaller bars to “enable sharing or saving a portion for later.”

According to reports, the move is part of the company’s “broad-based commitment to health and nutrition.”

The king-size Snickers bar has 540-calories, while the normal size Snickers bar contains 280 calories, with 14 grams of fat.

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  • Atheist Lawyer

    “…broad-based commitment to health and nutrition.”

    LOL. Yet, they’ll still continue to produce sugar and fat laden candy bars at regular size, which means consumers will purchase two if the King size goes away, which of course means an increase in per unit sales. What a laugh. Just admit you’re caving in to Michelle Obama’s big government food Gestapo already.

    • Candace J

      Exactly!!!! Just another way for them to make more money!!!! Like they care how many calories thier customers are consuming!!!! UgH!

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  • Rob

    So the regular size bar is 280 cal. and they are setting a 250 limit?

    So the regular size will also get smaller, I assume, but the price won’t change.

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  • branwren

    Go ahead, make my day. I don’t like Snickers anyway!

  • Me

    I wonder if Michelle “take 16 exotic vactations in 3 years” Obama had anything to do iwth it.

    I think she needs to worry about the size fo her own growing fat ass than other peoples’/

  • Me

    Sorry for the typos.

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