Friday, 14 September 2012

Limited Edition Mars Caramel - What do You Think?

Yesterday, while I was out and about I ended up popping into the little café to the side of Slough railway station for a bottle of water, and as I paid, I saw one of these little beauties eyeing me up on the counter:



It's a Limited Edition Mars Caramel. Less thick, and possibly shorter than its original form (I didn't measure it though so I might be wrong), it promised '100% Mars Caramel'. I was curious, so I bought one to try.



I don't know how they've done it, but although the nougat part inside the Mars bar was completely missing and the inside was all caramel, it did have the initial flavour of a Mars Bar. The caramel centre is quite stiff, not the soft gooey caramel you get in, say a Galaxy Caramel, and the chocolate on the outside is still quite thick. But for me, it was all too rich, sweet and sticky. Next time, I'd just get a regular Mars Bar. And, anyway I quite like the nougatty, chewy part in the original.

If you see one on sale and you fancy trying it, have a taste and come to your own conclusion. Let me know what you think of it in the comments box below. Have you tried one? Did you like it?



11 comments:

  1. Ooh no. I love the nougatty bit. I don't think you can mess about with a Mars bar.

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    1. I don't reckon these will catch on and become permanent though (famous last words...!!) I much prefer a Mars Bar in its original form :)

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  2. I think there's a minor tradition of limited edition Mars bars: years ago they introduced a Dark and Light bar (with dark chocolate and white nougat) that I loved, although when it briefly reappeared quite recently I found it sickly. Not sure if it was the recipe or my tastes that had changed!

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    1. Oh yes, I remember those... never much liked the dark and light ones... maybe they should stop messing about with them and leave them as they are! :)

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  3. We are truly addicted to the limited addition of Mars. Boots, which is next door to our work place were selling two for 90p we were buying 6 a day. They have now sold out!!! We are having withdrawal syptoms.... Please don't make them limited...We love them!!

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  4. I am not a fan of Mars but this Limited Edition is really good and it could totally render the original one obsolete xD

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  5. Believe it or not, but it was I who invented the genuine non-nougat-mars-bar many years ago !
    Here's the receipt:

    - take two mars-bars
    - nibble off the nougat-parts
    - attach one caramel side to the other
    - et voila: the original caramel-only-bar ...and even twice as thick !!


    enjoy

    Yens from Germany


    hmm - should have sold my receipt to them and make millions :-D

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  6. Any idea how well they've actually sold since their release last year? Can't quite work out whether it's a winner for Mars or just a market 'splitter' taking sales away from the traditional Mars bar!

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    1. Have emailed them, waiting for response... :)

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  7. I tried them and they taste a little less sickly than the normal mars bar. The one with nougat in it is rather too thick and sticky, and it's awful eating it in the very hot or the very cold. This one is actually nicer!

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