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Mars Bar Disowning Its Deep-Fried State-Fair Cousin

Poor relation.

Poor relation.Photo: BotheredByBees/Flickr

State-fair staple the deep-fried Mars bar is currently dessert non grata with Mars, Inc., which is seeking to distance itself from the calorific confection. BBC has it that Mars reps wrote a letter to the Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, which claims to be the inventor of the corrupted candy bar (that true, Midwest?), noting that the product is "not authorized" and doesn't fit into Mars's idea of "healthy living." Yeah ... nice try. You mean that bloomin' onion we consumed Tilt-a-Whirl-side this weekend isn't going to inhibit tumor growth? [BBC, Related]

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