The original to Snickers, I can remember my eldest brother being chosen to taste these and coming home with some free samples and he got paid too. If I remember rightly he treated us to a chinese takeaway that night. A right treat indeed.
Yes the original name from the 1970’s for this Mars product, that was peanut and chocolate, of course in the US it was a completely different product, it was chocolate and caramel.
The UK version was changed to Snickers in 1990, but the 70’s kids we always remember it as Marathon, and you may even recall that Swap Shop star Keith Chegwin was one of the first to advertise this in the 1970’s, as he was already a child star from “Junior Showtime” fame.
Hey! New Marathon’s arrived!
New Marathon?!New Marathon!
New Marathon because now the peanuts are greater roasted for extra peanut taste!
Hey! smashing new peanut taste!
New lighter centre (mmm smooth!) super chocolate, golden caramel, peanuts!
New Marathon! Comes up peanuts slice after slice! New extra flavour — MARATHON
And in 1976 a slight change
“Marathon is marvellous! You can eat it in the street, in the office — anywhere!
Marathon is marvellous
2: When I’m really hungry Marathon is just right — it’s absolutely perfect!
3: Fills the old tum you know! Marathon is marvellous
4: It’s very nutty — very filling!
5: Keeps your hunger at bay. Marathon is marvellous”.
Snickers is still around, but Marathon should have never gone away.
Oh happy days. Snickers??? They’re having a laugh