19 Jul: Marathon Begat Snickers

The world’s biggest-selling chocolate bar underwent a name-change in Britain on 19th July, 1990. Until then – concerned that Brits might refer to their candy as ‘knickers’ – Snickers had been known as ‘Marathon’ in the UK. 

31 years later, the decision still smarts for some sections of the confectionary-buying public – but, thanks to the ‘You’re Not You When You’re Hungry’ campaign, its popularity has increased, regardless.

In this episode, Olly, Rebecca and Arion dig around in the manosphere, untangle the Mars / Milky Way / Three Musketeers transatlantic naming nightmare; and reveal Frank Mars’ penchant for women named Ethel… 

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