For years I could taste the difference. Snickers was okay, but King Size Snickers was an other-worldly delight. It was the candy bar they passed out on Halloween night in Heaven. Being twice as big made the King Size bar exponentially amazing. But it wasn’t twice as long, it was twice as think, meaning more caramel, peanuts and nougat in every bite. And your bites had to be twice as big.
Also, I love the word ‘nougat’. Definitely one of my favorites in the English language (stemming from the French nogat).
Like Snyder’s Ketchips, many of my favorite junk foods have been discontinued or altered (i.e. ruined). Two years ago the bastards at Mars Incorporated changed the King-Size Snickers from one giant bar of nougaty nirvana into a two piece bar. Two small pieces. Two small pieces that that split the difference between “Fun-Size” and “Regular-Size”. Of course the new two piece bar is the same price but 10% smaller
Where was the media on this? Who allows this to slip through the mental cracks of our distracted nation? Why didn’t I blog about this two years ago? Why does the junk food I love disappear?