Snickers announces it’s changing its name back to Marathon after nearly 30 years

If you’re a chocolate lover of a certain age, the name Marathon will bring back all kinds of sweet nostaglia.

But the bars disappeared off shelves in the UK in 1990, when manufacturers Mars decided to give the nutty snack the same name across the world – Snickers.

While chocoholics could still enjoy the same peanut and caramel goodness in bars of Snickers, the name change meant things just weren’t the same as they used to be.

But now it’s time for fans to rejoice, as Marathon bars are returning to the shops again.

Mars is turning Snickers back to Marathon again

he limited-edition bars will only be available in Morrisons, priced at £1 for a pack of four.

Announcing the retro chocolate, Gemma Buggins, brand director for Mars, says: “Bringing the Marathon bar branding back for a limited time really was a no brainer.

“It’s a great way to celebrate over 85 years of Mars making chocolate in the UK and we hope this serves as a wonderful treat for fans of Snickers who remember when it was called Marathon!”

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