|By PR Newswire||
|August 7, 2014 01:00 PM EDT||
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The fans have spoken – in an "Xtreme" way. For the first time, SNICKERS® Brand offered consumers the chance to select the name of a new product through an exclusive vote on the brand's Facebook page. And today Mars Chocolate North America announced the fans' satisfying choice – SNICKERS Xtreme.
The moniker is appropriate for a delicious new product with an extreme blend of the ingredients fans love. SNICKERS Xtreme includes a single layer of crunchy roasted peanuts and smooth caramel perfectly blended and enrobed in milk chocolate.
"A SNICKERS Bar packed with this much peanuts and caramel is sure to be a fan favorite – which is why we let them have the final say in how to name it," said Roy Benin, Chief Consumer Officer, Mars Chocolate North America. "We were confident fans would choose a name that's as satisfying as the bar itself, and they did."
Consumers selected the name from a list of five options: SNICKERS Xtreme, SNICKERS Go Nuts, SNICKERS #MoreNuts, SNICKERS Nuts Galore, and SNICKERS Nuts.
The new SNICKERS Xtreme bar will be available at retailers nationwide in 2015 in a "2 to Go" format (3.56 oz) that's ideal for sharing or eating some now and saving the rest for later.
For more information, visit the SNICKERS Brand Facebook page at www.facebook.com/snickers.
About Mars, Incorporated
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars' first roots as a confectionery company. In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a "mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders" – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™ and WISDOM PANEL™.
SOURCE Mars, Incorporated
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