In 1930, Mars introduced Snickers, named after the favorite horse of the Mars family. The Snickers candy bar consists of nougat, peanuts, and caramel with a chocolate coating. There are also several other Snickers products such as Snickers mini, dark chocolate, ice cream bars, Snickers with almonds, and Snickers peanut butter bars. Continue reading for a quick and geeky tutorial on how to make a giant 15-pound Snickers bar at home.

Containing approximately 450 calories per bar, deep fried chocolate bars (including Snickers and Mars bars) became a specialty in fish and chips shops in Scotland during 1995, and in the early 2000s, became popular at US state fairs. In 2012, the British Food Commission highlighted celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson’s “Snickers pie”, which contained five Snickers bars among other ingredients, suggesting it was one of the unhealthiest desserts ever; one slice providing “over 1,250 calories from sugar and fat alone”, more than half a day’s requirement for an average adult.