Sunday Beauty Reads, 09/10/11

by Gio

Mars Bars have been one of my favourite snacks ever since I was a child. They’re so yummy, aren’t they? Sadly, they’re not healthy, which is why I haven’t eaten them often in recent years (I’m trying to be a good girl eheh). But a few days ago I went to the supermarket and found this big packet of 10 Mars bars, two of which were free, and I just couldn’t resist. I don’t know what it is about them.. maybe it’s the caramel, maybe the malt nougat… but these bars are one of the most delicious snacks I have ever tasted. Somehow I don’t think they’ll last long in my house lol. What’s your favourite snack?

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Ana October 9, 2011 - 9:02 am

Hm, I don’t have one favourite thing. From the snacks lying around here, I love Tutku and Susamli çubuks (sesame sticks).

The thing about curlers is interesting, but I wonder: do those companies sell just inserts? I know I must change mine from time to time, so if they don’t – you end up buying flat ones or buying the whole fancy curler again.
If they do, people could buy those and stick them in their no-name/brand-name/high-end/whatever curlers.

beautifulwithbrains October 9, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Ana, those snacks look really yummy!

I think it depends on the brand. Some sell the pads separately, others don’t. I agree, because they need changing every few months, you would need to take whether a brands sells refills or not into consideration before purchasing an eyelash curler. But even if expensive pads were sold separately, I’m not sure they would be a perfect fit for curlers made by other, cheaper brands. Would be awesome if that was possible though. I think I’ll need to talk about that to a SA next time I go to my local beauty shop.

xin October 9, 2011 - 9:46 am

i love chocolate rice crisp, can’t recall the name but they are yummy!

beautifulwithbrains October 9, 2011 - 6:48 pm

Xin, they are yummy indeed! 😉

Marie October 9, 2011 - 1:21 pm

I agree with you about mars: so so yummy (caramel forever!), but I don’t know if it’s the same thing everywhere, they have changed the “recipe” few years ago and I think I prefered the old one (for the malt nougat perhaps?), I don’t know why: i find the new very different… So I run after bountys (I’m a bad girl anyway ;)) )

beautifulwithbrains October 9, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Marie, that’s weird.. they don’t taste differently here. They are as yummy as ever. What a shame. But Bountys are really delicious too.

Marie October 9, 2011 - 11:32 pm

Weird, yes… So, after your comment I made research and that’s that: in 2007, they changed the recipe for the first time… for french buyers to answer to their wishes (poor of us, not mine!!!) as it is written… The good point is that it seems to have given jobs here, but the taste really changed (now i know that i haven’t dreamed):)
It’s called next to the name “melt heart” : like if there is more almonds or/and nuts in the malt nougat, with a little salty taste (as when you eat “nuts bars”). So the malt nougat has less the little taste of caramel-sugar-milk (the other caramel is still here) that made me addict… Now we know: thanks!

beautifulwithbrains October 10, 2011 - 6:05 am

Marie, thanks for doing all the research. I think I will have to eat another bar to see if I can taste the difference, cos it seemed to taste like the good old Mars bar to me but it obviously isn’t. (any excuse to eat one eheh). I agree that it’s good it gave people jobs, but I don’t understand why they changed the recipe in the first place… if something isn’t broken don’t fix it. And if it’s only the French that wanted the change, why not sell a different recipe only in France?

Marie October 9, 2011 - 11:42 pm

ps: and it is more light too…

beautifulwithbrains October 10, 2011 - 6:06 am

Marie, I’m not really a fan of light chocolate bars lol. Shame, but thanks for sharing.

Janessa October 10, 2011 - 1:59 am

I’ve never tried a MARS bar but I LOVE Maltesers!

beautifulwithbrains October 10, 2011 - 5:55 am

Janessa, I love Maltesers too! Yummy! But you have to try a Mars bar too! 😉

K / Cosmeddicted October 10, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Woooooohooooo thank you for putting me on your Sunday Reads!! I was soooooooo overwhelmed!

I seem to remember that Mars bars are different in the US and the UK:
I like the American Milky Way bars, which are similar to the UK mars bars.
Too bad I can’t get either here!!

beautifulwithbrains October 10, 2011 - 6:09 pm

K, you’re very welcome. I loved your post and it was a pleasure to share it with my readers.

Thanks for the links. It’s very interesting to know the history of this delicious snack and how it changed over the years. I don’t believe I have ever tasted the American Milky Way bars but they sound very yummy too. And it really is so unfair you can’t get them! They should be sold everywhere!

Alex October 12, 2011 - 7:20 am

Oh my god I freaking LOVE Mars Bars!

beautifulwithbrains October 12, 2011 - 10:27 am

Alex, they’re delicious, aren’t they?


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