Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 18:44:14 -0400 From: Virginia Clark Subject: Re: Switched Candy Names At 08:37 AM 9/30/95 -0400, M. Lynne Murphy wrote: >> I hope this switch hasn't already been mentioned. >> I've heard that the Snickers and Milky Way bar are reversed in >> England (and probably the rest of GB). In the US, the Snickers is >> the one with nuts. > >in south africa, there is no milky way, but the mars bar doesn't have >its almonds. snickers is as in u.s. when i said something to a >class about the almondlessness of mars, one student (who had been to >u.s.) said "the americans ruin everything with nuts." (pleasantly >ambiguous statement on its own.) > >lynne > ------------------------------------ I'd like to go back to this earlier thread to report what a British friend (male, early 30s, born and raised north of London, in this country 3-4 years) reported about British/GB and American candy bar names. I'm slow replying, because he insisted on visiting candy stores to refresh his memory. He says: Milky Way (UK) is similar to 3 Musketeers (US) Milky Way (US, regular) is quite like Mars Bar (UK) Snickers (UK) = Snickers (US) Haven't yet acquired Mars Bars (US) He adds that all of these, he thinks, are made by Mars. Wonderful excuse to eat candy when next in London! Virginia Clark University of Vermont