Those king-size Mars and Snickers bars in vending machines are about to shrink to a more princely size.
By the end of 2013, confectionery giant Mars Inc.will sell only chocolate bars that are 250 calories or less, according to NPR. A full king-size Snickers bar contains more than 500 calories, according to Mars’ website.
But many of Mars’ other chocolate confections, including king-size 3 Musketeers and Milky Way bars already clock in under the 250-calorie mark.
In other sugary news, Swiss food Goliath Nestle SA -- its North American operations based in Glendale -- said that while it managed strong growth all over the world in 2011, repeating the trick in 2012 might be difficult.
-- Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times