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January 25, 2007 12:03 AM

Broken: Mr. Big candy bar

Mrbig4A reader named Agent_Koopa points out:

If they are going to name a candy bar Mr. Big, then the size of the candy bar should be made to match the name!


This "This is broken" is somewhat broken if you don't tell us how big/small this bar actually is... one can only guess vaguely from the size of the zigzags on the edge that it's probably small.

(Should I shout "First!" here? *g*)

Posted by: Cimddwc at January 25, 2007 03:17 AM

Well, with size of the zigzags and the wrinkels on the letters, you can guses that it is a small candey bar.

Posted by: David Rice at January 25, 2007 06:50 AM

And of course you are first. You get up before 3:17.

Posted by: David Rice at January 25, 2007 06:52 AM

If you look at the zoomed photo, there's a little 'notation' symbol next to the Mr. Big name. Something tells me that somewhere on the wrapper is a disclaimer in fine print that the name refers to the flavor and not the actual size of the package or candy.

Which doesn't mean that it's not broken. Seems to be a strange name for a candy, as well as one that invites such a strange coincidence. If your product name requires disclaimers, perhaps it isn't such a great product name.

Interestingly, the Cadbury website doesn't list this product in the lineup.

Posted by: Erich at January 25, 2007 12:19 PM

You know, once when I was a kid, I bought a $100,000 Bar for--this is true--35 cents. So broken!

And another time I had a Pay Day bar, but it wasn't pay day!

Boy, next thing you're gonna tell me is that Mars bars are actually made here on Earth...

Why should a product's name be enough for it to be considered broken? Dawn dish soap doesn't have anything to do with the sunrise, Tide detergent has nothing to do with the ocean, the Apple Macintosh must be doubly broken since it has nothing to do with either fruit or raincoats.

Posted by: furd_burfel at January 25, 2007 01:16 PM

I can't believe you guys haven't figured that this is an image of the Halloween-size version of the chocolate bar.

The normal size "Mr. Big" chocolate bars are slightly larger than Oh Henry chocolate bars.

Normal packaging image (I know, still no size comparison, but this is the normal product):

And the wikipedia page on the chocolate bar:

Posted by: begotabu at January 25, 2007 01:42 PM



Aren't there better things we could be discussing?

Posted by: anykey at January 27, 2007 09:12 PM

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