Mars Bar Decides Deep-Frying Doesn't Jibe with Their 'Healthy, Active Lifestyles'

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The company has asked a restaurant to tell customers that their deep-fried Mars bar is not endorsed by the company

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Deep-fried Twinkies may be the norm at state fairs, but it turns out that deep-fried Mars bars may be where the party's at. Carron Fish Bar in the U.K. created the "world famous" deep-fried Mars bar some 20 years ago, but the Telegraph reports that only now is the Mars company having issues with the deep-fried dessert.

The candy company reportedly reached out to Carron Fish Bar, asking for a disclaimer on the menu to tell customers that deep-fried Mars bars are not, in fact, endorsed by Mars. Why? "Deep-frying one of our products would go against our commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles," one representative told Telegraph. (For the record, Carron Fish Bar owner Lorraine Watson has no problems with the disclaimer.)

Of course, this is coming from a company that also produces Twix bars, 3 Musketeers, M&Ms, and Snickers. And while the company also owns Uncle Ben's instant rice and other marketed "healthy" foods, considering Mars is named after candybar Mars, we imagine their commitment leans more toward making a party in our mouths. Please.