The commercials focused on its biggest selling point: how long the candy bar was and presumably was going to last. I was shocked and delighted that someone found and posted them on Youtube.
Mars Candy was the maker of this fine bar and since the company is still around today, one wonders why they don't bring this classic bar back. After checking their website, I can report that Mars did start another Marathon-named product in their line, but it is an energy bar and not the candy bar of yore.
The closest thing around these days is the Curly Wurly made by Cadbury. I picked one up recently at the World's Biggest Candy store down on Highway 169 south of the cities. It's about the only place I've ever seen them. Here's what it looks like:
As always, thank you for visiting this blog and I truly hope you are enjoying the festive holiday season.