If you are tired of receiving promotions labeled as “stimulus” or “bailout” savings, or just fatigued from sorting through the scams with similar labels, check out this new, and legitimate offer — free chocolate, via coupon, from the Mars REAL CHOCOLATE RELIEF ACT.
Every Friday, from now until September, the first 250,000 visitors to the site will receive a coupon for a bar of their favorite Mars REAL chocolate brand.
You can register for a reminder email 🙂 here, as well as watch the clock count down. Or, just check back first thing Friday morning, starting at 9 am ET, and enter your information to receive your coupon.
Why? Mars is promoting their new health initiative, and real chocolate.
What is Real Chocolate Relief?Times are tough and we at Mars want to help. How, you ask? Every Friday through September, Mars will give away FREE* real chocolate to 250,000 people. That means you can enjoy your favorite Mars candy brands—M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, 3 MUSKETEERS®, MILKY WAY® and DOVE®— for free*!
U.S. Standards of Identity are government regulations that define which ingredients may be used to make a food product in order to be allowed to call it by a certain name. For chocolate, the Standards of Identity require that cocoa butter be the only source of fat (except for milk fat). There are several other requirements too, such as a specific amount of chocolate liquor, use of flavorings and sugar substitutes.
A telltale sign is the wording on the packaging. For 100% real, authentic chocolate, look for the words “milk chocolate,” “semi-sweet chocolate” or “bittersweet chocolate.” On the other hand, it's probably not real if you see the words, “chocolate flavor,” “chocolate coating,” “chocolaty,” or “made with chocolate.” And beware of packaging that implies chocolate, but doesn't even mention it. Would it be cheaper for us to use vegetable oil? Yes. Would it be real chocolate? No. The next time you're choosing your chocolate, check the label. Chances are you could be getting something that's, well, fake. If it's Mars, you know it's real chocolate.
Mars is proud to be a family-run business of candy manufacturers. We have the freedom to make the final decision regarding our recipes and commit ourselves to producing chocolate that contains 100 percent cocoa butter. With nearly 100 years in the candy business, we are leaders in the industry and at the forefront of chocolate research. That means no one knows more about chocolate than we do. Our customers expect chocolate that contains 100% cocoa butter, and that's what we deliver.
As part of their new health initiative, they are also updating their labeling and ingredients, so stayed tuned for more news and offers.
T.G.I.F – almost!