Marathon (1968) Marathon came to the UK courtesy of Forrest Mars Sr, estranged from the family business in the States, but free to adapt the recipes for European tastes. Aside from his eponymous bar packed with milk, sugar, glucose, and thick, thick chocolate, Mars' Slough-produced cash cow was a peanut-powered derivative of the American Snickers (the name was apparently tribute to the Mars family's favourite horse) 'brand alignment' saw Marathon adopt its maiden name in 1990
A postcard from "The Museum of Childhood" Edinburgh which I love visiting, for postcards and of course the nostalgic toys and games as well. Space Dust was very popular in the and as it exploded on your tongue. From my personal collection.