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
Pictured: Magnificent lion awoken from catnap by his pride and joy's gentle roar
beautiful-wildlife:Father and Son by Martina Neumann Nestled under the magnificent mane of his father, the little lion cub gives a growl so gentle it would fail to startle a passing gazelle. But when he grows up he’ll be able to roar just like daddy. Not that this particular parent looked in the mood for exercising his vocal cords. Or indeed any other part of his mighty frame.