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funny thing to blow into the garden.
30th Mar 2009, 18:11   | tags:

rhys says:

What year were they renamed? Is the use by date still readable?!

30th Mar 2009, 18:13

that's blown in from another century, quite lid'rally

30th Mar 2009, 18:23

crickson says:

Wow! I guess those wrappers really do last forever : (

30th Mar 2009, 18:35

Craft says:

I'm with para, time travel, definitely.

30th Mar 2009, 18:36

pandairo says:

wow, it must be nearly twenty years since the marathon bar was americanized.

30th Mar 2009, 18:39

beth says:


30th Mar 2009, 19:24

Puddlepuff says:

It must have belonged to a vintage candy collector, who now in a time economic crisis finally saw the benefits of keeping something for a rainy day.

30th Mar 2009, 19:24

Jane Doe says:

Old school : )

30th Mar 2009, 20:31

was it americanised? I thought it was euroised!

30th Mar 2009, 23:17

Steve says:

If you do have a time portal to the 80's in the back garden I would be on the look out for coal miners too.

31st Mar 2009, 01:40

OJ says:

LOL@ Steve.

Maybe it's been on a very long journey....

31st Mar 2009, 13:23

OJ says:

Ah, it would appear that the portal may only go back to 2008, when Mars ran a three month trial of bringing back the name Marathon.

31st Mar 2009, 13:26

beth says:

Did they actually do that though? I thought it was only ever a rumour..

31st Mar 2009, 18:46

beth says:

But that thing can't have been lying around in the garden that long, it would definitely be much paler if nothing else.

31st Mar 2009, 18:47

OJ says:

I don't suppose you can carbon date plastic?

2nd Apr 2009, 13:13

crickson says:

I don't see why not... although all it might tell you is that it's from an x million-years-old oil deposit...

2nd Apr 2009, 20:21

kel says:


3rd Apr 2009, 16:16

Euphro says:

For 18 months before the name change, apparently, the wrappers were dual-branded (Snickers/Marathon) so this one has to date from before late-1988. The V&A; might have something for comparison. Amazing!

30th Apr 2009, 00:56