Friday, June 23, 2006

Mars Cuts Production

It was announced yesterday that Masterfoods plans to cut two lines at its Oak Park, IL factory. The affected lines mean the loss of 16% of the workforce (70 jobs) and they will no longer make the following:

Easter Egg Snickers
Pumpkin Shaped Snickers
Pop’ables - 3 Musketeers, Milky Way, Milky Way Midnight (hey, those sound good), Snickers & Snickers Cruncher

It’s possible that the novelty shapes of Snickers will be made elsewhere, the articles were vague on that, but Mars has mentioned discontinuing the Pop’ables line before (as Hershey’s has also mentioned discontinuing their similar Bites line).

Press release posted at CandyUSA and article in the Chicago Sun-Times.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:11 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     News

  1. Awww.  I’m gonna miss the Pop’ables.  They make good movie candy.

    Comment by Alex on 6/23/06 at 10:58 am #
  2. Me too! The Snickers Pop’ables are addictive!

    Comment by April on 6/23/06 at 6:13 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    I never even got to try the Pop’ables, but I saw on the website that they have something like a malted milk ball ... dangit!

    Comment by Cybele on 6/28/06 at 6:35 am #
  4. I’ve looked high and low for more Snickers Pop’ables.  I can’t believe you would discontinue such a popular item.  They were my favorite snack while spending time in my sewing room!  Please reconsider and bring them back!!!

    Comment by Judy on 8/17/06 at 11:28 am #
  5. GOD why can’t you leave a good thing going, You get people use to your product and then the next thing is you didcontinue it.I love the Milky way popable and I don’t care for alot of candy and of course the one I like you stop. Get rid of something else. Everything is not for the good of what the people likes it is to beat the compitistion. :-(

    Comment by AnnaMae Zangla on 8/29/06 at 10:59 am #
  6. I’ve been looking for Snickers Pop’ables, they were my favorite candy. Bring them back please!

    Comment by Rayme on 8/22/07 at 1:15 pm #
  7. Does anyone knows why pop’ables and hershey’s bites were discontinued? why they didn’t succeed?

    Comment by assaf on 12/24/07 at 5:18 am #
  8. They test on animals! Boycott MARS!

    Comment by Jane Doe on 1/21/08 at 2:23 pm #
  9. Cybele's avatar

    Wow, Jane Doe, way to stand behind your beliefs ... with a fake name.

    For the record, Mars gave some money for a medical experiment at a university to study the heart healthiness of some compounds in chocolate. It’s not like they give Skittles to rabbits or anything.

    Comment by Cybele on 1/21/08 at 2:55 pm #
  10. I agree with AnnaMae Zangla - companies always seem to get rid of the good stuff.  The Reese Popables were so addicting - I used to sit in front of the TV and eat them until I was sick.  But it was a good sick.  Anyway, get rid of something else and bring back the good stuff - maybe if they would have spent a little more $$ on advertising them like they do the regular candy bars that everyone already knows about - they would have been more of a success.

    Comment by Karen R. on 4/27/08 at 2:11 pm #
  11. I absolutely LOVED the Milky Way Poppables.  Once I started on a bag of them I couldn’t stop. They were my very favorite candy.  Is there any way they will be brought back?

    Comment by Billie T on 5/13/08 at 10:46 am #
  12. Bring back pop’ables!!!!!! they were so good i need to have a little pop back in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Master Batman on 5/16/08 at 2:08 pm #
  13. I don’t understand why you would even considering discontinuing something so popular.  Makes no sense.  It was the perfect candy.  I hope that you will reconsider and discontinue something else and bring back the Popables.  Those were the best thing ever!

    Comment by Karen on 5/20/08 at 9:56 am #
  14. Man…I miss those dang Snickers Popables…they made going to the movies fun! Putting them in your popcorn and having the salt and sweet taste was great! I’ve tried recreating the popables by using the Snickers Mini’s and cutting them in half, but it does NOT taste the same! Come on Mars, help the folks out and bring them back. I go to the movies and always look in the display case to see if they may have brought them back…

    Comment by Fin on 7/18/08 at 10:19 pm #
  15. I was so addicted to the malt ball pop’ables,
    I still crave them !

    Comment by maureen on 10/11/08 at 6:39 am #
  16. Milky Way Midnight Popables were awesome.  Especially combined with a handful of popcorn.  It’s really too bad they stopped making them.  I don’t understand why they would.  I would have much preferred them dropping regular milky way bars!

    Comment by Russ on 2/21/09 at 6:14 pm #
  17. i loved the reeses pop’ables. they were SO addicting and delicious. i thought about them today and was like hey i dont remember seeing those around anymore and then i came across this and was very sad to see that they did discontinue them. obviously people like pop’ables and are upset that they were discontinued so they should bring them back. they’d obviously make money if thats what they’re worried about. woww. i’m really craving them reeses pop’ables now! and it’s impossible for me to get them:(

    Comment by katie on 4/29/09 at 4:18 pm #
  18. Please,Please,Please Bring back the Snickers Popables. They were insanely good and what a loss to those of us that enjoy your product. I know sometimes you have to do what you have to do, but unfortunately this was a great loss to us all. Please think about bringing them back. Okay I will quit my whinning, for now!!!!!

    Comment by Tom Kelley on 5/02/09 at 2:40 am #
  19. Sinckers popables were GOLDEN.  It must be true, ‘nothing gold can stay’.  Huge disappointment in my life.  I can’t believe that I will never get to eat snickers popables again!

    Comment by Ethan on 5/09/09 at 6:53 pm #
  20. these things were good but u guys are crazy they were not living things just a dumb candy crazy people.
    p.s. the first two lines of the quote above was written by me but the rest were my mom she is crazy like the rest of u

    Comment by Ethan Dude on 5/09/09 at 7:00 pm #
  21. TO ETHAN,

    Comment by RUSSEL on 5/09/09 at 7:13 pm #
  22. TO RUSSEL,


    Comment by skylar on 9/07/09 at 10:38 am #
  23. popables r god

    Comment by dyoode on 10/16/09 at 4:35 pm #
  24. We have hershey’s bites still here in Canada.

    Comment by Allegra on 2/28/10 at 6:12 pm #
  25. please bring tem back…milky way popables were my favorite candy

    Comment by joe on 10/25/10 at 1:18 pm #
  26. This candy was the bomb. Please bring it back, even though it’s been some years I still would LOVE to have them. I’ve look everywhere but there hasn’t been any luck. Once again please reconsider on bring my favorite candy back. Please,Please,Please Bring back the Snickers Popables(all flavor)!

    Comment by Cassie on 2/20/13 at 9:59 pm #
  27. I would die happy if popables cane back, especially snickers

    Comment by Elizabeth on 7/15/13 at 10:13 pm #
  28. I think the greatest fault of the failure of Pop’ables was the unattractive packaging and especially the way the name appeared.  Everyone I know called them Po Pables. 

    Comment by Ruthless Dee on 3/28/15 at 11:50 am #
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