Snickers has addressed rumours that it’s removing the ‘d**k vein’ from its chocolate
Rumours have been swirling in recent weeks that Snickers has quietly made a big change to its chocolate bars – and the brand has now spoken out.
People have been in a flap that Mars Inc, which makes the confectionery, has removed the textured chocolate from the top of the peanut and nougat treats.
The rippled chocolate has been nicknamed by some as a ‘d*ck vein’ thanks to its resemblance to… well… you know.
But one person shared a photo of a suspiciously smooth Snickers on Twitter, gaining more than 20,000 likes.
They wrote: “It’s already beginning. i just bought a snickers (my favorite treat might i add) and it came out completely smooth. i am disgusted. i am shocked. i need to be alone right now.”
Someone else shared the same photo and posted: “WHO TOOK THE D*CK VEIN OUT OF SNICKERS!!”
Snickers has since addressed the rumours, writing: “Good news, contrary to what’s trending on Twitter… THE VEINS REMAIN!”
Fact-checking website Snopes has confirmed that the veins aren’t being removed from Snickers, but that the original photo does appear to be real regardless.
They wrote: “In April 2022, a photograph of an unusually smooth Snickers bar was circulated on social media along with the claim that the candy company Mars, Inc. had “deveined” the famous chocolate bars after complaints that Snickers too closely resembled a penis.
“While the image on the right appears to be genuine (this may have been the result of chocolate melting and then reforming, a manufacturing error, or some other cause), the image on the left is not a genuine news article.
“Mars has not removed a “d*ck vein” from candy bars after being pressured by a “woke mob.” In fact, we find no calls for this “vein” to be removed.”