Seven Fun Fact About Snickers

1. Snickers bars were named after a horse.

The name “Snickers” has humble beginnings. The chocolate-coated peanut, caramel and nougat bar was named after the Mars family’s favorite horse.

2. Each bar has a peanut limit.

You might not be counting how many peanuts are in the chocolate bar when you’re devouring it, but the number of nuts per bar is always the same. Each of the regular-sized bars contains 16 peanuts.

3. There’s a Snickers salad.

No, it’s not a savory salad, but still, how many candy bars have inspired something that even resembles anything salad-related? The Snickers salad is a mixture of Snickers bars, Granny Smith apples and whipped cream in a bowl. We’re not sure exactly who is making this “salad,” but it exists.

4. They reduced the weight of the Snickers bar in 2009.

It might not seem realistic that a candy giant like Mars would care at all about consumer health, but in 2009, the weight of the average Snickers bar was reduced by 9 percent to help prevent people from overeating.

5. The original name was the Marathon bar.

Before Snickers was a household name, the candy bars were called Marathon bars. They were associated with athletes because of the high-calorie count. There was a period of time when the candy bar was referred to by both names, but the Marathon bar was officially renamed Snickers in 1990.

6. Snickers are the best-selling candy bars in the world.

With global sales of $3.6 billion, Snickers are the number-one bestselling candy bar in the world, next to Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Dove and Reese’s. It’s pretty wild that with all of the candy bar competition out there, Snickers is able to stay perched at the top.

 7. More than 15 million Snickers bars are made daily.

To keep up with the high demand of the best-selling candy bar, Mars produces more than 15 million Snickers each day. Damn, that’s a lot of Snickers.

Arsenal 2 Luton Town 0

Arsenal overcame the absence of Bukayo Saka to move back to the top of the Premier League table with victory over struggling Luton at Emirates Stadium. Leading scorer Saka was missing after suffering a knock against Manchester City at the weekend, but Mikel Arteta’s much-changed side did enough to defeat their hard-working opponents and move back above Liverpool at the summit. Captain Martin Odegaard fired the hosts into the lead in the 24th minute after Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu was bundled off the ball by Emile Smith Rowe, before the Gunners doubled their advantage shortly before half-time.

Japan defender Daiki Hashioka inadvertently put past his own keeper Thomas Kaminski in the 44th minute while trying to stop Reiss Nelson after Smith Rowe was afforded too much space in the penalty area. Luton were decimated by injuries to the extent that they had 16-year-old schoolboy defender Christian Chigozie on the substitutes bench. They never allowed Arsenal to run away with it, while Gunners keeper David Raya was forced to keep out Ross Barkley’s free-kick on the stroke of half-time. Arsenal, however, were largely untroubled as they moved on to 68 points – one point clear of Liverpool, who play bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday (19:30 BST kick-off).

Manchester City are third, also on 67 points, after they defeated Aston Villa 4-1 on Wednesday. Having seen Arsenal at their defensive best to frustrate title rivals Manchester City in Sunday’s hard-fought goalless draw at Etihad Stadium, the Gunners returned to goalscoring form against Luton. With just three points separating the top three at the start of the day, goal difference could play a vital role in this most enthralling of title races. Arsenal’s 21st Premier League win of the season moved them on to plus-48, while Liverpool are on plus-40 and Manchester City are on plus-38. Arteta made five changes for the visit of relegation-threatened Luton, with the likes of Declan Rice, Gabriel Jesus and Jorginho given a rest before a busy spell of games which includes two mouth-watering fixtures with Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.