Snickers responds to claims it has removed 'vein' from its candy bars

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By stefan armitage

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Snickers has responded to a circulating image online claiming that the candy manufacturer has removed the infamous "vein" from its bars.

The popular candy bar has become known for many things since its inception in 1930, with modern-day audiences perhaps best knowing the confectionary for its slogans, "Snickers satisfies" and "you're not you when you're hungry."

However, a recently online trend has highlighted that the candy bar is also beloved for one of its most recognizable physical features: the "veins".

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Yes, those waves of chocolate you see on top of a Snickers bar have been labeled "veins" by social media users - with the much more NSFW "d**k veins" also being used by some people online. (I will not be going into detail about how or why the term "d**k vein" is being used. If you don't know now then you'll probably never know.)

But a recent tweet sparked concern over the candy bar's veins, when Twitter user @JUNlPER tweeted a picture of a completely smooth Snickers, along with the caption: "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 [sic]".

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Since being shared on Twitter on April 16, the pic went viral - amassing more than 1,400 retweets and 24,000 'likes'.

The outcry was so apparent that even the fact-checking website Snopes - which is usually busy busting myths about politics, wars, and celebrities - felt the need to get to the bottom of the candy bar caper.

Snopes revealed that the initial screenshot depicting an online article about how Snickers was "removing the world-renowned d**k vein" from its candy bars was false.

The image of the totally smooth Snickers was deemed to be genuine, but Snopes states that "this may have been the result of chocolate melting and then reforming, a manufacturing error, or some other cause". (Additionally, other Twitter users discovered that the image was actually over 10 years old.)

But, if the Snopes article wasn't enough to put our minds at rest, Snickers wanted to make sure we all heard the truth from the horse's mouth.

Taking to its official Twitter account, the candy kings revealed that the candy bar's unique physical attribute wasn't going anywhere.

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"Good news, contrary to what's trending on Twitter... THE VEINS REMAIN," officials for the confectionary wrote.

Yes, even Snickers is getting involved in the whole "vein" trend - and I can't tell if that puts me off the candy bars or if it makes me want one even more.

Featured image credit: Mykhailo Polenok / Alamy

Snickers responds to claims it has removed 'vein' from its candy bars

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By stefan armitage

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Snickers has responded to a circulating image online claiming that the candy manufacturer has removed the infamous "vein" from its bars.

The popular candy bar has become known for many things since its inception in 1930, with modern-day audiences perhaps best knowing the confectionary for its slogans, "Snickers satisfies" and "you're not you when you're hungry."

However, a recently online trend has highlighted that the candy bar is also beloved for one of its most recognizable physical features: the "veins".

[[imagecaption|| Credit: frédérique wacquier / Alamy]]

Yes, those waves of chocolate you see on top of a Snickers bar have been labeled "veins" by social media users - with the much more NSFW "d**k veins" also being used by some people online. (I will not be going into detail about how or why the term "d**k vein" is being used. If you don't know now then you'll probably never know.)

But a recent tweet sparked concern over the candy bar's veins, when Twitter user @JUNlPER tweeted a picture of a completely smooth Snickers, along with the caption: "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 [sic]".

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/JUNlPER/status/1515457249585635330]]

Since being shared on Twitter on April 16, the pic went viral - amassing more than 1,400 retweets and 24,000 'likes'.

The outcry was so apparent that even the fact-checking website Snopes - which is usually busy busting myths about politics, wars, and celebrities - felt the need to get to the bottom of the candy bar caper.

Snopes revealed that the initial screenshot depicting an online article about how Snickers was "removing the world-renowned d**k vein" from its candy bars was false.

The image of the totally smooth Snickers was deemed to be genuine, but Snopes states that "this may have been the result of chocolate melting and then reforming, a manufacturing error, or some other cause". (Additionally, other Twitter users discovered that the image was actually over 10 years old.)

But, if the Snopes article wasn't enough to put our minds at rest, Snickers wanted to make sure we all heard the truth from the horse's mouth.

Taking to its official Twitter account, the candy kings revealed that the candy bar's unique physical attribute wasn't going anywhere.

[[twitterwidget||https://twitter.com/SNICKERS/status/1516463576143257603]]

"Good news, contrary to what's trending on Twitter... THE VEINS REMAIN," officials for the confectionary wrote.

Yes, even Snickers is getting involved in the whole "vein" trend - and I can't tell if that puts me off the candy bars or if it makes me want one even more.

Featured image credit: Mykhailo Polenok / Alamy