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Can The Bounty Dark Be Saved? Fans Plead With Mars To Bring Back Their Favourite Chocolate Bar Which Is Disappearing From Shelves – Amid Fears It Could Become Just Another Blast From The Past Like The Delight And Cadbury Spira

Chocolate lovers fear one of their favourite treats will join the ranks of other snacks such as Mars Delight, Cadbury Spira, Time Out and Cadbury’s Snow Flake which have been discontinued. 

As supplies of Bounty Dark ran short in the shops, fans of the chocolate treat expressed their frustration on social media, with Piers Morgan posting on the microblogging site formerly known as Twitter: ‘I’ve just been told my favourite dark chocolate red wrapper Bounty bars have been discontinued. And this is the last one left in my dressing room stockpile.’

‘I’m outraged,’ he continued. ‘This will cause immeasurable harm to my mental health. Please reconsider.’

However, Mars Wrigley UK told MailOnline: ‘It’s true, we have temporarily had to delist Bounty Dark for operational reasons and we’re working hard to bring the product back when we can. 

Piers Morgan is devastated his favourite chocolate bar is no longer on the shelves, although Mars told MailOnline today that its absence is due to ‘operational reasons’ and is only ‘temporary’

Count Binface, who will likely run against PM Rishi Sunak in the next General Election has pledged ‘to ensure the preservation of that precious endangered species’

‘However, in the meantime, Bounty fans can rest assured that their favourite coconut treat; our classic Milk Bounty is here to stay.’

A spokesperson from supplier Better Retailing at the time said the move was ‘very much temporary’ and it was looking forward to the chocolate’s return.

Social media was flooded with upset chocolate fans, with one especially aggrieved customer demanded the ‘criminal who made this decision be arrested immediately’.

He wrote: ‘I was having a bad enough day to begin with, but to make things significantly worse, it has just been brought to my intention that are discontinuing dark chocolate Bounty.

‘I want the criminal who made this decision arrested immediately, and any plans to go through with this to be cancelled [angry face].’

Another person said: ‘Noooooo. Dark chocolate bounty’s beat milk chocolate bounties hands. Mars don’t do this to us [crying face].’

Mars has not confirmed when the chocolate bar could return to UK shelves.

It comes after the original Bounty was axed from boxes of Celebrations last year.

Some have suggested the dark chocolate version is superior to the original

Has Bounty Dark been discontinued? 

Back in November 2022 it was announced the confectionery had been ‘delisted’ for the time being due to ‘operational reasons’.

A spokesperson from supplier Better Retailing at the time said the move was ‘very much temporary’ and it was looking forward to the chocolate’s return.

A Mars Wrigley UK Spokesperson has now tried to reassure fans of the chocolate treat that its absence from the shelves was not permanent. 

They said: ‘It’s true, we have temporarily had to delist Bounty Dark for operational reasons and we’re working hard to bring the product back when we can. 

‘However, in the meantime, Bounty fans can rest assured that their favourite coconut treat; our classic Milk Bounty is here to stay.’ 

But fans are worried the temporary move has now been made permanent, with the bar said to be ‘out of stock’ or ‘unavailable’ at major supermarkets.

Mars UK has assured customers that the delisting of Dark Bounty is only temporary 

The fallen soldiers of yesteryear: Other popular chocolate bars which fell by the wayside…

Mars Delight [2004-2008]

On May 15, 2020 Elizabeth Oliver launched a petition to bring back Mars Delight. 

She wrote: ‘I believe this is one of the best chocolate bars that I have ever tasted and the dismay I felt when Mars took the decision to stop the production of one of my most savoured treats.

‘I, with the support of those who share this passion for the chocolate that I love so much hope that Mars will bring the production of this amazing chocolate bar back (or at the very least a box I can get hold of).’

Unfortunately, only 18 people had signed her petition as of noon today.  

Only 18 people have signed a petition to support the reintroduction of Mars Delight bars

Time Out [1992-2016]

Time Out bars were on the shelves for just shy of a quarter of a century before they were withdrawn in the year of Brexit. 

Taaha Rehman wants the snack returned to the shops and has launched his own petition. He wrote: ‘The birth of my first child, my wedding day, making my first million; all are moments that can be dwarfed by the magnitude of the might [original] timeout bar.

‘The delicious, smokey, wafer laced with chocolate inside sandwiched by another layer of the famous Cadbury chocolate, ment a bite of this wasn’t a snack but, an experience. To call it a mear chocolate bar is itself a form of mild sacrilege.’ 

Unfortunately, only 210 people share his view.  

A petition to bring back Time Out bars has been supported by 210 people 

Cadbury Spira [1989-2005]

Carla Jack in September 2018 launched her petition to bring back the Cadbury Spira bar. 

She wrote: ‘I think its time Cadbury started bringing back some of its golden oldies. I remember going swimming with school and using my locker money after to buy spira for the bus back to school. It was a classic, along side marble, dream and taz bars. Cadbury need to bring back some of these classics, lets see if there is anyone out there who feels the same.’

Unfortunately, only 280 people share her opinion.  

Carla Jack in September 2018 launched her petition to bring back the Cadbury Spira bar

Cadbury Snowflake [2000-2008] 

John Malogony launched his petition to bring back the Cadbury Snow Flake in June 2018. 

His appeal has been far more successful in attracting support than for those seeking the return of the other snacks. 

He wrote: ‘In 2008 Cadbury broke hearts by discontinuing the Snow Flake (or Flake Snow). The bizarre decision still baffles people to this day and it needs to be rectified.

‘Say it with me now: BRING. IT. BACK! BRING. IT. BACK!’

He has attracted 7,257 supporters, though this probably is not enough for Cadbury’s to reintroduce the product.  

Almost 7,300 people support the reintroduction of the Cadbury’s Snow Flake bar