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Sunday, 26 September 2010

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A woman has received a huge payout from the Mars confectionery company for the extreme emotional distress she suffered as a result of an inaccurately named chocolate-based snack.

Cerys Lee O'Bese revealed she had purchased a bag of "fun sized" Mars bars as she was hoping to lose weight.

But after trying one of bars she discovered, to her horror and consternation, that the "fun" the product had promised did not materialise. Although she described the taste as "delicious", she felt the portion was too inadequate to deserve the adjective of "fun".

"The feeling I got was more like a quick, sharp blast of flavour" she said, "fun tends to suggest enjoyment over a prolonged period of time".

The fallout from the incident left her traumatised and troubled by self-doubt. She began to wonder if it was her alone that did not experience fun after ingesting the calorific delight.

But after contacting her local branch of Citizens Advice Bureau she realised she was far from alone, with 84% of the bureau's complaints dealing with inaccurately named confectionery products.

O' Bese knew she had to speak out and took on the huge multinational corporation. Judge Mental was quick to award in her favour and demand Mars change the name of the product to "disappointingly inadequate-sized"

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