As a follow-up to our post explaining how to read expiration dates off of Nestle candy packaging, here is some information about Mars’ dating system. This information will be useful both to our vending customers — who purchase candy bars individually from our snack machines — and to our regular office customers, to whom we deliver candy by the box.
Mars prints a manufacture code on its products. It contains one digit, representing the year, and two digits, representing the week. The product is then considered “fresh” for one year following that manufacture date. Any other digits or characters that you see on the packaging are other codes that do not refer to the shelf life of the product. The same code should appear on both the box and on the individual candy bar or bag.
Note: Mars brands that we sell include, but are not limited to: 3 Musketeers, Dove, M&M’s (including Peanut, Peanut Butter, Almond, etc.), Milky Way, Skittles, Snickers, Twix, and more.
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