Let's Overanalyze Fun

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the “Fun Size” candy bar, let’s highlight the time Mars tried to sue one of its largest competitors for using the term.

Today in Tedium: If candy bars come in fun sizes, shouldn't the largest size be the most fun? And really, come to think of it, what's all that fun about a tiny piece of candy that's surrounded in packaging, anyway? But I digress; I'm not a fun guy (or a fungi, either; besides the point). I surround myself in Tedium, and I'm here to tell you that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the “Fun Size" candy bar, a masterful creation of individual-sized packaging, whose very existence proves that cellophane and paper and foil had come a long way in a short amount of time. Today's Tedium gives king size notice to Fun Size candy. Really. — Ernie @ Tedium

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Ernie Smith is the editor of Tedium, and an active internet snarker. Between his many internet side projects, he finds time to hang out with his wife Cat, who's funnier than he is.

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