Snickers pie

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Snickers pie is a chocolate dessert whose ingredients include five Snickers bars, and both mascarpone and soft cheese. The recipe appeared on the BBC cookery show Saturday Kitchen, where it was made by Antony Worrall Thompson.[1]

The Food Commission called the Snickers pie "one of the most unhealthy recipes ever published".[2] Antony Worrall Thompson said the pie was intended as a treat for children and was not meant for regular consumption.[3] The recipe was removed from the BBC website.[1][2]

According to the Food Commission's calculations, a single serving contains over 1,250 calories, the equivalent of 22 teaspoons of fat and 11 teaspoons of sugar.[3] However, this assumes a portion size of 1/4 of the pie,[4] contrary to the recipe which indicates the dish serves 12 adults or 16 children.[1]

Note that the original recipe [1][3] was invented in 2006, when in the UK a single Snickers bar had a weight of 62.5g. This weight was subsequently reduced to 58g in 2009,[5] and to 48g in 2013.[6] For authenticity and based on the 2013 UK bar weight, one might therefore use 6.5 bars instead of 5.

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  1. ^ a b c d Thompson, Antony Worrall. "Snickers pie". BBC. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Jones, Sam (6 February 2006). "Celebrity chef's pudding gets just desserts". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Akbar, Arifa (6 February 2006). "Worrall Thompson's Snickers pie condemned as a health hazard". The Independent. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Snickers Pie" (PDF). Food Magazine. The Food Commission. 72: 17. Jan 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  5. ^ Wilkerson, Becky (3 June 2009). "Mars and Snickers reduce bar sizes but not prices". Marketing Magazine. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  6. ^ Agencies (16 Dec 2013). "Mars and Snickers shrink but prices stay the same". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 

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