Jacques Torres: 'M&M's and Snickers Bars Rule'
The Huffington Post's Jane Levere posted about a panel discussion chocolatier Jacques Torres participated in at New York's 92nd Street Y. It turns out that, just like millions of people around the world, Torres has a keen appreciation for M&M's and Snickers bars.
Surprisingly, when asked which chocolatiers he respected most, Torres mentioned not only Francois Pralus, a contemporary French chocolate-maker famous for his single-origin bars, but also Forrest Mars.
"If I can go back in time and work with someone, I would love to work with Mr. Mars. I love the character, he was a very interesting man. He created the two first candies in the world today, M&M's and the Snickers bar. I find that unbelievable," he said.
I'm down with meeting Mr. Mars, but I also want to meet Peter Paul Halajian, who developed the Mounds bar. Which candy-maker would you like to meet, serious eaters?