Unlike most species on Earth, humans are always worried about the idea of loss. It’s why we fear death so much, we’re frightened about the loss of self.
It’s also why, as a society, we’re incapable of ever moving past nostalgia. We want to feel like we’re still young, and things which remind us of our youth, ease that sense of near-constant existential dread.
Now though, people are attempting to vicariously relive their youth by bringing back Galaxy Truffles to Celebrations boxes, as though the chocolatey treat will somehow appease the Reaper.
To try to resurrect Galaxy Truffles, people have started a petition with the ultimate goal being to convince the Mars Corporation to ditch Twix (that’s the plural of Twix) in favour of the delicious, velvety, chocolate ball.
The petitioners write on their website:
This petition has been made so people are aware that the Galaxy Truffle was taken away from the Celebrations chocolates. Apparently, they were taken away due to them being too expensive for production and so were replaced with the Twix.
Let’s get the Truffle back and let the company know that we don’t want something that was so popular to be replaced with something so mediocre.
Let us show not only the heartbreak of something so delicious being taken away, but to show that this should never happen again!
At the time of writing (November 29), over 1,000 people have signed the petition, but they’re still a long way away from their ultimate goal of 10,000 signatures.
There’s also the fact Mars aren’t likely to give a fudge (ha, chocolate pun) about this petition because their market research showed people prefer Twix to truffles.
That’s why they removed the Galaxy Truffle back in 2011, because no one was eating them.
Furthermore, it’s worth noting people put this petition together every year, demanding Mars put the truffle back in the box, and they’ve obviously not capitulated yet, and I see no reason why this year would be any different.
It’s also worth noting, bringing back Galaxy Truffles won’t make you young, and it won’t make a blind bit of difference to your ultimate fate.
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More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.