Talk:Bounty (chocolate bar)

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Ignorance concerning the "Karim-Bountybar"[edit]

What's this? Nobody here has ever heard of the delicious creamy Karim-bar? You should all be ashamed of yourself and I would like it if the admins stopped editing the facts in their favour. This is starting to look like China!

Suitability for Vegetarians[edit]

Bounty is made using whey containing the enzyme rennet. Rennet is derived from a calf's stomach. This means that Bounty is unsuitable for vegetarians.

According to the wiki article on Rennet up to 80% of the global market share of the enzyme rennet is produced by the genetically engineered chymosin (the active enzyme in rennet) using bacteria, fungi or yeast. If Bounty uses this GE chymosin, then it can be called vegetarian. The question is does Bounty uses it? And with an international product like this, is every recipe the same? I'm considering contacting the manufacturers here (in Canada) to see if they can tell me since I'm a vegetarian and would like to know for my own personal benefit. I don't know if an answer provided in an email from them would be admissible as reliable source for the article though. Elnauron (talk) 18:46, 13 December 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Alternate market trade name[edit]

Would this product happen to be known in North America as the Peter-Paul Mounds bar? - knoodelhed 06:40, 30 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]

The Bounty is made by Mars while the Mounds is made by Peter Paul. Also the Bounty seems to be available covered in milk chocolate, while Mounds is (always?) dark chocolate. But I think they are otherwise similar. Peter Paul merged with Cadbury USA which merged with Hershey; Mars I think is still separate. - Nunh-huh 06:55, 30 May 2004 (UTC)[reply]
Bountys actually were available in the U.S. in the early 90's. They taste very different from Mounds (much better, IMO--the coconut is fresher and not dry like Mounds's). Nunh-huh is correct that Mounds is always dark chocolate--the milk chocolate version is Almond Joy which, of course, has almonds. There's really no exact American equivalent of the milk chocolate Bountys. --Chowbok 23:38, Apr 9, 2005 (UTC)
Bountys are indeed avaliable in the United States as of now (late 2006), and have been for some time. I know, because I can't help myself. They are great. And the above writer is correct: they are much better than Peter Paul Mounds (which used to be my fave [and only] candy bar, until I tasted a Bounty). Perhaps they do have to be imported from abroad--and they are difficult to find--but they are obtainable here. 07:38, 29 November 2006 (UTC) Allen Roth[reply]

Hmm - Bountys are available in several countries in Canada, but nonetheless must be imported from Europe or the Middle East if one wishes to have one in the US? - Joel

I like bounty - Scotty

"When former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was captured by American forces in 2003, several Bounty bars (accompanied only by hot dogs and 7 Up) were found in the refrigerator of the farm house in which he was hiding". (An extract from the main article).

-- Is this definately a true fact. Hot Dogs are made from pork, which is forbidden by Islam. Surely a Muslim dictator wouldn't eat pork? Is it possible that this is supposed to be a vague insult to Saddam Hussein and Islam? --Zestos 20:04, Nov 1, 2006 (GMT)

No, I don't think it's intended as an insult to anyone. Anyhow, not all hot dogs are made of pork; many popular brands of hot dogs around the world are made from chicken or beef. --Kuzaar-T-C- 20:11, 1 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
It's been confirmed by more than one news source. I hate to break this to you, but Saddam probably wasn't the most devout Muslim. —Chowbok 20:46, 1 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Hate to break "this" to me? That sounds a little patronising, but maybe I'm misinterpreting your tone. I don't support Hussein and I'm not a Muslim. I don't like people acusing things of being 'racist' with no or little evidence - perhaps my query sounded like I was doing this, but it wasn't intended to. Thanks Kuzaar for clearing this up. I don't like hot dogs, so I'm no expert at what meat goes into them. Anyway, I was just making sure that this information was accurate. Thanks again Kuzaar. —Zestos 20:11, 2 November 2006 (GMT)
I think hotdog sausages are usually a tasteful blend of squirrel and matress foam.--Jeffro77 10:58, 25 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Availability in US[edit]

The article currently states that Bounty is not available in the United States, and then lists (inappropriately located) in the Trivia section, that they are available in the "states". Not only should "states" be capitalised, but it is too informal to just say "the states". If they are indeed available in the US, which I can't verify, the main section of the article should be updated accordingly, and the item should be removed from the Trivia section.--Jeffro77 10:58, 25 September 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Actually, they are available in the US...there's a whole case of them sitting on the shelf at the supermarket around the corner from where I live. I don't know how to go about verifying this, but if someone would like to try, check the grocery isle that has international foods or something to that effect, and they're with the imports from England.Ohnoitsthefuzz (talk) 14:53, 7 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Well, it is sold by amazon in the U.S., see here, so there... -- (talk) 21:29, 1 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Why is the World Market called out on this page? Seems almost advertise-y. I didn't edit it because it looks like it's been there from the earliest revision, but it seems wrong to me. I'd suggest it just say that it's available in many international markets or sections of grocery stores. Thoughts? Sujal (talk) 20:23, 27 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Cherry Bounty back in Australia[edit]

I happen to know that the Cherry Bounty is going to be available again in Australia soonish, with apparently a different recipe. FriskyBusiness (talk) 00:50, 19 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Pretty terrible[edit]

Does anybody actually like Bounty? --G Rich 02 (talk) 06:30, 25 December 2020 (UTC)[reply]