To spotlight the unique, special ways every mom makes the world a better place for her family, Mars Chocolate North America declares August as “Kudos to Mom” month.


To spotlight the unique, special ways every mom makes the world a better place for her family, Mars Chocolate North America, Hackettstown, N.J., declares August as “Kudos to Mom” month. Sponsored by Kudosgranola bars, the 31-day initiative kicks off with a nationwide forum for moms (and dads) to showcase their parenting flair and creativity and enter to win a $10,000 vacation.

To register, moms are to submit a 100-word description on how they kept their kids active and busy during the hot summer months to www.kudostomom.com.

"Moms make our lives better 365 days a year," says Craig Hall, vice president of substantial snacks for Mars. "You can never celebrate moms enough for everything they do, and the Kudosbrand wants to make sure they are truly appreciated, not just by providing great tasting snacks for their families, but with our 'Kudos to Mom' contest to give mom a well-deserved vacation."

To better communicate its love for moms, Mars updated itsKudosbrand product line to featureM&M'sbrand chocolate candies,Dovebrand chocolate andSnickers brand peanuts. EachKudosbar has 100 calories, is made with whole grains and provides an excellent source of calcium.

Check outSnack Food & Wholesale Bakery’s June State of the Industry issue to learn more about theKudos brand and other bars produced by Mars.