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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke April 26, 2022

No, this isn’t a real Fox News chyron about Snickers

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  • The rumor about Snickers losing their “veins” is false, and this supposed Fox News chyron about it also isn’t real. 

In April, rumors started to spread on social media that the chocolate coating on Snickers candy bars would no longer have the textured tops that some people call veins. The brand quickly weighed in. 

"Good news, contrary to what's trending on Twitter... THE VEINS REMAIN!" Snickers’ verified account tweeted on April 19.  

But a few days later, what looked like an image from Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show was circulating online. In the image, the chyron — the text that appears in the lower area of the screen — says "cancel culture: Snickers removing beloved ‘d--- vein.’"

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

This image isn’t authentic. It appears to have been created on a website where people make their own memes.

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We couldn't find any evidence that Carlson talked about the candy bar’s "veins," though he did mention Snickers during a Jan. 21 episode in which he criticized M&M’s for rebranding its mascots. (Both Snickers and M&M’s are products of Mars Wrigley.)

"M&M’s, thank heaven, have become more inclusive," Carlson said in the segment. "Will Snickers bars be next? Non-binary chocolate, we’ve got details." 

In November and December, he also mentioned Snickers in connection with inflation. 

We rate claims that this is an authentic Fox chyron False.


Our Sources

Facebook post, April 24, 2022

Facebook post, April 24, 2022

Snickers tweet, April 19, 2022

Fox News, Tucker: This is impossible to ignore, Dec. 13, 2021

Fox News, Tucker: We're moving closer to war, Jan. 25, 2022

Fox News, Tucker: Moral authority and relevance is long gone, Nov. 2, 2021

Insider, M&Ms redesigned their mascots, giving them new shoes. Tucker Carlson finds the brown M&M 'less sexy' without her stilettos, Jan. 22, 2022

Fox Business, Snickers fans react as favorite candy bar keeps X-rated feature, April 20, 2022


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