Rich, Dark, Chocolatey Justice

Now that Norwegian police have recovered “The Scream”, the marketing types over at the Mars candy company are claiming credit for the painting’s recovery. The Motley Fool reports that a Mars subsidiary is citing its bounty of two million Dark Chocolate M&Ms offered for the return of the Edvard Munch masterwork.

A bounty, it should be noted, that they actually intend to pay — although details of how and to whom have yet to be clarified.

An important work of public service by a major corporate player, no doubt. But more importantly, it heralds the exciting day when Mars — after more than a year of flirting with the idea — actually pumps up the distribution of their reasonably tasty dark M&Ms. The things are damn near impossible to find. And they’re actually kind of good.