For this special episode Tracy Marak, member of the Belle Toffee family, is my guest. She shares the Belle Toffee story, and then tries to identify the fiction in the mostly-true story about another candy maker, Forrest E. Mars.
Although this story doesn't fit neatly into the true crime category, Forrest Mars' road to ownership of Mars, Inc. wasn’t a smooth one and it certainly wasn’t sweet. Today, Mars, Inc. is one of the largest privately held companies in the world, and Forrest's descendent are among the world's richest citizens.
Listen to learn how Forrest Mars achieved his success, but remember that one fiction has been inserted into the story. Will Tracy guess the fiction? Will you? It's tricky to know if something is Fact or Fiction? Ready to play?
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