It is something of a Ballarat manufacturing institution but aside from those who have worked there, how many have glimpsed inside the Mars plant in Wendouree?
While the secrecy of its operations may conjure up Wonka-like mystique, we are reliably informed no undersized race of singing workers are conjuring up its confections.
Indeed, as our series to celebrate the plants 40th anniversary in Ballarat demonstrates, the workers are very much real people with their own fascinating stories to tell.
For all those who may have enjoyed their chocolate or passed by the thriving Ring Road plant and wondered, we hope to both pique and satisfy that curiousity.
And as part of this series, we are offering readers a chance to tread where few others have with our Ticket to Mars competition. ( See details below)
A little (and tasty) insight into a valuable part of Ballarat's industry.