Seeing Eye to Eye

Appears in
Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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When Forrest Mars graduated from college and joined his father’s business, he expected to be rewarded handsomely for his contribution. But the two men did not see eye to eye. Forrest wanted to expand the business rapidly, into Canada and beyond. However, Frank Mars had failed many times before striking it rich with the Milky Way, and he did not share his son’s enthusiasm. After Forrest threatened and insulted him, Frank decided he had no choice but to buy his son out of the business, giving him $50,000 if he would disappear and never contact his father again.