World Class Swimmer Ryan Lochte Goes To Extraordinary Lengths To Make A Pizza Delivery To Fans

Swimming Sensation Dives Into the Hudson to Make an Epic Delivery of Pizzeria Pretzel COMBOS

Aug 20, 2013, 14:13 ET from Mars Chocolate North America

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan Lochte is one of the most iconic American competitive swimmers of all time, and today he brought his swim-tastic technique to the delicious world of COMBOS® baked snacks. Armed with a waterproof pizza-delivery bag full of Pizzeria Pretzel COMBOS, Lochte leapt from a moving watercraft into the Hudson River, swim-delivering the crunchy snacks to expectant fans at the Midtown Ferry Terminal. Needless to say, it was one of the most epic pizza deliveries in world history.


COMBOS® baked snacks already make for a totally awesome snack. So this year, COMBOS® brand is looking outside of its own crunchy shell to see if they can take snacking up a notch – creating epic experiences with their tasty brand, as well as soliciting input from fans on the most epic ways to eat COMBOS® baked snacks.

"When it comes to tasty snacks, we have 'Good COMBOS®' in the bag," said Craig Hall, General Manager, Mars Chocolate North America. "The only way to make the snacking experience even better is to explore how people can use our baked, cheese-filled snacks to reach epic heights."

Always up for a challenge, Ryan Lochte has stepped up… and delivered. So now, through September 30, COMBOS® brand is asking fans everywhere to come up with their own epic idea for eating new 7 Layer Dip Tortilla COMBOS® baked snacks. Partnering with a pair of YouTube's finest filmmakers, Sam Macaroni and Alex Farnham, we'll select up to two of these ideas and bring them to life in a feature video. To help inspire epic ideas along the way, we'll share a new video each week of Sam and Alex's Epic Combo experiences.

Fans can check out these epic combo videos and share their own ideas at And they can also follow the brand on Twitter at @Combos or #epiccombo.

About Mars Chocolate North America
Mars Chocolate North America is the North American chocolate operations of Mars, Incorporated.  In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen and established Mars' first roots as a confectionery company.  In the 1920s, Forrest E. Mars, Sr. joined his father in business and together they launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest, Sr. moved to the United Kingdom with a dream of  building a business based on the objective of creating a "mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders" – this objective serves as the foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $33 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 72,000 Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through its performance.

Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®, BANFIELD® Pet Hospital, NUTRO®, SHEBA®, DREAMIES® and CESAR®; Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®, GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT® and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND LIFESAVERS® mints.  Food –UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA ® Coffee Roasters coffee,  THE BRIGHT TEA CO.® tea, DOVE®/GALAXY® Hot Chocolate, and FLAVIA® brewer; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™, WISDOM PANEL™ and SERAMIS®. 

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