Maltesers are a British confectionery product manufactured by Mars, Incorporated.
Maltesers were created by the American Forrest Mars, Sr. in England in 1936, and first sold in 1937. They were originally described as "energy balls" and aimed at slimming women.
In 2011, the product gained Fairtrade accreditation in the UK and Ireland by sourcing all their cocoa and sugar under Fairtrade Terms.
Maltesers were only introduced to the USA during January 2017.