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100 Grand Bar


A bar broken in half

100 Grand Bar (formerly known as $100,000 Bar until the mid 1980s) is a  bar produced by Nestlé in the United States. The  bar was created in 1966, and named after a series of successful game shows[citation needed]. It weighs 1.5 ounces (42 grams) and includes chocolate, caramel and crisped rice. The bar contains 190 calories; it is low in cholesterol and sodium, but high in saturated fat and sugar.[1] Its slogan is "That's Rich!"


Notable prank[]


In the early 1990s, Gregg "Opie" Hughes and Anthony Cumia, DJs on Boston radio station WAAF-FM, promoted a giveaway of "100 Grand" over several weeks before finally revealing to the eventual winner that the prize was a 100 Grand bar rather than $100,000.[2]


In May 2005, a Kentucky woman sued another radio station, WLTO-FM in Lexington, Kentucky, for a similar prank in which radio DJ DJ Slick gave away one of the bars, leading (so the woman claims) listeners to believe the DJ was giving away $100,000.[3]


See also[]

Chokito, a similar Nestlé chocolate sold in Brazil and Australia

List of chocolate bar brands




1. ^ "Calories in 100 Grand -  Bar | Nutrition and Health Facts". Retrieved 2013-11-04.

2. ^ Deitz, Corey. "Radio Bloopers, Screwups, Outtakes and Embarrassments – Series 2". Your Guide to Radio ( Retrieved 2007-04-14.

3. ^ "Radio  Stunt Not So Sweet". The Smoking Gun. Retrieved 2010-10-28.






Abuelita package and tablets.

Abuelita is a brand of chocolate tablets, or powdered mix in individual packets, made by Nestlé and used to make Mexican-style hot chocolate, also known as chocolate para mesa (English: "table chocolate"). It was originally invented and commercialized in Mexico since 1939,[1] by Fábrica de Chocolates La Azteca.[2] The name is an affectionate Spanish word for "grandma" (literally translated as "little grandmother" or "granny"). Since 1973, Mexican actress Sara García has been the image for the brand before it was acquired by the Swiss company in the 1990s.


The chocolate usually comes in hexagonal tablets that can be split into wedges, and then melted into milk. The drink can also be mixed with spirits such as Kahlúa. The product ingredients (in order of percentage): sugar, chocolate processed with alkali, soy lecithin, vegetable oils (palm, shea nut and/or lllipe nut), artificial cinnamon flavor, PGPR (an emulsifier).[3] Abuelita has been a staple Mexican product for more than 60 years, and can be identified by its unique taste and packaging. Other "Mexican chocolate" tablet brands are Ibarra and Moctezuma.[4]


One suggested method for preparing Abuelita is to bring a saucepan of milk (or water) to a boil, and add the tablet of chocolate and stir continuously with a whisk or molinillo (a whisk-like wooden stirring spoons native to Meso America) until melted and frothy or creamy. The drink is served cool or chilled in preparation for mixing with alcoholic drinks.


Chocolate Abuelita is often prepared for special occasions,[5] such as Las Posadas,[6] (Christmas season) and El Día de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead), a day in which people remember their family and friends whose spirits have gone to the afterlife.


See also[]



Portal icon Drink portal


List of chocolate beverages




1. ^ "Chocolate Abuelita festeja sus 75 años" (in Spanish). Actitud Fem. Grupo Imagen Multimedia. August 20, 2014.

2. ^ Tiffany, Susan (February 1, 1995). "Ancient heritage drives La Azteca's future (Fabrica de Chocolates La Azteca S.A. de C.V.)".  Industry.

3. ^ "Original Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets | Nestlé® Abuelita™". Retrieved 2014-07-24.

4. ^ Moctezuma website

5. ^ Lo Mexicano. "Mexican Hot Chocolate". Lo Mexicano. Retrieved 2012-09-19.

6. ^ Long Beach Post. "Posadas, Piñatas y Champurrado". Long Beach Post. Retrieved 2012-09-19.


Aero (chocolate)

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An Aero bar

An Aero split

Aero bar (Canada). The bar was updated to have a bubble-shaped crown on each segment.

Aero is a chocolate product originally introduced to the North of England as the "new chocolate" by Rowntree's in 1935. By the end of the year, it had proved so popular with consumers that sales were extended throughout the UK. By 1936, the popularity of the chocolate, due no doubt in part to its unique bubbly texture, had extended to New York City, and has since spread to many other countries including Canada, Australia, South Africa and Japan. Aero has been manufactured by Nestlé since 1988.

Known for its unique "bubbly" texture that collapses as the bar melts, it is available in many different forms including Aero Bars and Aero Biscuits,[1] and originally had a mint flavour.

Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Flavours and related products 2.1 Aero Biscuits

3 Distribution

4 Manufacture

5 Slogans

6 Marketing and advertising

7 Varieties and flavours

8 See also

9 References

10 External links





The process of manufacture was patented in 1935 by Rowntree's in York, England.[2][3]


In 1935, Rowntree's launched Aero Mint into the UK, followed by the milk chocolate variation in the 1970s. Wrapping was green (brown in the chocolate version) and displayed the "Rowntree's" script logo and the large word "AERO", along with the slogan "Hold on tight or I'll fly away!" below the "AERO" name. The words "Aerated Mint Chocolate" ("Aerated Milk Chocolate" for the chocolate version) were seen multiple times in the word "AERO." In the 1970s, an advertisement was aired in which kids flying a kite thought the kite was an Aero bar.


Flavours and related products[]

A Mint Aero bar

An Aero Mint split

There are several flavours of Aero. These include the Original Aero (which consists of milk chocolate throughout), Mint Aero (with a green, bubbly, mint-flavoured centre, covered in milk chocolate), Caramel Aero (with a caramel layer on top of the chocolate layer), Dark Chocolate Aero, White Chocolate Aero, Latte flavour Aero and Crispy Aeros (similar to Nestlé Crunch bars). Orange Aeros (orange/chocolate layered) were sold for a while as well, and larger 100 g sized bars are currently available in some stores. In the 1970s there were also Strawberry flavour bars. In the UK, and recently Canada, Aero Bubbles are also available. These are small, round chocolates with a bubbly centre, available in Milk Chocolate, Mint and Orange flavours and a mixture of both. In May 2012, Aero Orange and Aero Bubbles Orange were both introduced in Canada and in the UK as a limited ion. In January 2014, customers in Canada reported on two new flavours of Aero Bubble Bars that arrived in shops; a Strawberry flavour and a new variation of a Caramel Aero. While bars were (and still are) produced with chocolate and a liquid caramel, the new Caramel Bubble Bar consists of a Caramel flavoured white chocolate centre with a milk chocolate coating.


Japan has produced a number of unique Aero flavours, among them Vanilla Milkshake, Hot Milk, Green Tea and others. They usually consist of a flavoured, coloured chocolate centre and outer milk chocolate layer. Aero Cocoa (plain, Green Tea and Strawberry flavours) is also sold in Japan. Released in 2006, the Aero Vanilla Yogourt flavour was released only in Canada. As with all other Aero bars manufactured by Nestlé in Canada and Nicaragua, it is manufactured in a peanut-free facility. In Australia there is also an Aero Temptations bar, which has the bubbly chocolate, but with a caramel topping. In Ireland there was an Irish Cream flavour Aero.


In 2010 in the UK and 2011 in Ireland, Nestlé modified the ingredients and colouring of the Mint Aero Bubbles product. This resulted in the product retaining its mint flavour, but losing its distinctive green bubble interior. This has been explained by Nestlé as being a response to corporate policy to remove food colourings from the product. There has, however, been no indication that the Mint Aero chocolate bar is to be modified in the same way. Aero Mint later had its colours derived from a natural source; copper complexes of chlorophyllins and circumin.


For the Easter holidays of 2011, 2012 and 2013, Nestlé manufactured an Aero Lamb with a peppermint centre.


In 2012 Nestlé discontinued the traditional "speed bump" bars and replaced them with Aero Bubble Bars.[citation needed]


Aero Biscuits[]


Main article: Aero Biscuits


On 4 May 2011, Nestlé introduced the Aero Biscuit. Aero Biscuit consists of the classic flavour Aero chocolate and round pieces of biscuit. It is currently sold throughout the UK and Ireland,[4] and is also available in Aero Orange and Aero Mint varieties.



As well as the United Kingdom, its place of creation, the bar is also sold as Aero in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Hong Kong, Nicaragua, Ireland, Kuwait, Malta, Mauritius, Portugal, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates.[citation needed]


In Brazil the bar is known as Suflair, in Hungary as Boci Aero and in the Netherlands as Bros (meaning "brittle"). Aero enjoys a large market following in South Africa with Aero, Aero Mint, and recently White Aero and Cappuccino Aero.


The Aero bar was made available for a short time in the United States by Nestlé during the 1980s, though it seems not to have been a commercial success. However, they are still available at certain speciality vendors or supermarkets such as Big Y and Wegmans that import the bars. Previously The Hershey Company sold Aero bars in the United States under licence from Rowntree Chocolate Company from 1937 until 1939. Hershey currently markets a similar bar called Hershey's Air Delight.


In Germany the brand Aero is owned by German chocolate brand Trumpf. Unlike the Nestlé Aero bars, the Trumpf Aero bars are solid white or milk chocolate, foamed up with carbon dioxide, and have no filling; the inside also has a different texture.



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Aero bars are manufactured in nut-free facilities in England and Canada. However, in Australia where they are manufactured, they do have traces of nuts. They are made in a number of discrete stages beginning with deposition of unaerated shell chocolate into the bar moulds. A frozen cone shaped to fit into the bar is then pushed down to spread the liquid chocolate into the entire mould and set it. The aerated chocolate is then deposited into the centre and the moulds are shaken to distribute the chocolate evenly in the cavity. This is then chilled to set the bubbly chocolate in place before a final backing off deposit is created to give the back. The moulds are then shaken again to get a flat even back. The moulds are specially shaped to ensure that no meniscus is formed on the bottom, which can give the chocolate a scuffed appearance and also cause issues with the machines when they break off and build up. The bars are then chilled again for a longer period. This helps to make the chocolate contract for easier demoulding. The moulds are then tipped over and hammered to demould the bars, which then go to the packaging section.




The slogan for Aero in Australia during the 1980s was "It's the bubbles of nothing that make it really something." From the 1999 redesign and "singers" advertising campaign Aero's tagline was "Have you felt the bubbles melt?" This slogan was invented by Nick Welch, an advertiser and the father of Florence Welch of the indie band Florence and the Machine. The slogan in 2011 was "Irresistabubble", a revival of a 1980s campaign which also featured the word "Adorabubble", and was created by Salman Rushdie, during his time as an advertising copywriter.[5]


Marketing and advertising[]

An Aero Caramel split

One commercial involves two women buying the bar from a convenience store and one of the women instructing the other to wait for the bubbles to melt. They both try it and remark to one another (their mouths still full of the chocolate), "You feel the bubbles?" "I love the bubbles".


More recently an advert featured American actor Jason Lewis in just a towel explaining how chocolate melts at 37.0 °C (98.6 °F) (body temperature) and that as the bubbles melt it "increases the pleasure...".


A recent commercial from Aero featured skateboarder Bob Burnquist; it consisted of skateboarding through a skate park full of balloons. This advert has become very popular due to its entertainment value and its lack of "gender branding".[citation needed] The song used in this advert is Jackson 5's "ABC" song.


Varieties and flavours[]



Milk Chocolate

Mint Chocolate

Orange Chocolate

Dark Chocolate (70%)

2 in 1-Milk Chocolate Shell, White Chocolate Filling

Caramel (Caramel flavored & colored white chocolate center)


Aero Bubbles

Milk Chocolate

Mint Chocolate

Orange Chocolate

Strawberry Milk Chocolate

Aero Biscuit

Milk Chocolate

Orange Chocolate

Aero Bubble Biscuits

Milk Chocolate


See also[]


Portal icon Food portal

Mirage (chocolate)


List of chocolate bar brands




1. ^

2. ^ GB 459582, Todd, John William & Rowntree & Co. Ltd, "Improvements in and relating to manufactured articles of food or confectionery", published 11 January 1937, issued July 11, 1935

3. ^ GB 459583, Todd, John William & Rowntree & Co. Ltd, "Improved process for manufacturing articles of food or confectionery", published 11 January 1937, issued July 11, 1935

4. ^ "Aero chocolate biscuit launched in the UK and Ireland". Nestlé. Retrieved April 16, 2013.

5. ^ Daily Express, P7, 8 April 1982.


After Eight


For the band, see Aftereight.

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After Eight Thin - Mint

After Eight Mint Chocolate Thins, often referred to as simply After Eights, are a confectionery product that are intended to be used as after-dinner mints. They were created by Rowntree and Company Limited in the UK in 1962 and have been manufactured by Nestlé since its acquisition of Rowntree in 1988.


The mints were originally manufactured at Rowntree's York factory, before production transferred to Castleford, West Yorkshire in 1970. They are now manufactured in Halifax, following Nestlé's closure of the Castleford factory in 2012. After Eights are sold across Europe and North America, and one billion After Eights are made annually.[1]


After Eights were originally made from dairy-free dark chocolate. However, in 2007, Nestlé started adding butterfat to After Eights, making them a dairy product. Nestlé has also made special ions of After Eights, including orange After Eights and milk chocolate After Eights.




Contents  [hide]

1 Manufacturing 1.1 Religious certification

2 Related products 2.1 Current products

2.2 Discontinued products

2.3 Other related products

3 See also

4 Notes

5 External links



The fondant in the centre of After Eights is made from a stiff paste of saccharose, water, and a small amount of the enzyme invertase. This fondant can readily be coated with dark chocolate. After manufacture, the enzyme gradually splits the saccharose into the much more soluble glucose and fructose, resulting in a more liquid consistency.[2] Maturing of the mint is said to take over three days.


Religious certification[]

Certified kosher by the Orthodox Union [1]

Related products[]

Current products[]

The After Eight family of products includes:

Thin Mints - The original After Eight product, these comprise square dark or (less commonly) milk chocolate, enclosing the mint fondant.

Marzipan - Sold in Germany by Nestlé Deutschland AG

Mint & Blood Orange - This variation on the thin mints was a special ion for Summer 2011.

Delights - Round sweets of dark chocolate with a mint fondant filling.

Straws - Long, thin sticks of soft dark chocolate with a mint fondant filling.

Biscuits - The newest addition to the After Eight family, these combine dark chocolate with mint in a biscuit.

Chocolate Santa Claus - During the Christmas season, Nestlé Germany features a 125g Santa Claus made out of white or dark mint chocolate.

Bitesize - Plain chocolate with mint fondant filling, similar in appearance to original Munchies. Originally known as Mintola, then renamed Mint Munchies in 1995,[3] before being brought under the After Eight brand in 2006.[4][5]

Mousse - A chilled dessert consisting of mint mousse with layers of dark chocolate

Dessert - A chilled smooth mint and chocolate flavoured dessert

Discontinued products[]

Chocolate Truffles

Dark Chocolate Irish Creams

Ice Cream Dessert

Lemon Sorbet


Other related products[]

Pfefferminz - A variety of Ritter Sport which has similar taste to the original After Eight, in the shape of a Ritter Sport.

After Eight (cocktail) - A layered shooter consisting of Crème de cacao, Crème de menthe and Baileys Irish Cream.

Royal Mints - A product manufactured by Halloren very similar to After Eight.

After Dinner Mints - an Australian product which was similar to After Eights. The manufacturer, Red Tulip, was bought out in the 1980s by Cadbury.[6][7]


See also[]

Andes Chocolate Mints




1.^  to: a b Treanor, Jill (10 December 2010). "40 years and billions of mints later, Nestlé to close After Eight factory". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 October 2012.

2. ^ Dziedzic, S. Z.; Kearsley, M. W. (1995). Handbook of starch hydrolysis products and their derivatives. London: Blackie Academic & Professional. p. 62. ISBN 0-7514-0269-9. Retrieved 2008-04-13.

3. ^ "Our brands - Chocolate and Sweets". Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2015. "Mint Munchies [were launched] in 1957, this product changed its name from Mintola to Mint Munchies in June 1995"

4. ^ "After Eights re-invented for a new generation". 27 September 2007. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015. "Mint Munchies [..] are being changed into the After Eight brand. [..] "New After Eight bitesize combines the popular Mint Munchies product with the strength of the After Eight brand.""

5. ^ "Mint Munchies join After Eight brand", Article dated 2006-10-13. Retrieved 2007-01-13. Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

6. ^ "Cadbury in Australia". Cadbury. Mondelez Australia Pty Ltd. Retrieved 9 May 2016.

7. ^ "Bring back Red Tulip After Dinner Mints". Facebook. Retrieved 9 May 2016.



Allen's (confectionery)


Product type







1891; 125 years ago



Previous owners


 Rothmans Holdings

Registered as a trademark in




A litle bit of fun since 1891




Allen's is an Australian brand of confectionery products produced by Nestlé. It is best known for Minties, a soft chew-able mint-flavored confectionery, and their varieties of 'Party Mix' lollies.


Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Products 2.1 Current

2.2 Former

3 Adjustments to product lines

4 References

5 External links





Allen's was founded by Alfred Weaver Allen (1870–1925), a Melbourne confectioner. Originally employed by MacRobertson's, he commenced confectionery production in 1891 at his Fitzroy confectionery shop. By 1909, Allen's was the third largest confectionery business in Melbourne, after those of MacRobertson and Abel Hoadley. It launched as a public company in 1922 and erected a vast factory to the design of prominent Melbourne architect Joseph Plottel in South Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River, where its animated neon sign was a local landmark up to its demise in 1987.[1]


Allen's abandoned chocolate production after World War II, however it became Australia's largest confectionery company.[2] Allen's was purchased by UK-based Rothmans Holdings in 1985,[3][4] and later sold to Nestlé. Allen's is the top brand of sugar confectionery in Australia.[5]







Classic Party Mix

Party Mix

Retro Party Mix

Jelly Beans

Killer Pythons

Chew Mix


Kool Mints

Snakes Alive


Frogs Alive


Strawberries & Cream


Red Skins


Jelly Tots

All About Red

Jungle Stretchies

Sea Stretchies



Bursting Bees

Bursting Bull Ants

Spearmint Leaves - discontinued in 2015 due to poor sales

Green Frogs - discontinued in 2015 due to poor sales


Adjustments to product lines[]


In October 2014, Allen's reduced the size of the 'Killer Python' product in order to reduce its portion size. It shrunk from 47 grams (630kJ) to 24 grams (336kJ). The price of the snake was also adjusted accordingly.[6]


In June 2015 the 'Spearmint Leaves' and 'Green Frogs' product lines were discontinued as they were not selling. Spokesperson for Allen's parent company Nestle, Margaret Stuart, has said that the 'Red Frogs' "outsell the green 10 to one".[7]




1. ^ [1], accessed 6 September 2015

2. ^ Allen Alfred Weaver. Australian Dictionary of Biography, accessed 7 October 2011.

3. ^ Confectionery. eMelbourne, accessed 7 October 2011.

4. ^ Sweet-talking foreigners corner lolly Market, The Age, 28 June 1985 (,5921314&safe=strict&hl=en)

5. ^ Keeping it sweet. Convenience and Impulse Retailing, Jan/Feb 2010.

6. ^ Evershed, Nick (10 October 2014). "Killer python downsize: how the new and old lollies measure up". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 5 August 2015.

7. ^ "Spearmint Leaves, Green Frogs lollies on way out, but Sherbies and Oddfellows safe, Allen's says". ABC News (ABC (Australia)). 30 June 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.


Baby Ruth


Baby Ruth



Product type





United States




Previous owners


Curtiss  Company

RJR Nabisco




Box of Curtiss' Baby Ruth  bars at General Store in Portsmouth, North Carolina.

Baby Ruth is an American  bar made of peanuts, caramel and chocolate-flavored nougat covered in compound chocolate. It is owned by the Swiss company Nestlé.[1]


In 1921, the Curtiss  Company refashioned its Kandy Kake into the Baby Ruth. The bar was a staple of the Chicago-based company for some seven decades. Curtiss was purchased by Nabisco in 1981. In 1990, RJR Nabisco sold the Curtiss brands to Nestlé.[1]




Contents  [hide]

1 Etymology

2 Ingredients

3 Sizes

4 Related products 4.1 Baby Ruth ice cream bar

4.2 Baby Ruth Crisp

5 In popular culture

6 See also

7 References

8 Further reading

9 External links




Although the name of the  bar sounds like the name of the famous baseball player Babe Ruth, the Curtiss  Company traditionally claimed that it was named after President Grover Cleveland's daughter, Ruth Cleveland. The  maker, located on the same street as Wrigley Field, named the bar "Baby Ruth" in 1921, as Babe Ruth's fame was on the rise, 24 years after Cleveland had left the White House, and 17 years after his daughter, Ruth, had died. The company did not negotiate an endorsement deal with Ruth, and many saw the company's story about the origin of the name to be a devious way to avoid having to pay the baseball player any royalties. Curtiss successfully shut down a rival bar that was approved by, and named for, Ruth, on the grounds that the names were too similar.[2]


In the trivia book series Imponderables, David Feldman reports the standard story about the bar being named for Grover Cleveland's daughter, with additional information that ties it to the President: "The trademark was patterned exactly after the engraved lettering of the name used on a medallion struck for the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, and picturing the President, his wife, and daughter Baby Ruth."[3] He also cites More Misinformation, by Tom Burnam: "Burnam concluded that the  bar was named ... after the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Williamson,  makers who developed the original formula and sold it to Curtiss." (Williamson had also sold the "Oh Henry!" formula to Curtiss around that time.) The writeup goes on to note that marketing the product as being named for a company executive's granddaughter would likely have been less successful, hence their "official" story.[4]


However, David Mikkelson of denies the claim that the Williamsons invented the recipe, as Mr. George Williamson was head of the Williamson  Company, producers of the Oh Henry! bar. He continues to say that "the Baby Ruth bar came about when Otto Schnering, founder of the Curtiss  Company, made some alterations to his company's first  offering, a confection known as 'Kandy Kake.'"[5]


Baby Ruth sign at Wrigley Field

As if to tweak their own official denial of the name's origin, after Babe Ruth’s “called shot” at Wrigley Field in the 1932 World Series, Curtiss installed an illuminated advertising sign for Baby Ruth on the roof of one of the flats across Sheffield Avenue, near where Ruth's home run ball had landed in center field. The sign stood for some four decades before being removed.


In 1995, a company representing the Ruth estate licensed his name and likeness for use in a Baby Ruth marketing campaign.[6]


On p. 34 of the spring, 2007, ion of the Chicago Cubs game program, there is a full-page ad showing a partially unwrapped Baby Ruth in front of the Wrigley ivy, with the caption, "The official  bar of major league baseball, and proud sponsor of the Chicago Cubs."


Continuing the baseball-oriented theme, during the summer and post-season of the 2007 season, a TV ad for the  bar showed an entire stadium (played by Dodger Stadium) filled with people munching Baby Ruths, and thus having to hum rather than singing along with "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch.


In other promotions, company founder Otto Schnering chartered a plane in 1923 to drop thousands of Baby Ruth bars over the city of Pittsburgh — each with its own mini parachute.[1]




Original flavor U.S. ion, listed by weight in decreasing order: sugar, roasted peanuts, corn syrup, partially hydrogenated palm kernel and coconut oil, nonfat milk, cocoa, high-fructose corn syrup and less than 1% of glycerin, whey (from milk), dextrose, salt, Egg, monoglyceride, soy lecithin, soybean oil, natural and artificial flavors, carrageenan, TBHQ, citric acid (to preserve freshness) and caramel color.[citation needed]




In addition to the single 2.1-ounce (59.5-gram) bar (sold in packages as Full Size), Baby Ruth is also sold in a 3.7-ounce King Size, and in packages of Fun Size and Miniatures.


Related products[]

Baby Ruth ice cream bar[]

Nestlé also produces a Baby Ruth ice cream bar with a milk chocolate coating, chocolate-covered peanuts, and a vanilla-and-nougat flavored ice cream center.

Baby Ruth Crisp[]

Nestlé also produces Baby Ruth Crisp bars, which are chocolate-covered wafer cookies, with a caramel-flavored cream and crushed peanuts. This is part of a line of Nestlé products under the Crisp name, including Nestlé Crunch Crisp and Butterfinger Crisp.

In popular culture[]

The Baby Ruth bar is infamously featured in a scene in the 1980 movie Caddyshack that takes place at a pool party. Two teenage girls are sitting at poolside and one girl offers to share the tasty confection with her friend, when a third teen — a boy — asks for a piece of the  and the girls refuse his request. The boy then tries to take the  bar from the first girl, thereby accidentally knocking it into the pool, much to the young ladies' annoyance. Thinking someone had defecated in the pool due to the 's perceived resemblance to human feces, all the partygoers make a mad scramble out of the pool. When Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) is cleaning out the pool afterward and recognizes the offending item as a Baby Ruth bar ("It's no big deal!"), he takes a bite out of it, much to the disgust of the country club's owners (played by Ted Knight and Lois Kibbee), who still believe it to be feces.


Baby Ruth was also used in the American film The Goonies by Chunk to befriend Sloth.

In the film The Sandlot, Scotty Smalls (after using his stepfather's Babe Ruth-autographed baseball in a game and wanting to get it back after he hit it over the fence into a backyard) mistakenly tells his friends that it was autographed by "Baby Ruth", to which his friends knew what he meant to say and shout "BABE RUTH!" before running to the fence to see the ball before it's taken away by a demonic dog they call "the Beast".

In the film The Mighty both Max and Kevin are awarded Baby Ruth bars for to taking of a problem in a local store.

In the film Hellboy, a Baby Ruth bar is used to lure and mollify the infant Hellboy when he is discovered after the destruction of the Nazi portal.

A popular song from the year 1956 was "A Rose and a Baby Ruth," written by John D. Loudermilk and recorded by George Hamilton IV.

President Richard Nixon served Baby Ruth  bars on Air Force One.[citation needed]

In the movie Four Brothers, Angel Mercer (played by Tyrese Gibson) offers to give a local kid playing baseball an entire box of Baby Ruth bars if he helps Angel by creating a distraction so Angel can ambush a dirty cop at his home.


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands




1.^  to: a b c Zeldes, Leah A. (2011-06-27). "Named for slugger or president's kid,  is Chicago's baby". Dining Chicago. Chicago's Restaurant & Entertainment Guide, Inc. Retrieved 2011-06-30.

2. ^ Case of George H. Ruth  Co. v. Curtiss  Co, 49 F.2d 1033 (1931), Urban Legends Reference Pages: Baby Ruth

3. ^ What Are Hyenas Laughing At, Anyway? (1995), p. 84.

4. ^ How Do Astronauts Scratch an Itch? (1996), p. 288-289.

5. ^ Do Elephants Jump? (2004), p. 264-265.

6. ^ Sandomir, Richard (June 6, 2006). "Baseball adopts a , whatever it is named for - Business - International Herald Tribune". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-23.


Bertie Beetle


A Bertie Beetle is an Australian chocolate bar manufactured by Nestlé. It consists of chocolate shaped like an anthropomorphised beetle with small pieces of honeycomb throughout. It was created as a way to use up pieces of coconut, and honeycomb left over from the production of Violet Crumble bars.[1]




Contents  [hide]

1 First production

2 Showbag-only era

3 Other varieties

4 References



First production[]


The Bertie Beetle was first produced in 1963 by Hoadley's Chocolates who were later taken over by the Rowntree Company and became Rowntree Hoadley Ltd.,[2] when it was launched by VFL footballer Ron Barassi,[3] and was sold in shops until 1970, when manufacturer Nestlé entered an exclusive agreement with 'Showbag Marketing' to only sell the chocolate at shows and exhibitions in showbags.[4]


Showbag-only era[]

A Bertie Beetle Showbag.

Bertie Beetles are most well known for their inclusion in the reliably cheap Bertie Beetle showbag, available around Australia at various Shows. The 'Bertie Beetle Showbag' is one of the most popular showbags ever made.[5] When the bag was withdrawn from sale at Royal Shows, Nestlé bowed to the resultant community pressure and recommenced sale of the bag.[6]


The bag traditionally cost $2 and came with a few Bertie Beetles and some Allens lollipops. Until 12pm on the first day of a royal show there is often an early bird special with some Bertie Beetle bags discounted to $1.


The 'Bertie Beetle Bonanza' was created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Bertie Beetle in 2003, which came with many Bertie Beetles as well as some other products. In 2006, there were four variations in existence: a small red bag, a medium-sized blue bag, a large gold bag and the '1-2-3' bag, which contains the three bags as well as some extras. The price for the classic blue 'Bertie Beetle' showbag was increased in 2006 to $3. For the 2007 Royal Shows however, the price has returned to its traditional price of $2.


In the 2009 Royal Easter Show, there were a number of bags, including a Bertie Beetle Blue, Gold, Red and Green, along with a Bertie Beetle Bonanza Bag and a Bertie Beetle Black- Triple Deal.


Despite the reputation of the Beetle showbag for ubiquity, comedian Rove McManus famously failed to find one when he visited the Royal Adelaide Show in 2001.[7]


The product comes in the regular packaging as well as a red and white Christmas ion. The standard sizing for both versions is 10 grams. Bertie Beetles contain gelatine so are not suitable for vegetarians.[citation needed]


In 2013 a 50th Anniversary special ion of the Bertie Beetle showbag was made available, consisting of 50 Bertie Beetle chocolates and a mask.


Other varieties[]

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No longer available is Lady Beetle, Bertie's white chocolate equivalent, which had its own, slightly more expensive showbag.




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6. ^ Dyer, B. 'The big loot is in the bag', Gold Coast Bulletin, 15 February 2003.

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Big Turk


Big Turk is a chocolate bar manufactured by Nestlé Canada, that consists of dark magenta Turkish delight coated in milk chocolate. The 60-gram bar contains 4 grams of fat, which is advertised as 60% less fat than the average chocolate bar.[1] It is typically found in a red, white, and blue striped package (blue on top, white in the middle, and red on the bottom). The ingredients in the big Turk include sugar, glucose, modified corn starch, milk ingredients, cocoa butter, unsweetened chocolate, artificial flavors, citric acid, soya lecithin, colour, salt.[2] Even though peanuts are not an ingredient it is advised that the bars come in contact with machinery that also processes peanuts.[2]


The other Canadian chocolate bar featuring Turkish delight, Jersey Milk Treasures, was discontinued c. 1980.


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands





1. ^ "Nestlé : BIG TURK". Products. Nestlé Canada. Retrieved 2013-02-17.

2.^  to: a b "Nestlé : Big Turk : Ingredients". Products. Nestlé Canada. Retrieved 2014-01-28.




For other uses, see Butterfingers (disambiguation). For the Canadian band, see Butterfinger (Canadian band).


Butterfinger wrapped.jpg


Product type



Nestlé (since 1990)


United States




Previous owners


Curtiss  Company,

Standard Brands, Inc.,


RJR Nabisco,

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.



Butterfinger is a  bar created in 1923 in Chicago, Illinois by Otto Schnering, which currently is manufactured by Nestlé. The bar consists of a flaky, crisp, peanut butter-flavored center covered with caramel compound chocolate.




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1 History

2 GMO ingredients lost German market

3 Nestlé advertising campaigns

4 Related products 4.1 Flavor used by other manufacturers

5 Similar products, other manufacturers

6 See also

7 References

8 External links





The Curtiss  Company had been founded near Chicago, Illinois, in 1922 by Otto Schnering, using his mother's maiden name. The Butterfinger  bar was invented by him during 1923.[1] The company held a public contest to choose the name of this . In an early marketing campaign, the company dropped Butterfinger and Baby Ruth  bars from airplanes in cities across the United States as a publicity stunt that helped increase its popularity. The  bar also was promoted in Baby Take a Bow, a 1934 film featuring Shirley Temple.


In 1964, Standard Brands Inc. purchased the Curtiss  Company. It then merged with Nabisco in 1981. RJR Nabisco was formed in 1985 by the merger of Nabisco Brands and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1988, RJR Nabisco was purchased by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in what was at the time, the largest leveraged buyout in history.


In 1990, Nestlé, a Swiss multinational food and beverage company, bought Baby Ruth and Butterfinger from RJR Nabisco. When measured by revenues, Nestlé is considered the largest food company in the world.[2][3]


GMO ingredients lost German market[]


Butterfinger was withdrawn from the German market in 1999 due to consumer rejection when it was one of the first products to be identified as containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) from corn.[4][5] The Nestlé company chose to lose the entire German market rather than to adopt the use of GMO-free ingredients.


Nestlé advertising campaigns[]


Two of the slogans currently used to advertise the  bar are "Follow the Finger" and "Break out of the ordinary!" Prior to these, Bart Simpson, Homer Simpson, and other characters from Fox's The Simpsons, appeared in numerous advertisements for the product from 1988 to 2001, featuring the slogans "Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger!", "Bite my Butterfinger!", and "Nothin' like a Butterfinger!"


Butterfinger, for unknown reasons, terminated a long-standing advertising contract with The Simpsons in late 2001. Reacting to this, the January 2002 Simpsons episode "Sweets and Sour Marge" included a scene depicting Butterfinger bars as nonflammable; the character Chief Wiggum says, "Even the fire doesn't want them."


In February 2003, in the episode "Barting Over", Bart claims he does not recall being in any commercials in the past, and then eats a Butterfinger just as he did in the commercials. In the November 2014 episode Simpsorama, a crossover with Futurama, Butterfingers are used to lure the Bart creatures into Madison Cube Garden.


On April 1, 2008, Nestlé launched an April Fool's Day prank in which they claimed that they had changed the name of the  bar to "The Finger", citing consumer research that indicated that the original brand was "clumsy" and "awkward". The prank included a fake Web site[6] promoting the change that featured a video press release. When the joke was revealed, the website redirected visitors to the fictitious "Butterfinger Comedy Network".


In 2009, a new advertisement for Butterfinger was produced that appeared to be a homage to the earlier The Simpsons commercials. In 2010, Butterfinger revived its "Nobody better lay a finger..." slogan as "Nobody's gonna lay a finger on my Butterfinger."[7]


In 2011, a comedy horror film entitled Butterfinger The 13th, was made to promote the product.[8] In April 2013, an official announcement via the Twitter account of The Simpsons stated that the "Nobody better lay a finger" advertising campaign featuring Bart Simpson would be returning.[9]


Related products[]

Butterfinger Snackerz

Butterfinger Snackerz candies

A product with small, bite-sized pieces of Butterfinger is called Butterfinger Bites.


Butterfinger Snackerz is another bite-sized, smooth-centered version of the  bar.


Starting in 1992, another form of Butterfinger bars was available called BB's. Similar to Whoppers and Maltesers, they were roughly the size of marbles and sold in bags. They also were advertised by the Simpsons. They were discontinued in 2006. In 2009, the product was brought back as Butterfinger Mini Bites.


During the height of the energy drink craze in 2009, a version of the  bar containing 80 milligrams of caffeine was released with limited distribution. The wrapper bears this warning: "Contains 80 mg per package (40 mg per piece), as much as in the leading energy drink. Not recommended for pregnant women, children or persons sensitive to caffeine."[5]


A product with an ice cream filling, the Butterfinger Ice Cream Bar, was introduced and continues to be sold in individual bags to this day. Another product similar to that of Butterfinger Ice Cream Bars, but shaped in a nugget form, also was developed and is now discontinued.


Nestlé also produces Butterfinger Crisp bars, which are a form of chocolate-covered wafer cookie, with a Butterfinger-flavored cream. This is part of a line of Nestlé products under a "crisp" name, including Nestlé Crunch Crisp and Baby Ruth Crisp.


Nestlé released a hot cocoa mix with the flavor of the Butterfinger bar. The packaging advertises the cocoa as having a chocolate and peanut butter taste.[10]


In 2014, a product similar to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups was introduced by Nestlé, the Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup, which mixes crispy peanut butter with creamy peanut butter and covers the mix with milk chocolate.[11] It was the first new Butterfinger product introduced in more than five years. Nestlé spent two years developing the product.[12]


Flavor used by other manufacturers[]


A part of Edy's Fun Flavors line (Dreyer's west of the Rocky Mountains and outside the U.S.). The product is vanilla ice cream with a peanut butter swirl and bits of the Butterfinger  bar in it.


Grocery store Kroger has a flavor in their "Jammed" line called Peanut Butter  Crunch that is a peanut-flavored frozen dairy dessert with Butterfinger chunks and a peanut butter swirl whose taste resembles that of the Butterfinger  bar.


Similar products, other manufacturers[]

Clark Bar (from Necco)

5th Avenue (from The Hershey Company)

Reese's Crispy Crunchy Bar: a product that includes peanuts and peanut butter (now owned by The Hershey Company)

Zagnut: a similar product using toasted coconut instead of chocolate (from The Hershey Company)

Chick-O-Stick: a rolled product using toasted coconut instead of chocolate (from the Atkinson  Company)

Crispy Crunch (from Cadbury)


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands

The Simpsons




1. ^ Sanders, Dennis (1982). The First of Everything. Dell Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-0385282833.

2. ^ "Nestlé's Brabeck: We have a "huge advantage" over big pharma in creating medical foods", CNN Money, 1 April 2011

3. ^ "Nestlé: The unrepentant chocolatier", The Economist, 29 October 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2012

4. ^ Jung, Alexander (December 26, 2005). "What Can a Nation Do? Taming the Globalization Monster". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 2008-06-28.

5. ^ "Jugendliche bei Greenpeace" (in German). Greenpeace. May 15, 2003. Retrieved 2008-06-28.

6. ^ "The Finger Bar website". Retrieved 2008-06-28.

7. ^ Butterfinger Ad Brings Back Slogan

8. ^ Butterfinger the 13th at the Internet Movie Database

9. ^ "The Simpsons on Twitter: "Bart Simpson reunites with @Butterfinger in Nestle’s "Nobody Better Lay A Finger" campaign. Follow the reunion on Twitter! #LoveAtFirstBite"". Retrieved 2016-01-30.

10. ^ Butterfinger at

11. ^ "Butterfinger Cups". Nestle. Retrieved 2014-01-23.

12. ^ Jenn Harris (2014-01-15). "Butterfinger cups to launch with Super Bowl ad". LA Times. Retrieved 2014-01-23.




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Close-up of Caramac blocks

Caramac is the brand name for a caramel-flavoured bar that was created by Rowntree Mackintosh, and is now manufactured by Nestlé which acquired Rowntree in 1988.[1] It was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1959. The name is derived from the syllabic abbreviation of Caramel and Mackintosh.[2]


A similar confection is used in the covering of McVitie's Gold biscuit bar. A limited ion Caramac Kit Kat bar was released in the United Kingdom in 2005[3] and due to popular demand it was brought back in 2007.


In 2015 a buttons version was launched.[4]

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1 History

2 Design

3 References

4 External links





The name of the product was determined in a competition. The competition was held in what was the Norwich factory of Mackintosh's, and won by Barbara Herne. The bar was made at the old Norwich factory until the factory closed in 1996, when production transferred to Fawdon in Tyneside where it is still made.[5] Caramac was temporarily available in Canada, during the 1960s and 1970s.




The bar is a pale yellow colour, and is manufactured using sweetened condensed milk, butter, various flavourings, and sugar.[6] It is packaged in a red and yellow wrapper.




1. ^ "Nestlé UK Website- History of Rowntree". Archived from the original on 18 March 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2007. "1988 - Nestlé SA buys Rowntree plc."

2. ^

3. ^ Essential Business Studies A Level: AS Student Book AQA, p. 289

4. ^

5. ^ "Nestlé UK & Ireland Locations". Nestlé UK Ltd Headquarters. Retrieved 2012-11-27.

6. ^ "Nestlé CARAMAC Riegel - Zutaten" (in German). Retrieved 2012-11-27.


Carlos V (chocolate bar)

Carlos V ( Bar)

Carlos V is a brand of Mexican chocolate bar, produced since the 1970s in Mexico[1] and launched in 2005 in the United States[2][3] by Nestlé.



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1 About

2 Availability

3 See also

4 References

5 External links





The bar is named in honor of Carlos V, Holy Roman Emperor (known in English as Charles V and sometimes called Carlos I in Spanish because that was his title as ruler of Spain.) He introduced chocolate to the courts of Europe.


The  is known for its marketing slogan "El Rey de los Chocolates", Spanish for "The King of Chocolates". Nestlé refers to the  in English as "The king of 'bars' in Mexico".[4]


The brand is popular in Mexico. It was owned by the Mexican chocolate company La Azteca (The Aztec) from the 1970s until the '90s, when the company was bought by Nestlé. La Azteca was formerly a subsidiary of Quaker Oats Company.


The confectionery bar is mainly milk chocolate and contains powdered milk.[5][3][6]



The product is available in a 6-pack, a 32-count convenience pack and a 96-count box.[4]  Blog reviewed the release of this product in 2005,[3] two years before it was officially released to the public. It is available mainly in Mexico but is available worldwide in certain stores.


See also[]

Nestlé Milk Chocolate

Yorkie (chocolate bar)

List of chocolate bar brands




1. ^ Flickr timeline by JasonLiebig

2. ^ "Carlos V". Nestlé USA. 2005-12-25. Archived from the original on 2005-12-25. Retrieved 2011-11-01.

3.^  to: a b c "Carlos the Sweetie".  Blog. 2005-05-10. Retrieved 2011-11-01.

4.^  to: a b "Carlos V | NESTLÉ® USA". Retrieved 2011-11-01.

5. ^ "New  Bar, Carlos V by Nestlé...well...sort of... |  Snob". 2008-03-22. Retrieved 2011-11-01.

6. ^ "Oddeaties: Carlos V from Nestle «". 2009-12-22. Retrieved 2011-11-01.



Chips Ahoy!


Chips Ahoy! chocolate chip cookies

Chips Ahoy! is a brand of chocolate chip cookies, baked and marketed by Nabisco, a subsidiary of Mondelēz International, that debuted in 1963.[1] They are widely sold in the United States, Latin America (where its name in some countries changes to "Choco Chips"), South Africa, Canada, Spain, Portugal, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, United Kingdom and many more. The Blue Bag type[clarification needed] is also sold in the Stockmann store chain in Latvia and are marketed in large packages of 9, 18, 27, or in various smaller packages. It is the second-best-selling cookie in the United States after Oreo,[1] also a Nabisco-branded cookie, with an average of $355 million in sales per year.[citation needed] By the 1980s, several different varieties of the cookie snack were being baked and shipped to grocery stores: chewy, sprinkled, and striped. In Indonesia, Chips Ahoy! was relaunched in September 2015 after the product was discontinued in that country in the early 2010s.


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1 Advertising campaigns

2 The origin of the name

3 Varieties

4 References

5 External links



Advertising campaigns[]


In the 1960s and early 1970s, Chips Ahoy bags featured comic strips of Cookie Man, a superhero character who subdued various cookie-devouring creatures, such as Fruit Fly or Big Wig. His alter-ego was Mort Meek, who was always seen "counting the 16 chips" in his Chips Ahoy cookie when he was attacked by one of the creatures, at which point he slipped into a phone booth, locker room, restroom, etc., to become Cookie Man and finish off the villain in a Bruce Wayne—Batman vein. These characters were also the subject of Chips Ahoy's concurrent TV commercial campaign, and were both played by the same actor.


For a time in the mid-1990s, advertising labeled Chips Ahoy as being "1,000 chips delicious!" The acquired theme song for most of Chips Ahoy! commercials during its most popular time in the 1990s was a portion of the song "Sing, Sing, Sing" by Benny Goodman's jazz band in the 1930s. From 2002 to 2010, Chips Ahoy's mascots were the animated "Cookie Guys." In 2010, the Cookie Guys were replaced by a live-action campaign on the theme of "joy," in which it is demonstrated that the simple act of opening a bag of Chips Ahoy! brand cookies induces feelings of delight and exultation to the degree that one is affected with "happy feet" and begins dancing.[1] In 2014, Chips Ahoy made its appearance to the UK and Ireland in two flavors, Popcorn  Chip and Crispy Choco Caramel


The origin of the name[]


Nabisco says the name is "a reference to the nautical term, Ships Ahoy!". The words "Chips Ahoy!" also feature prominently in a story appearing in Chapter 15 of "The Uncommercial Traveller", by Charles Dickens.[2] Dickens relays a childhood tale of a girlfriend, named Chipselle, who is taunted by a bully who tormented her endlessly with, "Chips ahoy"! There is also a 1956 American animated theatrical short titled Chips Ahoy.[3]



Reduced Fat Chips Ahoy!

Chips Ahoy! Chewy (Red Package; formerly known in Canada as Chewy Chips Ahoy! or Biscuits Tendres aux Pépites de chocolat de M. Christie)

Chips Ahoy! Chewy Gooey Chocofudge (Red Package)

Chips Ahoy! American Summer (Blue Plaid Package)

Mini Chips Ahoy! (also available in Snack Packs)

 Blast Chips Ahoy! (These are known in Canada as “Rainbow Chips Ahoy!” Commercials featured Kevin, an animated character who gave the chocolate chips their color.)

Peanut Butter Chunky Chips Ahoy!

Chips Ahoy! With Reese's Cups (Nabisco is the licensee of Hershey's Chocolate, parent company of H. B. Reese, for this variety.)

Chunky Chips Ahoy! (known in Canada as Chunks Ahoy!)

White Fudge Chunky Chips Ahoy! (formerly known in Canada as Triple Chocolate Chunks Ahoy!)

White Fudge Chewy Chips Ahoy!

Chewy Chunks Ahoy!

Chew Chips Ahoy! Salty 'n Sweet: Salted Caramel Chunk

Chips Ahoy! Halloween (Black package)

Chips Ahoy! Holiday (White package)

Double Chocolate Chewy Chunks Ahoy!

Chips Ahoy Ice Cream Sandwiches (These are exclusive to Canada, and are used under Nestlé's license.)

Chips Ahoy Big & Soft Chocolate Chunk

Chips Ahoy Big & chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk

Chips Ahoy! Oatmeal Chewy

Jell-O Chips Ahoy pudding

Oooey Gooey Warm and Chewy! Chips Ahoy! microwaveable snacks.

Pecan Chunks Ahoy

Almond Chunks Ahoy

Chips Ahoy! Orange and Chips Ahoy! Coffee Maxwell House (China only)

Limited ion: Chunky Chunks Ahoy! with Dark Chunks!

Limited ion: Orange and Banana flavoured Chips Ahoy! (Russia only)

Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations Dulce de Leche[4]

Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations Mocha Chunk

Chewy Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations Mint Chocolate Chip

Chewy Chips Ahoy! Ice Cream Creations Root Beer Float

Chewy Chips Ahoy! Brownie Filled

Chewy Chips Ahoy! Oreo Creme Filled


Nabisco 100 Calorie Snacks:

Chips Ahoy Thin Crisps

Chips Ahoy Granola Bars




1.^  to: a b c Elaine Wong (May 23, 2010). "Kraft Charts New Course For Its Chips Ahoy! Brand". BrandWeek. Retrieved August 20, 2010.

2. ^ "Chapter 15: NURSE'S STORIES". EveryAuthor.

3. ^ Chips Ahoy at the Internet Movie Database

4. ^


Chocolate Surpresa


The Chocolate Surpresa was a brand of chocolate made by Nestlé in Brazil. It was introduced on 1983 and made a lot of success on the 1980s decade as well as the early 1990s, but its popularity withered after that and it ceased to be produced in the year of 2000.


The chocolate itself was a common black milky bar, flat and thin. But what really made it achieve so much success was that each of them would come with a figure made on a thin cardboard paper with a picture of an animal on it.


The Albums[]


Nestlé, understanding the potential of the pictures, started making themed albums where the pictures would be glued. To obtain the albums, kids in Brazil would get 3 or 4 packages of Chocolate Surpresa and send in a letter to Nestle. A few days later the album would arrive at home.


Each year, a new album would be available with a different theme, such as Animals from Amazon, Sea Wonders, etc.. And of course the pictures on the chocolate would change also. The Chocolate Surpresa "album fever" was so big, that many kids would buy the chocolate only for the picture, and many times discard the chocolate itself or keep it for later.


The albums would include a page for each animal, with the space to glue the picture and also many infos on that particular animal, including popular name, scientific name, natural habitat, etc.







Animais de todo o mundo (Animals from Around the World) 1983

Animais do Pantanal (Animals from Pantanal) 1984

Maravilhas do mar (Sea Wonders) 1985

Animais da Amazônia (Animals from Amazon) 1986

A fantástica Mata Atlântica (The Fantastic Mata Atlantica) 1987

Litoral e ilhas oceânicas (The Litoral and Oceanic Islands) 1988

Campos e cerrados 1989

Sertões 1991

Cães de raça (Dog Breeds) 1992

Dinossauros (Dinosaurs) 1993

Viagem surpresa ao fundo do mar (Surprise Trip to the Bottom of the Sea) 1995

Viagem espacial (Space Trip) 1998

Shows da natureza (Nature shows) 1999 (?)

Guia dos curiosos (Curious' Guide) 2000 (?)


Chocolate Surpresa is nowadays a cult icon of Brazilian's 1980s and remembered with nostalgia by people that grew up in that decade.




A Chokito, split

A Chokito is a chocolate covered chocolate bar containing caramel fudge with crisped rice,[1] manufactured by Nestlé in Australia,[2] Switzerland,[3] and Brazil.[4] The current slogan for Chokito in Australia is "big feed, big taste",[5] while in the 1970s the tag line was "Chokito gets you going".




Chokito was relaunched in 2010 in Australia with new packaging and a new recipe reformulation.[6] This included moving away from compound chocolate that was in the original formula. Also in 2010 was a new advertisting campaign based around a man barring club bouncers from entering places like bathrooms and a gym, saying the advertising's catchphrase, "No no no." The campaign, targeted at men 24-35, had 380,000 views in two weeks, on sites YouTube &[7] The new formulation Chokito was launched in New Zealand in 2012. Chokito was also originally marketed by Nestle South Africa in the late 1960s but then withdrawn in the early 1980s.


See also[]

100 Grand Bar, a similar chocolate sold in the United States

List of Nestlé brands



1. ^ Kath (17 April 2007). "Nestlé Chokito review". Chocablog. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

2. ^ "Chokito nutritional info". Nestlé Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

3. ^ "Nestlé Chokito" (in French). Nestlé Suisse. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

4. ^ "Chocolate Chokito" (in Portuguese). Nestlé Brazil. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

5. ^

6. ^ "Nestlé Chokito – NEW Creamier Chocolate". Gone Chocco. 17 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

7. ^ "JWT Sydney scores over 380,000 views with Chokito 'Bouncer' web film in less than 2 weeks". Campaign Brief. 12 May 2010. Retrieved 4 June 2011.



Coffee Crisp


Coffee Crisp

A Coffee Crisp split in half

Coffee Crisp is a chocolate bar made in Canada. It consists of alternating layers of vanilla wafer and a foamed coffee-flavoured soft , covered with a milk chocolate outer layer.


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1 History

2 Other versions of the confection

3 Availability outside of Canada

4 References

5 External links





The bar originated in the UK in the 1930s as a chocolate bar named Rowntree's Wafer Crisp. This was later renamed "Chocolate Crisp". The bar was later introduced to Canadians as Biscrisp. In 1938, a coffee variation (Coffee Crisp) was added to the line of flavoured Biscrisps (which included fruit flavours).


As of 2014 the product is marketed by Nestlé Canada.


Other versions of the confection[]


In 2001, the first variation of the Coffee Crisp brand was introduced, a limited ion "Coffee Crisp Orange" flavour. A limited amount of the orange flavour was reissued in 2002. That same year, a limited ion "Coffee Crisp Raspberry" flavour was released. "Coffee Crisp Café Caramel" was sold in the summer of 2004 and again in the summer of 2006. A limited ion "Coffee Crisp White" was launched in the autumn that same year. A limited ion maple flavoured bar was available from April to September 2005.


For much of the 2000s, Coffee Crisp was available in "French Vanilla" and "Triple Mocha" flavours. In 2005, the coffee bean shaped "Coffee Crisp Beans" were introduced. The most recent bar form was Coffee Crisp Yogurt.


In January 2007, all variations of Coffee Crisp bars other than the original were discontinued.


Coffee Crisp 70% dark chocolate was introduced in 2009. Some time between 2008 and 2010, French Vanilla and Chocolate Crunch variations were made available. In 2014, Coffee Crisp Latte was released, in celebration of Coffee Crisp's 75th anniversary.


A Coffee Crisp-flavoured ice cream bar and ice cream flavour are also available.


Availability outside of Canada[]


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Canadian expatriates have long lamented the bar's relative unavailability outside of Canada. Coffee Crisp is available in Australia at some specialised sweet shops, and unofficial exports of Coffee Crisp treats (originally labelled for the Canadian market) to the U.S. have also occurred, especially in shops close to the Canadian border.


There was a petition at asking Nestlé to market the Coffee Crisp in all U.S. cities. According to the site, the petition succeeded,[1] and Nestlé began marketing the Coffee Crisp nationwide in late July 2006.[2] In April 2009, the marketing of the Coffee Crisp bar into the U.S. was discontinued by Nestlé Canada.[citation needed] In May 2009 Coffee Crisp was being exported into the U.S. market by British Wholesale Imports.




1. ^ "We Win! Coffee Crisp to be Sold Nationwide!". 2006. Archived from the original on Dec 22, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-10. "After six long years of petitioning Nestlé they have finally seen the light. In late July, 2006 Nestlé began to market Coffee Crisp nationally, treating it like any other of the many  bars they sell in the U.S. For the first time, Americans will finally be exposed to what had previously been an exclusively Canadian delicacy."

2. ^ Bonisteel, Sara (October 10, 2006). "A Canadian  Bar's Long Journey to America". FOX News. Retrieved 2009-02-10. "In 2000, John Flaig, a Milwaukee software engineer, posted an online petition on his Web site,, asking Nestlé to start selling the Coffee Crisp — a chocolate wafer bar with creamy coffee filling — in the U.S. Six years and thousands of supporting signatures later, Flaig can now find it in his state, and soon (very soon, he hopes), at his gas station."




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"Galak" redirects here. For places in Iran, see Galak, Iran.


Milkybar Wrapper


A Milkybar split

Milkybar is a white chocolate confection produced by Nestlé and sold in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, Ireland, Kuwait, South Africa, and Spain. It sold under the name Galak in Ecuador, Brazil and Continental Europe. Nestlé have produced white chocolate since the 1930s, and started using the brand Galak in 1967. In some markets, notably Australia and New Zealand, Milkybar does not contain cocoa butter, and is not labelled as chocolate.[1]




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1 Advertising 1.1 Milkybar Kid

1.2 Galak


2 References

3 External links





Milkybar Kid[]


The Milkybar Kid has been used in television advertising promoting Nestlé Milkybar in the countries where it is sold. The Milkybar Kid is a blond, spectacle-wearing young child, usually dressed as a cowboy, whose catchphrase is "The Milkybars are on me!". Until 8 year old Hinetaapora Short of New Zealand was selected in 2010[2] they had always been boys. The advertisements usually take place in a Wild West setting. Both live-action and animated ads have been produced.


In the UK, Australia and New Zealand the advertisements were originally accompanied by a jingle extolling "the goodness that's in Milky Bar".[3] In more recent revivals of the campaign, the jingle has been revised to refer to "the good taste that's in Milkybar".


The Milkybar Kid made his debut in 1961,[4] and has been played by a number of actors. The first was Terry Brooks; others include John Cornelius and Simon Desborough.[5] In 2007, William Ray took over the role.[5]




Galak was promoted using the 1971 French animated series Oum le Dauphin Blanc ("Zoom the White Dolphin"), with its characters appearing on packaging and in commercials. In commercials, two children, Yann and Marina, and the white dolphin Oum typically overcome villains such as pirates or sharks. Nestlé terminated their use of this licence in 2003, though the likeness of Oum remained on some stocks sold in 2004, which led the series' owners to sue for royalties.[6]




1. ^ Sue Dengate. "Food Intolerance Network".

2. ^ "Rotorua girl named Milkybar kid". The Daily Post. 19 November 2010. Retrieved 3 December 2010.

3. ^ Australian Nestle's Milky Bar commercial, early 1960s

4. ^ "Other Chocolate Bars". About Our Brands. Nestlé UK. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-01-07.

5.^  to: a b "How the Milkybar kid became a drunk... and a showjumper, a musician and a gardener. We find the stars who rode into the sunset". Mail Online.

6. ^ Glaize, Frédéric (2006-01-10). "Galak : reliquat de royalties pour Oum". Vox PI (in French) (MEYER & Partenaires). Retrieved 2008-01-07.


Chocolate-coated peanut


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Chocolate-coated peanut


Chocolate-covered peanuts, Goobers



Main ingredients

Peanuts, milk chocolate

 Cookbook: Chocolate-coated peanut   Media: Chocolate-coated peanut


Chocolate-coated (or chocolate-covered) peanuts are a popular bulk vending product. They consist of peanuts coated in a shell of milk chocolate. They have a reputation in many countries of being food eaten in movie theaters, and are an item most familiar from the concession counter.


In some countries, they are also known as Goobers, which is the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product, made by Nestlé. Goobers were introduced in the United States in 1925 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Nestlé acquired the brand in 1984. A large number of other brands also exists.


The name "Goober" is probably derived from the Gullah word guber (meaning "peanut"), which is in turn derived from the KiKongo word n'guba.


Vegans have a non-dairy equivalent made of sugar (non-refined), cocoa mass, cocoa butter, and vanillin.[citation needed]


A similar food, also commonly sold at movie theaters, is the chocolate-coated raisin.


See also[]

List of chocolate-covered foods

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Kit Kat


For other uses, see Kit Kat (disambiguation).

Kit Kat

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International Kit Kat logo

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United States Kit Kat logo


4-fingered Kit Kat split in half

Product type




Nestlé (Worldwide, except the US)

The Hershey Company

 (US only, under licence)



United Kingdom








Previous owners

Rowntree (1935)



"Have a break...Have a Kit Kat"


 "Gimme a break, Gimme a break, Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat Bar!","Break time, anytime"

 (US only)

 "Ada Break, Ada Kit Kat"

 (Indonesia & Malaysia)




Kit Kat is a chocolate-covered wafer biscuit bar confection created by Rowntree's of York, England, and is now produced globally by Nestlé, which acquired Rowntree in 1988,[1] with the exception of the United States where it is made under license by H.B. Reese  Company, a division of The Hershey Company. The standard bars consist of two or four fingers composed of three layers of wafer, separated and covered by an outer layer of chocolate. Each finger can be snapped from the bar separately. There are many different flavours of Kit Kat.




Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Global confection

3 Design

4 Marketing and promotion 4.1 Association with Android

4.2 Fairtrade

4.3 Golden ticket draw

5 Varieties 5.1 Flavours

5.2 Forms

6 Criticism and controversy

7 Ingredients 7.1 Europe

7.2 United States

7.3 Canada 7.3.1 Dark form

7.4 Asia

8 Further reading

9 References

10 External links





Use of the name "Kit Kat" or "Kit Cat" for a type of food goes back to the 18th century, when mutton pies known as a Kit-Kat were served at meetings of the political Kit-Cat Club in London.


The origins of what is now known as the "Kit Kat" brand go back to 1911, when Rowntree's, a confectionery company based in York in the United Kingdom, trademarked the terms "Kit Cat" and "Kit Kat". Although the terms were not immediately used, the first conception of the Kit Kat appeared in the 1920s, when Rowntree launched a brand of boxed chocolates entitled "Kit Cat". This continued into the 1930s, when Rowntree's shifted focus and production onto its "Black Magic" and "Dairy Box" brands. With the promotion of alternative products the "Kit Cat" brand decreased and was eventually discontinued.[2] The original four-finger bar was developed after a worker at Rowntree's York Factory put a suggestion in a recommendation box for a snack that "a man could take to work in his pack".[3] The bar launched on 29 August 1935, under the title of "Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp" (priced at 2d), and was sold in London and throughout Southern England.[4]


The product's official title of "Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp" was renamed "Kit Kat Chocolate Crisp" in 1937, the same year that 'Kit Kat' began to incorporate "Break" into its recognisable advertising strategy.[2] The colour scheme and first flavour variation to the brand came in 1942, owing to World War II, when food shortages prompted an alteration in the recipe. The flavour of "Kit Kat" was changed to "dark"; the packaging abandoned its "Chocolate Crisp" title, and was adorned in blue.[5] After the war the title was altered to "Kit Kat" and resumed its original milk recipe and red packaging.



4-finger US Kit Kat

Following on from its success in the United Kingdom, in the 1940s "Kit Kat" was exported to Canada, South Africa, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. In 1958, Donald Gilles, the executive at JWT Orland, created the iconic advertising line "Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat". The brand further expanded in the 1970s when Rowntree created a new distribution factory in Germany to meet European demand, and established agreements to distribute the brand in the USA and Japan through the Hershey and Fujiya companies, respectively.[2] In June 1988 Nestlé acquired Kit Kat through the purchase of Rowntree's. This gave Nestlé global control over the brand, except in the US,[6] and production and distribution increased with new facilities in Japan and additional manufacturing operations set up in Malaysia, India and China.[2]


The Hershey Company has a licence to produce Kit Kat bars in the United States which dates from 1970, when Hershey executed a licensing agreement with Rowntree. Nestlé, which has a substantial presence in the US, had to honour the licensing agreement when it bought Rowntree in 1988 which allowed Hershey to retain the Kit Kat licence so long as Hershey was not sold. As Kit Kat is one of Hershey's top five brands in the US market, the Kit Kat licence was a key factor in Hershey's failed attempt to attract a serious buyer in 2002.[7][8]


Variants in the traditional chocolate bar first appeared in 1996 when "Kit Kat Orange", the first flavour variant, was introduced in the United Kingdom. Its success was followed by several varieties including mint and caramel, and in 1999 "Kit Kat Chunky" was launched and received favourably by international consumers. Variations on the traditional "Kit Kat" have continued to develop throughout the 2000s. In 2000 Nestlé acquired Fujiya's share of the brand in Japan, and also expanded its marketplace in Japan, Russia, Turkey, and Venezuela, in addition to markets in Eastern and Central Europe.[2] Throughout the decade 'Kit Kat' has introduced dozens of flavours and line extensions within specific consumer markets, and celebrated its 75th anniversary on 10 October 2009.


The traditional bar has four fingers which each measure approximately 1 centimetre (0.4 in) by 9 centimetres (3.5 in). A two-finger bar was launched in the 1930s, and has remained the company's best-selling biscuit brand ever since.[4] The 1999 "Kit Kat Chunky" (known as "Big Kat" and "Kit Kat Extra Crispy" in the US) has one large finger approximately 2.5 centimetres (1 in) wide. Kit Kat bars contain varying numbers of fingers depending on the market, ranging from the half-finger sized Kit Kat Petit in Japan, to the three-fingered variants in Arabia, to the twelve-finger family-size bars in Australia and France. Kit Kat bars are sold individually and in bags, boxes and multi-packs. In Ireland, France, the UK and America Nestlé also produces a Kit Kat ice cream, and in Australia and Malaysia, "Kit Kat Drumsticks".


In 2010, a new £5 million manufacturing line was opened by Nestlé in York. This will produce more than a billion Kit Kat bars each year.[9]


Global confection[]


Countries where Kit Kat is marketed.

Kit Kat bars are produced in 16 countries by Nestlé: Brazil, Mexico, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Germany, Russia, Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Bulgaria. Kit Kat bars in the United States are produced under licence by The Hershey Company, a Nestlé competitor, due to a prior licensing agreement with Rowntree. The year 2003 was a turning point for the Kit Kat bar as well as the confectionery industry in general. The popularity of low carb diets and the push to healthier eating stifled sales growth in many parts of the world. In addition, fierce competition from Cadbury's newly formed Dairy Milk superbrand also contributed to sales of the Kit Kat decreasing considerably in its home market of the UK, and threatened to depose it from its No. 1 position.[10][11] The solution adopted by Nestlé and others was to increase dramatically the number of new and unique variations of their confections and market them as limited or special ions, whereby they would usually only be available for a few months at a time so as not to impact the sales of their permanent ion counterparts.[12] The strategy initially reversed the decline of the Kit Kat[13] and has been adopted worldwide by Nestlé, Hershey, Mars and others with similar success.[14][15]


This has resulted in many new flavours and varieties of the Kit Kat and other confections appearing globally since then. While some flavours have been hits, many have flopped, alienating some consumers in the process, causing Nestlé to scale back on new releases.[citation needed]


In September 2006 Nestlé announced they were eliminating 25% of their workforce in York and moving production of Smarties to Germany. One of the reasons given for the cuts and moves was so the York factory could be modernised for Kit Kat production to continue.[citation needed]


As dark chocolate has seen increased demand and favour worldwide because of its purported health benefits, September 2006 saw the launch of the four-finger Kit Kat Fine Dark in the UK as a permanent ion, as well as new packaging for the entire brand.[citation needed] Hershey had sold the four-finger Kit Kat Dark in the US several years previously as a limited ion, and has begun doing so again.[16]


Nestlé now manufactures two finger Kit Kats with natural flavourings, and for the first time, Kit Kats in this format are suitable for vegetarians.[citation needed] It is not known at this date whether or not other varieties will follow suit. In 2014, Kit Kat was ranked the third best selling chocolate bar in the UK, after Dairy Milk and Galaxy.[17]




The US packaging

When first introduced, the original Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp bar had a red wrapper, which briefly became blue between 1945–1947. As a result of milk shortages after the end of World War II, the milk chocolate coating was suspended and a dark chocolate was used instead during that period.


Since its introduction in the 1970s, the Hershey's Kit Kat packaging and advertising in the United States differed from the branding used in every other country where it was sold. In 2002, Hershey Kit Kats adopted the slanted ellipse logo used worldwide by Nestlé, though the ellipse was red and the text white. The US version of "Kit Kat Chunky" is known as "Big Kat".


In the United Kingdom, the product has traditionally been wrapped in silver foil and an outer paper band. In 2001, flow wrap plastic was substituted as the confectionery's packaging.[18]


In Norway, a similar product is manufactured by Mondelēz International and sold as Kvikk Lunsj; Kvikk Lunsj XXL is similar to a Kit Kat Chunky.


Marketing and promotion[]


After launching in the 1930s, Rowntree's Chocolate Crisp was originally advertised as "the biggest little meal" and "the best companion to a cup of tea". During World War II, Kit Kat was depicted as a valuable wartime foodstuff, with the slogan "what active people need". 'Kitty the Kat' arrived in the late 1940s to emphasise the "rich full cream milk" qualities of the bar and, thanks to contemporary improvements in production methods, also highlighted the new and improved 'snap' by responding to a biscuit being broken off screen. The first Kit Kat poster appeared in 1951, and the first colour TV advertisement appeared in 1969.


Since 1958, the slogan for the Kit Kat in the UK and elsewhere has been "Have a break... have a Kit Kat". However, in 1995, Nestlé sought to trademark the "Have a break" portion. After a ten-year legal battle, which was contested by rival Mars, the European Court of Justice ruled on 7 July 2005 to send the case back to the British courts.[19] In 2004, Nestlé UK used the slogan "Make the most of your break",[20] but later returned to the original slogan.


The United States also used the short-lived slogan, "Tastes So Good, You'll Roar", in the early 1980s. The TV commercial most known from this slogan involves a young man biting into one of the Kit Kat bars in a grocery store, and roaring like a lion so loudly the whole store shakes violently, knocking items from the shelves. Another short-lived US slogan was "That's What You Want", whose television adverts showed people pulling unlikely foodstuffs from their pockets or purses, before rejecting them in favour of a Kit Kat.


The "classic" American version of the "Gimme a Break" Kit Kat jingle (in use in the US since 1986) was written by Ken Shuldman (lyrics) and Michael A. Levine (music) for the DDB Advertising Agency. Versions of the original have been covered by Carrie Underwood, Shawn Colvin, and many studio singers, as well as people who have appeared on-camera in the commercials. The jingle was cited in a study by University of Cincinnati researcher James A. Kellaris as one of the top ten "earworms" – bits of melody that become stuck in your head. Another version of the advertising jingle 'Gimme a break' created for Kit Kat "Factory" commercial in the US was an original recording by Andrew W.K. W.K. was hired to write a new musical version for their "Gimme a break" slogan. Variations on the Andrew W.K. advertisement included executive dance routines in corporate offices and a network newsroom. However, the "classic" song has also been used again since the newer version first aired in 2004.


A 1989 United Kingdom advertisement for Kit Kat, in which a zoo photographer "takes a break" from waiting for pandas to appear in an enclosure and misses them performing a dance routine, came in 30th in Channel 4's "100 Greatest Adverts" poll in 2000.


The Maltese tour boat MV Lady Davinia had a distinctive red and white Kit Kat paint scheme before she sank in 2008.


In late 2004 through to the end of 2006, Nestlé Rowntree sponsored the English football club York City F.C.. As a result, the club's home-ground, Bootham Crescent, was renamed to KitKat Crescent.[21]


In an 2012 advertising campaign in the UK and Ireland, several new flavours of Chunky Kit Kat were marketed, with consumers being asked to vote for their favourite. Selecting from white chocolate, double chocolate, peanut butter, and orange, Peanut butter was the winner by having 47% of votes. A similar campaign has been occurring in 2013 with mint, coconut, hazelnut and chocolate fudge.


Association with Android[]


In September 2013 it was announced that version 4.4 of Google's Android mobile operating system would be named "KitKat".[22] Google is licensing the name from Nestlé, with no money changing hands.[23] A promotion ran in numerous countries with specially branded Android Kit Kat bars to win Nexus 7 devices and Google Play Store cr.[24]




In December 2009, it was announced that the four finger variety of Kit Kat would use Fairtrade chocolate (at least in Britain and Ireland) from January 2010.[25] It has also been announced that the Fairtrade Kit Kat promotion will be extended to the finger ion as of January 2010.[26]


Golden ticket draw[]


During the first three weeks of Big Brother Series 7, Channel 4 conducted a promotion in conjunction with Nestlé to distribute 100 "golden tickets" randomly throughout Kit Kats, in a style reminiscent of the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Members of the public finding these tickets were permitted to use them to give themselves a chance to become a Big Brother housemate and bypass the standard auditions process.


Golden ticket holders were invited to a television show where one of them, Susie Verrico, was chosen to enter the House by Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace, picking a ball out of a machine at random.


This contest caused some controversy, with the Advertising Standards Authority saying that the terms and conditions of the draw should have been made clearer in related advertisements, and that an independent adjudicator should have been present before and during the draw.[27]






Many varieties of Kit Kat have existed, either permanently or as limited ions, such as those sold to commemorate festivals such as St. Valentine's Day.[citation needed] In Japan, Nestlé has introduced over 200 different flavours since 2000,[28] including ginger ale, soy sauce, creme brulee, green tea, and banana.[29] The flavours are designed to appeal to younger buyers,[30] and are often bought as good-luck gifts as the brand name echoes the Japanese phrase "Kitto Katsu", roughly translating as "surely win."[28]


The Kit Kat Orange was the first flavour variant to be introduced in the United Kingdom, in 1996 and 1998 in Ireland. It was followed in 1997 by the Kit Kat Dark and Kit Kat Mint.[citation needed] All three were available as permanent ions of the two-finger multipack in the United Kingdom, along with the Kit Kat Original, the Kit Kat White, and from 2012 the Kit Kat Cookies & Cream.


A wide variety of promotional items exist, ranging from traditional merchandise (such as mugs, pens, oven gloves and tea-towels) to less common items such as coats for small dogs. Recently in Japan,[when?] Kit Kats have come packaged with CD singles, and a special limited ion double pack of Kit Kat Crispy Monogatari came bundled with a mini book featuring six short stories, one of which was written by Koji Suzuki, author of the Ring cycle series. In Japan, Kit Kats are also available in jars that are dispensed from vending machines.




Kit Kat varieties: Pop Choc, regular and Chunky (or Big Kat)

The 'standard' Kit Kat finger bars can come in a variety of presentations and nutritional values. The bars can come in a miniature form of two finger mini bars, or a larger standard four, or in some cases, three, fingered bars.


The standard size has been upgraded in several cases up to a 'monster Size' bar, which can include up to five or eight fingers. Large single-fingered "Chunky Kit Kats" were launched in the United Kingdom in 1998 and have been sold in a variety of flavours.


Other forms and shapes include "Choc'n'Go" individually wrapped fingers from France, a twelve-finger "Family Block which is available in New Zealand, " in Australia, round bite-sized "Pop Choc" pieces, square "Kubes", praline-filled "Senses", a yoghurt with Kit Kat pieces, and a Kit Kat ice cream cone.


In the 1980s, a Kit Kat with five shorter fingers was sold in vending machines in the UK.[31]


The Japanese Bake 'N Tasty Mini Kit Kats Custard Pudding Flavour was launched in 2014. The bar must be baked in an oven before consumption, and the surface sugar caramelises in the process.[32]


In 2015, a new luxury and giftable variant of Kit Kat called Kit Kat Rubies was launched in Malaysia. Comes with the box of 20 small bars, the Kit Kat Rubies bar made with the premium chocolate truffle cream and imported roasted hazelnut pieces.[33]


Criticism and controversy[]


In March 2010, Kit Kat was targeted for a boycott by Greenpeace for using palm oil, which the environmental organisation claimed resulted in destruction of forest habitats for orangutans in Indonesia.[34] A YouTube video by Greenpeace went viral[35] and Nestlé announced a partnership with The Forest Trust to establish "responsible sourcing guidelines" and ensure that its products did not have a deforestation footprint. They aimed to achieve a fully sustainable method of palm oil harvesting by 2015.[36]


Kit Kat Milk Chocolate is made for the North American market with the controversial ingredient PGPR (polyglycerol polyricinoleate, E476, aka Palsgaard 4150),[37] which is used as a replacement for cocoa butter.[38] The FDA has determined it to be "safe for humans as long as you restrict your intake to 7.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. Otherwise you'd be open to reversible liver enlargement at higher intakes".[39]




Original Kit Kat ingredients unless otherwise stated, listed by decreasing weight: milk chocolate (sugar, milk ingredients, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whey powder, lactose, soya lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate, natural flavour), wheat flour, sugar, modified palm oil, cocoa, sodium bicarbonate, soya lecithin, yeast, and natural flavour.




Milk chocolate (66%) (sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, dried whole milk, cocoa mass, lactose and proteins from whey, whey powder, emulsifier (sunflower lecithin), butterfat, flavouring), wheat flour, sugar, vegetable fat, cocoa mass, yeast, raising agent (sodium bicarbonate), salt, emulsifier (soya lecithin), flavourings.


In 2006, the UK four-finger Kit Kat contained 233 dietary calories (kcal) (975 kilojoules). In 2009, the two-finger Kit Kat contained 107 calories.


In 2013, the UK Kit Kat Chunky contained 247 calories which reduced to 207 calories in 2015. This correlated to a reduction in weight by 19% from 48g to 40g.[40][41]


United States[]


Hershey's Kit Kat Crisp Wafers in Chocolate [1 oz] Sugar, wheat flour, cocoa butter, nonfat milk, chocolate, refined palm kernel oil, lactose (milk), milk fat, contains 2% or less of: soy lecithin, PGPR (emulsifier), yeast, artificial flavor, salt, and sodium bicarbonate.




Milk chocolate (sugar, modified milk ingredients, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, whey powder, lactose, soya lecithin, polyglycerol polyricnoleate, natural flavour), wheat flour, sugar, modified palm oil, cocoa, sodium bicarbonate, soya lecithin, yeast, Natural Flavour)


Dark form[]


Dark chocolate (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, milk ingredients, soya lecithin, salt, artificial flavour), wheat flour, sugar, modified palm oil, unsweetened chocolate or cocoa powder, sodium bicarbonate, soya lecithin, artificial flavour. May contain salt and/or yeast.




Nestlé has factories in various locations in China, to supply to China and Hong Kong. During the 2008 Chinese milk scandal, where melamine was found to have tainted some milk suppliers in China, importers in Hong Kong chose to import bars manufactured in the United Kingdom.


Further reading[]

Kit Kats in Japan




1. ^ "Nestlé UK Website- History of Rowntree". Archived from the original on 18 March 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2007. "1988 – Nestlé SA buys Rowntree plc."

2.^  to: a b c d e "Happy 75th birthday Kit Kat] Nestlé". Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2010.

3. ^ "KitKat's 75th anniversary heralded". The Press (Christchurch, New Zealand: Fairfax Media). 12 October 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

4.^  to: a b "The History of Kit Kat". Nestlé. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

5. ^ "Kit Kat Turns 75". Stevenage, England: Popsop. 11 October 2010. Archived from the original on 20 June 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

6. ^ "Kit Kat Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary". Net News Publisher. 12 October 2010. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

7. ^ "Nestlé quiet on Hershey sale". Confectionery News (William Reed Business Media). 5 August 2002. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

8. ^ Sorkin, Andrew Ross (27 August 2002). "Possible buyers, seller far apart on Hershey sale / Price and politics are obstacles". San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco: Hearst Communications). New York Times. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

9. ^ "Nestlé's new UK wafer line to boost Kit Kat production". Nestlé. 20 December 2010. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

10. ^ "Fat profits: Choc tactics". BBC News. 24 March 2004. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

11. ^ "Consumers 'snub unhealthy brands'". BBC News (London: British Broadcasting Corporation). 13 December 2003. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

12. ^ Uhlig, Robert (19 February 2004). "Cheesecake Kit Kat? Give us a break". The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Group). Retrieved 4 May 2013.

13. ^ "Lemon Yoghurt Boosts Kit Kat" (PDF) (Press release).[dead link]

14. ^ "Limited ions Are Latest  Craze". ABC News. 18 July 2005. Retrieved 4 May 2013.

15. ^ Abelson, Jenn (2 May 2005). "Limited-ion candies sweeten the marketplace". The Boston Globe (Boston: The New York Times Company). Retrieved 4 May 2013.(subscription required)

16. ^ "Hersheys Product Locator". The Hershey Company.

17. ^ "Top 10 selling chocolate bars in the UK". Wales Online. Retrieved 28 December 2014

18. ^ Suzy Bashford "BRAND HEALTH CHECK: Kit kat", Marketing, 14 June 2001

19. ^ "Kit Kat slogan dispute sent back to U.K. courts". International Herald Tribune (La Défense, France: The New York Times Company). 8 July 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

20. ^ Marinovich, Slaven (6 June 2005). "Kit Kat barred". Brand Channel. Interbrand. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

21. ^ "City stadium takes sponsor's name". BBC News (London: British Broadcasting Corporation). 18 October 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

22. ^ "Android KitKat".

23. ^ Kelion, Leo (3 September 2013). "Android KitKat unveiled in Google surprise move". BBC News Online (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 4 September 2013. "'This is not a money-changing-hands kind of deal,' John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, told the BBC."

24. ^ "Google: Next Android mobile software version dubbed 'KitKat'". Press Trust of India (San Francisco: The Hindu). 4 September 2013. Retrieved 26 June 2015.

25. ^ Wallop, Harry (7 December 2009). "Nestlé's Kit Kat goes Fairtrade". The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Group). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

26. ^ Chambers, Andrew (12 December 2009). "Not so fair trade". The Guardian (London: Guardian News & Media). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

27. ^ "Big Brother contest slammed again". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 11 October 2006.

28.^  to: a b Ivine, Dean (2 February 2013). "How did Kit Kat become king of  in Japan?". (Cable News Network). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

29. ^ Chappell, Bill (10 May 2010). "Kit Kat Kaleidoscope: Far-Out Flavours From Japan". (Washington, D.C.: NPR). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

30. ^ Ryall, Julian (2 February 2005). "Exam fever gives Japan a craving for Kit Kat". The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Group). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

31. ^ "Ben Viveur: Tuck Off". Ben Viveur. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 25 June 2014.

32. ^ Lam, Charles. "Kit Kats You Can Bake Coming to.. Japan". Retrieved 15 March 2014.

33. ^ Tey, Kelly (3 January 2015). "Rolling out delicious 'rubies'". Retrieved 5 March 2015.

34. ^ Poynton, Scott (18 March 2011). "Dancing With Devils". The Huffington Post (New York: AOL). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

35. ^ Armstrong, Paul (2 March 2013). "Greenpeace, Nestlé in battle over Kit Kat viral". (Cable News Network). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

36. ^ "Nestlé committed to traceable sustainable palm oil to ensure no-deforestation". Nestlé. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

37. ^ "KIT KAT Milk Chocolate".

38. ^ "Manufacturers overlook cocoa butter savings" (PDF).

39. ^ "Have A Little PGPR in Your Chocolate".

40. ^ "KIT KAT Collection". Nestlé. Retrieved 5 May 2013.

41. ^ "A low calorie treat from KitKat". Easier. 16 January 2008. Retrieved 5 May 2013.



Lion Bar


A Lion Bar

A Lion Bar split

A Lion Peanut split

A Lion White split

Lion Bar is a chocolate bar made by Nestlé, previously a Rowntree's product. It originated in Fawdon, England.




Contents  [hide]

1 About 1.1 Lion Cereal

2 Ingredients and Nutritional Information 2.1 Ingredients

2.2 Nutritional Information

3 See also

4 References

5 External links





The Lion Bar was originally designed by Alan Norman, Experimental Confectioner, at a factory in Fawdon, Tyneside, England.[citation needed]


It consists of a filled wafer, caramel (32%) and crisp cereal (26%) covered in milk chocolate (42%).[1] It was introduced by Eric Nicoli of Rowntree's in the 1970s, after a trial in the Dorset area in 1977.[citation needed] It was in some areas known as Big Cat until the late 1990s.[citation needed] When Nestlé acquired the brand in 1988, the recipe was changed, as was the packaging.[citation needed]


In the United Kingdom, both White Lion and Peanut Butter Lion limited ion bars have also been available, as well as a "king size" variety. The bar is occasionally found in the U.S., Canada, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Brazil, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand in European import shops, although a similar bar, Mr. Big, is made by Cadbury in Canada.


In recent years, the Lion Bar has been dramatically reduced in size, which has caused controversy among fans.[citation needed]


Lion Cereal[]


Main article: Lion Cereal


A Lion Bar cereal, called "Lion Cereal", is made and is sold in Europe, later the UK and Ireland, as well as the Middle East. It is produced in France by Nestlé.[2] It was first produced in the early 2000s until 2003. In 2011, a slightly different version was released.


Ingredients and Nutritional Information[]




Sugar, Glucose-fructose syrup, Sweetened condensed milk, Skimmed milk powder, Peanuts, Cocoa butter, Lactose, Crisped cereals [5%] (Wheat flour, Sugar, Wheat starch, Vegetable fat, Raising agent: Sodium carbonate, Salt, Caramelised Sugar), Cocoa mass, Whey powder, Butterfat, Wheat flour, Emulsifiers (Soya lecithin, E476), Flavourings, Stabiliser (Carrageenan), Salt, Raising agent (Sodium carbonate).


Nutritional Information[]


Typical values per Bar:

1126 kJ / 269 kcal

3.0 g Protein

35.3 g Carbohydrate

0.7 g Fat

See also[]

Yorkie (chocolate bar)

Kit Kat

Nestlé Milk Chocolate

Nestlé Crunch




1. ^ "Nestlé Lion Bar". Wegmans. Retrieved April 2, 2013.

2. ^ "LION Cereal". Nestlé. Retrieved April 2, 2013.




For other uses, see Matchmaker.

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Matchmakers are an elongated chocolate confectionery product made by Nestlé. Thin, twig-like and brittle, they were first launched in 1968 by Rowntree's and were just one third of the length they are now. For many years they were available in either mint, coffee or orange flavour.


In 2003 Nestlé attempted to raise brand awareness by changing the names of the flavours to Cool Mint and Zingy Orange and adding Brilliant Blackcurrant and Sizzling Strawberry flavour - which counted 'black pepper flavoured sugar pieces' among its ingredients. Similarly, the packaging was altered in an attempt to appeal to 15- to 35-year-olds, and a new slogan was adopted - 'The manic munch that packs a punch'.


Brandysnap, Cappuccino, Coconut, Christmas Orange Spice, Nutty, Coffee, Lemon and Irish Cream varieties have been produced - either through miscalculation or as limited ions - and are not currently available. Sizzling Strawberry has also been withdrawn.


In 2008, Nestlé rebranded Matchmakers as 'Quality Street Matchmakers' - Quality Street also being a Nestlé brand. They are still available in 'Cool Mint', 'Yummy Honeycomb' and 'Zingy Orange' flavours.





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Place of origin

Australia (1922)


James Noble Stedman

Main ingredients

Glucose Syrup, Cane Sugar, Gelatine, Mint Flavour, Vegetable Oil

 Cookbook: Minties   Media: Minties


Minties is a brand of confectionery originating in Australia and manufactured in both Australia and New Zealand for their respective markets. They are a hard, white and chewy, square mint-flavoured lolly, which on chewing become so sticky that they are notorious for causing fillings to come out. They were originally packaged in 5lb (around 2.2 kg) bulk tins[1] or 3oz (around 85g) cardboard boxes, but now come in packs ranging from 150g - 1 kg. Minties are wrapped in waxed paper with a cartoon underneath the logo with the common caption "It's moments like these you need Minties".


About 500 million are consumed each year.[citation needed]


In the late 1990s, Minties released 'Spearmint Minties', however, these were taken off the market for unknown reasons just before the end of 1999.




Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Depression, then wartime shortages

3 Place in Australian culture

4 Some newspaper advertisements 4.1 Photograph rather than cartoon

4.2 No humour intended

4.3 "Moments in History" series

4.4 "Willie and Lily" versified series (Ted Scorfield)

4.5 Cricketears" series (Adrienne Parkes)[14]

4.6 Cartoonists celebrated

4.7 Cred situation humour

4.8 Uncred situation humour

5 References

6 Sources





Minties were invented in 1922[2] by James Noble Stedman (1860–1944), son of company founder (and Australia's first confectioner)[3] James Stedman (1840–1913).[4] Minties were patented in 1926,[5] and were manufactured by James Stedman — Henderson Sweets Limited at the "SweetAcres" factory at Rosebery, New South Wales.[6] Other well-known lines made at Sweetacres were "Fantales","Milk Shakes", "Throaties", "Jaffas" and "Sunbuds", and were distributed by Nestlé from around 1930.[7]


In 1968, Stedman-Henderson was taken over by Hoadleys, which was acquired in 1971 by Rowntree's which was taken over globally by Nestlé in 1981.[3] They are now sold as "Allens Minties"[8] (Nestlé acquired the Allens brand in 1985).[3]


In 1930 or 1931, a factory was set up in Auckland, New Zealand. Cadbury now manufacture the lollies as "Pascall Minties".[9] In November 2009, Cadbury New Zealand announced they were moving production from Auckland to Thailand and changing to a softer formulation (less stressful on teeth and may be consumed more quickly).[10] Curiously, the 200g packets sold in Australia as (Nestlé) Allens Minties in 2010 are clearly labelled "Made in New Zealand".


Depression, then wartime shortages[]


Newspaper advertising appears to have dropped off considerably, both in quantity and quality, between 1931 and 1940.


During World War II and until 1946, supply of confectionery was restricted; what output there was went to serving troops. Advertising resumed after cessation of hostilities, anticipating eventual availability. Rationing may have been on a state-by-state basis.[11]


Place in Australian culture[]



Catch phrases start up from unknown sources, and

 sweep around the world with almost unbelievable rapidity.

    The origin of many of them is hopelessly lost. Who, for

 instance, was the first person to say " There you are, then"?

 A few years ago it was heard on every lip. Some of them,

 like "Yes, we have no bananas" come from comic songs,

 and others from newspaper advertisements.

    One of the most popular of the latter variety is "It's mo-

ments like these you need 'Minties'". At the present time,

 one hears the phrase wherever one goes.

    The makers of "Minties", Messrs. James Stedman-

Henderson's, of "Sweetacres", receive dozens of suggest-

ions by every post from people instancing "Moments like

 these", when "Minties" would have been most acceptable.

    "It's moments like these" has proved itself to be one of the

 most catchy catch phrases that has ever caught on, and it

 shows no signs yet of fading out of publie recognition.


 The (Rockhampton) Morning Bulletin, 19 July 1927.[12]


Minties had been available in shops from 1923 or earlier, but became the subject of prominent advertising as "The Universal Sweet" in June 1926. Coincident with this launch, the SweetAcres company offered "MINTIES Magic Drawing Book for your Girl or Boy" for the price of return postage (one penny).[13] This publication was a booklet of apparently blank pages whose pictures became evident when lightly rubbed with a soft pencil or crayon, in a similar manner to brass rubbing, and was last offered in September 1932.


Minties' first cartoons, and the catchphrase "It's moments like these ..." appeared late in 1926; from then on providing an episodic documentation of an era.


At one stage in the 1940s Minties were using three different cartoons a week, appearing on every form of printed advertising: the 3oz (around 85g) boxes in which they were originally sold, newspapers and railway station hoardings.


The cartoons depict mishaps and unfortunate experiences, sometimes featuring recognisable sporting or political figures, but more often general comic situations, captioned "It's moments like these" or "Another Minties moment". The catchphrase "It's moments like these" has become part of the Australian language. The entry for "Mintie" in a major Australian dictionary defines the phrase as "... widely current ... used allusively as an emblem of solace".[5]


At that time, the lolly wrappers (white waxed paper) were decorated only with the text "Minties" "The Universal Sweet" in red and green. Now the only artwork is on the wrappers; simple anonymous cartoons of people engaged in recognisable activities with no attempt at humour accompanied by the caption "It's moments like these ...".


The number of cartoonists to have drawn "Minties moments" is large. Many were unsigned, but some of the better known names are:

Dick Alderton

George Aria

James Bancks (creator of "Ginger Meggs")

Ian Gall

Alex Gurney (created "Bluey and Curley")

Peter Harrigan "Middy"

Norman Hetherington "Heth" (created Mr Squiggle)

Eric Jolliffe

Hardtmuth Lahm "Hotpoint" "Hotti" or "Hottie"

Percy Lindsay

F G Longstaff

Jack Lusby

Stewart McCrae "Pep"

Arthur Mailey

Emile Mercier

Syd Miller (Chesty Bond artist)


Norm Mitchell

Rufus Morris


Syd Nicholls (creator of "Fatty Finn")

Adrienne Parkes


William Edwin Pidgeon "Wep"

Hal Quinlan

Virgil Reilly "Virgil"

Jim Russell (drew "The Potts")

Ted Scorfield (largest number of contributions)

David Souter

Les Such

Dorothy Wall

Harry John Weston (1874–1938)

Unk White

Jeremy Andrew


Some newspaper advertisements[]

(text in quotes are descriptions where no caption supplied)

Photograph rather than cartoon[]

"Restaurant bill" West Australian 18 May 1932

"When I was a girl" West Australian 14 March 1934

"Horror story" West Australian 27 March 1934

"Prince George" West Australian 24 April 1934


No humour intended[]

"At the Club" (Melbourne) Argus 17 September 1927

"Tennis Champion" (Melbourne) Argus 23 September 1927

"Anytime, Anywhere" (Melbourne) Argus 7 October 1927

"Rowing" (Melbourne) Argus 22 October 1927

"Radio aerial" Canberra Times 5 July 1930

"Conductor" Canberra Times 1 November 1930

"Moments Multiplied!" The West Australian 10 December 1930

"Card players" Canberra Times 5 September 1931

"Tourists" Canberra Times 19 September 1931

"Dancers" Canberra Times 21 November 1931

"Wet weather golf" Sydney Morning Herald 23 July 1934


"Moments in History" series[]

"No 1 - William Tell" Sunday Times (Perth) 13 July 1930

"No 2 - Lady Godiva" (Hobart) Mercury 30 August 1930

"No 3 - George Washington" Brisbane Courier 6 August 1930

"No 4 - Henry VIII" Brisbane Courier 20 August 1930

"No 5 - Walter Raleigh" (Adelaide) Advertiser 6 September 1930

"No 6 - Quixote" Brisbane Courier 1 October 1930

"No 7 - King Canute" West Australian 1 October 1930

"No 8 - Captain Kidd" West Australian 15 October 1930

"No 9 - Sir Galahad" Brisbane Courier 18 February 1931

"No 10 - Boadicea" West Australian 12 November 1930

"No 12 - Robinson Crusoe" Brisbane Courier 15 April 1931

"No 13 - King Solomon" West Australian 26 November 1930

"No 15 - The Pilgrim Fathers" West Australian 18 February 1931


"Willie and Lily" versified series (Ted Scorfield)[]

"Bridge", Brisbane Courier 19 March 1930

"Cricket", Canberra Times 12 April 1930

"Dancing", (Perth) Sunday Times 11 May 1930

"Diving", (Adelaide) Advertiser 18 January 1930

"Golfing", Brisbane Courier 2 April 1930

"Motoring", (Perth) Sunday Times 22 December 1929

"Pillioning", (Melbourne) Argus 21 March 1930

"Racing", (Adelaide) Advertiser 31 May 1930

"Sportscar", (Melbourne) Argus 31 January 1930

"Surfing", (Melbourne) Argus 8 November 1929

"Tennis", (Hobart) Mercury 3 May 1930

"The Beach", (Hobart) Mercury 1 February 1930

"Walking", Brisbane Courier 16 April 1930


Cricketears" series (Adrienne Parkes)[14][]

"No 1 - Bradman duck" West Australian 15 May 1934

"No 2 - O'Reilly" West Australian 29 May 1934

"No 3 - Kippax" West Australian 9 June 1934

"No 4 - Tim Wall" Sydney Morning Herald 11 July 1934[15]

"No 5 - Chipperfield" West Australian 22 June 1934

"No 6 - Darling, Brown" West Australian 7 July 1934

"No 7 - Woodfull, Oldfield" West Australian 14 July 1934

"No 8 - Stan McCabe" West Australian 21 July 1934


Cartoonists celebrated[]

Mercier "Sausages chasing dog" (Hobart) Mercury 27 March 1946 (Emile Mercier)

Jolliffe "Horse breaker" Sydney Morning Herald 26 April 1946 (Eric Jolliffe)

Mitchell "Washing blown down" Sydney Morning Herald 24 May 1946 (Norman "Norm" Mitchell [3])

Gurney "To Let sign" Sydney Morning Herald 11 June 1946 (Alexander George "Alex" Gurney)

Unk White "Racing cow" (Adelaide) Advertiser 12 June 1946 (Cecil John "Unk" White)

Morrissey "Unexpected visitors" (Hobart) Mercury 17 August 1946 (?)

Alderton "Woodpecker" Sydney Morning Herald 16 September 1946 (Dick Alderton [4])

Rufus Morris "Measuring fish" (Hobart) Mercury 16 November 1946 (Rufus Morris [5])

Heth "Giraffe eating hat" Sydney Morning Herald 18 November 1946 (Norman Frederick "Heth" Hetherington)

Quinlan "Dangerous cricket" The (Adelaide) Advertiser 3 December 1946 (Hal Quinlan [6])

Alderton "Christmas shopping" Sydney Morning Herald 18 December 1946 (Dick Alderton)


Cred situation humour[]

"Couple on Park Bench" (Melbourne) Argus 17 June 1927 (Edward Scafe "Ted" Scorfield [7])

Harry J. Weston "Angry Sailor" (Melbourne) Argus 8 July 1927 (Henry John "Harry" Weston [8])

"Golfer in Bunker" (Melbourne) Argus 22 July 1927 (James Bancks)

Mailey "Footballers" (Melbourne) Argus 19 August 1927 (Arthur Alfred Mailey)

"Paper Chase" The West Australian Saturday 9 October 1937 (Syd Nicholls)


Uncred situation humour[]

"Golfer" The Barrier Miner (Broken Hill) 9 October 1926

"Not speaking" West Australian 8 December 1926

"Wedding ceremony" West Australian 26 January 1927

"Dogman in distress", (Rockhampton) Morning Bulletin, 26 March 1927

"Flat tyre" (Melbourne) Argus 1 April 1927

"Where's the ring?" (Melbourne) Argus 22 April 1927

"Telegram" (Melbourne) Argus 27 May 1927

"Dad bursts in" (Melbourne) Argus 10 June 1927

"Couple in taxi" West Australian 16 November 1927

"Honk honk" West Australian 23 November 1927

"In church" West Australian 22 February 1928

"The Late Entry" (Melbourne) Argus 13 April 1928

"New boyfriend" (Melbourne) Argus 20 April 1928

"Reluctant beau" (Melbourne) Argus 27 April 1928

"Rugby scrum" (Melbourne) Argus 15 June 1928

"Bulldog and butcher's boy" Brisbane Courier 28 September 1928

"Barbershop" (Hobart) Mercury 29 September 1928

"Spilt milk" (Hobart) Mercury 6 October 1928

"Cleaning lady" (Adelaide) Advertiser 27 October 1928

"Fleas in bed" Brisbane Courier 8 May 1929

"Looking for collar stud" West Australian 8 May 1929

"Gas cooker" (Melbourne) Argus 20 June 1929

"Lucky punter" Brisbane Courier 10 July 1929

"More Haste Less Feed" Brisbane Courier 7 August 1929

"The wrong egg" West Australian 4 September 1929

"Radio news" Brisbane Courier 18 September 1929

"Sharps and Flats" (Melbourne) Argus 24 May 1929

"Football brawl" (Adelaide) Advertiser 1 June 1929

"Couple dancing" (Melbourne) Argus 25 October 1929

"Couple at races" (Melbourne) Argus 29 November 1929

"Deckchairs" West Australian 2 April 1930

"Speeding tortoise" Brisbane Courier 4 November 1931

"Turkeys and axe" Brisbane Courier 2 December 1931

"Cornered mouse" Brisbane Courier 20 January 1932

"Chicken in egg" Brisbane Courier 3 February 1932

"Baby birds" West Australian 3 February 1932

"Hippo dentistry" Brisbane Courier 17 February 1932

"Diminutive passenger sandwiched" Courier-Mail 7 September 1932

"Bathing baby" (Adelaide) Advertiser 17 September 1932

"Wicket-keeper bowled" Canberra Times 24 September 1932

"Stone-age rivalry" (Adelaide) Advertiser 18 November 1932

"Wicket-keeper struck" (Adelaide) Advertiser 3 December 1932

"Polo players" West Australian 21 August 1934

"Politicians" West Australian 25 August 1934

"Billiard player" (Adelaide) Advertiser 15 September 1934

"Tightrope walker" West Australian 29 September 1934

"Lizard offering" West Australian 6 October 1934

"Horse race" (Adelaide) Advertiser 24 November 1934

"Elephant on doll" West Australian 30 March 1935

"Dreaming policeman" (Adelaide) Advertiser 15 February 1936

"Wood to chop" West Australian 11 April 1936

"Boy visiting girlfriend" (Melbourne) Argus 15 April 1936

"Lost wig" (Adelaide) Advertiser 30 April 1938

"Speeding billycart" (Adelaide) Advertiser 11 June 1938

"Bending car" (Adelaide) Advertiser 8 July 1939

"Spilt Soup" (Adelaide) Advertiser 2 December 1939

"Child singer" (Adelaide) Advertiser 24 August 1940

"Fishermen" (Hobart) Mercury 17 February 1945

"Boy saluting officer" (Hobart) Mercury 20 January 1945

"Soldier and frypan" Sydney Morning Herald 2 February 1945

"Tattoo on sailor" (Hobart) Mercury 6 February 1945

"Soldier packing for Captain" (Hobart) Mercury 23 February 1945

"Woman officer" (Hobart) Mercury 21 May 1945

"Couple leaving church" (Hobart) Mercury 25 July 1945

"Billycart" West Australian 26 October 1935[16]

"Railway carriage" Sydney Morning Herald 6 December 1945

"Approaching tunnel" (Adelaide) Advertiser 1 February 1947

"Sale of nylons" Sydney Morning Herald 18 September 1947[17]

"Concreter" (Hobart) Mercury 6 May 1953



1. ^ Brisbane Courier 1 June 1929

2. ^ ""Minties" - Name in dispute". The West Australian. National Library of Australia (Trove Australia). 31 August 1927. Retrieved 1 November 2011.

3.^  to: a b c 2002 Report for US Confectionery Industry Export Program

4. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography entry

5.^  to: a b Samson, W. S. (ed.) The Australian National Dictionary Oxford University Press 1988 ISBN 0-19-554736-5

6. ^ Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 8 October 1919

7. ^ West Australian 9 October 1930

8. ^

9. ^

10. ^

11. ^ (Hobart) Mercury 10 November 1943

12. ^ Modern Catch Words, The (Rockhampton) Morning Bulletin (19 July 1927), p.8.

13. ^ "Advertising.". Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 1 June 1926. p. 6. Retrieved 7 January 2016.

14. ^ Adrienne Parkes (1910–1943) was the grand-daughter of Sir Henry Parkes. She was a cartoonist, illustrator, print-maker and writer.[1] Her signature was a flower [2]

15. ^ Also at West Australian 12 June 1934.

16. ^ Though uncred, the artist is almost certainly Syd Nicholls.

17. ^ This cartoon was topical in post-WWII "austerity" Australia when certain luxury goods could only be purchased on production of a "coupon".



Mirage (chocolate)



The Mirage chocolate bar is a milk chocolate bar filled with bubbles of air, made by Nestlé and primarily sold in Canada. It is a long chocolate bar with a trapezoidal shape, filled with bubbles. It is often found in a yellow-white wrapper. The chocolate bar is made by Nestlé Canada. It is manufactured in a peanut-free facility. The Mirage is in many ways similar to the Aero bar, also made by Nestlé. However, the Mirage is quite a bit thicker than the Aero bar, and is not segmented or divided into pieces.


External links[]

Nestlé Page on the Mirage Bar


Nestlé Crunch



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Nestlé Crunch in most recent packaging

Nestlé Crunch whole


Nestlé Crunch split

Nestlé Crunch is the name of a chocolate bar made of milk chocolate with crisped rice mixed in, produced by Nestlé.[1] Nestlé Crunch was first introduced to market in 1928.[2] Its current slogan is, "Munch Now. Munch Some Later." It was first introduced in 1937.


In 1994, Nestlé Crunch was Nestlé's best-selling  bar in the United States.[2]


Contents  [hide]

1 Additional products

2 See also

3 References

4 External links



Additional products[]


Besides the chocolate bar, Nestlé also produces other Nestlé Crunch products:

Buncha Crunch[1] are  pieces made of milk chocolate with crisped rice mixed in. They were originally only sold exclusively in movie theaters, but of May 2012 they have become available in most grocery stores.

Nestlé Crunch White is a  bar made with white chocolate instead of milk chocolate.[1]

Nestlé Crunch Ice Cream Bars[1] have a firm, vanilla-flavoured ice cream center, surrounded by a milk chocolate coating with crisped rice mixed in.

Nestlé Crunch with Caramel is a  bar made with milk chocolate and crisped rice mixed in, containing a caramel center.

Nestlé Crunch with Peanuts is a limited ion  bar made with milk chocolate and crisped rice mixed in, containing peanuts.

Dark Nestlé Crunch with Caramel is a limited ion  bar made with dark chocolate and crisped rice mixed in, containing a caramel center.

Nestlé Crunch Stixx is a variant of Nestlé Crunch, which consists of wafers and Nestlé Crunch  Creme

Nestlé Crunch Dark Stixx is a variant of Nestlé Crunch, which consists of wafers and Nestlé Crunch Dark  Creme

Nestlé Crunch Mocha[1] is a discontinued  bar made with mocha instead of milk chocolate.

Nestlé Crunch Crisp is a full size  bar made with wafers and chocolate creme.

Nestlé Crunch Cereal is chocolate cereal with crispy rice and wheat clusters.

Wonka Bar is also considered as an additional product to the Crunch bar because they are both made by Nestlé, they are both just chocolate bars with Graham Crackers, and they both have a big logo on it


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands




1.^  to: a b c d e Applegate, E. (2005). Strategic Copywriting: How to Create Effective Advertising. Strategic Copywriting: How to Create Effective Advertising. Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 34–35. ISBN 978-0-7425-3067-6.

2.^  to: a b Wilbur, T. (1994). More Top Secret Recipes: More Fabulous Kitchen Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-101-63985-6. Retrieved April 15, 2015.



Nestlé Milk Chocolate



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Nestlé Milk Chocolate

Nestlè Milk Chocolate is a chocolate bar consisting of milk chocolate, produced by Nestlé. Nestlè Milk Chocolate is sold in many countries around the world including the United States, Canada, among other nations.


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2 About

3 Varieties

4 References

5 External links




In the mid-20th century[when?], Nestlé Milk Chocolate bars were first introduced.




They were created as a competitor to the more-established, and North American chocolate bar segment-leader Hershey bar, and are even created in a similar form as their competitor. The closest Nestlé product to them is the Nestlé Crunch, which is very similar to Nestlè Milk Chocolate the main difference being that Nestlè Crunch has puffed rice; while Nestlé Milk Chocolate does not. A similar product, Yorkie made by Nestlé, is not to be confused with Nestlé Milk Chocolate as they are completely different products as the Yorkie bar was originally created by British firm Rowntree of York in order to compete with Cadbury Dairy Milk. Nestle also produces many other brands of chocolate/syrup.




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Nestlè Milk Chocolate is available in 1.45 ounces (41.1 grams) bars, as well as in boxes of 24 (1.45 ounces/41.1 grams bars).


External links[]

Nestlé Milk Chocolate Official Site



Wonder Ball


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The Wonder Ball is a brand of chocolate manufactured in the United States by Nestlé and later by the Frankford  & Chocolate Company. The spherical , which weighs 3 grams, has an outer shell that is pure milk chocolate and a hollow interior containing candies. The wonder ball is wrapped in foil, placed in a small box, and packaged with a collectible sticker.




The Wonder Ball was first introduced in the early 1990s. The product's slogan was "What's In the Wonder Ball?" Originally called Nestlé Magic Ball, the product contained small figurines of Disney characters, similar to the Kinder Surprise which retails in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The product was withdrawn in 1997 after competitors and consumer groups campaigned that the toy posed a choking hazard.[1]


In April 2000, the Wonder Ball was re-released with  in place of the toys.[2] The Wonderball had a variety of themes, including Disney, Pokémon, Cartoon Network, Care Bears, and Winnie the Pooh. In 2004, the brand was sold to Frankford, who released it under a SpongeBob SquarePants theme. Frankford later discontinued the Wonder Ball.[3] An urban legend has circulated that the product was discontinued because a child choked and died, but in reality, the discontinuation had nothing to do with choking allegations.[4]


In February 2016 after a 14-year absence, Frankford re-released the Wonder Ball with Despicable Me themed  and stickers.[5]


Nutritional facts[]


The Wonder Ball had 80 calories per ball, of which 54 came from fat. "There were 6 grams of fat per serving. Added to this was 18 grams of sugar."[4]




1. ^ "Chocolate Toy Withdrawn". New York Times. 1997-10-02. Retrieved 2012-02-27.

2. ^ "FMI SHOW ROUND-UP: Now Being Served". 2000-07-01. Retrieved 2012-02-27.

3. ^ " company acquires Wonderball brand - Philadelphia Business Journal". 2004-04-21. Retrieved 2012-02-27.

4.^  to: a b "The History of the Nestle Wonder Ball". Archived from the original|archive-url= requires |url= (help) on 2014-02-14. 

5. ^ "Could Wonderball be making a comeback?". austin360. 2016-02-27. Retrieved 2016-02-29.


Oh Henry!

Not to be confused with O. Henry.


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Oh Henry! bar

An Oh Henry! Split

Box of Oh Henry!  bars at General Store in Portsmouth, North Carolina.

Oh Henry! is a  bar containing peanuts, caramel, and fudge coated in chocolate. It was first introduced in 1920 by the Williamson  Company of Chicago, Illinois.



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2 See also

3 References

4 External links





According to legend, Oh Henry! was originally named after a boy who frequented the Williamson company, flirting with the girls who made the .[citation needed] The name is also said to be an homage to American writer O. Henry. However, there is no definitive explanation as to the exact origin of the name.


Another theory is that the  bar was invented by a man named Tom Henry of Arkansas City, Kansas.[citation needed] Tom Henry ran a  company called the Peerless  factory, and in 1919 he started making the Tom Henry  bar. He sold the  bar to Williamson  Company in 1920, where they later changed the name to "Oh Henry!". Henry's family now runs a  factory in Dexter, Kansas that sells "momma henry" bars, which are nearly identical to the original  bar.[citation needed]


In 1923, an employee of Williamson named John Glossinger announced that he was going to make the Oh Henry! bar a national best seller.[citation needed] Company officials said that it was impossible and denied him the funds for an advertising campaign. Glossinger went into the streets and pasted stickers onto automobile bumpers saying merely "Oh Henry!".[citation needed] People became curious as to what an Oh Henry! was, and sales for the bar rose quickly.


Nestlé acquired the United States rights to the brand in 1984 and continues to produce the bar.[citation needed] In Canada, the bar is currently sold by The Hershey Company and was manufactured at their Smiths Falls, Ontario facilities prior to its closure. Because of Canada's different chocolate standards, the Canadian "Oh Henry!" is not considered a "chocolate bar" and is labeled instead as a " bar". The American version labels the bar as "milk chocolate", while the Canadian version contains no milk chocolate at all; it contains a compound chocolate coating.[citation needed] The bars are also different in appearance: the Canadian version is one bar with the fudge in the center, the fudge surrounded with a thin layer of caramel, and the nuts surrounding that layer before it is surrounded in the coating. Hershey sells Oh Henry! bars made in Canada on a very limited basis in the United States as Rally bars, using the trademark of a Hershey product introduced in the 1970s and later discontinued.[1]


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands




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2.       External links[]

Oh Henry! from Nestlé USA

Oh Henry! from Hershey Canada

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Peppermint Crisp


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Peppermint Crisp Wrapper

A Peppermint Crisp split


The construction of a Peppermint Crisp bar, showing the inner cylinders of mint

Peppermint Crisp is a milk chocolate bar filled with a multitude of thin cylinders of mint-flavoured toffee.[1] Invented in South Africa by Wilson-Rowntree, it is now produced by Nestlé. The Peppermint Crisp is sold within Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as a 35 gram bar.


It is common for children to bite off both ends of the bar and use the series of mint tubes as a straw to drink milk.[citation needed]


It is often used in peppermint tart, a favourite South African dessert, and as a crushed topping on pavlova cakes in Australia and New Zealand.


Uses in cooking[]


The Peppermint Crisp can be used as an ingredient in mint chocolate cheesecakes and slices, and broken-up to decorate the top of pavlova meringue or cheesecake. James and Melanie Maddock used Peppermint Crisp on top of their dessert during a food challenge on the cooking show My Kitchen Rules.[2]




1. ^ "Nutritional Info". Nestlé. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

2. ^ Sarah McInerney (24 March 2011). "My Kitchen Rules loses its villain". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 June 2011.




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In the late 1990s, Alitalia painted one of its Boeing 747s in a special Baci livery.

Perugina is an Italian confectionery company based in Perugia, Italy.


The company was formed in 1907 by Giovanni Buitoni and Luisa Spagnoli, who was a confectioner in her own right. It was founded in the town of Perugia, which is located in central Italy.


The company was introduced to the United States at the 1939 World's Fair in New York, and has since become known for producing fine chocolates all around the world.


The company produces a wide array of chocolate and food products, including chocolate bars, hard , nougat, and biscotti. During Easter-time, a major product is chocolate Easter eggs wrapped in colorful aluminium paper.


Their most famous product are the "Baci" chocolate "kisses" filled with hazelnut, wrapped in a multilingual love note. These love notes are written in either Italian, English, French, German, Greek, Spanish, or Portuguese.


Perugina is now a division of the Nestlé corporation.


See also[]

List of bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturers


External links[]

Nestlé's Perugina webpage

Nestlé's Baci webpage


Polo (confectionery)


An opened packet of Polo mints

Polo Mints are a brand of mints whose defining feature is the hole in the middle. The peppermint flavoured polo was first manufactured in the United Kingdom in 1948 by employee John Bargewell at the Rowntree's Factory, York, and a range of flavours followed. The name derives from "polar", referencing the cool and fresh taste of the mint.[1]



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2 Varieties

3 The mint

4 Packaging

5 Trademarks

6 Advertising

7 See also

8 References

9 External links





Polo mints were developed by Rowntree's in 1939, similar to the US confectionery Life Savers and the British Navy Sweets,[1][2] but their introduction to the market was delayed until 1947 by the onset of the Second World War.[2][3] Polo fruits followed soon after.[1][4][5]




Over the years Rowntree and Nestlé have come up with variations of the Original Polo mint. Some of these have been successes, whereas others have failed. None has been as successful as the Original Polo mint.[1]

Spearmint: "Cool look, cool taste." These Polos have a strong spearmint flavour and aroma. The original design of the sweets had turquoise flecks on them and were mildly triboluminescent, but now they are clear white to reduce E numbers.

Fruit: These are boiled sweets in several fruit flavours, all in one tube. Flavours include strawberry, blackcurrant, orange, lemon, and lime.

Polo Gummies: Fruit-flavoured soft gummy sweets in the polo shape.

Sugar free: Sugar free version of the Original Polo containing sorbitol.

Mini Strong Polos: Tiny Polos (about 0.5 cm in diameter) with a strong minty flavour. They were packaged in a box shaped like a Polo Mint. They were also available in a not so successful orange flavour (known as Super OJs) which is no longer available.

Smoothies: These creamy sweets came in flavours such as blackcurrant, sunshine fruits and strawberry.

Citrus Sharp: Lemon and lime flavoured. Discontinued in the UK.

Butter Mint Polos: mint-flavour butterscotch.

Strong/Extra Strong: "We like them strong, but silent." A rival for Trebor, these were very hot. Discontinued in the UK.

Ice: These came in a shiny blue wrapper, and had a cooler mint taste.

Cinnamon flavoured.

Paan flavoured (previously available in India).

Mint O Fruit: (available in Indonesia). These come in the following flavours: Raspberry Mint, Blackcurrant Mint, Peppermint, Lime Mint and Cherry Mint. These polos come with the following slogan "Think Plong! Masih Ada Bolong!" These are also sold in the UK in some Poundland stores.

Holes: These were a plastic tube of small mints approximately, but not exactly, the size of the hole in a standard polo mint.


Before this Rowntree had already experimented with different Polos in the 1980s. Polo Fruits were always available but they briefly made:

Lemon: Similar to the citrus flavour that Nestlé put out around ten years later, but not identical.

Orange: similar to the lemon, but in an orange packet.

Tropical Fruit: included Banana, Melon, Coconut and others

Globes : small capsules filled with mint-flavoured liquid in a small box with a flip lid


The mint[]


A Polo is approximately 1.9 cm in diameter, 0.4 cm deep and has a 0.8 cm wide hole. The original Polo is white in colour with a hole in the middle, and the word 'POLO' embossed twice on the upper flat side of the ring, hence the popular slogan The Mint with the Hole.[1]


Ingredients of the main variety include: sugar, glucose syrup, modified starch, stearic acid (of vegetable origin) and mint oils.




Polos are usually sold in individual packs of 23 mints, which measure about 10 cm tall. The tube of Polos is tightly wrapped with aluminium foil backed paper. A green and blue paper wrapper, with the word ‘POLO’, binds the foil wrapper, with the Os in ‘Polo’ represented by images of the sweet. For the spearmint flavour, the paper wrapper is turquoise in colour, and the Extra Strong flavour is in a black paper wrapper.[1]




When the Trade Marks Act 1994 was introduced in UK, Nestlé applied to register the shape of the Polo mint. The application featured a white, annular mint without any lettering. This application however was opposed by Kraft Foods, the then owner of Life Savers, and Mars UK because of the lack of distinctive character of the mint in question. Nestlé’s application was allowed to proceed if it agreed to narrow the description of the mint i.e. the dimensions of the mint were limited to the standard dimensions of the Polo mint and that it was limited to ‘mint flavoured compressed confectionery’.[1][6]


Kraft Foods and Swizzels Matlow (owner of British Navy Sweets) have made similar applications for annular sweets bearing the mark LIFESAVERS or NAVY. Nestlé has tried to oppose these trademark applications but has failed as the court ruled that customers would be able to distinguish between a Polo, a Lifesaver and a British Navy mint as all of them have their marks boldly and prominently embossed on the mint.[1]




In 1995 the company launched a major advertising campaign produced by Aardman Animations, which showed animated Polos on a factory production line. In one, a scared Polo without a hole attempts to escape, but is restrained by the hole-punching machinery.


Polo experimented with other forms of advertising in the late 1990s. In 1998 they collaborated with PolyGram for a compilation album, Cool Grooves,[7] which reached #12 in the UK Compilation Chart on 5 September that year.[8]


In 2014, rapper Kool A.D. in the song 'Special Forces' from the album Word O.K. dropped the line, "Polo is owned by Nestle," on three consecutive bars, the final starkly standing alone a cappella while the beat drops out from under his vocals. The context of the song leads one to surmise that the Polo AD is referring to is that of the Ralph Lauren variety, but further inspection proves that the line is yet another noteworthy double entendre from the Bay Area rapper, as Nestle owns both Polo the mint and Polo Ralph Lauren. Kool AD is known for his use of metaphor and multiple entendre.[9][10]


See also[]

Triboluminescence – An optical phenomenon in which light is generated when material is subject to mechanical breaking, especially noticeable when crushing Wint-O-Green Life Savers in the dark.

List of breath mints




1.^  to: a b c d e f g h "Polos - The Mint with the Hole". BBC. Retrieved 5 June 2010.

2.^  to: a b Bennett, Oliver (9 August 2004). "Why we love things in mint condition". The Independent. Retrieved 3 November 2014. "When US troops were stationed over here during the war, Rowntree started to manufacture Lifesavers for them under licence. When the war drew to a close, the licence was withdrawn. So in 1947, Rowntree came up with its own brand of holey mint, the mighty Polo"

3. ^ Fitzgerald, Robert (1989). "Rowntree and Market Strategy" (PDF). Business and Economic History 18: 54.

4. ^ Rowntree History Archived 4 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine.

5. ^ "Meet the rest of our products". Rowntree's. Retrieved 5 June 2010.

6. ^ Ward, David (27 July 2004). "A legal case with a hole in the middle". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 June 2010.

7. ^

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9. ^

10. ^


Quality Street (confectionery)



Quality Street

Quality Street is a popular selection of individual tinned or boxed toffees, chocolates and sweets, produced by Nestlé. Originally founded in 1936, Quality Street was made in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England and were named after a play by J. M. Barrie.[1][2]


Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Contents 2.1 Current varieties

2.2 Discontinued varieties

3 See also

4 References

5 External links





In 1890 John Mackintosh and his wife opened a shop in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England where they created a new kind of sweet by mixing hard toffee with runny caramel. These toffees were made from inexpensive local ingredients such as milk, sugar beet and eggs. They were so successful that in 1898 they expanded the operation to build the world’s first toffee factory. It burned down in 1909 so John bought an old carpet factory and converted it into a new facility. When John Mackintosh died his son Harold inherited the business and in 1936 he invented Quality Street. The name was inspired by a play of the same name by J. M. Barrie. The name was a play on "Quality Sweet".


In the early 1930s only the wealthy could afford boxed chocolates made from exotic ingredients from around the world with elaborate packaging that often cost as much as the chocolates themselves. Harold Mackintosh set out to produce boxes of chocolates that could be sold at a reasonable price and would, therefore, be available to working families. His idea was to cover the different toffees with chocolate and present them in low-cost yet attractive boxes.


Rather than having each piece separated in the box, which would require more costly packaging, Mackintosh decided to have each piece individually wrapped in coloured paper and put into a decorative tin. He also introduced new technology, the world’s first twist-wrapping machine, to wrap each chocolate in a distinctive wrapper. By using a tin, instead of a cardboard box, Mackintosh ensured the chocolate aroma burst out as soon as it was opened and the different textures, colours, shapes and sizes of the sweets made opening the tin and consuming its contents a noisy, vibrant experience that the whole family could enjoy.


In the mid to late 1930s, Britain was still feeling the effects of the economic crash and Mackintosh realised that in times of economic hardship and war, people crave nostalgia. Quality Street chocolates were, therefore, packaged in brightly coloured tins featuring two characters wearing Regency era dress, known affectionately as Miss Sweetly and Major Quality. 'The Major' and 'Miss', two figures inspired by the play's principal characters, appeared on all Quality Street boxes and tins until 2000. The original models for the pair were Tony and Iris Coles, the children of Sydney Coles who designed the advertising campaign that first appeared on a front page newspaper advertisement in the Daily Mail on 2 May 1936.[3]


The brand was acquired by Nestlé when they bought Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988.


In recent years, individual larger versions of the more popular chocolates have been manufactured and sold separately, as an extension to the brand, with a bar based on the Purple One made most recently.


In Western Norway, Quality Street is called "Shetlandsgodt" or more commonly as "Shetland Snoops" (Shetland Sweets), because it often was brought home by fishermen visiting Shetland. In Iceland it is traditionally known as "Mackintosh".


Quality Street gained the implied endorsement of Saddam Hussein when the Iraqi dictator was reported to have offered them to visiting British politician George Galloway in 2002.[4] Nestlé were initially positive,[5] but then chose to backtrack about the connection.[6]




The sweets within the box have changed and evolved over the years. As of December 2012, there are 12 flavours[7] of the individually wrapped sweets, all of which are either chocolate or toffee based, as follows:


Current varieties[]

Milk Chocolate Purple One (Hazelnut with caramel) (purple wrapper)

Chocolate Green Triangle (Noisette Pate) (green wrapper, triangular, foil)

Chocolate Toffee Finger (gold wrapper, stick)

Strawberry Delight (red wrapper, circular)

Caramel Swirl (yellow wrapper, circular, foil)

Milk Choc Block (green wrapper)

Orange Crunch (orange wrapper, octagonal, foil)

Orange Creme (orange wrapper)

Toffee Deluxe (brown wrapper)

Vanilla Fudge (pink wrapper)

Coconut Eclair (blue wrapper)

Toffee Penny (gold wrapper, circular)


The Toffee Penny wrapper was a bit of a problem for a number of years because the wrapper would stick to the confection. Following a suggestion by packaging manufacturer William T. Robson O.B.E (Bill), a new material was adopted by the manufacturer to correct the issue.


On 15 August 2013, the My Green Bar became available from Nestlé, which consists of 4 original green noisette pate triangles held together by milk chocolate. This is also available in My Purple Bar.


Lemon Zing is exclusive to the fruit cremes boxes.


Discontinued varieties[]

Purple One (the original 'Purple One' with Brazil nut, replaced with hazelnut version)

Chocolate Strawberry Cream (now replaced with Strawberry Delight)

Chocolate Toffee Cup (now replaced with Caramel Swirl)

Hazelnut Cracknell (red wrapper)

Hazelnut Eclair

Chocolate Nut Toffee Cream

Malt Toffee (replaced with toffee deluxe as a "new" flavour)

Milk Chocolate Round (now replaced with Milk Choc Block in green wrapper)

Peanut Cracknell (blue wrapper)

Coffee Cream (brown wrapper, same size and shape as the strawberry cream)

Almond Octagon (purple wrapper, replaced with Vanilla Octagon, but the latter is now discontinued as well)

Gooseberry Cream (green wrapper light green fondant with a touch of Gooseberry Preserve covered in milk chocolate)

Apricot Delight (blue wrapper, square chunk, apricot flavored jelly covered in milk chocolate)

Toffee Square (metallic pink wrapper, a small square of very hard toffee)

Chocolate Truffle (brown square chunk, a soft truffle filling covered in milk chocolate)

Montelimar Nougat

Fruits of the Forest Creme (pale purple wrapper)

Smarties (ordinary cardboard box of Smarties, a 2004 promotion only)


See also[]

Cadbury Roses

Celebrations (confectionery)

Quality Street (play)




1. ^ Quality Street  history. Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., accessed 13 January 2015

2. ^ Twigg, Venetia. "Venetia Twigg gives Quality Street ★★★★", London Festival Fringe, accessed January 30, 2012

3. ^ Chrystal, Paul Secret Knaresborough Amberley Publishing Limited, 16 Sep 2014

4. ^ Simon Hattenstone "The Monday Interview: Saddam and me", The Guardian, 16 September 2002

5. ^ "Saddam Boosts Quality Street",, 16 September 2002

6. ^ James Mansfield "Nestle plays down Saddam's endorsement of Quality Street", Brand Republic, 19 September 2002

7. ^ [1] Archived June 12, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.


Chocolate-covered raisin


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Chocolate-covered raisin


Raisinets, a brand of chocolate-covered raisin




Main ingredients

Raisins, milk chocolate, dark chocolate or white chocolate



Food energy

(per serving)

variable (dependent on raisin size and caloric sub-ratio density of the coating, irrespective of whether milk or dark chocolate is used) kcal

 Cookbook: Chocolate-covered raisin   Media: Chocolate-covered raisin


Chocolate-covered raisins are a popular bulk vending product. They consist, as the name suggests, of raisins coated in a shell of milk, dark or white chocolate. They have a reputation in many countries of being food eaten in movie theaters, and are an item familiar from the concession counter. The supermarket chains also sell them in bags and they were traditionally sold by weight from jars in  stores.


The historical origins of the chocolate covered raisin are unknown. However, most early references tend to originate from the Germanic-speaking regions of Europe. A popular folk tale mentions "kleine Schokokugeln" (little chocolate balls). Schokokugeln are a popular form of  treat found widely in modern Germany. A traditional Germanic children's Christmas prayer also contains "...Meine kleine Schokokugeln, oh, wie edel man die Früchte hängen nach unten zu verherrlichen. Mein Weinberg weint mit guter Laune an diesem Geschenk des Himmels" ( little chocolate balls, oh, how nobly you glorify the fruit hanging down. My vineyard weeps with good cheer at this gift from heaven..).[1] It is also likely that a precursor form of this food existed in Mesoamerican cultures, given the known consumption of cacao based foods within these ancient societies e.g. a chocolate coated nut, or berry.[2]




Contents  [hide]

1 Production process

2 Varieties and brands

3 See also

4 References



Production process[]


The raisins are coated with oil and spun in a hot drum with chocolate to cover them.[citation needed] A coating of shellac is then usually micro-sprayed onto the surface (typically using a modified Huon-Stuehrer nozzle operating at 60 deg.C / 20-30 psi pressure) to give the characteristic shiny coating. The size of the finished product is not as uniform as most  products, due to the inherent variability in size of the underlying raisin. Although size differential is not widely regarded as a significant factor with regard to consumer acceptability, some industry pundits believe this may explain why this type of product, whilst popular enough to continue production, is unlikely to impact on the sales margins of other well established and uniformly-sized confectionery.


Varieties and brands[]

Raisins covered by dark chocolate

In some countries, they are also known as Raisinets, which is the earliest and one of the most popular brands of the product, currently made by Nestlé. Raisinets are the number one largest selling  in United States history.[citation needed] Raisinets were introduced in the United States in 1927 by the Blumenthal Chocolate Company. Nestlé acquired the brand in 1984. A large number of other brands also exists. A popular brand in the UK is Paynes Poppets which are sold in small boxes . In Canada, the Glosette brand consists of various chocolate-covered candies, including raisins, that are usually sold in re-sealable rigid cardboard boxes as opposed to plastic bags. In Australia, these sweets are more commonly referred to as chocolate-covered sultanas, rather than raisins. In Australia there are no particularly prominent brands in the market, although chocolate-covered sultanas are produced by some large local confectioners, and also on the behalf of supermarket chains as store-brand versions.


The Promotion in Motion Companies, Inc, the  company that make Welch's Fruit Snacks, also creates a Sun-Maid brand of chocolate-covered raisins.


Vegans have a non-dairy equivalent made of sugar (non-refined), cocoa mass, cocoa butter, raisins, and vanillin.


A similar food, also commonly sold at movie theaters, is the chocolate-coated peanut. As described above, the two products are often combined for consumption in a mixture. Less common alternatives are the chocolate-covered almond, or chocolate covered macadamia.


See also[]

Portal icon Food portal

List of chocolate-covered foods




1. ^ Ling, Jan (1997). A History of European Folk Music. University Rochester Press. ISBN 1878822772.

2. ^ Steller, Carrasco, John, Michael (2009). Pre-Columbian Foodways: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Food, Culture, and Markets in Ancient Mesoamerica. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 691. ISBN 1441904719.






This article is about the confectionery. For other uses, see Rolo (disambiguation).




Nestlé (worldwide except the U.S.)

The Hershey Company (U.S. Distribution only)


United Kingdom




Previous owners







 A tube's worth of Rolos

Rolo (pronounced "Row-lo", referring to the roll-styled ) is a brand of truncated-cone-shaped or frustum-shaped chocolates with a caramel centre, the shape resembling that of a shallow inverted bucket or tub or a traditional lampshade. First manufactured in the United Kingdom by Mackintosh's in 1937, they are made by Nestlé, except in the United States where production has been under licensed by The Hershey Company.


Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 U.S. distribution

3 Advertising

4 See also

5 References

6 External links





The Rolo product was developed in the UK by Mackintosh's,[1] (later Rowntree-Mackintosh), simply a combination of Mackintosh's Toffee and a chocolate coating. Rolo was first sold in 1937.


They were also produced in Norwich until 1994, when all UK production moved to Fawdon in Tyneside, by Nestlé. There have now been Rolo biscuits, ice-cream, muffins, birthday cake, desserts, cake bars, doughnuts, mini Rolos, big Rolos, (all of which use the same type of caramel) yogurts and Easter eggs made. In May 2011, McDonald's combined chocolate pieces and caramel sauce with their soft-serve McFlurry product to simulate the Rolo flavour profile in a cross-branded product.


U.S. distribution[]


Initially the New England Confectionery Company acquired a license to produce Rolos in the United States.[2] However, they have been produced in the U.S. by The Hershey Company since 1969[citation needed]. Initially, the U.S. wrappers from Hershey indicated that the confectionery had been produced in England.[3]




Rolo was advertised for many years with the slogan "Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?". In 1996 the Rolo ad "Elephant" won the Grand Prix in the section Film Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. This ad was produced by Ammirati Puris Lintas, which now belongs to Lowe Worldwide. In this ad an elephant gets fooled by a young boy and decades later takes revenge, referring to the saying elephants never forget.[4]


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands




1. ^ R Fitzgerald Rowntree and the marketing revolution, 1862-1969 CUP

2. ^

3. ^

4. ^ "Lions+ / 50+ Years Of Grand Prix". Retrieved 26 June 2011.





This article is about the internationally distributed chocolate confectionery. For the confectionery distributed in the United States, see Smarties (tablet ). For other uses, see Smarties (disambiguation).


Smarties (chocolate)






United Kingdom



Previous owners





Smarties are a colour-varied sugar-coated chocolate confectionery popular primarily in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Greece, the Nordic countries, South Africa, and the Middle East. They have been manufactured since 1937,[1] originally by H.I. Rowntree & Company in the UK. They are currently produced by Nestlé.


Smarties are oblate spheroids with a minor axis of about 5 mm (0.2 in) and a major axis of about 12 mm (0.5 in). They come in eight colours: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, mauve,[2] pink and brown, although the blue variety was temporarily replaced by a white variety in some countries, while an alternative natural colouring dye of the blue colour was being researched.


Smarties are not distributed in the United States, except by specialist importers. This is because the American rights to the brand belong to the Smarties  Company, which manufactures its own hard tablet sweet under the registered trademark name Smarties. (In Canada, these are sold using the brand name Rockets.)


Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Colours

3 Variants

4 Advertising slogans 4.1 UK and Ireland

4.2 Canada

4.3 Germany

4.4 South Africa

5 See also

6 References

7 External links





Rowntrees of York, England, have been making "Chocolate Beans" since at least 1882. The product was renamed "Smarties Chocolate Beans" in 1937.[3] Rowntrees was forced to drop the words "chocolate beans" in 1937 due to trading standards requirements (the use of the word "beans" was felt to be misleading[citation needed]) so adopted the "Milk Chocolate in a Crisp Sugar Shell". Later, the sweet was rebranded as "Smarties".


Smarties in the UK were traditionally sold in cylindrical cardboard tubes, capped with a colourful plastic lid usually having a letter of the alphabet on it.[4] The purpose of this, according to a Rowntrees' spokesperson in the 1980s, was for them to be useful as a teaching aid to encourage young children to recognise the letters. Over the last 25 years, Nestlé and Rowntrees have manufactured five billion Smarties lids. Some lids are very rare and are now regarded as collectors' items.


In February 2004, the Smarties tube was replaced with a hexagonal design. The rationale behind changing the design was, according to Nestlé, to make the brand "fresh and appealing" to youngsters;[5] the new packaging is also lighter and more compact, and the lid (which is now a hinged piece of cardboard) has a card clip which holds the lid shut when it is folded over. The new lid still features a letter like the old plastic lids, but it is in the form of a "what [letter] is a [thing]?" question, the answer for which can be read when the lid is open, next to the hole giving access to the rest of the tube. The hexagonal box is made of one piece of card which is diecut then folded and glued. The hexagon can also be stacked in many layers without the pile collapsing, which is an advantage at the point of sale. The last 100 tubes to leave the factory in York had a certificate inside them.


Smarties are no longer manufactured in York; production has now moved to Germany,[6] where a third of them were already made. Outside Europe, Nestlé's largest production facility for Smarties is in Canada, where Nestlé has been manufacturing products since 1918.


In 1998, Nestle obtained a trademark for a tubular Smarties package. It later sued Master Foods in Denmark, which was marketing M&M minis in a similar package. The Supreme Court of Denmark ruled that a basic geometrical shape could not be trademarked and ordered the trademark to be removed from the trademark register.[7]




UK Nestlé Smarties, before (above) and immediately after (below) transition to natural colours. Current UK Smarties include a natural blue in place of white.

In one of the earlier ranges of colours there was a light-brown Smartie. This was replaced in 1988 by the blue Smartie. Before 1958, dark-brown Smarties had a plain-chocolate centre, while light-brown ones were coffee-flavoured. The orange Smarties contained, and still contain in the UK, orange-flavoured chocolate.[8]


In 2006 it was announced that Nestlé were removing all artificial colourings from Smarties in the United Kingdom, owing to consumer concerns about the effect of chemical dyes on children's health.[9] Nestlé decided to replace all synthetic dyes with natural ones, but, unable to source a natural blue dye, removed blue Smarties from circulation (which led to the common misbelief that blue Smarties triggered hyperactivity in some children) and replaced them with white ones.[10] White Smarties were replaced by blue Smarties in the United Kingdom in February 2008, using a natural blue dye derived from the cyanobacterium spirulina.[11]


Artificial colouring was removed from Smarties on the Canadian market in March 2009. The new range included all the colours except blue. Blue Smarties were re-added in May 2010.[12]


Red Smarties were previously dyed with cochineal, a derivative of the product made by extracting colour from female cochineal beetles. A pigment extracted from red cabbage is now used in the United Kingdom.[13][14]



UK blue Smarties, old (above) and new (below)

Smarties are also sold in the form of chocolate bars and eggs with fragments of Smarties in them, and chocolate-and-vanilla ice cream with Smarties pieces in it known as Smarties Fusion. A variant on Smarties ice cream is the Smarties McFlurry, sold by McDonald's. It was discontinued temporarily in 2012, brought back in early 2014 but withdrawn again in late 2015. A Smarties Blizzard is available at Dairy Queen in Canada.


In 1997, larger-sized Giant Smarties were introduced, and, in 2004, Fruity Smarties. Another variation of Smarties, which contained white chocolate rather than milk chocolate, was also introduced. These were trialled as "Smarctic Frost Bites", however upon their proper release a year or so later, they were simply called White Chocolate Smarties.


In 1998, a product known as "Smarties Secrets" was introduced which contained sweets of varying designs, colours and flavours. The packaging also contained a small comic book. This product is no longer available.


In Canada, there was a limited line of red and white Smarties where the white Smarties sport a red maple leaf, reminiscent of the Canadian flag. Holiday packaging for Halloween (sold as Scaries), Christmas and Valentine's Day (containing only pink and red Smarties) is common. Also in Canada, Nestlé has introduced Peanut and Peanut Butter Smarties.


Around Christmas, Nestlé Australia and Canada often releases Smarties in the Christmas colours of red, green and white.


In other countries, like Canada, there is more variety in packaging. Smarties can be purchased in rectangular boxes, a giant tube, or in a stand-up plastic bag, and in 410 g bags in Australia and New Zealand.


In the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, a similar product called Lentilky is manufactured by Nestlé. Lentilky in the Czech Republic have been produced by Sfinx Holešov since 1907, though not originally under this name.[15] This name is also used in some Latin American countries (e.g., Lentejas in Peru).[16]


In the United States a Smarties variant was introduced by Nestlé for a limited time as part of a product promotion for Disney's animation feature "Tarzan" in 1999. "Tarzan Treats" featured red, green, brown, blue, orange and yellow Smarties pieces. Yellow pieces contained an outline graphic of characters featured in the film. This Smarties variant was made in Canada for distribution in the United States.


Advertising slogans[]


UK and Ireland[]


The current Smarties slogan is "Only Smarties have the answer", which has been used since the late 1970s; however, the previous slogan, "Do you eat the red ones last?", is still occasionally used.


In the 1950s and 1960s, the phrase "Buy some for Lulu" was sung school-yard style (in the fashion of nyah-nah-nah nah-nah) as a tagline in commercials. In the end of the commercial, a boy/girl (usually a teacher or cowboy etc.) says the phrase and walks off, leaving the Rowntree text and the Smartie packaging on the screen for five seconds. This was before the rise of the singer Lulu.


Mid-1980s television commercials were notable for their advanced use of computer-generated imagery, produced by Martin Lambie-Nairn.




The words for the Canadian advertising jingle from the 1970s until the mid-1990s were "When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last? Do you suck them very slowly, or crunch them very fast? Eat those -coated chocolates, but tell me when I ask, when you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?". This jingle was set to the tune of Lonnie Donegan's "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?)".


The 2008 advertising campaign showed various people singing "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone.[17]


As of 2013, the slogan is "Show 'your' colours!"




The German Smarties slogan is "Viele, viele bunte Smarties" (which translates as "lots and lots of colourful Smarties").

South Africa[]

South Africa Nestlé Smarties, with the "wotalotigot" slogan on the side

In South Africa the slogan is "Wot a lot I got" ("What a lot I've got"). This is often printed on one of the sides of the Smarties box in brown lettering simply as a single word, "Wotalotigot".

See also[]

Nestlé Smarties Book Prize

Galaxy Minstrels

Reese's Pieces

Smarties: Meltdown






1. ^ "Smarties (chocolate)". Nestlé. Retrieved 25 July 2012.

2. ^ "Smarties. History and the Facts page 2". Retrieved 10 April 2014.

3. ^ Bradley, John (2011). Cadbury's Purple Reign: The Story Behind Chocolate's Best-Loved Brand. John Wiley and Sons. ISBN 978-1-119-99505-0.

4. ^ Paula Cocozza "The Argos catalogue – and other small losses that hit us harder than expected", (Shortcutsblog), 24 October 2013

5. ^ "Smarties set to lose their tube", BBC News, 18 February 2005

6. ^ "Smarties production to move to Germany (From The Northern Echo)". 21 October 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2014.

7. ^ Marstrand-Jørgensen, Mads (20 October 2003). "Nestlé Outsmarted in Smarties Ruling". Globe Business Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 28 August 2014.

8. ^ Ben Schott, Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany

9. ^ "Why blue smarties are turning white". The Daily Mail. 8 May 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2011.

10. ^ Smithers, Rebecca (11 February 2008). "Smarties manufacturer brings back the blues". London: Guardian. Retrieved 22 July 2009.

11. ^ "Seaweed allows Smarties comeback". BBC News. 11 February 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2009.

12. ^ "Nestlé : SMARTIES No Artificial Colours". 1 June 2009. Retrieved 22 July 2009.

13. ^ Barton, Laura (15 May 2007). "Veggies beware!". London: Retrieved 22 July 2009.

14. ^ "Vegetarians see red over smarties dye". Manchester Evening News. 28 October 2004. Retrieved 22 July 2009.

15. ^ "Zlínsko: Baťovy boty i lentilky".

16. ^ Nestlé. "Lentejas".

17. ^ Everyday People on YouTube




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Svitoch (Ukrainian: Світоч) is a Lviv-based Ukrainian confectionery manufacturer, owned by Nestlé. The company produces chocolate, chocolate , lollipops and many other types of .


In the times of the USSR, Svitoch was considered one of the best manufacturers, along with the ROT Front and Babaevsky chocolate factories. After its acquisition by Nestlé in mid-1990s, the company opted to produce more Western-style chocolate with lower cocoa content and was forced to move into middle segment of the market, losing some of its appeal, but gaining greater turnovers. It is unclear how this will affect its future development, though, as dark, highly sophisticated chocolate is becoming increasingly more popular with Ukrainians. This change in strategy provoked a labour dispute in late 1990s.


Svitoch tried to re-brand Strela  (Rus. Стрела - arrow) as Stozhary (Ukrainian: Стожари - Pleiades (star cluster)) but had little success.


Texan (chocolate bar)



Texan was a nougat/toffee bar covered with chocolate, manufactured during the 1970s and 1980s.[1] It was withdrawn from sale in the 1980s but was briefly re-launched as a limited ion by Nestlé in 2005 during a wave of sweet-related nostalgia.[2][3]


A 2004 survey of sweet shops' customers rated the Texan bar their favourite sweet of all time, by a large margin.[4]


The advertisements for the Texan showed a cartoon cowboy, who was captured and tied to a stake. When asked if he had a last request he asked for a Texan bar which took him a long time to eat; meanwhile, the bandits fell asleep, ensuring his escape. The cowboy's catchphrases were "A man's gotta chew what a man's gotta chew", and "Sure is a mighty chew!".[citation needed]




1. ^ Richardson, Tim (2005-02-19). "Sugar  kisses". The Guardian (Guardian News and Media). Retrieved 2010-12-12.

2. ^ Woodward, Grant (2005-09-06). "Fings are wot they used to be!". Yorkshire Evening Post (Johnston Press Digital Publishing). Retrieved 2010-12-12.

3. ^ "History Of Rowntree". Nestlé. Retrieved 2010-12-12.

4. ^ "It's Official... Texan is Britain's Favourite Chocolate Bar Ever...". PR Newswire. August 23, 2005.


Violet Crumble



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Violet Crumble wrapper

A Violet Crumble split

Violet Crumble is an Australian chocolate bar manufactured in Campbellfield near Melbourne, Australia, by Nestlé. Violet Crumble is also common in Hawaii and is available in other places, such as Hong Kong and Mollie Stone's Markets in California.

The bar is a crumbly honeycomb toffee center coated in compound chocolate.[1] It is similar to the Crunchie made by Cadbury.


The slogan for the chocolate bar is "It's the way it shatters that matters" (replacing the previous slogan, "Nothing else matters").


Contents  [hide]

1 History

2 Packaging

3 Production

4 Timeline

5 Violet Crumble in Australian culture

6 See also

7 References





A Violet Crumble shown shattered after hitting a hard surface.

Abel Hoadley (born 10 September 1844, died 12 May 1918)[2] opened a jam factory in South Melbourne, Victoria, in 1889, trading as A. Hoadley & Company. By 1895, business had expanded rapidly and Hoadley built a five-storey premises, the Rising Sun Preserving Works. He produced jams, jellies, preserved fruits, candied peels, sauces, and confectionery and employed a workforce as large as 200. By 1901, there were four preserving factories and a large confectionery works. Hoadley had acquired the firm of Dillon, Burrows & Co. and extended his products to vinegar, cocoa, and chocolate. In 1910, the jam business was sold to Henry Jones Co-operative Ltd. and in 1913, Hoadley's Chocolates Ltd was formed.


The same year, Hoadley produced his first chocolate assortment and packed them in a purple box decorated with violets. The packaging was in tribute to his wife's favorite colour (purple) and favorite flower (violets). Within the box assortment was a piece of honeycomb that became so popular that Hoadley decided to produce an individual honeycomb bar.


This proved trickier than first thought, because as the pieces of honeycomb cooled, they absorbed moisture and started sticking together. This hygroscopic nature of honeycomb led Hoadley to eventually dip his bars in chocolate, to keep the honeycomb dry and crunchy. It is likely that the honeycomb is coated in flour to keep them dry between creating the honeycomb and being coated in chocolate. Thus, in 1913, the Violet Crumble bar was created.


Hoadley wanted to call his new bar just Crumble, but learned that it was not possible to protect the name with a trademark. He thought of his wife (Susannah Ann née Barrett) and her favourite flower, the violet, and registered the name Violet Crumble, using a purple wrapper with a small flower logo. It was an instant success.


Violet Crumbles are crispier in texture than Crunchie bars, with a slightly more marshmallow taste.




The hygroscopic nature of the honeycomb centre continued to be problematic. Competitors tried to prove the bars weren't fresh by squeezing them. Hoadley responded by instituting a strict coding system to keep track of the shelf life (12 months) and ensure that only the freshest bars were sold. In addition, he searched worldwide for a new type of airtight wrapper that would keep the bar fresh. Eventually, a French company, La Cellophane, invented a metallised cellophane especially for Violet Crumble.




The honeycomb is produced and conveyed into an air-conditioned area where it is cut into bars. Then it goes through chocolate coating machines. The bars are double coated to seal the honeycomb from the air. Cooling tunnels take the bars to the automatic wrapping machines. The metallised wrapper is moisture resistant.



Hoadley's Chocolates made the first Violet Crumble bar in Melbourne in 1913.

In 1972, Hoadley's Chocolates was acquired by Rowntree Company and became known as Rowntree Hoadley Ltd.

In 1989, Nestlé acquired Rowntree Company. The Rowntree chocolate brands were initially branded as Nestlé-Rowntree, until Nestlé dropped the Rowntree altogether.

In 2009, Nestlé changed the shape of the Violet Crumble to a wider, flatter bar. The honeycomb formulation was also changed to make it shatter into small pieces when bitten into.

In 2010, Nestlé included Violet Crumble bags on their list of deleted products[3]

In 2012, an Attempt at regaining name and recipe rights for the Violet Crumble is made by young entrepreneur Bryan Hoadley, a descendant of Abel Hoadley.


Violet Crumble in Australian culture[]

Bertie Beetles, sold at royal shows around Australia, were invented to use up broken pieces of Violet Crumble.

The colours of the Melbourne Wesley College uniform (purple and yellow), has led to students occasionally being called, perhaps derogatorily, Violet Crumbles.

In the novella Pobby and Dingan by Ben Rice, Kellyanne's two imaginary friends eat nothing but Violet Crumbles, Cherry Ripes and lollies.

Violet Crumbles were sold for a brief period during the late 1980s in New Zealand & the mainland United States. It can be found in some import speciality stores such as Cost Plus, Inc. in the United States.

Sydney Kings, whose primary colours are purple and yellow, are often referred to as the "Violet Crumbles" due to their constant under performance in the National Basketball League during the 1990s.


See also[]

List of chocolate bar brands




1. ^ "Nutrional info". Nestlé. Retrieved 4 June 2011.

2. ^ Lack, John (1983). "Hoadley, Abel (1844–1918)". Australian Dictionary of Biography 9. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-25. "Abel Hoadley (1844-1918), manufacturer, was born on 10 September 1844...He died of cancer on 12 May 1918"

3. ^ "Nestlé Deleted Products" (PDF). Nestlé Deleted Products (Nestlé). p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2013-09-25. "NESTLE Violet Crumble bags NESTLE Violet Crumble Bar"



Yorkie (chocolate bar)


New packaging with the current Yorkie logo used since c.2011

The previous Yorkie packaging with the 'Not for Girls' slogan

A Yorkie bar

Yorkie is a chocolate bar made by Nestlé.[1] It was originally made by Rowntree's of York, England hence the name.




Contents  [hide]

1 History 1.1 Size changes

2 Flavours

3 Other information

4 See also

5 References

6 Further reading

7 External links





In 1976, Eric Nicoli of Rowntree's spotted a gap in the confectionery market and used the cocoa from Rowntree's favourable futures market position to launch Yorkie. Production was at York and Norwich (until 1994).[2]


The Yorkie bar, a chunkier alternative to Cadbury's Dairy Milk, was aimed at men. In the 1980s for example, toy lorries with the Yorkie bar logo were manufactured by Corgi, and television advertisements for the Yorkie bar featured truck drivers. In 2001, the advertisement campaign made this more explicit with the slogan and wrapper tagline It's not for girls, which caused controversy. Special versions for use in Ministry of Defence ration packs read It's not for civvies.[3] In 2006 a special ion that was for girls was sold, wrapped in pink. Aside from the original milk chocolate bar, several variants are available, such as "raisin and biscuit" flavour, "honeycomb" flavour, and Yorkie Ice Cream.

In 2011, standard Yorkie bars became available in 3 packs and the 'Not for Girls' slogan was dropped around that time,[when?] however it is still occasionally used.[citation needed]


For a time[when?], trains arriving at York railway station would pass a billboard which read "Welcome to" and then a picture of a Yorkie bar, with the end bitten off, so it read "Welcome to York" (and beneath it, the slogan "Where the men are hunky and the chocolate's chunky").


Size changes[]


Yorkie bars were originally composed of six chunks of chocolate each marked Rowntree; they were wrapped in both foil and an outer paper wrapper and weighed 2oz or 58g.[4][5] The wrapping was later switched to a single plastic foil wrapper. More recently, in an effort to reduce costs, the number of chunks has been reduced to five with "Yorkie" moulded into each chunk. The weight of the bar has varied over the years. In 2002, Yorkie bars were 70 grams. This had been reduced to 64.5 grams by 2010, and was reduced further to 61 grams in 2011 and then 55 grams later that year. It was shrunk again in November 2014 to 46g. In January 2015, UK, Raisin & Biscuit Yorkies are now 44g. Limited ion Yorkie Peanut are 43g. Yorkie King size bars have also reduced in size.[6]




A Raisin & Biscuit Yorkie splitOriginal (milk chocolate)[7]

Raisin & Biscuit


White[citation needed]

Dark chocolate[citation needed]

Peanut (discontinued, relaunched as a 'Limited ion' on 13th October 2014. Presently only available in some parts of the UK.)

Almond (discontinued)

"The Nutter" (mixed nuts - discontinued)

Yorkie Blue Ice (crunchy mint flavoured chips - discontinued)[9]

Yorkie Hot Stuff Hot Rum (rum flavour Christmas limited ion)

Biscuit (is a biscuit made with Yorkie original chocolate)


Other information[]


Yorkie sponsored the Stealth roller coaster at Thorpe Park.[10]


The title to the Pet Shop Boys song "The Truck Driver And His Mate" - b-side to the single "Before" - was inspired by the Yorkie Bar's catchphrase.


See also[]

Nestlé Milk Chocolate

Carlos V (chocolate bar)

Cadbury Dairy Milk

Lion Bar




1. ^ "Yorkie". Retrieved 25 December 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)

2. ^ "Yorkie 1977-1975, context" (PDF). Retrieved 13 April 2016. Yorkshire Film Archive

3. ^ Archived from the original on 16 June 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2009. Missing or empty |title= (help)

4. ^ "Original Yorkie Advert". YouTube. Retrieved 5 November 2013.

5. ^

6. ^ It may not be for girls, but Yorkie no longer man-sized - Irish, Business -

7. ^ "Nestle Yorkie Original". Retrieved 5 November 2013.

8. ^ "Nestle Yorkie Honeycomb". Retrieved 5 November 2013.

9. ^ "Yorkie Blue Ice". Retrieved 21 November 2014.

10. ^ "Case Studies | Merlin Sponsorship – Yorkie Stealth". Retrieved 25 December 2012.