1800 - 1920

Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles - 1881



Launched by Rowntree's in York in 1881. Follow this link for a full history.


Chocolate Beans 1882



Now known as Smarties, we've been making a chocolate bean type sweet since at least 1882, but possibly earlier. Follow this link for a full history.


Rowntree's Fruit Gums 1893



Created by Claude Gaget. Follow this link for a full history.


Walnut Whip 1910



Walnut Whip was created by Duncans who were acquired by Rowntree's in 1927.


Mackintosh's Toffee de Luxe (twist wrap) 1917



Our archivist estimates that Mackintosh's Toffee de Luxe was first launched in 1917 as a re-branding of Mackintosh's Celebrated Toffee (1890), but she's not a hundred per cent convinced of this, despite the evidence being pretty good, and the date may be revised later. If you have evidence of an earlier date, why not tweet it to us @NestleUkNews. Our archivist would love to see it.

Mackintosh's Toffee de Luxe was later made available in tube form and called Toffo. TDL, as the brand is called in its Halifax factory, is still part of the Quality Street assortment.


Fox's Glacier Mints 1919



Fox's Glacier Mints were sold to Northern Foods in 2001.