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  • Dec 1:

    Films to celebrate our anniversary


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    I'm excited to be able to announce that, in honour of our 150th anniversary this year, we digitized absolutely every last one of our archive films.

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  • Oct 20:

    KitKat and the hyphen


    By Alex Hutchinson, Archivist and Historian

    My colleagues tell me that there is a rumour going around that there used to be a hyphen on KitKat’s wrappers, and that it has mysteriously disappeared in recent years. I'm happy to debunk another myth.

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  • Oct 13:

    Where's Wonka?


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    Where’s Wonka? The elusive chocolate brand that comes and goes. Read more about the history of our famous brand, and tell us your memories of it.

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  • Sep 23:

    11 Quality Street Myths


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    11 Myths about Quality Street and Toffee Deluxe. Our archivist does some fact checking on some of the news reports about the new sweet and the old ones.

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  • Aug 18:

    Previously Unseen Archive Film of Smarties


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    The BFI have digitized some gorgeous old film of Smarties being made at our York factory from the days when it was Rowntree's.

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