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  • Apr 13:

    Easter and the humble egg


    By Alex Hutchinson, Archivist and Historian

    Until the 1920s chocolate fish, chocolate shoes, chocolate hares and chocolate cockerels were popular Easter treats.

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  • Feb 28:

    Carnation Milk - it nearly didn't happen


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé Archivist and Historian

    I was going to save this for Carnation's 118th anniversary in September, but it's Shrove Tuesday and when thinking of pancakes I can't help thinking of Carnation milk so I'm sharing the story of its creation with you. 

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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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