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  • Dec 14:

    Black Magic


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    When Black Magic was launched in 1933, Rowntree’s were fighting their way back from one of the worst financial declines in the history of the firm.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • May 17:

    Animal Bar


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    We've got a new donation in the archive!

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