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  • May 23:

    For the love of Shakespeare


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    While we're all enjoying the BBC's Shakespeare Festival our archivist thought that now would be a good time to talk about her Shakespeare tin.

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  • Mar 18:

    Yorkieth Birthday


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist & Historian

    Do you ever wonder to yourself whose idea it was to launch the Yorkie? And what were the other ideas that were in the running at the same time?

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  • Aug 28:

    KitKat is named after a man called Christopher


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist & Historian

    It's the KitKat® chocolate bar's 80th anniversary on Saturday, and we're celebrating by publishing an image, for the first time in nearly 100 years, of the chocolate box that gave the bar its name. Ever wondered why KitKat® is called KitKat®? Well read on...

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  • Aug 8:

    Where Does Nestlé Come From?


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist & Historian

    Have you ever looked at the image of a nest on the back of your favourite jar of coffee, or a yummy break-time treat and asked yourself: where does Nestlé come from?

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  • Jul 3:

    150 years of Rowntree's


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist & Historian

    July 2012 marks 150 years since the Rowntree family started their cocoa business in York. The Rowntrees were a Quaker family with strong Quaker beliefs. They built a chocolate empire from a small drinking cocoa business.

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