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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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  • 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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  • 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 5:

    The Secret Museum


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist & Historian

    Today I was lucky enough to be able to visit Joe: the most dedicated collector of Rowntree’s memorabilia ever. Joe's been collecting Rowntree’s packaging (and moulds, and photos, and jars, and catalogues…) for 55 years and has created his own private museum.

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  • Jun 20:

    Long-Lost Nestlé Film Collection


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist & Historian

    I found a massive stash of long-lost films in a wall cavity in 2009 and I’m still rummaging through them. Read more...

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