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  • Aug 7:

    Polo – the mint with the hole


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    Do you ever look at a Polo mint and think to yourself how did this idea survive the war? No? You don’t think that? Just me? Perhaps I ought to explain...

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  • Jul 6:

    The Cocoa Works at 180


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    To celebrate the 180th anniversary of the York Cocoa Works I’ve looked out a few little gems from our archive that tell its story.

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  • Mar 8:

    Celebrating the women of our confectionery past for International Women’s Day


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    Today is International Women’s Day and, our historian, Alex Hutchinson, has taken a look back into the archives to tell some of the inspiring stories of the women behind our UK confectionery business in centuries gone by.

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  • Dec 21:

    Selection Boxes


    By Alex Hutchinson, Nestlé UK Archivist and Historian

    Who doesn’t eat chocolate at Christmas? Here in York, chocolate has been tied up with yuletide festivities for more than a hundred years.

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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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