Rolo Cookies – Skippy (1999)

Rolo Cookies – Skippy (1999)

The Rolo product was developed in England by Mackintosh’s,(later Rowntree-Mackintosh), simply a combination of caramel and a chocolate coating. Rolo was launched in the United Kingdom in 1937.

In 1956, the New England Confectionery Company acquired a licence to produce Rolos in the US.In 1969, the licence for US Manufacturing was acquired by The Hershey Company.

In 1988, the Nestlé company acquired Rowntree and its brands, including Rolo. There have now been Rolo biscuits, ice-cream, muffins, birthday cake, desserts, cake bars, doughnuts, mini Rolos, big Rolos (all of which use the same type of caramel), yoghurts, and Easter eggs made. In May 2011, McDonald’s combined chocolate pieces and caramel sauce with their soft-serve McFlurry product to simulate the Rolo flavour profile in a cross-branded product. In December 2018, Walmart began selling Rolo ice cream cones and ice cream sandwiches in their stores.

In the UK Rolos are produced at Nestlé’s Fawdon factory in Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Maynards Wine Gums – Hoots Mon (1993)

Maynards Wine Gums – Hoots Mon (1993)

Hoots mon! There’s juice loose aboot this hoose! And it’s in HD! Directed by David Sproxton, David Alex Riddett and Pete Lewtas at Aardman Animations

The grandfather of engineer Kenneth Maynard Wood (co-founder of kitchen appliance company Kenwood Ltd)[1] Charles Riley Maynard and his brother Tom started manufacturing sweets in 1880. The sweet were made in their kitchen. Next door, Charles’s wife, Sarah Ann, ran a sweet shop selling their products to the Stamford Hill area of Hackney, London.

The Vale Road entrance of Maynards Harringay factory
In 1896 the brothers formed the Maynards sweet company. Ten years later, in 1906, the company set-up a new factory on Vale Road, Harringay. The new factory site, below an embankment of the New River, had clean Hertfordshire spring water to be used in production, whilst proximity of the Lee Navigation and numerous railways meant easy, cheap shipping of coal, sugar, and gelatin.

Around the turn of the century, Charles Gordon, heir to the confectionery firm, suggested to his father that the company should diversify into making “wine gums”. Nevertheless, Charles Riley, a strictly teetotal Methodist, gradually came round to the idea when his son persuaded him that the new sweets would not contain alcohol. Maynards Wine Gums were introduced in 1909.

Maynards Harringay factory
The works grew to become a four-figure[clarification needed] employer for the Harringay area. As Maynards grew, it expanded its manufacturing operations to other locations, such as a toffee factory in the Ouseburn area of Newcastle upon Tyne.

The 140 portfolio of sweet shops set-up as the company expanded were sold in 1985.[2] and the company was acquired by Cadbury in 1988. The brand merged in 1990 with the Tottenham liquorice mill Bassett’s, and Trebor as well as sweet manufacture of the three brands moved to Sheffield in 1991. By 2002 worldwide sales of Maynards Wine Gums were forty million pounds

Fat Eric 1992

Fat Eric 1992

Levi Strauss & Co.  is a privately owned American clothing company known worldwide for its Levi’s brand of denim jeans. It was founded in May 1853 when Levi Strauss came from Buttenheim, Bavaria, to San Francisco, California to open a west coast branch of his brothers’ New York dry goodsbusiness.  The company’s corporate headquarters is located in the Levi’s Plaza in San Francisco.

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Cadburys Mirages 1991

Cadburys Mirages 1991

Cadbury, formerly Cadbury’s, is a British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally Kraft Foods) since 2010. It is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world after Wrigley’s.  Cadbury is internationally headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. It is famous for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, and many other confectionery products. One of the best-known British brands, in 2013 The Daily Telegraph named Cadbury among Britain’s most successful exports.