1990 Aero

In 1935, Rowntree’s launched Aero into the UK, followed by the mint variation in the 1970s. Wrapping was brown (green in the mint version) and displayed the “Rowntree’s” script logo and the large word “AERO”, along with the slogan “Hold on tight or I’ll fly away!” below the “AERO” name. The words “Aerated Milk Chocolate” (“Aerated Milk-Mint Chocolate” for the mint version) were seen multiple times in the word “AERO.” In the 1970s, an advertisement was aired in which kids flying a kite thought the kite was an Aero bar. Then, brown and white bubbles would fly out of the imaginary bar to form the Aero wrapper. In 1988, Rowntree Mackintosh (as it then was, having merged with Mackintosh’s in the 1960s) was losing money and was sold to Swiss company Nestlé, who was already famous for its own Nesquik flavoured milkshakes and Milkybar white chocolate bars. Nestle continue to manufacture many former Rowntree bars and products, and until 1993 several chocolate products continued to use the Rowntree/Rowntree Mackintosh brand name. Since then only the sugar confectionaerry bears the old Rowntree name (Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums, and so on).

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1981 Minstrels

Galaxy Minstrels,  previously known simply as Minstrels are milk chocolate buttons with a hard glazed shell sold in several countries including the UK,Ireland, South Africa, Kenya, Cyprus, France, Malta, and Spain.

They originally had the slogan “They melt in your mouth, not in your hands”, the same one used by M&M’s in the United States (also used to market M&M’s in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s).

In line with Mars’ re-branding, Minstrels were brought under the Galaxy brand and are now sold as “Galaxy Minstrels”, referring to the use of Galaxy chocolate in them.

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1980s Mars Bar

Mars (also Mars bar) is a chocolate bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated. It was first manufactured in Slough, Berkshire in the United Kingdom in 1932 as a sweeter version of the US Milky Way bar which Mars, Inc. produced (not to be confused with the European version of Milky Way, which is similar to the US 3 Musketeers). It was advertised to the trade as being made with Cadbury’s chocolate as ‘couverture’.

In the United States, a different confection bears the Mars bar name. Featuring nougat, soft caramel, and almonds coated in milk chocolate, the American Mars bar was relaunched in 2010 after being discontinued in 2002.

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1979 Aero

The process of manufacture was patented in 1935 by Rowntree’s.  Registration of the trademark and manufacture to market started soon after.

In 1935, Rowntree’s launched Aero into the UK, followed by the mint variation in the 1970s. Wrapping was brown (green in the mint version) and displayed the “Rowntree’s” script logo and the large word “AERO”, along with the slogan “Hold on tight or I’ll fly away!” below the “AERO” name. The words “Aerated Milk Chocolate” (“Aerated Milk-Mint Chocolate” for the mint version) were seen multiple times in the word “AERO.” In the 1970s, an advertisement was aired in which kids flying a kite thought the kite was an Aero bar. Then, brown and white bubbles would fly out of the imaginary bar to form the Aero wrapper. In 1988, Rowntree Mackintosh (as it then was, having merged with Mackintosh’s in the 1960s) was losing money and was sold to Swiss company Nestlé, who was already famous for its own Nesquik flavoured milkshakes and Milkybar white chocolate bars. Nestle continue to manufacture many former Rowntree bars and products, and until 1993 several chocolate products continued to use the Rowntree/Rowntree Mackintosh brand name. Since then only the sugar confectionaerry bears the old Rowntree name (Fruit Pastilles, Fruit Gums, and so on).

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1981 Bounty

Bounty is a chocolate bar manufactured by Mars Incorporated and sold internationally. It is not marketed in the United States (with the exception ofWorld Market and international sections of many supermarkets), where a similar product, Mounds, is marketed by Hershey’s. Bounty was introduced in 1951 (UK/Canada).

It has a coconut filling enrobed with milk chocolate (sold in a blue wrapper) or dark chocolate (sold in a red wrapper) and is one of the few chocolates to come wrapped in two individual halves. Since 2006, a cherry flavoured version has also been available in Australia. This was originally a limited editionflavor, but then became officially available (Now discontinued). In Europe, a limited edition mango flavour was available in 2004-05 and now (2010) is in Russia and Ukraine.

Its television advertising has tended to feature tropical beaches with coconut palms.

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