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Encyclopedia > Rowntree's

Rowntree's is a historic brand of Nestlé SA that is used to market a range of fruit gums and pastilles formerly owned by Rowntree Mackintosh. The Rowntree brand is also used on a number of ice lollies (made by Richmond Foods) for Nestlé. The brand has a similar marketplace to that of the Trebor Bassett division of Cadbury's, and actually competes head to head with this company in a number of fruit gum categories. This article is about the company. ... Richmond Foods is best known as an ice cream manufacturer that holds the license to make a number of branded ice cream products and variations. ... Cadbury Schweppes plc (Cadbury Trebor Bassett) is a chocolate and beverage company with its headquarters in London, UK. Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make mineral water in Geneva, Switzerland in 1783. ...

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History

Rowntree was founded in York in 1862 by Henry Isaac Rowntree who was joined in 1869 by his brother the philanthropist Joseph Rowntree. It merged with rival Mackintosh in 1969 to become Rowntree Mackintosh. Rowntree was responsible for such British chocolate favourites as Kit Kat, Smarties, Aero, Fruit Pastilles and Black Magic, whilst John Mackintosh and Co. was behind Rolo, Munchies, Caramac and Toffo. The company went public in 1987 and was taken over by Nestlé in 1988. When Nestlé took over the company, the chocolate ranges began to use the branding Nestlé-Rowntree, before eventually the Rowntree name was dropped from the packaging altogether. The Mackintosh branding completely dropped from all former Rowntree Mackintosh products, except for Toffos, which retain the Mackintosh branding. York is a city in North Yorkshire, England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... A philanthropist is someone who engages in philanthropy; that is, someone who donates his or her time, money, or reputation to a charitable cause. ... Joseph Rowntree (24 May 1836 – 24 February 1925) was a Quaker philanthropist and businessman. ... A KitKat is a confection manufactured by Nestl . ... Nestlé Smarties Nestlé Smarties are a colourful sugar-coated chocolate confectionery popular in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and other countries. ... Aero is a chocolate bar filled with bubbles of air. ... Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles are circular sweets formerly made by Rowntrees, who were later acquired by Nestlé. They appear in different colours, each with a different flavour, and are coated in sugar. ... Rolos are a brand of chewy cylindrical chocolates, with caramel centres, made by Nestlé, and produced under licence (from Rowntree Mackintosh) by The Hershey Company in the United States since 1969. ... Caramac is the brand name for a caramel flavoured bar manufactured by Nestlé. Coloured pale yellow, the bar is made thin due to its sweet taste and is divided into sections. ...


The original factory was in the centre of the city of York, next to the River Ouse at Tanners Moat, but later relocated to Haxby Road in the north of the city. The River Ouse in York The River Ouse (pronounced ooze) in North Yorkshire, England flows through York and Selby. ...


Since taking over Rowntree Mackintosh's brands, there has been much criticism of the way that Nestlé have changed the brands. Nestlé accepted that their purchase of the company was primarily for the five principal brands: Kit Kat, Aero, Polo, Fruit Pastilles, and Quality Street, rather than for capital assets. Since taking over Rowntree Mackintosh, the following changes have been made: A KitKat is a confection manufactured by Nestl . ... Look up aero- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Polo is a brand of ring-shaped sweet, manufactured in the United Kingdom since 1948. ... Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles are circular sweets formerly made by Rowntrees, who were later acquired by Nestlé. They appear in different colours, each with a different flavour, and are coated in sugar. ... Nestlé Quality Street Quality Street is a popular selection box of individual sweets manufactured in Halifax, in the United Kingdom by Nestlé. // History Quality Street was launched in 1936, the name being inspired by a play of the same name by J. M. Barrie. ...

  • A brazil nut covered in chocolate now becomes a hazelnut covered in chocolate in the shape of a brazil nut. They have also mutated large Quality Street sweets for individual sale.
  • Kit Kat went from being foil and paper wrapped to being plastic wrapped. It is also being made as a chunky bar and in different flavours.
  • Smarties have had blue sweets replaced by white, and are now sold in "hexa-tube" octrahedronal cardboard containers that replace the traditional cylindrical tube.
  • Polos have gone different flavours and been miniaturized. Polo holes are also sold separately.

In September 2006 it was announced that the manufacture of "Smarties" was to be moved abroad causing job losses of 646 at the York factory. Binomial name Bertholletia excelsa Humb. ... Binomial name Corylus avellana L. The Common Hazel (Corylus avellana) is a shrub native to Europe and Asia. ... Nestlé Smarties Nestlé Smarties are a colourful sugar-coated chocolate confectionery popular in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and other countries. ... York is a city in North Yorkshire, England, at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. ...


Current branded products

  • Rowntree's Fruit Gums
  • Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles
  • Rowntree's Beetles and Butterflies
  • Rowntree's Fruity Frogs
  • Rowntree's Xtra Sour Spiders
  • Rowntree's Wiggly Worms
  • Rowntree's Bursting Bugs
  • Rowntree's Tooty Frooties
  • Rowntree's CoCo
  • Rowntree's Jelly Tots

Rowntrees Fruit Gums are circular sweets formerly made by Rowntrees, who were later acquired by Nestlé. They appear in different colours, each with a different flavour: strawberry, orange, lemon, blackcurrant and lime. ... Rowntrees Fruit Pastilles are circular sweets formerly made by Rowntrees, who were later acquired by Nestlé. They appear in different colours, each with a different flavour, and are coated in sugar. ...

Sports team

  • Nestlé Rowntree F.C.

Nestlé Rowntree F.C. are an English football club from York, North Yorkshire. ...

External links

  • The complete history of Nestlé Rowntree in York
  • Short film set inside the York Factory.
  • Collection of Rowntree's Chocolate Tins

 
 

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