10 lost chocolate classics – which do you miss most?

10 chocolate classics – which do you miss most?

York has a long and proud history as a . It was the birthplace of such as Kit Kat, , the Chocolate Orange and Yorkie, and remains a production powerhouse.

But not all ideas have stood the test of time.

We asked Nestlé heritage assistant Alex Hutchinson to take a look down memory lane, to recall ten from yesteryear.

Which of these can you recall? And which do you remember fondly? Or is there another lost classic that you would love to see brought back?



York Press:

1 – Rowntree’s Tokens – First launched in 1963, Tokens were a very limited line indeed. They had disappeared from sale within a year.



York Press:

2 – Rowntree’s Chocolate Cream Eggs – First launched in 1963, this line was phased out in the early 1980s to make room for the ever popular .


York Press:

3 – Texan – the Rowntree’s milk chocolate covered nougat bar. “A man’s got to chew what a man’s got to chew”. It ran from 1972 to 1981. It was revived briefly as a limited edition, and still receives fan mail from consumers who want to see its return.



York Press:

4 – Toffo – Originally named Toff –O- Lux, the tube of individually wrapped toffees was launched in the 1930s, alongside Rolo. The name was changed to Toffo in 1975 and the last Toffo rolled off the production line in 2008.



York Press:

5 – Weekend – Mackintosh’s Weekend assortments were a popular treat during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. They included candied fruits, nougat and posh jelly beans.

York Press:

6 – Good News – (1960

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