Archive for the ‘British Confectioners’ Category



McVitie’s, is the snack food brand owned by United Biscuits. The name derives from the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price, Ltd., established in 1830 on Rose Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. The business moved to various sites in the city before completing the St. Andrews Biscuit Works factory on Robertson Avenue in the Gorgie [...]



Cadbury, a British confectionery company, the industry’s second-largest globally after the combined Mars-Wrigley. Headquartered in Cadbury House in the Uxbridge Business Park in Uxbridge, London Borough of Hillingdon, England. The firm was known as “Cadbury Schweppes plc” from 1969 until a May 2008 demerger, which saw the separation of its global confectionery business from its [...]



Although not a British company, this Swiss confectioner brought British candy manufacturer Rowntree in 1988 and produces some British favorites. Nestlé S.A. (French pronunciation: [nɛsˈle]) is the largest consumer packaged goods company in the world, and was founded and headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland. Nestlé originated in a 1905 merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, which [...]


Swizzels Matlow

Swizzels Matlow is a British-based traditional confectionery manufacturer. Their more popular brands of sweets include Love Hearts, Swizzels Fizzers, Parma Violets, Rainbow Drops, Double Dip, Drumstick Lollies, Snap & Crackle, Fun Gums, Fruity Pops, Double Lollies and New Refreshers (not to be confused with the fizzy sweets made by Barratt). Official Website :



Rowntree’s was a confectionery business based in York, England. It is now a historic brand currently owned by Nestlé that is used to market a range of fruit gums and pastilles formerly owned by that business. The Company following merger with John Mackintosh & Co. became known as Rowntree Mackintosh. History of Rowntree’s Rowntree’s was [...]



Terry’s was a chocolate and confectionery maker in York, England. Its history stretched back to 1823, but in 1993 it was taken over by Kraft Foods. Terry’s is most famously known for the creation of the Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which hugely successful around the holiday period. History of Terry’s Joseph Terry became a partner in [...]



Although an American company, the UK branch holds it’s own and has developed confectionery not sold in the US. Mars Limited is the name of the British branch of Mars, Inc. The company is based in Slough, UK. Mars brands manufactured for the UK market but not for the US include Maltesers and Dove chocolate. [...]

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