Pascall is an iconic brand of confectionery from New Zealand. They make a great range of lollies including Eskimos, Jet Planes, Wine Gums, Pineapple Lumps and Marshmallow. But arguably their most popular product is Pascall Milk Bottle Lollies.
Traditionally made with real milk and labelled as ‘The Real Milk Chew’ the product has rather ironically undergone a recipe change which now sees it as being completely milk-free.
Based in Puriri, in the Wellington region of New Zealand’s North Island, Whittakers Confectionery produces the second best chocolate brand in the country in terms of market share. Only Cadbury sells more.
Specialising in chocolate, the company was launched in 1896 by James Henry Whittaker. Originally it was set up in Christchurch by the British immigrant. However it moved to its Wellington base a few years later.
Now one of the most popular brands of chocolate in Australia, Lindt Excellence Chocolate Blocks was conceived by of one of LINDT Maîtres Chocolatiers. Drawing inspiration from his world travels and love for fine food, he started to experiment with different blends of cocoa bean. Particularly those from Ecuador and also Madagascar. As well as Ghana and the Caribbean islands too.
Making chocolate with different percentages of cocoa, as well as various blend combinations of cocoa butter and sugar he came up with a recipe for a Dark Chocolate Cocoa 70% bar.
Based in the Western Sydney suburb of Wetherill, Prydes Confectionery is a leading manufacturer of a confectionery products in Australia. Their product range includes everything from liquorice, marshmallows, jellies and also toffees to high boils, soft eating chews and sugar free confectionery.
Owned by Jose and Daniel Sanchez, and employing more than 60 people, the company makes ‘high-quality natural confectionery free from artificial colours and flavours, supplying both sugar and sugar-free confectionery for retail, contract and private label’.
However it is amazing the number of people who think you can no longer buy them.
This is due in part to Allen’s Lollies controversial decision to drop the product from their portfolio back in 2015. News which was met with widespread dismay from an army of lolly lovers across the country.
Yet it is simply not true.
There have been many variations of Snickers chocolate come to market over the years. Some have been limited editions that have come and gone without much success. While others have stood the test of time. One of those is the Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Bar. Which by its own right is now a very well established line.
Launched in 2010 the Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Bar isn’t actually a bar at all. Rather it consists of two squares in the pack. Both measuring about 1.25 inches wide and 0.75 inches in height.
A radical change from the much loved original, which is the world’s number one selling chocolate bar, this version is a lovely mix of caramel, nougat, milk chocolate, roasted peanuts and peanut butter.