Milky Way Chocolate is one of the most influential confections of all time.
Invented by Frank C. Mars in 1923 it has enjoyed has enjoyed mass popularity ever since it first came out in the USA. Indeed in its first year after launch it made over $800,000 in sales.
Based on a popular dessert of the day – the Milky Way Malted Milkshake – the product was actually named in honour of that and not after the Earth’s Galaxy as popular wisdom has it.
One of the best Australian lolly brands you probably have never heard of Allseps Confectionery has been operating out of Melbourne for the last 70 years. Spanning four generations they produce quality confectionery for the grocery, route and contract packing trade.
Allseps Confectionery are now one of the biggest manufacturers and suppliers of Private Label Jellies and Grained Mallow Bananas in Australia.
Famous for its unique taste and iconic triangular prism shaped packaging the Toblerone Chocolate bar was invented by Theodor Tobler.
Working with his cousin Emil Baumann, in Bern, Switzerland in 1908 they developed a new type of milk chocolate confection. One that included nougat, almonds and honey. Unlike any other chocolate currently available, in a further point of difference its was also triangular shape.
Taking the form of a chocolate cartoon shaped koala with a soft, runny caramel centre Caramello Koalas, are a fun sized treat that kids just love. (Not to mention adults too!).
Made by Cadbury they are second only to Freddo Frogs in the Australian pre-teens confectionery market. Every year a whopping 40 million individual units are sold across the country.
Launched in the UK in 1970 the Cadbury Curly Wurly Bar is a swirly ladder of chewy caramel smothered in smooth milk chocolate. Weighing 26 grams it is a delicious treat which I for one spent many hours as a kid savouring its delicious flavour.
Widely available in Europe, Australasia and other Commonwealth countries, the product continues to be one of Cadbury’s most popular chocolate brands. Attracting people with a mix of a great taste, unique shape and eye catching packaging.
Owned by the Perfetti Van Melle corporation they take the form of small oblate spheroids, with a slightly hard exterior and a soft, chewy interior.
Legend has it the confection was dreamt up on a train ride to Poland in 1932 when brothers Michael and Pierre van Melle came up with the idea of a making a peppermint flavored caramel candy which they wanted to call Mentos.
Though it took the best part of 16 years to bring the idea to fruition the concept proved inspired.