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Toffo's are still sold under the Mackintosh brand
Search for the Rowntree
Anyone know if that dude found the Rowntree in the end? I don't recall him ever finding it, with the bursting bugs 'episode' being the last one I remember seeing.
- That's actually precisely why I came to this page. I was obsessed with that game. Does anybody have any info on it that they can stick in this article? grarap (talk) 14:27, 12 May 2008 (UTC)grarap
The Mackintosh factory was in Chapelfield, Norwich. The site is now occupied by the recently constructed Chapelfield Shopping Mall. Interestingly, in front of the entrance of the new Chapelfield Mall, there is a restaurant named Mackintosh's.
The Mackintosh brand is still (I think) used on Toffos.
[Information from the Chapelfield website] This site was originally host to Caley's of Norwich, manufacturers of mineral water then later, hot drinking chocolate and chocolat bars. Mackintosh aquired the site in 1931.
Caley's are still present in Norwich.
A large copper font, which was used in the Mackintosh factory for the the manufacture of toffee, now resides in Norwich Cathedral.
I hate Nestle for ruining Rowntree-Mackintosh.
This article and its redirect from Rowntree and its multifold articles on types of confectionery, has made it difficult to find members of the Rowntree family, who founded the company. ODNB lists:
- Rowntree, John Stephenson (1834–1907), found in Rowntree, Joseph (1801–1859), educationist
- Rowntree, John Wilhelm (1868–1905), chocolate manufacturer and religious activist
- Rowntree, Joseph (1801–1859), educationist
- Rowntree, Joseph (1836–1925), cocoa and chocolate manufacturer
- Rowntree, Joshua (1844–1915), social reformer
- Rowntree, (Benjamin) Seebohm (1871–1954), sociologist and businessman
Criticism of changes
This section is a bit weak - it actually only describes a few minor changes to the product lines, whereas most of the criticism has been aimed at the poor quality ingredients Nestle use for former Rowntree products. If anyone can find further information on this I think it would make the section more worthwhile. Smurfmeister (talk) 16:18, 5 January 2009 (UTC)
The change to the Kit Kat wrapper came late in the UK (and Ireland I think) compared to the rest of the world. While somewhat more satisfying when tucking into one (remember the eating ritual of pushing the finger out of the outer wrap, running a finger up to split the foil on the joint and snapping it off?) the staunch defenders of this packaging gained no appreciation among the productions managers where this package design had a much higher failure rate than the style now used the lengthways wrap was especially unstable on the machines. Sadly I only can offer a first hand anecdote whereas a source for this and other matters would be needed. Dainamo (talk) 16:21, 2 December 2009 (UTC)
- I have removed the section, all the sources were to Nestlé's website, which is odd for a supposedly contentious issue involving a multinational which has been boycotted in recent decades. It is really original research to suggest the products would have remained unchanged in the last 25 years if Rowntree's had not been taken over. While the section has had some expansion in the almost five years since Smurfmeister posted his/her comments above, the three sources are identical. This would seem to suggest that there are no citable third-party sources available to sustain the notability of this issue. Philip Cross (talk) 23:25, 24 October 2013 (UTC)