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Product typeConfection
Introduced1959; 64 years ago (1959)
Previous ownersMackintosh's

Caramac is the brand name for a caramel-based confectionery that was created by Mackintosh's, and is now manufactured by Nestlé.[1] It was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1959. The name is derived from the syllabic abbreviation of Caramel and Mackintosh.[2]

A similar confection is used in the covering of McVitie's Gold biscuit bar. A limited edition Caramac Kit Kat bar was released in the United Kingdom in 2005[3] and due to popular demand it was brought back in 2007.

In 2015 a buttons version was launched.[4]


The name of the product was determined in a competition. The competition was held in what was the Norwich factory of Mackintosh's, and won by Barbara Herne. The bar was made at the old Norwich factory until its closure in 1996, when production transferred to Fawdon on Tyneside, where it is still made.[5]


The bar is a light brown colour and is manufactured using sweetened condensed milk, butter, various flavourings, and sugar.[6] It is packaged in an orange-red and yellow wrapper.


  1. ^ "History of Rowntree". Archived from the original on 18 March 2007. Retrieved 4 April 2007. 1988 - Nestlé SA buys Rowntree plc.
  2. ^ "Caramac". Nestlé UK.
  3. ^ Sutherland, Jonathan; Canwell, Diane (25 May 2008). Essential Business Studies A Level: AS Student Book for AQA. Folens Limited. p. 289 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Caramac Giant Buttons Hit Shelves". William Reed Business Media. 21 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Nestlé UK & Ireland Locations". Nestlé UK Ltd Headquarters. Archived from the original on 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2012-11-27.
  6. ^ "Nestlé CARAMAC Riegel - Zutaten" (in German). Retrieved 2012-11-27.

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