Munchies are a type of confectionery produced by Nestlé. They were introduced by the British firm Mackintosh's in 1957. The brand was later acquired by Nestlé as part of its takeover of Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988.
At some time the confectionery formerly known as Mintola (near-identical in appearance to Munchies, but consisting of plain chocolate with a mint fondant centre) was renamed Mint Munchies. In 2006, Mint Munchies were again renamed, this time as After Eight Bitesize.
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1957 - Munchies are introduced
- "Our brands - Chocolate and Sweets". nestle.co.uk. Archived from the original on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
Mint Munchies [were launched] in 1957, this product changed its name from Mintola to Mint Munchies in June 1995
- "After Eights re-invented for a new generation". utalkmarketing.com. 27 September 2007. Archived from the original on 3 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
Mint Munchies [..] are being changed into the After Eight brand. [..] "New After Eight bitesize combines the popular Mint Munchies product with the strength of the After Eight brand."
- "Mint Munchies join After Eight brand", irn-talkingshop.co.uk. Article dated 13 October 2006, retrieved 5 January 2007[dead link]
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