Nestlé set to launch Yorkie Orange

Yorkie fans in the UK and Ireland will soon have a deliciously zesty way to enjoy their favourite treat, with the arrival of Yorkie Orange. The orange-flavoured milk chocolate is made with cocoa sustainably sourced under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.

The 46g Limited Edition Yorkie Orange bar and the 72g Yorkie Orange DUO bar will be available in a wide range of supermarkets, wholesale and convenience stores from 10 May.

Amy Kendall, Brand Manager for Yorkie said: “Yorkie has been a consumer favourite for 45 years, and we’re very excited to introduce a brand new twist on this chocolate classic. Delicious chunks of our signature Yorkie creamy milk chocolate are enlivened with irresistible orange to create a moreish taste sensation that we hope will become a firm favourite.”

There has been a resurgence in the popularity of orange-flavoured chocolate in recent years, with sales growing by a whopping 23% in the total market in 2020.

Kendall added: “We know how much shoppers in the UK and Ireland love to try new products from their favourite brands. We think Yorkie Orange is a winning combination and can’t wait for people to try it!

Yorkie was launched in 1976 by Rowntree Mackintosh to help break into the solid chocolate bar sector. The company considered several more unlikely names, including ‘Jones’ and ‘O’Hara’ before deciding to name the bar after the town in which it is made.

Yorkie continues to be manufactured at Nestlé UK’s York factory where 66 million bars are made each year. The factory is also home to KitKat, Aero, Polo and Milkybar. Yorkie has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

 

Image credit: Nestlé
To stay up to date on the latest, trends, innovations, people news and company updates within the global confectionery market please register to receive our newsletter here


Media contact
Kiran Grewal
Editor, International Confectionery

Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922
Email: editor@in-confectionery.com

 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

MORE LATEST NEWS

Cargill acquires Leman Decoration Group
Latest News

Cargill acquires Leman Decoration Group

It has been announced that Cargill has acquired Leman Decoration Group, a supplier of cake decorations across the bakery sector, including the artisanal, small industrial