Toffee Town Trivia

On this page we hope to entertain you with some interesting facts about Mackintosh’s

Did you know that in Canada, Nestles have retained the name and created a line of toffee products under the Mack banner?

136,701 miles of foil are used per year to wrap the sweets; the equivalent distance of five times around the equator.

15 million tins of Quality Street were sold in 2010; enough sweets to stretch to the moon and back when placed end to end.

In recent years, individual larger versions of the more popular chocolates have been manufactured and sold separately, further extending the Quality Street brand.

QUALITY STREET® was the number 1 selling twist-wrap assortment in the UK in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Almost seven million QUALITY STREET® sweets are manufactured every day at the Nestlé Confectionery factory in Halifax, West Yorkshire. Laid end to end, a week’s production would stretch around 1,000Km!

The most popular sweet in QUALITY STREET® is the Purple One (the hazelnut in caramel). Which one is your favorite?

In the USA Rolos have been under licence by The Hershey Company since 1969.

There have now been Rolo biscuits, ice cream, muffins, birthday cake, desserts, cake bars, doughnuts, mini Rolos, big Rolos, yogurts and, of course, Easter Eggs.

In May 2011, McDonalds combined chocolate pieces and caramel sauce with their soft-serve McFlurry product to simulate the Rolo flavour profile in a cross-branded product.

Rolo was advertised for many years with the slogan “Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo?”

In 1996 the Rolo ad “Elephant” won the Grand Prix in the section Film Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.

Two more Toffee Crisp ideas were brought in to Mackintosh’s at the same time as John Henderson’s wife’s recipe succeeded.

The Toffee Crisp (shown as the Toffee Crispy, though it was the same product with the same labelling style and font) also appeared in a Red Dwarf episode entitled “Bodyswap”. The Toffee Crispy was dispensed from a talking food dispenser machine instead of the ship exploding due to a wiring fault.

“Room At The Top”, thought to be the first of the British New Wave of realistic film dramas, was a 1959 British film based on the the novel of the same name by John Braine. It was filmed at Shepperton Studios, Surrey, as well as in Halifax. Greystones, John Mackintosh’s former home. It was used for location filming of the outside scenes of the Brown family mansion.