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John Mackintosh and Sons

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Toffee-de-Luxe of Halifax, Yorkshire. Telephone: Halifax 3771. Cables: "Mackintosh, Halifax"

1890 John Mackintosh opened up his sweet shop in Halifax, Yorkshire, and the idea for Mackintosh's Toffee, not too hard and not too soft, came soon after.

1929 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of the World famous Toffee de Luxe and Specialists in Sugar Confectionery. Makers of quality Chocolates in Fancy and Standard boxes. Specially prepared for Export. (Stand No. L.27) [1]

1932 John Mackintosh and Sons acquired Caley’s Chocolate, of Norwich. Caley’s brand name used until early 1960s.

1936 Quality Street was launched.

1959 Launched the Caramac bar.

1969 Mackintosh's merged with rival Rowntree's to form Rowntree Mackintosh, which merged with Nestle in 1988.


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • [2] Caley's History