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The final of the Hairy Bikers Chocolate Challenge has just aired on Channel 5 – and the winning KitKat creation from contestant Ian Hofmeister is now available to buy!
The Channel 5 five-part series hosted by Dave Myers and Si King featured seven amateur chocolatiers going head-to-head to create, brand and name their own confectionery in a series of tasks, judged by UK World Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks and Nestlé Confectionery marketing experts.
From designing milk chocolate-based sculptures that represented their hometowns, to aerated chocolate and a sharing tin of bonbons based on classic desserts, the contestants rustled up some amazing creations throughout the series - as well as a few inevitable chocolate calamities along the way.
Many mums hope for some me-time on Mother’s Day – and now you can give the mums in your life the ultimate break with a luxury, handcrafted KitKat that’s personalised just for them.
From now until the end of April 2020, the KitKat Chocolatory is available directly from Nestlé through a new online shop (www.kitkatchocolatory.co.uk). The web shop marks Nestlé’s first ever move into a direct-to-consumer offering for its UK confectionery business.
The KitKat Chocolatory brings with it a whole range of experiences, including the option to create your own expertly handcrafted KitKat and design personalised packaging for your bar.
Over the past fifty years, the use of plastics has increased dramatically. It has delivered enormous benefits, but the costs are clear. We must stop packaging ending up in landfills, oceans, lakes and rivers.
This is why Nestlé is signing up to the European Plastics Pact. The Pact will help Nestlé achieve 100% recyclable or reusable packaging and reduce the use of virgin plastics by one third by 2025.
Nestlé UK and Ireland have been a founding member of the world’s first plastic pact since its launch by WRAP in 2018. Nestlé was one of 42 UK businesses to sign up with the aim of transforming the plastic packaging system in the UK.
Quality Street fans no longer need to wait until the festive season for a taste of their favourite treat, after Nestlé unveiled the first all-new Quality Street product in almost 85 years.
Quality Street Intrigue, a range of indulgent truffles inspired by classic Quality Street flavours, arrives in UK stores from this week.
Rebecca Holt, Brand Manager for Quality Street said: “Quality Street is a much-loved UK brand; and we know many fans would love to enjoy more of it all year round. That’s why we’ve created a product that will enable consumers to experience Quality Street in a brand-new way.
“With Intrigue, we’ve taken the essence of Quality Street and added a contemporary twist. Intrigue combines classic Quality Street elements such as praline, caramel and fruit, with a delicious truffle centre. Perfect as a gift whatever the occasion, we think this new product is very special indeed. We hope it will delight Quality Street fans as well as introduce new consumers to the brand.”
Nestlé UK is voluntarily recalling seven batches of our Ski Yogurt Variety with Fruit Pieces 480g (4x120g) packs as we have been alerted to the possible presence of small pieces of black rubber by our fruit preparation supplier. This was due to an isolated incident during their manufacturing process that has now been resolved. The batches affected have the following use by dates: 21/02, 22/02, 28/02, 29/02, 06/03, 07/03 13/03. No other batches or Ski Smooth Yogurt and Ski Mousse products are affected by this action.
We are asking consumers not to eat the product and to return the top of the outer cardboard sleeve or pot lid printed with any of the above-mentioned use by dates, together with their own name and address, to the address below to claim a full refund.
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If you are a consumer with any concerns please call us free on 0800 000030.
Nestlé’s UK & Ireland LGBT+ Network has been shortlisted as a Top 10 Network Group in the 2020 British LGBT Awards, an annual celebration that shines a spotlight on the role models and organisations working tirelessly to better the needs of LGBT+ people across the nation.
Nestlé’s UK and Ireland LGBT+ Network was formed in 2016 and since then has grown into a network of over 220 members and allies. Co-Founder and Chair Emma Scott, who leads a team in Nestlé’s IT department, said of the nomination: “I’m so proud of how far the Nestlé UK and Ireland LGBT+ Network has come in such a short amount of time. What started as a conversation over a Nescafé with a colleague has grown into a highly influential and effective network. The hard work has been extremely rewarding, for example we have been able to offer vital support and advice for our LGBT+ colleagues, some of whom previously struggled to truly be themselves at work. Alongside our support network, we are committed to ensure Nestlé is one of the best places to work in the UK for people who identify as LGBT+. We are making great strides in this ambition, which has included joining the Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index, reforming our HR policies around transitioning at work and making our parental leave policy gender neutral.”
The Nestlé LGBT+ Network, now in its fourth year, has brought together LGBT+ colleagues from across Nestlé’s UK and Irish sites and includes representation from offices, boutiques and production facilities. The network has organised participation at Pride events every summer for the last 4 years and in 2019 marched with hundreds of members and allies at York, Dublin and Brighton Prides. 2019 also saw the initiation of a Nestlé LGBT+ Allies Network, a group of colleagues dedicated to supporting LGBT+ colleagues and ensuring equality across the business.
The winner will be announced at the 2020 British LGBT Awards which takes place in London on Friday 29 May 2020. Dubbed the “Gay Oscars” by the press, previous guests include Stephen Fry and Ellie Goulding, Caitlyn Jenner, Sir Ian McKellen, Alan Carr, Paul O’Grady, Lorraine Kelly, Girls Aloud, Little Mix and Graham Norton.