Cadbury Bournville, the dark chocolate that you love to devour has a long history that dates back to 1908. The idea originated when brothers Richard and George Cadbury relocated their factory to Birmingham in England in the year 1879. The Cadbury brothers named the factory 'Bournville' after a local river known as Bourn; with 'Ville' being the French word for town.
Available for more than 109 years, Toblerone's recipe has never been changed or tampered with. Invented by Theodor Tobler, it is made with a mix of almonds, nougat, honey and chocolate and other secret ingredients. The triangular shape of the chocolate is inspired by the Mountain Matterhorn. The name Toblerone is a conjunction between the last name of Theodor Tobler and the Italian word for nougat - torrone.
It was in 1930 when Snickers was named after the beloved horse that belonged to the family that owned Mars Inc. which made these chocolates. For a few years, the name got changed to 'Marathon' in the United Kingdom and Ireland until 1990 when Mars Inc. decided to change it back to 'Snickers'. The chocolate bar consists of nougat, peanuts and caramel and became popular more than the candy it was inspired from.
Twix originated in the year 1967 and is also manufactured by Mars Inc. The name of this twin delight could be explained as the confluence of the two words 'mix' and 'twin' - because there are two bars in each pack and a mix of various ingredients like chocolate, biscuits and caramel are used.
The popular chocolate and hazelnut ball was first introduced in the year 1982. Ferrero is credited to the last name of the inventor Michele Ferrero and Rocher translates to rock. The production of the chocolate is believed to be quite secretive, with no phones and notebooks allowed inside.
6. Hershey's Kisses
Hershey's Kisses is a brand of chocolate manufactured by The Hershey Company. These cute bite-sized chocolates have a different shape that resembles a teardrop. First introduced in the year 1907, it is believed that the name Kisses was given to this chocolate because of the sound and motion made by machine while depositing the chocolate on the conveyor belt. Initially, these chocolates were manually wrapped, which was a painstaking process until the year 1921 when the inventors created an automatic machine to do so.
Introduced in the year 1923, Milky Way was inspired by and named after a famous malted shake of the era. The idea behind introducing a Milky Way bar was that it would be the first ever chocolate bar to have the same flavour as the milkshake, but just in a chewy form.