Rolo Candy History
ROLO candy is a popular confectionery that consists of a caramel-filled chocolate-covered candy. Here's a brief history of ROLO candy:
ROLO candy was first created and introduced by the British company Mackintosh's, which was known for producing various types of toffee and chocolate products. In 1937, Mackintosh's launched ROLO as a brand-new chocolate caramel candy.
The name "ROLO" is derived from the word "roll," referring to the rolling motion used to shape the candy. The original concept behind ROLO was to create a smooth, creamy caramel filling covered in milk chocolate. The combination of soft caramel and rich chocolate quickly became a winning formula.
ROLO gained popularity in the United Kingdom and became a beloved candy among consumers. The distinctive cylindrical shape, with a caramel center enveloped in a chocolate shell, made it both visually appealing and delicious.
In 1969, the brand was acquired by the multinational food company Nestlé, which expanded the distribution of ROLO candy to a global scale. Nestlé introduced ROLO to various markets, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and many European countries.
Over the years, ROLO has maintained its classic recipe and iconic shape. The caramel filling is made from a blend of sugar, butter, and condensed milk, while the chocolate coating provides a smooth and satisfying outer layer. ROLO candy is typically individually wrapped, with each candy piece having its distinctive gold and red wrapper.
ROLO candy has also expanded its product offerings to include different variations. This includes limited edition flavors, such as dark chocolate, white chocolate, and even flavored fillings like peanut butter. These variations add diversity to the ROLO lineup and cater to different taste preferences.
ROLO has become a recognizable and beloved candy brand worldwide. It is often enjoyed as a sweet indulgence, shared with friends or loved ones, or used as a topping or ingredient in desserts. The combination of caramel and chocolate continues to be a winning combination that has made ROLO a long-standing favorite in the confectionery market.
Rolo Candy Memories
Money was tight when I was a kid. My mother worked, and during the summers that meant that I spent a lot of time taking care of myself when my younger siblings were in day care. My mother would give me 50 cents every few days. I would take it and spend half of it to get into the city pool.
Inside the locker room at the pool was a candy machine. After spending most of the afternoon in the pool I would change clothes in a hurry and go straight to the candy machine to buy Rolos. I always chose them because one tube could last the for the whole walk home. I would just let them melt on my tongue until all of the chocolate was gone and the caramel was gooey enough to chew without requiring a trip to the dentist.
When I eat them now, I remember how much I looked forward to them and how they accompanied me on all of those summer days walking home from the pool. ~ Rae Anne from Colorado
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