02 Jan
The Enduring Charm of Werther's Original

In the realm of confections, few treats evoke such a sense of nostalgia and indulgence as Werther's Original. These smooth, creamy caramels have captivated palates worldwide for over a century, their rich butterscotch flavour and melt-in-your-mouth texture earning them a place among the world's most beloved sweets.

The enduring appeal of Werther's Original lies not only in its delectable taste, but also in its ability to evoke a sense of nostalgia and comfort. The iconic gold bag, with its vintage font and charming illustrations, transports individuals back in time to their childhood, recalling fond memories of their grandparent's sharing them out with thre family.

Close-up of a person's hand holding a bag of Werther's Original in a supermarket food aisle.

Who invented Werther's Original?

The origins of the Werther's Original recipe can be traced back to 1903, in the quaint German town of Werther. Gustav Nebel, a confectioner with a passion for crafting delectable treats, sought to create a caramel that would surpass all others. His dedication and meticulous attention to detail resulted in a recipe that became the foundation for the iconic Werther's Original caramels we enjoy today.

Using real butter, fresh cream, and a touch of sugar, these indulgent ingredients come together to create a caramel that is both rich and delicate, melting effortlessly on the tongue.

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Who owns Werther's Original?

The sweets have been made by the German confectioner August Storck KG since 1969, and were originally marketed across Europe as Werther's Echte, but this was changed to Werther's Original in the 1990s. Werther's Original were introduced to the United Kingdom in 1992.

Today, Werther's sweets are sold in over 100 countries. August Storck has been making Moser-Roth chocolate exclusively for Aldi since 2007. They also make Toffifee, which was introduced in 1973, and own Bendicks Mints.

How many calories in a Werther's Original?

A single sweet from a bag of Butter Candies contains 93 kj/22 kcal. A 100g contains 1793 kJ/424 kcal. The ingredients are sugar, glucose syrup, cream (MILK) (7.4%), condensed whey (MILK), butter (MILK) (4.8 %), partially inverted refiners syrup, salt, emulsifier: SOYA lecithin, flavouring.

Product Range

Werther's Original Butter Candies

These are Werther's signature product, and based on the same recipe invented by Gustav Nebel. The sweets feature a sweet and crunchy, buttery shell with a creamy caramel centre.

Sugar Free Butter Candies

Using the same recipe as the Butter Candies, made with real butter and fresh cream, but without the sugar. Instead, the sweeteners isomalt and acesulfame-K are used. 

Salted Caramel Cream

Soft and creamy Caramels filled with a salted caramel cream.

Vanilla Cream

Very similar to the Caramel Cream, with the same textures, but with a natural vanilla flavouring.

Creamy Toffees

Made with butter and fresh cream. Suitable for vegetarians.

Sugar Free Creamy Toffees

The same recipe as Creamy Toffees, but without the sugar. The sweeteners used are maltitol, isomalt, sorbitol syrup and sucralose.

Chocolate Flavour Sugar Free 

Uses a similar recipe to the Sugar Free Butter Candies but with added cocoa. Includes the sweeteners isomalt, acesulfame K and sucralose. Other ingredients are butter (milk) (7.9%), cream (7%), cocoa extract, salt, flavourings, colour: ammonia caramel, emulsifier: soya lecithin.

Caramel Popcorn

Classic Popcorn with the Werther's magic touch. Features a mouthwatering blend of rich and buttery caramel, which coats the fluffy popcorn kernels.


Chewy, buttery toffees with a gorgeous chocolate cream filling.

Golden Mix

Includes a variety of Werther's Original popular caramel sweets in a big, 340g share bag. Includes Butter Candies, Eclairs, Creamy Toffees, Creamy Filling and Caramel Fudge.

Limited Editions

Werther's Originals Harvest Caramels in Cinnamon Creme and Pumpkin Spice were introduced as limited edition varieties in the Autumn of 2023.

Werther's Original TV advert with Ivor Barry

Werther's sweets are often viewed as being a favourite with old people, and this is thanks to an iconic advert featuring a grandad and his son. The advert above is from 1995. It's an updated version of a similar 1980s advert. 

The grandad is played by the Welsh actor Ivor Barry, who passed away on 12th December 2006 in Los Angeles. He also played Henry Donnelly in the 1985 film, Weird Science, who was Wyatt and Chet's grandfather. The actor had numerous roles in various 1970s and 80s TV series.

Werther's Original Creamy Toffees and Golden Mix

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