12 Jul
Top 10 Facts About Nestlé Rolo

Rolo is a popular cup-shaped caramel chocolate sweet that is sold in circular tubes. It's currently produced by Nestlé in the UK, at the Fawdon factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. In the U.S., they are produced by The Hershey Company. 

Here are our top 10 facts about Nestlé Rolo...

A tube of Rolo and loose sweets (chocolates)

1. Rolo was originally made by Mackintosh's

Mackintosh's was founded by John and Violet Mackintosh in 1890, and was originally based in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Starting in 1937, it was Macintosh's who first produced Rolo chocolates before the company eventually became Rowntree-Mackintosh in 1969. The company was bought out by Nestlé in 1988.

2. There was an iconic "Last Rolo" slogan 

If you're over a certain age, then you will remember the Last Rolo TV adverts which aired from 1980 to 2003, and featured the slogan "Do you love anyone enough to give them your last Rolo? It featured an artist drawing an animated sketch of a boy and his cute girlfriend sat on a bench, and the girl has just one Rolo left, but does she love him enough to give him her last one? 

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My Last Rolo cartoon advert from 1980s

3. A clever 90s Rolo advert won an award

There was an award-winning classic TV advert with an elephant and a boy that aired in the 90s, and is based on the "elephants never forget" saying. A cute baby elephant gets fooled by an objectionable young boy. He offers the elephant a Rolo, but then teases it by greedily eating it himself. 

Decades later, the boy is now an adult and is watching a parade in which the elephant (now an adult) is taking part. The elephant gets his revenge! You can watch this advert below...

4. McDonald's produced a Rolo McFlurry

In May 2011, the McDonald's burger chain created a Rolo McFlurry, which combined chocolate pieces and caramel sauce to simulate the taste of Rolo chocolates. Sadly, it was only available for a limited time.

5. There's a Rolo dessert

The milk chocolate and toffee dessert is available to buy from some branches of Waitrose, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Iceland.

Rolo Dessert (2023) - Milk Chocolate and Toffee

6. Rolo Biscuits launched in 2012

In 2012, Nestlé launched a Rolo biscuit made from Rolo caramel combined with chocolate and pieces of biscuit. Each biscuit is individually wrapped.

7. The Rolo Chocolate Cake is no longer available

It tasted delicious, but sadly the Rolo Chocolate Sponge Cake which was sold by Asda is no longer being produced. The sponge was layered and covered with a chocolate frosting, with a hidden toffee sauce centre. It was decorated with chocolate drops, mini Rolo pieces and toffee sauce.

8. There was a Cookie flavoured Rolo

In 1999, Nestlé launched a Rolo Cookies flavour, which featured toffee and crunchy cookie pieces in delicious milk chocolate cups. It was discontinued around 2002.

Empty Rolo Cookies wrapper, gold colour

9. Limited Edition Coconut Rolo was available in 2001

Featuring a deep blue wrapper, Rolo Coconut featured an unusual coconut flavoured toffee filling, which was definitely an acquired taste!

10. You can buy Rolo Toffee Yogurt

Rolo Toffee Yogurts are currently available to buy at Morrisons and Asda supermarkets. Each pot contains 68% milk and is free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. 

6 pack of Rolo Toffee Yogurt

Nestlé Rolo Ingredients

Here is a list of the ingredients of a Rolo chocolate and caramel cup. Please note that this is subject to change at any time and is not guaranteed. Always read the label before consuming. I have highlighted possible allergens below...

Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Whole and Skimmed Milk Powder, Invert Sugar Syrup, Cocoa Mass, Vegetable Fats (Palm, Mango Kernel, Sal, Shea), Cocoa Butter, Sweetened Condensed Skimmed Milk, Butterfat (from Milk), Lactose and Proteins from Whey (from Milk), Whey Powder (from Milk), Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Salt, Flavourings, Milk Chocolate contains Milk Solids 14% minimum and Vegetable Fat in addition to Cocoa Butter.

I hope you enjoyed our Top 10 Facts about Rolo. You may also like our post about the history of Nestlé Munchies and Mintola

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