Yorkie fans in the UK and Ireland will soon have a deliciously zesty way to enjoy their favourite treat, with the arrival of Yorkie Orange. The orange-flavoured milk chocolate is made with cocoa sustainably sourced under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan.
The 46g Limited Edition Yorkie Orange bar and the 72g Yorkie Orange DUO bar will be available in a wide range of supermarkets, wholesale and convenience stores from 10 May.
Amy Kendall, Brand Manager for Yorkie said: “Yorkie has been a consumer favourite for 45 years, and we’re very excited to introduce a brand-new twist on this chocolate classic. Delicious chunks of our signature Yorkie creamy milk chocolate are enlivened with irresistible orange to create a moreish taste sensation that we hope will become a firm favourite.”
There has been a resurgence in the popularity of orange-flavoured chocolate in recent years, with sales growing by a whopping 23% in the total market in 2020, according to Yorkie.
Kendall added: “We know how much shoppers in the UK and Ireland love to try new products from their favourite brands. We think Yorkie Orange is a winning combination and can’t wait for people to try it!”
Yorkie was launched in 1976 by Rowntree Mackintosh to help break into the solid chocolate bar sector. The company considered several more unlikely names, including ‘Jones’ and ‘O’Hara’ before deciding to name the bar after the town in which it is made.
Yorkie continues to be manufactured at Nestlé UK’s York factory where 66 million bars are made each year. The factory is also home to KitKat, Aero, Polo and Milkybar. Yorkie has no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.