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Snettisham's Maldon Ltd still making version of Caramac bars after Nestle discontinued them

Fans may be disappointed at the demise of the famous Caramac chocolate bar – but they don’t need to be down for long.

There is another version of the iconic treat available thanks to a Snettisham chocolate firm.

After the announcement from Nestle regarding the demise of their famous Caramac bar, many confectionery fans expressed their sadness while sharing their memories of the brand being manufactured in Norwich from the 1950s up until the 1990s.

Snettisham chocolate firm has its own 'posh' version of a Caramac bar.
Snettisham chocolate firm has its own 'posh' version of a Caramac bar.

First created in 1959 and made with ingredients including treacle and sweetened condensed skimmed milk, Caramac was made by Rowntree Mackintosh until the chocolate factory's closure in 1996 - the site is now home to the Chantry Place shopping centre on Chapelfield Road.

But fans of iconic British confectionery need not panic just yet – because a 'posh' version of Caramac is made by Maldon Chocolates Ltd, which is based in Snettisham.

Their ever-popular, slightly salted caramel chocolate bars are handmade by their expert chocolatiers - with no artificial additives.

There is also a Caramapple Bar - a delicious bar of slightly salted caramel chocolate, with a hint of apple and strewn with real apple pieces.

Maldon Chocolates Ltd was established in Maldon, Essex in 2015 and later relocated to West Norfolk in 2021.

Founder and expert chocolatier Mike Simons said: “Among the many things we make and sell, which are all unique to Maldon Chocolates, we have a couple of products that are not only extremely popular but serve as a reminder to people of days gone by and missed childhood.

“These include the Caramel bar, which we tell customers is a kind of ‘posh Caramac’; its apple infused variant Caramapple and the Maldon 4-Centres bars - which are our take on the old ‘Fry's 5-Centres’, another product which has been sorely missed for more than 30 years.

“All our products are completely handmade and certainly keep us on our toes when it comes to meeting the demand.”

Shoppers can visit the Maldon Chocolates website to order or visit their shop at Poppyfields Retail Park in Snettisham, which will be open daily from now until Christmas Eve.

Their talented team of chocolatiers also runs chocolate-making experiences throughout the year and attends a variety of local events to highlight their unique chocolates.

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