Does anyone else like the idea of a tankerload of molten chocolate as much as I do? This photo shows staff members at Mackintosh’s Norwich factory in 1961 filling up a tanker with molten Caramac, ready to be transported to a biscuit factory. Caramac was an entirely new idea when it was invented by Mackintosh’s in 1959. It was “neither chocolate nor toffee but has the best qualities of both, the smoothness of chocolate, with the nicest taste of toffee”.
To find out more about the history of Caramac and reminisce about your childhood favourite sweets, come and see the Toffee Town exhibition at Halifax Visitors Centre and Art Gallery, from 28 July 2012.