York chocolate geniuses do it again – with the invention of the Aero Caramel

Double the yum – Aero Caramel. Photograph: Nestlé
4 Feb 2020 @ 12.06 pm
| Food & drink

Those geniuses at the York Nestlé factory have done it again.

With some sort of Willy Wonka-like magic (or more probably science and engineering) the team has taken all the bubbly yumminess of Aero – and given it a caramel twist.

The new chocolate bar is now speeding off the Haxby Road production line and into the shops.

Available as a 100g sharing bar, the caramel-flavoured milk chocolate is made with cocoa “responsibly sourced under the Nestlé Cocoa Plan”, says the world’s largest food company.

Assistant brand manager for Aero Amy Kendall said:

  • Aero is renowned for its unique combination of chocolate and bubbles that melt effortlessly in your mouth, giving you a little uplifting moment.

    The science and technology behind Aero made it unique from the start – but we continually look for new ways to innovate and delight fans.

    We believe that Aero Caramel is a delicious new addition to the Aero family and we hope it will soon become another firm favourite.

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The Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Confectionery in York. Photograph: Nestlé UK
The York factory already produces milk and peppermint Aero and Aero Bubbles, alongside KitKat, Milkybar and Polo.

The new Aero Caramel goes on sale over the next few weeks in Asda, Co-Op, Morrisons and Tesco stores, as well as wholesalers.

It is available as a 100g sharing bar only with a recommended price of £1.

Aero was first launched in 1935 as a peppermint-flavoured chocolate bar and this was followed by the milk chocolate format in the 1970s.

Aero Bubbles were introduced in 2005 and last year Nestlé introduced Aero Bliss, a new premium version of Aero which comes as boxed chocolates designed for sharing.