Our chocolate & confectionery brands
In 1904, Nestlé started selling chocolate for the first time. But even before this landmark moment, the Nestlé company played an important role in the development of milk chocolate.
In 1875, Henri Nestlé supplied his Vevey neighbor, Daniel Peter, with concentrated milk, which Peter used to develop the world's first commercial milk chocolate. Then in 1929, Peter, Cailler, Kohler (Chocolats Suisses S.A.) merged with Nestlé Group to become one of the world’s largest chocolate producers.
Ever since, we've delighted people around the world with our range of chocolates, which today includes iconic brands such as KitKat and Smarties.
We're making chocolates for the future.
For example, Smarties was the first global confectionary brand to move to more widely recyclable paper packaging in 2021. That's part of a bigger story: at Nestlé we're committed to help ensuring that our packaging is reduced, recyclable or reusable by 2025.
KitKat has committed to become carbon neutral in 2025. One way we're doing that is through plant-based alternatives, including KitKat Vegan - crispy wafers coated in smooth chocolate.