'They must be saved!' Chocolate fans gutted as Nestlé scraps two chocolate bars after 50 years

Nestle chocolate bars

Nestlé will remove two chocolate bars

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 07/02/2024

- 11:23

Two iconic chocolate bars will be scrapped and some Britons are not happy

Nestlé UK will ditch two iconic chocolate bars due to a drop in demand.

Customers will no longer be able to buy Breakaway or Yorkie Biscuit bars.

The chocolate bars have seen a slump in sales and Breakaway bars will not be produced from March.

Instead, the manufacturer will focus on making new products.

Breakaway chocolate

Breakaway chocolate bars have been scrapped


Those hoping to tuck into the chocolate bars for a final time will need to act fast.

Breakaway bars will still be available throughout February and March at Sainsbury's while stocks last.

They have been a favourite for more than 50 years, originally launching in 1970.

Yorkie Biscuit bars will also be removed, although the traditional Yorkie chocolate bars are "staying for good".

This follows the removal of Caramac bars from shelves. The caramel chocolate bars were scrapped last year.

Chocolate fans have shared their disappointment with the latest changes with many posting their opinions on X.

One wrote: "First it was the Caramac, now Breakaway bars! Nestle are gradually removing my chocolate childhood from supermarket shelves."

Another said: "First Caramac and now they're getting rid of Yorkie and Breakaway bars. When will this cull of chocolate bar classics end?"

Yorkie Biscuit

Yorkie Biscuit bars have been removed, although Yorkie chocolate bars will remain


A third added: "Nooo!!! Just heard @NestleUKI are scrapping Yorkie Biscuit & Raisin bars. They must be saved!"

A Nestlé spokesperson said: “We know fans will be disappointed to see it go, but it’s time for us to say goodbye to Breakaway.

“We have seen a decline in the sales of Breakaway over the past few years and, unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to discontinue it.

“By saying goodbye to Breakaway, we can focus on our best-performing brands, as well as develop exciting new innovations to delight consumers’ tastebuds.

“While we know it’s sad to see Yorkie Biscuit go, we want to assure shoppers that we have plenty of exciting new products lined up for 2024. Watch this space.”

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