wrapper and what not?
is any wrapper covering chocolate bar, tablet, slab, napolitain, egg or
chocolate candy bar (where chocolate creates important part of product
- at least 30% - for example Kit Kat or Mars bar) which contains any
about product and producer made of any material. It can be from
of ANY WEIGHT. The exception can be some napolitain wrappers where
often clear who and where it was made. I don´t collect inner metal or
wrappers protecting chocolate.
I don´t mind
if the wrapper is from "real" chocolate ( with cocoa butter and without
added vegetable fat ) or from the "chocolate like" product without
What is not
a chocolate wrapper for me:
( or fat couverture) coated candy like waffers, müsli bars where the
created only small part of the candy. I don´t collect also
from M & M´s, Smarties ( except Smarties in chocolate
Lentilky and similar candy and chocolate boxes ( assortments).
early times of manufacturing chocolate bars paper became most popular
for chocolate wrappers. under outer paper wrapper is always inner
(foil) usually made of aluminium or plastic ( this I don´t collect)
are 3 main types of paper chocolate wrapper.
is strip of paper wrapped over the chocolate bar so it is usually easy
to take off the wrapper from chocolate.This wrapping method was more
in the past. It is used mostly in Usa, England, the Netherlands,
or in many asian countries now.
covers complete chocolate bar like a envelope. This envelope style of
wrapper is widely spread in most countries. It is
necessary to open these wrappers carefully and try not to
is often used as a wrapping material cardboard paper. Typical is for
filled chocolates especially those with liquid filling like spirits,
chocolates with whole hazelnuts, for higher weights chocolates,
chocolates like Schogetten, for luxury chocolates or for chocolate bars
unusual shape. Also worldwide known chocolate bar Toblerone is covered
by cardboard wrapper.
frequented paper other wrapping materials like cellophane , metalized
or plastic foils became more and more popular from economic reasons.
wrappers are often hard to open without damage that´s why some
don´t collect them. Typical use is for square chocolates, some cheaper
chocolates or for chocolate candy bars like Mars.
of square chocolates Ritter used cellophane as a wrapping material till
1978, then paper wrapper combined with aluminium and since 1991 plastic
foil wrapper which is easy to open without damage what I can´t say
some similar wrappers from other countries ( Garoto´s Talento bars from
Brazil or czech Studentská Peče by Orion ).
makers of chocolate bars is more and more common to wrap the chocolates
in plastic foils. Almost all small bars and candy bars are now packed
plastic foil and also some cheaper chocolates like 100g bars
or Waldbaur in Germany or Lola chocolates by swiss Halba.
manufacturers started to pack their chocolate bars and slabs into
plastic foils instead of classic paper wrappers in last ten years (
Cadbury since about 2002, Kraft Foods (chocolates Milka, Alpen Gold,
Karuna, Figaro, Marabou since 2004-2007) and also czech chocolate
factory Nestlé (local chocolate brand Orion) since autumn 2008.
of wrappers use some scandinavian companies - they combine paper with
metalized foil in one wrapper. This method is often used for packing
pieces in rolls. Some companies like italian Delicia also use
of plastic wrapper with inner metalized foil.
inner metalized foil wrapper
and inner metalized foil wrapper
chocolate candy bar wrapper
foil wrapper with sticked paper
was used by few companies in Austria, Soviet union or Scotland
motives are connected with chocolate and its composition: chocolate,
cows in alps, cocoa pods, cocoa seeds, nuts etc.
also special wrappers made for some occasions, childern chocolates with
motives like flowers, cars, planes, animals, cartoons .
You can find
almost everything especially on private labels wrappers.
use own traditional colour of wrappers ( Milka, Cadbury, Orion ) but
of them use different colours of wrappers for each taste.
swiss chocolate wrapper
with cocoa pod
chocolate wrapper with cow by company Hellas from
the past common information on wrappers consisted of manufacturer, kind
of product and sometimes weight. Since 1960´s infos on wrappers have
more informative. It began appear date of manufacture, composition of
address of manufacturer or distributor, storing conditions. In last
producers also have had to inform about nutrition content, cocoa
What I miss
on many wrappers is land of origin, then is hard to catalogize wrapper
in collection. Especially in EU there are more often "infos"
made in Eu and manufacturing private labels for other countries is
chocolate wrapper issued to 100th anniversary of company in 1952
chocolate wrapper from 2008
wrappers shown here are
scans of real chocolate wrappers from still growing collection of