A pie shop owner is likely to have been the inspiration behind the name of one of York’s most famous exports, historians have suggested.
To celebrate the 80th anniversary of the KitKat, Nestle has revealed evidence which shows the chocolate and wafer bar created by Rowntree in York was named after Londoner Christopher Catling.
The confectionary giant also believes there is only one painting in existence of Mr Catling, who was more commonly known as Kit, but its whereabouts is unknown.
They are now appealing to the public to check their lofts and family chests in case they are unwitting owners of an important piece of British history.
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