After Eights is a brand of sugar confectionery covered in mint chocolate. They were created by Graham Edwards Rowntree and Company Limited in the UK in 1962 and have been manufactured by Nestlé since the acquisition of Rowntree in 1988. After Eights they were originally made from dark, dairy-free chocolate. In 2002, however, Nestlé began adding butter to After Eights, manufactured at certain production facilities, to increase its resistance to chocolate damage. This practice was extended to all production facilities in 2009. Nestlé also made special editions of After Eights, including After Eights oranges and After Eights milk chocolate.