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IT IS the chocolate bar that has fuelled generations of morning coffee breaks.

And as KitKat celebrates its 80th anniversary, its maker Nestle has opened its UK archives to reveal how the snack got its name.

KitKat, originally made by Rowntrees in York, was named after a Londoner called Christopher. Further investigation has uncovered that there is only one alleged painting in existence of this man, and its location is currently unknown.

Nestle UK are appealing to the public to check their attics in case they are unwitting owners of “an important piece of British history”.

KitKat is celebrating 80 years

KitKat is celebrating 80 years

Balthazar the Blue Great Dane weighs  15 STONE and is seven-foot long, the size of a baby elephant. Shocked vets at a practice in Bilborough believe he could even be a contender for the heaviest dog in the country. See News Team story NTIDOG; Meet Britain's heaviest dog - a seven-foot Great Dane who weighs the same as a baby ELEPHANT. Five-year-old Balthazar stunned his owners when he tipped the scales at more than 15 STONE during a recent trip to the vets. The Blue Great Dane measures a whopping 3ft 3in (1m) from his paw to his shoulder but is 7ft (2.1m) from his nose to his tail. Owners Vinnie, 46, and Dixie Monte-Irvine, 39, were shocked when they took Balthazar to the vets last week and the scales clocked a whopping 15st 6lb (99.3kg). The gigantic Great Dane lives with Vinnie and Dixie and their three children Francesca, 11, Gloria, four, and two-year-old Tyrion at their detached home in Gedling, Nottingham.

Video: Great Dane is heaviest dog in Britain