The Nestle boycott was something to do with them allegedly giving away free baby formula milk to mothers in developing countries, not breastfeeding would make their milk dry up so they had no option but to use formula, then Nestle would charge them for it. And/or it’s something to do with babies in such countries being more likely to die from formula milk because of polluted water, unsterilised equipement, etc.
Yahoo! gave this: http://www.babymilkaction.org/
I remember this from my student days, Nestle products were banned from the Union shops.
However un-social-conscienced or not, I do eat Nestle products. And IIRC even in Australia they were imported, so eatable. Whereas Australian Cadbury’s was absolutely vile and actually inedible compared to the UK stuff. Various ULs abounded as to why during my backpacking days, but one of the main ones was they they “put something in the Aussie version to stop it melting as it’s a hotter climate.”
True or not, it was unrecognisable as UK Cadburys.
American chocolate I have tried (admittedly not many brands - mainly things like Hersheys) always tastes much sweeter and blander and more “watery” than UK versions. But my favourite chocolate is continental stuff such as Lindt, Toblerone, and also this organic stuff called Kaoka which is heaven.