It’s chocolate week! My favourite week of the year (well apart from cake week, chip week, desert week, but most definitely NOT healthy eating week!)
How can I not love chocolate when I live a chocolate button’s throw away from Cadbury World!
Of course, Cadbury World was not always there, originally it was just Bournville Village, built by the Cadbury family.
200 Years of Cadburys
John Cadbury was from a family of quakers who did not drink alcohol. As an alternative John made tea, coffee and drinking chocolate and sold it in a small shop in Birmingham. The drinking chocolate became really popular and he opened factories in the city. His son’s took over the business and in 1978 George Cadbury was looking for somewhere less industrial to open a factory and chose Bournville, a village outside of the city centre. He built homes for his workers and a cricket field to encourage them to keep healthy. Bournville still remains a village today, and the cricket ground is still there.
Moving on from drinks Cadbury’s began making chocolate and became more and more successful. Did you know that Cadbury’s Roses were introduced as far back as 1938 and are still popular today!
Cadbury’s also have some fab Halloween Sweets this year. Look out for these spooky Goo Heads in Store, or order them online, I’ve always found Cadbury’s gift shop really reliable.
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