Did you know that Cadbury’s Chocolate has been around for nearly 200 years? The Cadbury family started up business with a small shop in my home town of Birmingham. As Quakers they did not partake in alcohol which was what most people drank in 1824, so John Cadbury made tea, coffee and drinking chocolate as an alternative. You can still buy Cadbury Drinking Chocolate today, I’m guessing it’s a lot easier to make than back then when they used to grind the cocoa beans with a pestle and mortar.
John Cadbury’s business thrived and he opened factories in the city to make his drinks. By 1861 it was time for him to retire and he handed his business over to his sons Richard and George. In 1875 they started making their first Easter Eggs, they were made with dark chocolate and had silver dragees placed inside.
Today’s Easter Eggs can be found in all shapes and sizes but one of my favourites remains the Cadbury Dairy Milk.
From then on Cadbury’s went on from strength to strength and the purple wrappers came in around 1920. You can’t help but think of Cadbury’s when you see the colour of the wrappers. If you visit Bournville you will see a lot of Cadbury Purple, even the entire Bournville Train Station is painted in it.
Do you remember George’s dream of a healthy and happy workplace? His quote was “No man ought to be condemned to live in a place where a rose cannot grow.” His ambition was big and he achieved it with the new factory deemed the factory in a garden. Of course it would only be a matter of time before roses appeared on the chocolates. Cadbury’s Roses were first introduced in 1938 and they are still really popular today.
A big leap to the future now, after surviving chocolate rationing in the war years Cadbury’s went from strength to strength bringing us many of the much-loved chocolates we see in the shops these days. In 1971 they launched the Creme Egg! Just in time to make my childhood happier. How do you eat yours?
I’d be more than happy to receive this Mother’s Day gift box, wouldn’t you? It’s only £20.
1 x 360g Cadbury Milk Tray Box with ‘With Love’ sleeve – double layered Milk chocolate box, 1 x 187g Cadbury Roses Carton,1 x 93g Cadbury Medley Biscuit and Fudge Bar, 1 x 120g Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Bar, 1 x 250g Cadbury Drinking Chocolate Tub, 1 x Cadbury purple Organza bag with ribbon with 5 x Cadbury Bars
1 x 700g Roses & Heroes Handbag Gift Carton, 1 x 75cl Fetzer Valley Oaks White Zindfandel Rose Wine.
Then of course, it won’t be long until Easter. My favourite time of
chocolate the year!
Of course there really doesn’t have to be any reason at all to gift someone chocolate and that’s why I’m going to gift one of my readers a lovely box of Cadbury Bars which will fit through your letterbox.
1 x Dairy Milk Bar, 1 x Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut 47g, 1 x Flake, 1 x Crunchie , 1 x Wispa, 1 x Double Decker, 1 x Fudge 25.5g, 1 x Chomp 23.5g, 1 x Freddo, 1 x Curly Wurly.
A couple of Rules:
UK only entrants
1 winner will be chosen at random
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