The Story of John Cadbury

written by Mary Mahinda 11th November 2014

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The mention of the word Cadbury brings so much joy! And for the rest of the year, the world’s greatest chocolate brand wants you to Win A Trip To Cadbury World in Birmingham. But just where did the chocolate empire begin? It began with a Quaker named John Cadbury and his desire to change his environment.

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At a very young age back in 1824, John Cadbury was determined to turn people away from drinking alcohol and try coffee or chocolate instead. These were seen as healthy alternatives to alcohol, which as a Quaker, he believed was bad for society. He therefore opened his first shop on Bull Street, Birmingham and would later become a manufacturer, renting a warehouse in Crooked Lane, close to his shop. Here he began producing cocoa and chocolate and was later joined by his brother Benjamin to form Cadbury Brothers and they began renting a factory in Bridge Street in 1947 to manufacture chocolate.

The Cadbury brothers opened an office in London in the year 1854 and received a Royal Warrant as manufacturers of chocolate and cocoa to Queen Victoria. Seven years later, John Cadbury retired leaving his sons Richard and George to take over the business at a tender age of 25 and 21 years respectively and five years later, the brothers launched a new product in the market dubbed Cadbury Cocoa Essence.

The Story of John Cadbury

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The Story of John Cadbury

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What followed was the birth of Bournville after Cadbury outgrew its Birmingham factory and the duo set out looking for a bigger land out of town finally settling on a piece of land four miles outside of Birmingham thus Bournville and the factory opened in 1879. From here Cadbury was fast growing and moving from one glory to another employing more workforce and buying more land to expand the factory. The famous Cadbury Dairy Milk was launched in 1905 and years later the first overseas factory was opened in Tasmania. By 1930, Cadbury had become the 24th largest manufacturing firm in Britain with the original 14-acre site at Bournville having increased to 81 acres and more than 100 acres was devoted to recreation. In 1969 the firm merged with Schweppes and became Cadbury Schweppes but they later separated brands in 2008 separating its confectionery and drinks business

Be sure to take part in the ongoing Cadbury promotion where you could win a trip for two to Cadbury World and get to learn more about the great history of John Cadbury.

How To Win With Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate 

Remember that you can win a trip to Cadbury World in Birmingham with Cadbury. All you have to do is buy an 80G Cadbury Dairy Milk bar, request an entry form from the cashier, fill it out, and drop it in the raffle bin. You can also win one of 7 flat screen TV’s, one of 7 surround systems, chocolate hampers or local holidays for two to Naivasha. So get your Dairy Milk today!

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