Cadbury Facts

Cadbury Facts
Cadbury is a confectionary company that was founded in Birmingham, United Kingdom, in 1824 by John Cadbury. Cadbury is the world's second largest confectionary company, after Wrigley's. John Cadbury established the company to sell tea and coffee along with chocolate beverages. In 1847 the company was renamed Cadbury Brothers when his brother Benjamin became John's partner. In 1861 John Cadbury's sons took over the business, but it was already in trouble. The brothers focused on chocolate instead of coffee and tea and it became profitable again. Dairy Milk was introduced to the product line in 1905 and by 1914 was its best-selling product.
Interesting Cadbury Facts:
George Cadbury bought 120 acres of land in 1893 and built a village for Cadbury workers and their families to live.
Cadbury Crème eggs were introduced to the market in 1923.
The Cadbury Fruit and Nut bar was released in 1928 and the Crunchie was introduced in 1929.
In 1969 Cadbury merged with Schweppes to become Cadbury Schweppes. In 2007 the merger ended and the company split into two separate entities.
Kraft purchased Cadbury in 2010 for $18.9 billion.
In 2012 the confectionary portion of Kraft became Mondelez International.
Every minute there are 250,000 Cadbury Milk Buttons made. That equals 400,000,000 every day.
There are 1.2 million Cadbury Crème Eggs made every 24 hours, as well as 5.5 million blocks of Cadbury Dairy Milk.
When the company revealed in 2015 that they had changed the Cadbury Crème Egg recipe the sales dropped by $6 million.
Every year there are approximately 350 million Dairy Milk Bars sold.
Cadbury owned the purple color Pantone 2685c. Nestle took over after winning a court case for the rights to the color.
Cadbury is credited with being the first chocolatier to create the very first milk chocolate and its first milk chocolate bar hit the market in 1897.
Richard Cadbury, the founder's son, created the first heart-shaped candy box for Valentine's Day in 1861.
Cadbury was the first company to close down on bank holidays to give employees a holiday.
Queen Victoria gave Cadbury the first Royal Warrant in 1854, making them the official cocoa and chocolate makers to Her Majesty.
Cadbury employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide in roughly 50 countries.
During World War II Cadbury had to change their recipe and remove dairy milk from the shelves. They were not allowed to use fresh milk and had to use skim milk powder. The chocolate bar was called Ration chocolate.
Cadbury's Curly Wurly appeared on the market in 1970, along with Old Jamaica.
Although the Crème Egg appeared in 1923 it is not the same as the crème Egg on the market today. The current version hit the shelves in 1971.
Some of Cadbury's products include the Dairy Milk Bar, Flake, Fudge, Twirl, Crunchie, Easter Crème Egg, Crème Egg Minis, Advent Calendars, Wheaties, Boost, and Fry's Chocolate Cream.
In Canada Cadbury produces Maynard's label products such as Wine gums, Swedish Berries, and Sour Patch Kids.
In 2008 the CEO of Cadbury earned more than 4 million pounds in salary and bonuses.

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