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Chocolate Wars by Deborah Cadbury
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Nov 22, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: britain, nonfiction
Read from October 30 to November 21, 2010

Choc full (had to put some kind of pun in there) of information about the Cadbury, Rowntree, Fry, and Hershey family companies. Most of the book was about the first three families, who based their business dealings and decisions squarely on their Quaker faith, and used the money they (eventually) made as a means to an end -- helping humanity to be at its best. The information about the early days and trusts/villages that the family businesses created was most interesting to me. When it got into the 60s and beyond it wasn't as engrossing, since the mergers started happening and the companies, now owned by shareholders, began to make decisions with money as the end, and not the means.

I was interested enough that I did a googlenews about Cadbury to see how Kraft is doing as the new owners.... wasn't impressed by what I found.

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