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A History of Cadbury

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When John Cadbury came to Birmingham in 1824, he sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate in a small shop on Bull Street. Drinking chocolate was considered a healthy alternative to alcohol, something Cadbury, a Quaker, was keen to encourage.

In 1879, the Cadburys moved to Bournville and created their 'factory in a garden' - an unprecedented move. It is now ironic that today'
Published February 7th 2019 by Pen and Sword History
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Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Since February is the Valentine month, I thought a history of world famous chocolate maker Cadbury was appropriate. My first encounter with Cadbury was when the crème-filled eggs hit the U.S. market and I thought I had been transported to chocolate heaven. I had no idea the company had such a long history. Diane Wordsworth has written a very approachable narrative of the Cadbury family and the development of the company. I was very pleased to read about the employment reforms that the family int ...more
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A History of Cadbury by Diana Wordsworth is a free advanced reader copy of a hardcover book offered to me by Pen & Sword in exchange for an honest review.

Cadbury seems to have a similar temperance origin to Corn Flakes, Grape-Nuts and Welch’s, as well as the social influence and civic work environment of Hershey’s. This book tells of the chronology of the business and the Cadbury family, how chocolate is made, mergers and branding. There's a variation of chapters in chronology and the photos
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