Cadbury

Cadbury is one of the oldest confectionery brands in the UK. Founded in 1824 by John Cadbury, the company started off selling tea and coffee, but soon moved into drinking chocolate.

In 1905, the company introduced Dairy Milk, which quickly became their best selling product. The company continued to expand its range through new products and acquisitions such as Trebor Bassett, Fry's, Maynards and Hall's. It 1969 merged with Schweppes to become Cadbury Schweppes plc.

In 2008, the two companies demerged, and in 2010, Cadbury was acquired by US food conglomerate Kraft for £11.8 billion. Since then, Kraft have anounced the closure of the company's Keynsham factory and sold off Cadbury's Polish Wedel brand.

You can buy Cadbury products online from Amazon.com in the US and Handy Candy and Cadbury Gifts Direct in the UK.




Shown below are Chocablog reviews and articles relating to Cadbury chocolate.

How Fair Is Fairtrade Chocolate?

An investigation into Fairtrade chocolate.

Cadbury Mixionary Launch

Reporting from the launch of Cadbury's Mixionary promotion.

Win A Bar Of ‘Cadbury Chocablog’

Win a Chocablog personalised Dairy Milk bar.

Cadbury & Fry Through Time

A new book that chronicles the history of Cadbury & Fry.

Philadelphia With Cadbury: Death Of A Brand?

Reporting on the launch of Philadelphia with Cadbury chocolate.

Cadbury India Temptations Raisin & Apricot

I spotted this bar as I left India last year, and to be honest my main reason for purchasing it was to see if Cadbury India were using palm oil and other nasties in their confectionery.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Black Forest

The other day I took a trip to Reading in order to do a little shopping, and quite by chance I found myself wandering along Harris Arcade, a rather old fashioned passageway of glass-fronted shops which is home to an …

Win 20 Bars of Cadbury Chocolate

Update: This competition is now closed. This is the new ad from Cadbury that will start airing on Saturday 7th August. It’s part of what they call their “most exciting ever marketing initiative”. Because marketing initiatives are just so exciting! The idea behind …

Cadbury Raisin BrunchBar

I’m going to be honest with you. I won these in the tombola at East Finchley Festival. I didn’t buy them, and Cadbury certainly didn’t send us them. Because they never send us anything. I’m not really a breakfast bar kind …

Cadbury Crunchie, Caramel & Turkish Biscuits

These new biscuits come in three varieties – Crunchie, Caramel and Turkish – and are made for Cadbury by Burton’s Foods who sent us these samples. Now I’m not the biggest fan of biscuits in the world, so I took …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Bar of Plenty Berry Fruit & Vanilla Shortcake

These Cadbury ‘Bars of Plenty’ have been around for a while now, so I thought it was about time I tried one. The basic concept is a Dairy Milk bar stuffed with as much other stuff as humanly possible. Presumably …

Cadbury Coconut

If you live outside of Canada, you may never have seen one of these, but I’m sure you can tell exactly what it is just by looking at the wrapper. Yes, it’s a Cadbury Bounty! I’ve not been able to find out …

Cadbury Flake Celebration Cake

For Chocablog’s 4th birthday, I decided to buy an off-the-shelf chocolate cake, simply because it’s not the kind of thing we normally look at. Us Chocabloggers tend to work alone most of the time, so it’s difficult to justify shelling …

Cadbury Mighty Perky Nana

A bizarrely named banana flavoured milk chocolate confection.

Cadbury Caramel Nibbles

Another new offering from Cadbury here – part of their “Bags Of Stuff That Are Way Too Big For One Person But Like That’s Going To Stop Me Trying” range, I think. This 175g bag contains a large number of Dairy …

Cadbury Clusters

From the same stable as Cadbury Raisins comes another totally-un-resealable bag of vaguely disturbing looking stuff. This time we have chocolated coated raisins (original, huh?) with the addition of corn flakes and smushed into ‘clusters’. Like their raisin-only counterparts, these …

Cadbury Raisins

I’ve always had a soft spot for chocolate coated raisins, but I don’t think I’ve seen a bag as big as this before. 200g in a supposedly resealable bag that doesn’t actually work and forces you to eat them all …

Cadbury Snow Bites

The Halloween costumes are gone and the supermarket shelves have been filled with brightly coloured tat, which can only mean one thing. Christmas is right around the corner! This little bag was seen hiding in the “Edible Brightly Coloured Tat” aisle …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Crème Caramel

Guest Chocablogger Natasha Faria from South Africa is back with a local Dairy Milk variation… According to this wrapper, this is “Local ‘n Lekker” (collective cringe from English majors worldwide). “Lekker” is an Afrikaans word that means nice, good, great, cool …

Cadbury Old Gold – Before & After

Before As readers will no doubt be aware, Cadbury in Australia have taken a lot of flak for changing the formulation of their chocolate – specifically adding the dreaded “Vegetable Fat” – which turned out to be Palm Oil. At the …

Cadbury Fair Trade Ad

You know, I’m all for Cadbury’s new Fair Trade credentials, but this latest (5 minute!) ad is one of their most bizarre yet. I just hope the hallucinogens their marketing people are using are fairly traded too… I’d love to …

Cadbury Wispa Gold

Wispa milk chocolate with caramel

Cadbury Bubbly

No, it’s not champagne, but Cadbury’s very cheeky and blatant copy of Nestlé’s classic Aero bar. Why Nestlé didn’t register names such as the obvious ‘Bubbly’ to protect their product is beyond me, but it’s taken Cadbury many years to either …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Berry Pannacotta

The Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts range has been around for about three years now and has either been a definite Yay or a Nay. It’s been no surprise to notice that their tragic versions of desserts such as lemon …

Cadbury Old Gold Roast Almond

Cadbury has been revamping the Old Gold range. For a long time the choices didn’t seem very extensive, and Old Gold was a bit of a yawn. Been round for ages. Yawn. Let’s try something else. I’m pleased to say that …

Cadbury Bournville Orange

Bournville chocolate with orange.

Cadbury Bournville Old Jamaica

Bournville chocolate with run and raisin

Cadbury Flake Moments

This attractive bright yellow box on the shelf of my local Budgens caught my attention, so I thought I’d give it a go. Inside the box are two layers of eleven bite-sized pieces of Cadbury Flake in six different varieties. Nice enough …

Cadbury Chomp (Australia)

This is a blast from the past. Chomp bars were everywhere here in the late seventies and eighties and were one of the cheapest chocolate bars you could buy. Still are in fact and a mother at my …

Cadbury Caramello

This is one of a small box of samples sent to us by Handy Candy – a ‘retro’ online sweet shop who’ve revently started selling US imports. As with most (all?) Cadbury products in America, it’s actually made by Hershey. According …

Cadbury Allora

This may sound a little odd for someone in my position, but I can’t remember the last time I ate a Cadbury’s chocolate bar. Our Dom seems to be Mr. Dairy Milk and I sit contentedly at the other end …

Cadbury Luxury Selection 72%

Here at Chocablog there’s been an awful lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth about Cadbury’s and their tendency to punt out the same old safe as houses CDM, but with some new ‘other’ ingredient thrown in to create something …

Cadbury Eight Moments

It is always too easy to mock and dismiss Cadbury chocolate as it’s been around forever, is always affordable, predictable, safe and reliable and has about as much personality and flavour thrills as a bathroom tile. Therefore, I wasn’t too excited …

Cadbury Old Gold Dark Delicacies

To complement Cadbury’s sexing up of the Old Gold chocolate block range (think 70%, liqueur centres and rum-n-raisin), this nice looking box of chocolates has just arrived on the shelves at the same time as the tins of short bread, …

Cadbury Dairy Milk With Cranberry & Granola

If you read my review of this bar’s sibling, Apricot Crumble Crunch, you’ll know I found it a little bland. A nice idea, but the fruit in particular lacked any real flavour. My hopes for this bar were a little higher, …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Apricot Crumble Crunch

This is one of two new-ish “fruity and crunchy” bars in the Dairy Milk range, the other being a cranberry and granola bar which I’ll be reviewing later this week. I don’t tend to keep up with everything that goes on …

Cadbury Cherry Ripe Doubled Dipped 70%

Regular readers and mates will know that I have a bit of a Love/Hate relationship with Cadbury. Their green snot peppermint dairy milk block, execrable Fudge Brownie and Boysenberry Shortcake desserts were only (just) forgiven when they revamped their …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Melts – Heavenly Praline

Back in May, I reviewed the “Deliciously Dark” variety of Dairy Milk Melts, so I thought it was time I to look at the rest of the range. As you can see, the format is exactly the same. Eight small bars …

Cadbury Old Gold Peppermint

The re-launched Old Gold range of Cadbury dark chocolate varieties is kicking some serious chocolate butt in the supermarket world and deservedly so. I was particularly happy to see that they have also made an Old Gold peppermint block, …

Cadbury Old Gold Liqueur Flavoured Selection

Uncle Dom, Chocablog Creator and Master Of All Things Containing Cocoa, sent me on a mission. That’s right: when The Dom makes you an offer, you can’t refuse. Kathy from Australia (yes, there’s more of us) alerted Dom …

Cadbury Flake Luxury

Bloody &%$#@!& Cadburys! They are infuriatingly inconsistent with what they offer the average suburban chocaholic these days. They either do things extremely well (always dependable, good old Dairy Milk and their superb 70% Old Gold chocolate range), or …

Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted

A twisted bar of milk chocolate with Creme Egg fondant filling.

Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts Crème Brulee

I have not enjoyed the past three Cadbury Desserts flavours I’ve tried – Lemon Cheesecake, Fudge Brownie or Boysenberry Shortcake but somehow the idea of Crème Brulee inside a thick coating of Dairy Milk was shouting out my name from …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Melts – Deliciously Dark

Recently I reviewed a product from Cadbury South Africa that combined Dairy Milk with white chocolate. Well this (British) chocolate could be considered the exact opposite. Dairy Milk chocolate with a soft dark chocolate centre. Inside this rather attractive cardboard box …

Cadbury Honey Almond Nougat Picnic

Call them what you will – Bog Bars, Poo Sticks or Caddyshack Candies, the good old Cadbury Picnic has been around for donkeys’ years and is still worth sinking your teeth into every now and then when your craving insists …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Top Deck

Half white chocolate, half milk chocolate.

Cadbury Old Gold 70%

As regular Chocablog readers would know, I have not been a fan of Cadbury’s foray into the ridiculous sounding (and tasting) ‘Desserts’ range using their Dairy Milk chocolate, declaring it a disaster and tasting insultingly inedible. In addition, their …

Cadbury Caramel Egg

The “proper” name for this would be ‘Cadbury Dairy Milk With Caramel Egg’, but the whole Dairy Milk superbrand thing is really starting to annoy me now, so I’m not going to play Cadbury’s silly branding game. As far as …

Cadbury Chomp

Ooooh, something from Cadbury that I haven’t tried before! I’ve only ever seen Chomp in those Christmas variety packs that Cadbury like to push on children all over the country. And that’s exactly where this came from – part of …

Joss Stone: Flakey Flake Girl

It seems like only last February that Cadbury were extolling the virtues of Alyssa Sutherland, their shiny new Flake Girl. But after a single ad, Cadbury have killed off this Flake Girl (Cause of death: Drowning. Again.) and decided to replace …

Cadbury Heroes

Miniature versions of your favourite Cadbury chocolate.

Cadbury Old Gold

After giving Cadbury a good old bollocking for their disastrous ‘Desserts’ range, it is nice to be able to do a complete 180-degree turn and review their dark chocolate range. Here in Oz it is released under the ‘Old Gold’ label …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Desserts

For most of us, Cadbury is the faithful standby. The readily-available, ever-dependable, reliable old friend. Dairy Milk tastes nice. It’s not startlingly brilliant but it’s not saliva-suckingly awful either. Every now and then, however, Cadbury Australia likes to …

Win 1Kg of Cadbury Dairy Milk!

This competition is now closed. With Christmas approaching fast, we thought it might be fun to give away some chocolate. After putting much thought into what we could give away, we decided to go with Dairy Milk – and lots of it. …

Fuse campaign update

Just a quick update on our campaign to bring back Cadbury Fuse. The Facebook group now has well over 300 members and it’s growing every day. If you haven’t already, please join the group and email Cadbury and let them know …

Cadbury Wispa

Having apparently been partly responsible for helping to bring Wispa back, it’s only fitting we should be… er… pretty much the last people to review it now it’s actually available again. Wispa is very, very simple: Cadbury milk chocolate tiny bubbles …

Cadbury Freddo

Guest Chocablogger Terry Scannell takes a look at a little brown frog… Freddo is a small, solid milk chocolate frog. Inexpensive and obviously aimed at children, these things also seem to be very popular with University students, or at least the …

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Turkish

This is a bit of an odd one. You see, Cadbury also make Fry’s Turkish Delight, and this bar contains all the same ingredients. Just not necessarily in the same order. If you’ve not had Turkish Delight before then… well… you …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut

The original Cadbury Fruit & Nut.

Cadbury Dream

Ultra sweet Cadbury white chocolate.

Cadbury Picnic

Peanuts, raisins and caramel in milk chocolate.

Cadbury Curly Wurly

Thin sticks of curly, wurly, chocolate covered caramel.

Cadbury Starbar

I interrupt our chocablog jet-setting and whisk you all the way to the local newsagents/corner shop. I guide you to the back of the confectionary display; that’s it, all the way to the back, tucked away in the corner… You …

Cadbury Bournville

Cadbury's sweet 'dark' chocolate.

Cadbury Cherry Ripe

Dark chocolate with coconut and cherries.

Cadbury Crunchie

Cadbury's famous honeycomb milk chocolate.

Cadbury Flake Dark

Cadbury classic with dark chocolate.

Cadbury Highlights

What is Cadbury Highlights? “Smooth milk chocolate with no added sugar” Yes, you read that right. This is chocolate with no added sugar… “Excessive consumption may produce laxative effect” Er….Ok. So what does it contain? A quick glance at the ingredients on the wrapper reveals …

Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint / Orange Chips

These two bars are the latest additions to the ever expanding Cadbury Dairy Milk range. Both bars consist of standard Dairy Milk chocolate embedded with crunchy flakes of flavoured candy. The first thing you notice about these bars is that the shape …

Cadbury Time Out (redux)

Chocstress has already given her opinion of Time Out, but as I happen to have one myself, I thought I might as well give my opinion too! Time Out has been around since 1992, but I don’t think I’ve ever been …

Cadbury Dairy Milk With Caramel

I was slightly at a loss when trying to come up with an angle for this Cadbury Caramel review, so I decided to ask Pewari for her opinion and sent an instant message. A few seconds later, a flurry of …

Cadbury Snowflake

Cadbury can’t seem to make up their mind what to call this one. The wrapper calls it ‘Flake Snow’, yet their web site calls it ‘Snowflake’. I’ve gone with Snowflake simply because it sounds better. Whatever you call it, this bar …

Cadbury Flake Praline

Flake Praline is one of four new(ish) variations on Cadbury Flake – the others being Flake Dark, Flake Dipped and Snowflake. The wrapper describes this as “Crumbly milk chocolate Flake nestled in a rich hazelnut praline”. I beg to differ. I would …

Cadbury Dairy Milk

The original Cadbury milk chocolate.

Cadbury Double Decker

Crispy, chewy, nougat and milk chocolate.

Cadbury Flake

Cadbury's original crumbly, flaky milk chocolate.

Cadbury Time Out

Cadbury milk chocolate with wafers.

Cadbury linked to salmonella outbreak

The UK Health Protection Agency has said contaminated Cadbury’s chocolate was the most likely cause of a recent salmonella outbreak. 36 of 56 cases from March to July could be linked to Cadbury products, despite the firm having claimed that traces …

Fry’s Turkish Delight

When I was a wee nipper, Fry’s Turkish Delight was about as exotic and sophisticated as you could get on the confectionary aisle. The television advertisements were full of exotic beauties (probably hailing from Ipswich, but hey, they had …

Cadbury Twirl

Twirled milk chocolate from Cadbury

Cadbury Fudge

A finger of Fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat.

Cadbury Creme Egg Bar

Ok, I admit it – here at Chocablog, we do have something of a Creme Egg fetish. But who doesn’t? Anyway, after much hunting, Creme Egg Bars (aka ‘Cadbury Dairy Milk with Creme Egg’) have suddenly appeared in all my local …

Cadbury Chocolate Buttons

Tiny pieces of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate.

Cadbury Creme Egg Minis

Mini fondant-filled eggs.

Cadbury Creme Egg

Cadbury's famous fondant-filled eggs.

Cadbury Mini Eggs

Milk chocolate eggs in a crispy shell.