The Legacy of Cadbury Chocolate

The words “Cadbury” and “chocolate” can almost be considered synonymous to diehard chocolate fans. Cadbury chocolate seems to pop up everywhere, in grocery stores, in specialty shops, and especially in Easter baskets. The history of Cadbury chocolate, and its spread to worldwide fame, is a very interesting story.

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Chocolate was first produced as a confection in the mid-nineteenth century by Frye and Sons of Bristol, England.  Frye and Sons later merged with Cadbury in the early twentieth century, so modern Cadbury chocolates are direct descendents of the first chocolates ever sold to consumers in Europe. 

In fact, the first milk chocolate bar was made by Cadbury in the late twentieth century. It is safe to say that Cadbury chocolates were the building blocks for the rest of the chocolate industry. John Cadbury, the found of Cadbury, established a reputation of high- quality chocolate in the very beginning of his business, and set up a legacy.

Today Cadbury is still a leading U.K. confectionery, but has gained a worldwide following over the last hundred years. These chocolate products range from chocolate bars, candies, as well as drinkable and dry powdered chocolates. 

There are some Cadbury chocolates that have become holiday staples, and will continue to live on through many more generations.  Cadbury chocolate crème Easter eggs, for example, are an Easter must-have. In fact, according to Cadbury’s website, Cadbury crème eggs are the company’s best selling product from January 1st through Easter every year.


While some of Cadbury’s chocolate products don’t make it to the U.S. market, you can still find their chocolate bars and assorted mixes in just about every U.S grocery or candy store.  Cadbury chocolates are great gifts because their brand is steeped in history. 

Cadbury’s popularity is not just limited to the U.S. and U.K. If you were to visit Sydney, Australia, you’d still be able to run down the street and grab a Cadbury chocolate bar.  It’s safe to say that Cadbury chocolates are very well-traveled. 

So, next Easter, or the next time you share some Cadbury chocolate with company, impress your guests with your knowledge of this chocolate. Eating this brand of chocolate is even more enjoyable when you have a grasp on the extensive history and impressive corporation that Cadbury has established for itself. Don’t worry about there being a shortage of crème eggs this year, Cadbury is well prepared!