Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by weltweit, Nov 9, 2009.
I wondered how long "Cadbury's" would stay in the Fairtrade camp after being sold off
What's it worth? For starters, prestat.
Still not really worth my while, but heres hoping - Irrestible by Coop
James Meek has written an excellent LRB piece of the Cadbury relocation from Bristol to Poland.
Well worth the time it takes to read IMO; more than choc choc.
Thanks for that, I read a lot of it but then thought tl dr ... just too long ..
Perhaps a timely reminder about not buying Cadbury's, especially at this time of the year.
This truly is from a different age:
Exactly. Cadbury's Bournville and Rowntree were solid British companies that cared. Sadly the world as moved on, as have the companies, the jobs Etc.
I'm in the market for some eggs, whose should I go for?
Any that are British and ethical then donate them to a childrens home. They are an unhealthy, corporate extravagence that have nothing to do with Easter.
I have just read the meek piece, and confirm it's excellence. It is very long, but not too long.
British Chocolate may not be the best, but it is so much better that the average American chocolate. So many things are wrong: The many ways Cadbury is losing its magic
"Within weeks of the takeover going through, Kraft announced it was going to close the factory. Four hundred jobs were lost."
"It even sells large 850g gift bars of Dairy Milk festooned with the Union Jack at Duty Free shops at UK airports. But on the back, it clearly says: made in Poland."
"After the Somerdale factory closure, Kraft’s top brass were summoned to Parliament. Irene Rosenfeld, the Kraft CEO, did not come. She said it was not “the best use of her personal time”."
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I just had a Creme Egg. Just what the fuck!!
I tried one recently. Disgusting.
Sadly nowadays Cadbury’s is awful.
Yeah, at first the changes seemed pretty incremental but they've clearly been sneaking in progressive changes, making the chocolate bad (no more Dairy Milk for the outside) and much thinner, smaller overall and now the goo on the inside (surely the cheapest bit to make) is horrible too.
Last one I had was a few years ago, so its very noticeable.
If we want to be picky about it then Jesus has nothing to do with Easter either but that doesn't stop the god botherers monopolising it.
Not dissing your reply, but considering you mulled it over for 11 months I'd expected more.
You do know it was you who bumped this thread?
I WAS TRYING NOT TO WASTE BANDWIDTHZ!!!
Are you trying to say you'd have done better given a couple more years to ponder, and to stop rushing you?
Splendid. IT IS NOT CADBURYS, its Kraft; fuck em.
Funnily enough, I was wondering this morning if any of the packets mentioned Kraft so I checked it out in the supermarket earlier and guess, what Cadburys bars still say Cadbury's and Green and Blacks still say Green & Blacks, there is no mention of kraft on any of them.
How many British workers were shafted by them, how many more will be shafted by them?
I have not touched Cadburys since.
Easter is just around the corner. As I am away I ordered a couple of eggs for my inlaws, expecting them to arrive in a few days, they arrived next day and will probably be eaten in a day or two.
British chocolate makers:
I went here Home - Chocolate Tree also...
Paul A Young Fine Chocolates.
Willie's Cacao Bean to Bar Chocolate - Willie's Cacao
Cocoa Runners: Award winning chocolate club. Delivered to your door.
Award Winning Handmade Luxury Chocolate - Duffy's Chocolate
Hotel Chocolat - Luxury Chocolates and Chocolate Gifts
Prestat | Chocolate Gifts | Artisan Truffles | Gourmet Chocolates
B Chocolates | Handmade artisan chocolates from Suffolk
Chocolate Gifts, Luxury Chocolate Bars and Handmade Chocolates in the UK
BTW Green and Blacks is now kraft Top 10 ethical British chocolates
after three months i gave up waiting for a response like this. you're more tenacious than i thought.
Sold off = More scale = shit chocolate.
The 100% that powers me through the day is Hasslacher's 100% cacao drops - available at sainsbury's for £4 for 250g which is cheap as chips (well not quite)...Lovely extremely effective Colombian.
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