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King George Chocolates

Chocolates by Cadbury

In this month of the Coronation, it seems appropriate to feature this small article from the IW Observer 21 January 1922.

Among the great variety of chocolates produced by Messrs. Cadbury Brothers, Ltd.,  the chocolates offered in attractive boxes with a portrait of King George on the top cover are sure to find a hearty welcome in all circles.

The firm has been associated in times of peace, as well as war, in the presentations of Royal gifts, and are highly esteemed for the happy and healthy conditions under which their employees are engaged in producing the cocoa and chocolates which are so famous all over the world.

In 1824 John Cadbury, a Quaker, opened a grocer’s shop in Bull Street, Birmingham and among other things he sold cocoa and drinking chocolate, which he prepared himself using a pestle and mortar.  The Cadbury manufacturing business began in 1831 when John Cadbury decided to start producing on a commercial scale and bought a four-storey warehouse in nearby Crooked Lane. He developed the business with his brother Benjamin.

Sources: IW Observer & Cadbury.co.uk
Image: Ebay
Article: Ann Barrett