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CADBURY'S CHOCOLATE is it POLISH OR ENGLISH?

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Beaaware Sat 15-Jan-11 21:54:34

Very puzzled about this, are they currently producing some or all of their chocolate products in Poland, if so do they use UK or Polish milk? Is Cadbury's Polish or English,I'm confused confused

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 15-Jan-11 21:57:25

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Kraft

PrettyCandles Sat 15-Jan-11 22:01:35

It used to be English, but was bought by Kraft, an American company, last year.

Beaaware Sat 15-Jan-11 22:05:35

Yeah but where are the products manufactured, Poland or the UK, not the States is it confused

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 15-Jan-11 22:06:34

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nightcat Sat 15-Jan-11 22:14:44

They only recently anounced a closure of one of UK sites so I don't think Polish site is up and running yet.

Dansmommy Sat 15-Jan-11 22:17:27

Why? What is the problem with Polish milk?
Odd thing to be getting in a flap about!

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sat 15-Jan-11 22:18:39

What Dans mommy said I was wondering the same thing.

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 15-Jan-11 22:24:44

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BelleDeCinsault Sat 15-Jan-11 22:27:36

The chocolat they produced in England was always different to that produced in France for example so I expect you will still get your shit sugary, milk powdery diluted non-chocolat substance you always got.

Fear not.

Beaaware Sat 15-Jan-11 22:42:39

It was just a simple question, nothing to do with any other matter that some suggest, I like many other people only prefer to buy British products, always assumed Cadburys manufactured their chocolate in the UK but have read that they are or have moved to Poland, don't want to buy Polish or US Cadbury manufactured chocolate so hence my post.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 15-Jan-11 22:45:37

Cadbury have a sizeable presence in Poland, so it's possible that some of their products will be made there. However, they also have a massive plant in Bournville.

Which product(s) are you especially concerned about?

Cadbury's Dairy Milk, for the UK market, will still be being produced in Bournville.

But if you let me know which you're worried about I'll try and find out for you!

PigTail Sat 15-Jan-11 22:46:46

I had some Aldi chocolate today, which apparently was made in Ireland. Seemed very similar to Cadbury's to me. I'm extremely suspicious.

The factory at Bournville is still churning out the stuff isn't it?

DS1 managed to convince DS2 he owned part of Cadbury's today hmm, so maybe I'll ask him in the morning.

winnybella Sat 15-Jan-11 22:50:40

Hmm. Just had a look at some Polish financial website and an article from April 2010 seemed to say that Dairy Milk was produced in Somerdale and will now be produced in Poland. Perhaps though, as BIWI says, not for the UK market.

Beaaware Sat 15-Jan-11 22:50:55

It's all about preference, just prefer to buy British made products whenever possible, have'nt a clue which Cadbury products are made here or in Europe, if anyone can enlighten me would be grateful.

BuzzLightBeer Sat 15-Jan-11 22:53:40

We make cadburys in Ireland too, we have done since 1933. And we export the chocolate crumb all over the world.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 15-Jan-11 22:55:02

Well it's a debatable point, really, if - by buying Cadbury - you're buying British, even if it's manufactured here!

Personally I think the Cadbury sell-out to Kraft was quite shocking. It was so, so clearly done purely for financial reasons. I'm not naive, and I know that business is based on profit, etc, but the way in which it was done was truly reprehensible, IMO.

To that end, I don't consider Cadbury to be a British company any more.

However, nor are Mars or Nestle British any more!

So you need to decide what you mean when you say British. Do you mean a British-owned company, or are you talking about a company which produces its goods (all or part of) in Britain?

Beaaware Sat 15-Jan-11 22:57:15

Irish, Polish, USA, Bourneville Brummie, it certainly international, is it labelled accordingly?

nightcat Sat 15-Jan-11 22:58:36

I think the problem might be the process, I reckon the owner will enforce their, probably cheapest, process. That would also mean local resources.
BTW, I like the chocolatey smell of Bournville area

Beaaware Sat 15-Jan-11 22:59:34

BecauseImWorthIt, so who gets the profits?

PigTail Sat 15-Jan-11 23:08:54

BuzzLightBeer Sat 15-Jan-11 22:53:40

"We make cadburys in Ireland too, we have done since 1933. And we export the chocolate crumb all over the world"

See!!! I know Cadbury's when I taste it!

winnybella Sat 15-Jan-11 23:11:03

If I may just say, nightcat- we had lots of lovely chocolate brands in Poland til Cadbury/Kraft came and bought them- they taste horrible now. So I would think the quality would not have much to do with 'process' and 'local resources' and more with Kraft/Cadbury cutting corners, imo. Few sweets/chocolate brands that have stayed Polish are still very good and of high quality.

bacon Sun 16-Jan-11 11:15:45

Milk produced in countries like this is no where the quality of the UK (which has the some of the best and safest farming in the world) and eventually I can see a recall because the milk has become polluted with something like wormer or some fertilizer banded in the UK.

This is the problem with all sorts of processed foods made abroad, once it packaged people have no idea of the processes and what it contains and I do see some health problems in the future as god only knows what practices go on.

People buying scotch eggs for instance. I have started looking at the packaging and the eggs contained are not british - it may say contains british pork but nothing about the origin of the egg. We can only trust the testing at ports etc (which is a big concern for the NFU and british farmers) by environmental health I know for a fact that chicken gets through that wouldnt pass if bred in the UK.

I def think the more processed foods we buy the more at risk its going to get. The paperchain isnt as good as its made out. It relies on the honesty of people and big coporations glossing over the truth. There was a programme on recently about the "Fairtrade Label" on chocolate which was sold as fairtrade but the chain was broken throughout - there was terrible child labour throughout. People like Kraft are trusted but shouldnt be.

I'm glad you bought this to my attention - I dont eat this type of chocolate but my children do.

PigTail Sun 16-Jan-11 11:25:34

I trusted Cadbury's. I don't trust Kraft.

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