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How Cadbury chocolate is made

What is the process of making Cadbury chocolate?

In 1824 when John Cadbury opened a grocer’s shop in Birmingham and started selling drinking chocolate, who would have thought that this would be the start of a multimillion corporation that would revolutionize the chocolate industry.

Cadbury Dairy Milk is a staple confectionery and it wouldn’t have the reputation it did if it weren’t for its extensive chocolate making process and strict quality control. You can’t rush art after all.

We’re going to run through the Cadbury chocolate making process to see our favourite mouth-watering chocolate creations come to life.

Step 1: Gathering cocoa beans

The first step on the road involves the skilled work of cocoa farmers who pick up the cocoa pods. The cocoa in Cadbury Dairy Milk milk chocolate is derived from Cocoa Life.

The cocoa beans are extracted from the cocoa pods and dipped into a sweet white pump that is then fermented and left to dry.

Step 2: Crack and roast cocoa beans

The cocoa beans will then be cracked open to separate the shell from the nib. Then, the beans are roasted until they become dark and rich in colour, and the natural aroma of the nibs are enhanced.

Step 3: Ground nibs into cocoa mass

The nibs will be ground until they transform into a liquid known as cocoa mass. This liquid will then be pressed to separate the cocoa butter from the solid cocoa.

Step 4: Shipping the cocoa, cocoa powder and cocoa butter

The solid cocoa will then be ground into cocoa powder and the cocoa, cocoa butter and cocoa powder will be shipped off to the Cadbury Factory based in Tasmania.

Step 5: Mix the cocoa with milk and sugar to make a chocolate liquor

Once the cocoa has arrived at the Cadbury Factory, it will then be mixed with milk (litres generously provided in the thousands by dairy farmers) and sugar to produce a chocolate liquor.

This chocolate liquor will then be used to create a chocolate crumb and, along with other ingredients, a liquid.

Step 6: Whip the liquid

Following this, the liquid will then be whipped until the desired flavour is produced.

Step 7: Temper the chocolate

In the last step of the chocolate making process, the chocolate will be tempered i.e. mixed, cooled and moulded.

Step 8: Package up

Upon completion of the tempering process, the Cadbury chocolate is done and ready to be shipped off for shelving.

Who owns Cadbury Chocolate?

Cadbury, formerly Cadbury’s, has been owned by Mondelez International since 2010 and operates in over 50 countries across the globe.

Cadbury is best known for its Dairy Milk chocolate, creme eggs and Roses selection box and is one of the UK’s most recognised brands.

Is Cadbury Fairtrade?

Cadbury Dairy Milk is no longer fairtrade certified. Instead, the cocoa sourced for Cadbury chocolate is through Cocoa Life; a sustainability program run by Monodelēz International.

Cocoa Life is a programme set to address the challenges faced by cocoa farmers regarding environmental concerns, gender inequality, child labour and poverty.

The goal is to focus on investing in sustainable cocoa farming businesses creating strong cocoa communities.

You can find out more information about Cocoa Life here.

Recently Cadbury told people to stop buying its chocolate

Recently, Cadbury encouraged people to stop buying its chocolate as a means of encouraging shoppers to purchase from local businesses.

This announcement came following a string of high street shop closures and Cadbury has partnered with six independent chocolatiers including Cocoa Cabana in Manchester and Cocoa Amore in Leicester.

Assistant Director of Marketing Cadbury UK & Ireland commented:

‘We are proud to be supporting local chocolatiers across the UK. As a nation, we’ve always been lucky to have a thriving chocolate scene, full of variety and creativity; and at Cadbury, we of course understand what it’s like to start out as a small independent chocolate shop. So, we wanted to take the opportunity to support our fellow chocolatiers and ask the nation to do the same. After all, it’s all for the love of chocolate.’

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