1980s Trebor Soft Mints

Trebor-Spearmint-SoftmintsIn October 2007, Cadbury announced the closure of the Somerdale Factory, Keynsham, formerly part of Fry’s. Between 500 and 700 jobs were affected by this change. Production transferred to other plants in England and Poland.

In 2008 Monkhill Confectionery, the Own Label trading division of Cadbury Trebor Bassett was sold to Tangerine Confectionery for £58 million cash. This sale included factories at Pontefract, Cleckheaton and York and a distribution centre near Chesterfield, and the transfer of around 800 employees.

In mid-2009 Cadbury replaced some of the cocoa butter in their non-UK chocolate products with palm oil. Despite stating this was a response to consumer demand to improve taste and texture, there was no “new improved recipe” claim placed on New Zealand labels. Consumer backlash was significant from environmentalists and chocolate lovers. By August 2009, the company announced that it was reverting to the use of cocoa butter in New Zealand.   In addition, they would source cocoa beans through Fair Trade channels.   In January 2010 prospective buyer Kraft pledged to honour Cadbury’s commitment.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1985 Flora

Flora is a brand of butter, sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Portugal, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. It is produced by Unilever and sold in other parts of the world under the brand name of Becel. Unilever came up with the brand after being asked by medical professionals to come up with a healthier alternative to margarine, lard and hard butters.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1976 Outline Spread

Outline less than half the calories of Butter and Margarine to help you pass the Outline test.  Can you pass the Outline Test? 🙂