Cadburys Mirages 1991

Cadbury, formerly Cadbury’s, is a British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally Kraft Foods) since 2010. It is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world after Wrigley’s.  Cadbury is internationally headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide. It is famous for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, and many other confectionery products. One of the best-known British brands, in 2013 The Daily Telegraph named Cadbury among Britain’s most successful exports.

1980s Cadburys Roses Thank you very much

“Thank you very much, it fits just fine”

Cadburys_Roses_480g_Inc_WrapCadbury Roses are a selection of individually wrapped chocolates currently made by Cadbury. Introduced in 1938, they are named after the English packaging equipment company “Rose Brothers” (later Rose Forgrove), that manufactured and supplied the machines that wrapped the chocolates.

Roses are an inexpensive confectionery, containing a small proportion of cocoa solids, and a high proportion of vegetable fat. A large packet can be bought cheaply, making them a common stand-by gift choice due to the variety of contained chocolates. They are an extremely common gift on Mother’s Day and sell well throughout the Christmas period.

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1978 Cadburys – Featuring Cilla Black

Cadbury is a British confectionery company owned by Mondelēz International Inc. and is the industry’s second-largest globally after Mars, Incorporated.  With its headquarters in Uxbridge, London, England, the company operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Cilla Black OBE (born Priscilla Maria Veronica White, 27 May 1943) is an English singer, actress, entertainer and media personality. She began her career as a singer in 1963, and is most famous in the UK for her singles “Anyone Who Had a Heart” (1964) and “You’re My World” (1964), both of which reached number one. Black had eleven Top Ten hits on the British charts between 1964 and 1971. In May 2010, new research published by BBC Radio 2claimed that her version of “Anyone Who Had a Heart” was the UK’s biggest selling single by a female artist in the 1960s.  “You’re My World” was also a modest hit in the United States, peaking at No.26 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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1980s Mars Bar

Mars (also Mars bar) is a chocolate bar manufactured by Mars, Incorporated. It was first manufactured in Slough, Berkshire in the United Kingdom in 1932 as a sweeter version of the US Milky Way bar which Mars, Inc. produced (not to be confused with the European version of Milky Way, which is similar to the US 3 Musketeers). It was advertised to the trade as being made with Cadbury’s chocolate as ‘couverture’.

In the United States, a different confection bears the Mars bar name. Featuring nougat, soft caramel, and almonds coated in milk chocolate, the American Mars bar was relaunched in 2010 after being discontinued in 2002.

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1979 Marathon

Marathon was a bar consisting of eight inches of braided chocolate and caramel. It was manufactured by Mars Inc and first sold in the United States in August 1973. The bright red packaging contained a ruler with inch markings on the reverse demonstrating that it was as long as it claimed. (The length was the result of its braided shape; it did not weigh more than standard candy bars.) It was discontinued in October 1981. Note: There was also a 15″ version of The Marathon Bar sold in Southern California at local 7/11 stores and at Michael’s Pharmacy in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. These had the 15″ ruler on the back of the red wrapper.

Television commercials of the era feature John Wayne’s son Patrick as Marathon John who would regularly confront villain Quick Claude.

Another braided caramel and chocolate bar available from Cadbury is the Curly Wurly. While these are commonplace in their native UK (as well as Australia), aside from specialty import stores (andWorld Market) Curly Wurly bars are not widely available in the U.S.

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