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.

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1980s Foxs Glacier Mints

foxes mintsFox’s Glacier Mints are the leading, branded boiled mint in the UK. They have been manufactured by Fox’s Confectionery in Leicester since 1918. The mints were developed by Eric Fox, one of the original founders of Fox’s Confectionery. Since 1922 the mints have been sold with the Peppy the polar bear icon. Peppy is typically depicted as though standing on one of the mints. Glacier Mints resemble miniature blocks of ice and are clear and translucent. Companion products are Fox’s Glacier Fruits & Fox’s Glacier Dark.

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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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Foxs Glacier Mints 1983

Foxs Glacier Mints ad from 1983

Fox’s Glacier Mints are the leading, branded boiled mint in the UK. They have been manufactured by Fox’s Confectionery in Leicester since 1918. The mints were developed by Eric Fox, one of the original founders of Fox’s Confectionery. Since 1922 the mints have been sold with the Peppy the polar bear icon. Peppy is typically depicted as though standing on one of the mints. Glacier Mints resemble miniature blocks of ice and are clear and translucent. Companion products are Fox’s Glacier Fruits & Fox’s Glacier Dark.

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