Update on the whole Cadbury Egg situation: No British chocolate will be imported into the United States anymore, after Hershey’s made a deal with the group Let’s Buy British Imports to cease the import of any British candies that have packaging that looks like Hershey’s packaging. Considering how many Hershey’s candies exist, that pretty much means that there will be no more British candies in America, period. Oh, and that Cadbury thing? Forget what anyone told you in the immediate aftermath of the news about it not affecting the United States. Hershey’s has a license to manufacture Cadbury Eggs with the licensed Cadbury name, but a new and inferior chocolate recipe. Keep reading »
STOP THE PRESSES. CADBURY IS CHANGING ITS CADBURY CREME EGG RECIPE.
A spokeswoman for Mondelez International, the company that makes the eggs, told the Mirror that they were switching from Cadbury’s dairy milk chocolate recipe to a “standard cocoa mix chocolate,” whatever the shit that means. And yes, I’m cussing-mad over this. I am serious as a Cadbury Creme Egg-induced heart attack. I’m not the only one. Keep reading »
The Alexander McQueen brand is considering suing candy maker Cadbury for ganking their style. While we acknowledge that the new Cadbury Flake commercial (right) does resemble the Kate Moss hologram that floated above the McQueen runway a few years back, we still don’t get it. Why does McQueen care about a few similarities when the products each company is selling are entirely different? Even if the same people who go to runway shows and buy $2,500 dresses are big Cadbury consumers — which they’re not, let’s face it — and the commercial for Flake will drive them so mad over chocolate that they spend all their money on that instead of McQueen clothes — which it won’t — we don’t see a reason for the anger, McQueen. Sounds a lot like a frivolous lawsuit to us. [Elle UK] Keep reading »
And lo, when Wispa Gold, son of Cadbury, known for his chocolatey goodness, went out of production, the people, angered and saddened, gathered themselves upon Mt. Facebook.
“Let not this day be the last of Wispa!” cried the Facebookite clan who called themselves Bring Back Cadbury’s Wispa Gold. “Bring him back to us for we have no more candy to worship!”
And so Cadbury complied, and dispatched Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley to the land of Selfridges in London to deliver a gift: a golden idol, a Wispa bar covered in gold and sheathed in a golden wrapper. It was to be the most expensive bar of chocolate ever sold, worth over $1,600. “Go thee to Selfridges in the next week to witness its display and bow before its chocolatey altar,” said the Lord. “But, he that purchases the Wispa Gold bar must share his riches with the UK Lowe Syndrome Trust.”
And so the people went, and they were happy. [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »