Last Saturday Tilly and I went to Cadbury World in Birmingham. We went to Stoke-On-Trent first though to pick up Nicki and her sister to take them along.
The first thing you see on the tour is the Aztec Jungle:
It was a bit like waxworks that told you about the origins of chocolate.
Next was a mock up of a Victorian street called Bull Street which is in Birmingam and is where John Cadbury had his first shop:
He sold tea before he expanded into chocolate.
We then went to the packaging area which is in the only part of the actual factory we were allowed anywhere near and weren't allowed to take any pictures in that bit.
Tilly and Nicki had a go at writing their names in chocolate and you could watch chocolates being hand made.
Next was a ride called 'Cadabra' which takes you along a track in a motorised car.
An area all about advertising was next including the Coronation Street sponsorship.
After the tour we went around the corner to Essence (still part of Cadbury World and included in the price).
This is where you are told how Dairy Milk was invented by using a glass and a half of full cream milk instead of powdered milk as had previosly been used in making chocolate.
It is here are can have warm liquid Dairy Milk added to your choice of treat from marshmallows to wine gums.
I had jelly babies covered in the warm liquid Dairy Milk and it was delicious. Tilly had marshmallows and she says they were yummy.
Just across the yard was The Bournville Experience. There was not a lot to that but you could design your own Cadbury advert using a computer type thing.
The advert then appears in a shop window.
This is the advert that Tilly created:
Pay special attention to the text at the bottom.
This is Tilly and Nicki playing on a maze game in the play area.
We left with free chocolate. We each got a Dairy Milk (which curiously said 'made in France' on it ) a Curly Whirly and Buttons.
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