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Cadbury's Dairy Milk

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Cadbury's Dairy Milk

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Cadbury's Dairy Milk

In 1905, Cadbury’s introduced liquid milk chocolate and launched its Dairy Milk. Previously, the ingredients British confectioners used to make chocolate were sugar, chocolate ‘nib’ and milk powder. Consequently, the chocolate was coarse in texture. The new fresh milk chocolate was a revelation. More than 100 years later, its taste and iconic purple packaging are instantly recognisable, and world renowned. A Dairy Milk fan from Australia sums it up when she says, “Nothing beats Cadbury’s Dairy Milk that is made in the UK. For some reason it tastes different over there. Whenever I visit England, I stock up on it!” Does it get your vote?

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It's tasty.


To all you brain-washed specimens who believe Cadburys to be an inferior confectionary: the fact remains that during the final stages of the Second World War, ALL of Europe wanted Cadburys chocolate and NOT Swiss, Belgian or French chocolate! They loved it!

"As a Brit"? . . . I take it you're Scottish then as this is about English icons? Anyway, I work for Cadbury so keep buying the chocalate and keep me in a job, thanks. As for all those people who say Swiss chocolate is better, it might be but I'll never buy it coz its not made in England. Apparantly German cars are wonderful too but I bought my car based on it being made in England. Patriotism begins in the wallet! I think its laughable when lots of people put a 50p England flag on a 10,000 foreign car and think they are patriotic.

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I believe rice, peas and jerk chicken is an Icon of England.

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