Fresh on the heels of the successful Covid-19 vaccine roll-out, the UK has scored another victory over Europe – Dairy Milk is coming home. Millions of bars of the iconic Cadbury treat have been produced each year in Germany and other EU countries. But thanks to a £15m investment, every single Dairy Milk will once again be made at its historic home in Bournville. A new production line at Cadbury's Birmingham plant will be able to roll out an extra 125 million bars annually from next year. Last year the Bournville factory produced 35,000 tonnes of Dairy Milk – equivalent to 234 million tablets. What is your view? Have your say in the comments section But the rest were produced overseas, much to the anger of chocolate-loving traditionalists and Brexiteers. John Cadbury's shop was launched in Birmingham in 1824 and the Bournville factory was opened five years later. The iconic chocolate bar was first created 115 years ago – with a more rounded version launched in 2012. Cadbury merged with drinks firm Schweppes in 1969 but a hostile takeover by Kraft was accepted by shareholders in 2010. The confectionary business of Kraft became Mondelez International in 2012. Louise Stigant, Mondelēz's… Read full this story
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