Cadbury is a traditional chocolate brand from England. The famous company from Old Albion was established in 1824 by a man called John Cadbury in Birmingham.
First he was just doing business with tea and coffee, but later he decided to extend his range of goods with chocolate. This was the beginning of a fantastic and sweet success story. Today Cadbury is known around the world as the typical chocolate creation from England.
Well, I was happy to find my first Cadbury chocolate in a supermarket called “IKI” in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius during my last holiday. Of course I did not think twice, and grasped the opportunity. I have never seen a Cadbury chocolate before, but I knew about the existance.
It seemed my Cadbury chocolate was manufactured in Russia, and not in England. There are a lot of Cyrillic letters on the wrapping. Someone who is able to understand the Russian language confirmed that this Cadbury chocolate was made in a Russian city I have never heard of: Novgorod. Novgorod has 220.000 inhabitants, and can be found in the North Eastern corner of Russia, very close to St. Petersburg.
When I have opened the wrapping I could smell a lovely aroma. In my first bite I have experienced a meagre taste. The chocolate was not really sweet, but also not bitter. It was even difficult to locate the milk in the milk chocolate. Very strange.
The hazelnuts are cut in very small pieces. I am not sure what to think about this chocolate. Also the content of cocoa stays a secret. I don’t know why, because there is no cheap taste, which is typical for chocolate brands who enjoy hiding their cocoa content.
Cadbury chocolate is not bad, but also not really an enjoyment. Milka chocolate for instance is more sweet and has more flavour. Maybe Cadbury chocolate has just the character English people like. Gentle, quiet and not too obtrusive in the taste.