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cadbury chocolate question

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cadbury chocolate question

hello

I am doing a project for college on Ireland.

Is Cadbury chocolated from Dublin? PEople tell me it is from England but I have seen some packages that say from Dublin?

I want to make sure my info is correct when I present?

Also what are some other candies or food from Ireland ?

kimmer

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1. Re: cadbury chocolate question

Kimmer

Cadbury is an English company which makes a range of chocolate products in factories both in Ireland and in England in addition to other locations worldwide. They have a factory in Coolock, in the northern suburbs of Dublin.

I cannot think of any other brands of locally manufactured candy which are well know outside of Ireland. However Ireland exports a lot of agricultural produce including dairy products, meat etc. Brands such as Kerrygold butter are well established worldwide.

D.

PS This forum is more aimed at tourists and visitors. If you want information on Irish food products, maybe check out www.bordbia.ie

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2. Re: cadbury chocolate question

Oatfield is an Irish Sweet (candy) company.

Whilst they now have heavy competition from other brands their famous "Green Emerald" toffes and orange chocolate hard sweets are still going strong!

Emeralds are still my favourite :-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oatfield_(confectionery)

and yes Cadbury is an English company though they have an Irish operation.

Ireland also had a famous chocolate/sweet factory called Urney's but was bouught out in the 60's/70's. According to this site some of the old chocolate bars are going to be relaunched :-)

http://www.catchbar.com/urney_factory.htm

http://www.urneychocolates.com/index.htm

www.dublin.ie/forums/showthread.php?t=7061

Another famous factory is Jacob's Biscuit factory who are winding down operations. I used to work beside the place a few years ago and used to love walking past the factory around 8 in the morning when the sugar was being delivered. Oh the smells from the factory were to die for :-))

Their most famous biscuits are "Mikado" affectionately know as "jammy klits" in Dublin

http://www.jacobfruitfield.com/brands/ :-))

A short clip about women involved in the Labour Movement which began after a dispute at Jacob's!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9qI34r3Nqk

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3. Re: cadbury chocolate question

There's also Butlers Irish Chocolates,Lir Handmade chocolates and Aine chocolates. Don't forget Tayto crisps (an Irish type of Potato Chip) and Kerrygold Irish Butter!

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4. Re: cadbury chocolate question

And Skellig's Chocolates in the most beautifully located chocolate factory in the world...

www.skelligschocolate.com

This is an article about Limerick Bacon. Limerick Bacon was so famous, it was even sent to the Tsars of Russia www.limerickslife.com/thebaconfactories.htm

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5. Re: cadbury chocolate question

Kimmer: Dubfam has just introduced you to an Irish Institution "Tayto's" . You could do a thesis on this product all on it's own.

Wow I know quite a few people who would pack their cases with the stuff when heading back to the States after the Summer hols ;-)

http://www.taytocrisps.ie/

The next best thing was King Crisps which I still love.

http://www.kingcrisps.ie/

In the 80's these were the only brands you could get and it's only in recent years that competition was allowed in the "taytos" crisps market :-)

If you are doing a project on Ireland then Black pudding should be on you list of foods!

The most famous and delicious pudding is "Clonakilty Black Pudding". Now wheres that frying pan!

http://www.clonakiltyblackpudding.ie/

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6. Re: cadbury chocolate question

It is a well known fact that the Cadbury's from Ireland tests far better than the Cadbury's from England. It's much creamier. I once met an executive from Cadbury's who explained the reason for this but I forget the technicalities. Something to do with the base ingredients.

In my view the best Irish chocolate is Butlers.

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7. Re: cadbury chocolate question

Suzy_Flag, the description of Mikado has me in stitches. BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!

I've never had the courage to explain it to my Mum.

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8. Re: cadbury chocolate question

yes TAYTO'S are as Irish as they come.

never mind those walkers and other brands that are trying to do outdo one another in the flavour stakes - Im just waiting for them to come up with something like "coffin wrapped human" flavour - they seem to have done everything else.

Pub crisps was a real treat in the 80's - we could only get them in a pub - that and a glass of orange with a straw and we thought we were in seventh heaven ( also on a par would be a surprise hang sanger sent up to the bedroom, sneaked off the visitors plate). or a packet of pete's peanuts.

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9. Re: cadbury chocolate question

was the chocolate on a snowball or a chocolate mouse cadburys chocolate??

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10. Re: cadbury chocolate question

Brian: Never heard the term until I moved to Dublin.

I'm afraid I now can't pass the biscuit section without my hubbie exclaming , will you thrown in a packet of jammie k's !!! I'm glad you're not there to see the colour of me cheeks :-))