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The last Curly Wurly in Britain

Steve
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The last Curly Wurly in Britain

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End of the line for Cadbury factory that Kraft vowed to keep open

The factory that US food giant Kraft pledged to keep open during its bitter takeover battle for Cadbury – but then said would close – has made its last chocolate bar.
The end of production at the Somerdale plant near Bristol will further anger unions and MPs over Kraft’s hostile bid for the much-loved British chocolate manufacturer a year ago.
The closure of the plant – which specialised in bars that were dipped in chocolate and
made Fry’s Chocolate Creams from 1919 as well as favourites such as Curly Wurly,
Double Decker and Crunchie for decades – has meant the loss of more than 400 jobs.

Please note...Link to actual evidence.......http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343391/Somerdale-Cadbury-plant-End-line-factory-Kraft-vowed-open.html
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Re: The last Curly Wurly in Britain

Make a stand with your wallet, boycott all Cadbury and Kraft Products!
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Re: The last Curly Wurly in Britain

Could do that but Nestle is owned by Kraft too isn't it? Both Nestle and Cadbury make other brands so how really are you going to avoid them? - Trident chewing gum is made by Cadbury.
Frankly I see avoiding them both as pointless. It's now a world of big industry and no thought for the little man.
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Re: The last Curly Wurly in Britain

Quote from: Midnight
Make a stand with your wallet, boycott all Cadbury and Kraft Products!
[Edit] Added Kraft

Which of course will help ENORMOUSLY...... Roll eyes
by reducing demand, the factories will therefore be over producing, which in turn, will lead to a drastic cut in production, and inevitably a reduction in the workforce, and possibly closing the factory altogether....  Cry
exactly the opposite of what you first intended....  Roll eyes
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Amoree Radford, a former Somerdale worker who led the campaign to keep the factory open, said it was a ‘sad day’ for the plant.
‘It’s a terrible shame that we cannot keep chocolate-making in this country. We tried our best but this was a hard-nosed business decision made by people who are interested only in making money,’ she said.
According to insiders, the factory is due to be shut permanently by the end of March and around 50 workers have been left behind to dismantle machinery.
The last line at the factory was turning out a small number of Double Deckers but production has come to a halt, with all work transferred to Poland.
Many of the items made in the Eastern European country will now be transported 1,200 miles to Britain where the vast majority of Cadbury products are eaten.
Solid Dairy Milk bars are still being made at Cadbury’s Bournville plant in Birmingham.
At its height, the Somerdale factory employed 750 people and produced 52,000 tonnes of chocolates each year, including Caramel, Picnic, Chomps, Mini Eggs and Turkish Delight.

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Re: The last Curly Wurly in Britain

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Make a stand with your wallet, boycott all Cadbury and Kraft Products!
Make a stand with your wallet waistline and teeth, boycott all Cadbury and Kraft Products
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Re: The last Curly Wurly in Britain

i only eat horrifyingly expensive handmade chocolates from a bona fide chocolatier these days, so not very many.  i quit eating major manufacturers' chocolate when i discovered that the unpleasant waxy consistency results from the addition of palm oil.  ruined it, they have.