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Much like our products, the Cadbury story in New Zealand is full of wonder and magic. Why not take a moment and discover for yourself what an amazing journey it has been.

Cadbury - 1868

Bright eyed and bushy tailed, Richard Hudson arrives in Dunedin and opens up his first biscuit bake house. All of a sudden, cups of tea had never tasted so good.

Cadbury - 1884

Some people might have stopped with a booming biscuit business. Not Mr Hudson. This visionary of confectionary opened what we think was the Southern hemisphere’s first chocolate and cocoa manufacturing plant.

Cadbury - 1930

Lots of magical things happened in 1930. Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup and we beat the British Lions. And there was more cause for celebration when Mr Hudson and Cadbury joined forces to make New Zealand’s first bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk® milk chocolate. The sweetness had landed.

Cadbury - 1931

Now on a serious roll, Cadbury introduced the classic Jaffa (much to the chagrin of cinema ushers across the country). And we got our first delicious taste of the tangy chocolate and orange treat.

Cadbury - 1935

As if the union of Mr Hudson and Cadbury wasn’t successful enough, they tried for one more. The result was the iconic and much loved Pineapple Lump – a true treasure of the South Pacific.

Cadbury - 1961

The super soft and fabulously fluffy Pinky Bars floated their way out of the Cadbury factory for the very first time. No delivery truck required.

Cadbury - 1967

It was the summer of love – delicious chocolately love, that is. Cadbury Moro made its first appearance on New Zealand shelves. And it proved so popular that it remains the number one bar in the country today.

Cadbury - 1991

In 1991, Cadbury became known as Cadbury Confectionery Ltd, with many of the lollies and sweets re-branded as Pascall. This great range continued to provide to happy customers their favourite sweets, such as Minties, Pineapple Lumps and Jaffas.

Cadbury - 2006

How do you improve on perfection? Cadbury took a shot and came up with Moro Gold. That same year independent reports suggested that smiling in New Zealand reached an all-time high.

Cadbury - 2011

What a year! New Zealand wins the Rugby World Cup. And New Zealanders win again with the introduction of Cadbury Dairy Milk Mousse, Hazelnut Mousse, Mint, Milk, White and Dark Bubbly.

Cadbury - 2012

Why was 2012 such a marvellous year? We saw the introduction of Marvellous Creations, and with it came Peanut Toffee Cookie, Jelly Crunchie Bits, and Jelly Popping Candy Beanies. Mar-vel-lous!

Cadbury - 2013

2013 is officially the year of joy. Why? Because this is the year we added 10% more joy to every Cadbury Dairy Milk block. With bigger, rounder pieces our chocolate is deliciously smooth and creamy. Yum!

Cadbury - Today

Right now (as you’re reading these words) we’re all back at the factory beavering away to bring you all the classic treats and sweets every Kiwi loves. It’s what we love to do.

Cadbury - Tomorrow
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