In 1824 John Cadbury opened a grocer’s shop in Bull Street, Birmingham. Among other things, he sold cocoa and drinking chocolate. The Cadbury manufacturing business was born in 1831 when he started to produce on a commercial scale. Cadbury Dairy Milk, first sold in 1905, is loved by millions of people in more than 30 countries.
In 1847 the Cadbury brothers' booming business moved into a new, larger factory in Bridge Street in the centre of Birmingham. When the Bridge Street factory became too small, George Cadbury began searching for a very special site for their new factory – Bournville.
Bournville remains the home of Cadbury chocolate and in the years from its foundation in 1879, it has grown to produce millions of Cadbury chocolate products every year. Cadbury is proud to have been granted its first Royal Warrant in 1854. It has been a holder of a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty The Queen since 1955. Cadbury became part of the Mondelez International family (www.mondelezinternational.co.uk) on 2 February 2010.