Cadbury marks 200 years with recreation of first shop using 667 chocolate bars

Cadbury’s first shop has been recreated using more than 600 bars of Dairy Milk to mark the company’s 200th anniversary.

In 1824, John Cadbury opened the first Cadbury shop at 93 Bull Street in Birmingham, complete with plate glass windows with mahogany frames, which he was said to have cleaned every day.

This feature and a front door similar to the original have been replicated by chocolatiers Donna Oluban and Dawn Jenks from Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham.

Cadbury turning 200 years old
With 200 years of Cadbury this year, the Cadbury World attraction in Bournville, Birmingham is celebrating the history of Cadbury and commemorating where it all began (Cadbury World/PA)

Other components include 43 individually wrapped miniature versions of the original Dairy Milk bars in the shop window.

White and milk chocolate were used to piece together the creamy creation.

Colin Pitt, education and heritage centre manager at Cadbury World, said: “We are always so impressed by the stunning creations our chocolatiers create here at Cadbury World, and with such an important milestone year for the brand, this one had to be extra special.

Cadbury turning 200 years old
43 individually wrapped miniature recreations of the original Cadbury Dairy Milk bars in the shop window have been recreated (Cadbury World/PA)

The creation will be on display to coincide with the reopening of the improved Bournville Experience.

The changes are part of an ongoing £8 million investment by Merlin Entertainments and guests will have the chance to explore the Gill Cocks collection, which contains more than 1,000 pieces of Cadbury memorabilia.

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