However, the first Cadbury milk chocolate bar didn’t hit shelves until 1897.
Between 500 and 700 jobs were affected by this change.
Production transferred to other plants in England and Poland.
Cadbury was the first chocolatier to create milk chocolate.
In 1857, Daniel Peter, a Swiss Manufacturer, added milk to his recipe to create the world’s first milk chocolate.
Cadbury subsequently invested in new factories and had an increasing demand for their products.
In March 2007, it was revealed that Cadbury Schweppes was planning to split its business into two separate entities: one focusing on its main chocolate and confectionery market; the other on its US drinks business.George developed the Bournville estate, a model village designed to give the company's workers improved living conditions.Dairy Milk chocolate, introduced in 1905, used a higher proportion of milk within the recipe compared with rival products. Cadbury was a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 on the London Stock Exchange from the index's 1984 inception until the company was bought by Kraft Foods in 2010.In 2008 Monkhill Confectionery, the Own Label trading division of Cadbury Trebor Bassett was sold to Tangerine Confectionery for £58 million cash.This sale included factories at Pontefract, Cleckheaton and York and a distribution centre near Chesterfield, and the transfer of around 800 employees.By 1914, the chocolate was the company's best-selling product. Better transport access for milk that was inward shipped by canal, and cocoa that was brought in by rail from London, Southampton and Liverpool docks was taken into consideration.