This year’s Cadbury programme and conference is concerned with processes of interpretation in African societies and African studies: ‘Making Sense: Language, Text and Interpretation in African Studies’
Cadbury is a British multinational confectionery subsidiary company wholly owned by American company Mondelez International since 2012. It is the second largest confectionery brand in the world after Wrigley's. Cadbury is headquartered in Uxbridge, Greater London and operates in more than fifty countries worldwide.
In 1824, John Cadbury, a Quaker, began selling tea, coffee and drinking chocolate in Bull Street in Birmingham, England. From 1831 he moved into the production of a variety of cocoa and drinking chocolates, made in a factory in Bridge Street and sold mainly to the wealthy because of the high cost of production. In 1847, John Cadbury became a partner with his brother Benjamin and the company became known as "Cadbury Brothers". In 1847, Cadbury's competitor Fry's of Bristol produced the first chocolate bar (which would be mass-produced as Fry's Chocolate Cream in 1866)