During World War II, parts of the Bournville factory were turned over to war work, producing milling machines and seats for fighter aircraft. As chocolate was regarded as an essential food, it was placed under government supervision for the entire war.The wartime rationing of chocolate ended in 1950, and normal production resumed.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.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.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.
In mid-2009 Cadbury replaced some of the cocoa butter in their non-UK chocolate products with palm oil.
Cadbury is internationally headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.
It is famous for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, and many other confectionery products.
As the Cadbury family were Quakers there were no pubs in the estate.
Cadbury's Milk Tray was first produced in 1915 and continued in production throughout the remainder of the First World War. Fry & Sons, another leading British chocolate manufacturer, resulting in the integration of well-known brands such as Fry's Chocolate Cream and Fry's Turkish Delight.
Cadbury, formerly Cadbury's, is a British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International (originally Kraft Foods) since 2010.