Ruth said: “Visiting Cadbury World really brought back some fond memories of my time working at the Bournville factory, especially the smell of chocolate and the history of the factory! Celebrating my 100th birthday at Cadbury World was very special to me – thank you to Cadbury World for making it an extra special day to remember for me and my family.”
Children also have the opportunity to join in the Halloween fun, with a fang-tastic fancy dress competition taking place every day during the week. On the lookout for gruesomely good costumes, the brave judges will be handing out prizes to their most scary visitors. There will be opportunities to purchase hauntingly good treats in The World’s Biggest Cadbury Shop, including exclusive hand crafted chocolate pumpkins, Ghooost Eggs and Crunchie Spiders.
The chocolate octopus – aptly named Choctopus – was handcrafted by Cadbury World’s talented chocolatiers to mark the arrival of the Octopus Hideout. Weighing in at around 30kg and constructed using the equivalent of 667 standard bars of Cadbury Dairy Milk, the Choctopus took two chocolatiers just over two days to make.
The impressive creation will be on display in Cadbury World’s Chocolate Making zone from Thursday 6th to Thursday 13th April, before taking pride of place at The National Sea Life Centre Birmingham from Friday 14th through to Sunday 30th April.
Led by the talented chocolatiers at the attraction, the players had the opportunity to learn how to create their own moudled chocolates filled with Cadbury white chocolate. After learning the basics the players then tried their hand at decorating their own chocolate shoes, plaques and tennis balls to celebrate the tournament.
Other highlights throughout the year included raising £3,500 for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and creating giant chocolate Easter eggs which were auctioned off by Acorns Children’s Hospice, Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Help for Heroes. Through raffles and cake sales, employees also raised funds for St Mary’s Hospice.
The Big Sleuth will run throughout the summer holidays, giving tourists and residents of Birmingham the chance to have fun going on their own charity trail in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.