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.”
Over the course of the weekend, visitors can enjoy a special pirate themed entertainment show in the outdoor marquee before heading back to ship for some hearty grub in the Cadbury Café. For a small charge, young buccaneers can make sure they look the part with pirate face painting available throughout the day.
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.
The Choc-sessories collection will be the first part in a range of chocolate clothing coming soon to Cadbury World, which will be named Chocol-attire launching on April Fools' Day.
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.
Standing at an impressive 85cm tall, each egg has been created on site by the talented chocolatiers, before being hand-decorated with an intricate and unique design for each charity. Taking just one day to make, the eggs weigh a combined total of 40kg of chocolate – the equivalent to 444 standard sized Cadbury Daily Milk bars.