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.”
Dads can get an extra treat when visiting on Sunday 18th June, when all Dads will be gifted a Big Taste Oreo Crunch bar.
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.
Diane Mitchell, marketing manager at Cadbury World, said: “We first heard the noises a few days ago and everyone has been keeping a close eye on the Aztec Jungle to see if they can work out if it is one of The Big Sleuth bears. Staff have been searching high and low for him, but haven’t been successful – yet. But we are confident we shall be soon.”