A Different ‘view’ of Cadbury Yes, this is indeed a Cadbury tin. Have you seen it before? If you have, do you remember how much these chocolates cost back then? Related posts: Something for the choco-holics… Were you a Nestum kid? Cathay Cold Creameries? Uncle Tobys Oats By felicia|2018-07-13T16:32:07+08:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: childhood, famous brands, food|Tags: chocolates|2 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditWhatsappGoogle+TumblrPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Teen Idols? Gallery Teen Idols? “The Greatest Show on Earth” Gallery “The Greatest Show on Earth” Sports Idol Gallery Sports Idol “for your eyes only” Gallery “for your eyes only” …’pulled’ coffee? Gallery …’pulled’ coffee? 2 Comments Ipoh Remembered July 15, 2018 at 2:21 am - Reply I mentioned some time ago that Lines Brothers was one of my favourite commercial enterprises. Well, Cadbury’s was another. George Cadbury, especially, was extremely progressive for his time (the late 19th and early 20th centuries), and would be thought so even today. Not only did he support organized labour’s fight for a living wage and an eight-hour work-day, he was also largely responsible for the creation of Bournville: a new sort of industrial-and-residential estate out in the country. Aside from chocolate factories, it included brooks, public gardens, swimming pools, athletic fields, playgrounds, clinics, and even an orchestra, all obviously built with the health and welfare of Cadbury’s workers and their families in mind. At one point thousands of young women were employed there and their supervisors were all women as well. Cadbury was an enlightened capitalist, quite unafraid of socialist ideas. Would that there were more like him. As for Cadbury’s cocoa and chocolates, the raw materials were harvested in the Caribbean and in South Asia; and the finished products first made their way to Malaya in the 1890s, via Katz Bros., then via Pritchard’s and John Little’s, and later via Whiteaway’s and so on. They were luxuries, of course, expensive enough that most locals could not afford them. You asked about prices. By e-mail I’ve sent you an advertisement that was printed in Malaya just after WWI. At the time a one-pound tin of chocolates would have cost close to $2 — or (as a comparison) for that same price you could have purchased seven or eight pints of decent beer. Other suppliers of cocoa and chocolate in those days: Epps, Rowntree, Fry, and Van Houten. felicia July 16, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply thank you for the email. thank you also for the information. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Prove that you are a human!