Cadbury is a British multinational confectionery company located in Uxbridge, London, and operates in more than fifty countries worldwide. It is owned by Mondelēz International and is the second largest confectionery brand in the world behind Wrigley’s. It is known for it’s dairy milk chocolate, the roses selection box, and the infamous creme filled eggs we’ve become so used to seeing each Easter.
The company only sells Cadbury Cremeggs from January through Easter but production is done 364 days a year ensuring that the candies people know and love are ready. About 350 million of these eggs are made a year sold all around the world.
But how are these candy delicacies made? The first step is to ship in chocolate crumb, and paste made from reduced cocoa liquor, milk, and sugar. These ingredients are ground up and mixed with cacao butter then put in trays that shake as they move to settle the mix.
The creamy white and yellow fillings are made of sugar, water, glucose, syrup, and egg powder. Food coloring is added to give the middle a yoke like look. The chocolates are then put into a mold closing machine and each half of the eggs are squished together to make 1, complete chocolate egg. The foil is put on by small mechanical arms and viola, a Cadbury chocolate egg is born.
For some strange reason the eggs made in the United States and Canada are a little bit smaller than the eggs delivered to other parts of the world weighing 34 grams. Every time you enjoy a bite of these candy delights, know that there’s someone in Europe enjoying a few grams more.