Cadbury World is an exciting showcase of the brand name chocolate, Cadbury. In this locale, you are brought to a brief history of chocolate and also a brief history of the founder of the Cadbury brand. It is a somewhat interactive tour where many highlights are brought to your attention.
Cadbury World is located at Bournville, Birmingham in the United Kingdom. This is the original seat of the company where it was founded by John Cadbury. You can travel to Birmingham via bus, rail and by air. Going there in your own transportation is also possible as well as arriving at Bournville via the canal.
If you go to Bournville, Birmingham via bus, you will need to ask directions to go to the factory whereas the railway station where you get off is just a few minutes walk to Cadbury World. When travelling by car, as you approach Birmingham, there are some noticeable chocolate coloured signs that lead you to the factory.
Travelling by boat to Bournville will lead you directly there. The Worcester and Birmingham canals access the town of Bournville and you can dock at the station there. Birmingham airport plays host also to visitors on their way to Bournville for Cadbury World. You might like to take the railway to reach Bournville or the bus.
Once You Reach Cadbury World
As you enter the establishment, you are initially introduced to the origins of chocolate and how it came to Europe. There are some facts about the role of chocolate in Aztec society and how it was received by European populace. Prominent Aztec figures are in display here. Once through the Aztec rainforest, you are then greeted by a figure of John Cadbury.
This part of Cadbury World is where the history of the famous Cadbury chocolate is told from the hardship of getting his business up and running to many other notable pieces of history concerning the confection. John Cadbury and his two sons take turns narrating the history of the confection.
After the informative narration of Cadbury beginnings, you then see how milk chocolate is made. This part of the tour features the unique combination of chocolate and milk that creates the very delicious taste of Cadbury.
Some surprising turn of events await those who take the tour in this part of Cadbury World. The next part of the tour of Cadbury World is called the factory. Although, it is not really the exact place where the famous confection is made and it is not the complete process, this part of the tour shows us part of what happens before the chocolate reaches us.
On some days, a specially guided tour can be arranged to allow some visitors a peek at the wrapping process of the chocolates. Part of the Cadbury World tour includes riding a bean mobile and seeing some characters that have been endeared to us.
For those who are in wheel chairs or who have companions in wheel chairs, some bean mobiles are equipped to fit in a wheel chair for the convenience of visitors. The demo area of Cadbury World is where visitors get a chance to handle the chocolate products and even write your name using melted chocolate.
Visitors to Cadbury World will also get to see the actual TV set for the Coronation Street sponsorship. Some of the characters from a lifetime of advertisements might also be present. Other areas of Cadbury World that is accessible to visitors are the café, the Cadbury shop and the playground.
Visiting Cadbury World can be a memorable experience even for locals who just might drop by Bournville to have fun. It’s also a great way of knowing what is behind the famous brand name Cadbury.