Cadbury's is seperating into two companies!

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March 15, 2007 8:42am CST
I heard on the news last night the company Cadbury's is splitting into two companies, one will make the soft drinks they sell in America and the other will continue making chocolate and sweets. For share holders this is good news as they will get two shares that are worth more than the one they had before. I just hope the Cadburys chocolate doesn't change anymore, they have already changed the packaging and names of lots of the products. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
16 Mar 07
I seriously hope not. Cadburys would be my number 1 favourite chocolate. Actually I doubt whether they will change the product, as it's just way too popular.
• United States
16 Mar 07
I was thinking this is as well. The old saying "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
16 Mar 07
It would be daft to change the product now after all these years so I doubt they will.
@kathy77 (7487)
• Australia
15 Mar 07
Wow yes I think that this is great news for the share holders they must be extremely happy with this news in regards to Cadbury's. I love Cadbury's chocolate so I hope as well that there will be no changes just leave it the way it is.
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16 Mar 07
I doubt it will effect the manufacturing of the chocolate and sweets but you never know.
@rosie_123 (6116)
15 Mar 07
No - I didn't know that. Must admit I didn't even really know that Cadbury's made soft drinks, as I only ever think of them as the chocolate people! For me, as long as those lovely big slabs of Dairy Milk remain the same, I don't much care what they do!
16 Mar 07
Is it just me getting bigger, or have the pieces of dairy milk got thinner over the years?
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
Interesting news. But here in Singapore, I think they are more famous for chocolates anyway. Looks like I won't be missing much. :P
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15 Mar 07
Yes I didn't know they even made soft drinks, apparently it's the third biggest soft drinks company in the world.
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• Malaysia
15 Mar 07
I did not hear anything about this until i read your discussion.So i checked on several website.I actually do not care much if they want to split or whatever,but like what you said i also hope they won't be any changes in the taste of this mouth-watering chocolate.Let's hope that they won't change the recipe.................. :
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15 Mar 07
Yes I hope they keep the chocolate the same it is perfect as it is.
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@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
18 Jun 07
Guess it makes sense, so each company can focus on its strengths. The company was called Cadbury Schweppes, with the latter being the fizzy-drinks maker. I'm not sure why these two companies were ever combined in the first place. Schweppes made the brand with that name, as well as the Dr. Pepper family of drinks.
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18 Jun 07
I have heard before that Schweppes is something to do with Cadburys. they probably only got together so they could eventually do this and be worth more money.
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@derek_a (10894)
18 May 07
I don't know whether it is just me, but Cadbury's chocolates don't tast the same as they did when I was a kid. I tend to like the dark chocolate - nothing else, just the chocolate bit. It seems different somehow. Perhaps it's because I have been buying organic chocolate bars from Tesco.. :-)
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18 May 07
they put vegetable oil in it these day that's probably why it tastes different, It's hard to find chocolate without it in England.
@ydiwan (448)
• India
4 Apr 07
Well yes i have heard that they are going to diversify and each one will be have magnificient standard teams looking after each team and would be trying to excel in their respective feilds and it is definately good for the share holders and they can start expecting more returns and the stock will be on an up swing not initially but definately in the long run and as far as your idea of cadbury's not changeing in the future well i do not agree because changes are a must and every company has to keep on changeing and improveing thier products or identity it is a marketing tool which helps the companies to retain their stock and grow more so that the share holders and the investors increase their earnings so growth and change is a substansial part of a company's progress but that again is just my opinion
4 Apr 07
It did say on the news it should be good for share holders as the two shares would be worth more than the one old one.
@Darkwing (21586)
4 Apr 07
The only thought I have is, I hope Cadbury's never stop manufacturing chocolate, because to my mind, it's the best chocolate ever. I love Cadbury's Turkish Delight, Whole Nut and Mint Crisp bars. I just can't imagine what life would be like without Cadbury's Chocolate. Whatever would I do if this were to happen? lol Brightest Blessings.
4 Apr 07
Yes Cadbury's chocolate is a classic brand sweets wouldn't be the same without them.
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
It doesn't matter to me if they are going to separate into two companies. What matters is that they won't change their way of producing their delicious, irresistable, mouth-watering chocolates! Oh how I love Cadbury even when I was just a kid... I remember the good old days..
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4 Apr 07
They say they will carry on making chocolate they are just going to produce the soft drinks with a separate company from now on, so we don't need to sweat over that.
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Cadbury really has soft drinks in America? LOL. I have never seen them in my 36 years of life. Do you know what they make? I have always known Cadbury for their chocolate. During easter you see those eggs all over the place. I don't get the goop in the center.
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4 Apr 07
I've never heard of Cadbury's soft drinks either, maybe someone from America can enlighten us. I'm sure Cadbury's creme eggs are getting smaller every year like the chocolate bars too.
@prestocaro (1253)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I hadn't heard! Here in Texas our grocery stores carry some cadbury, mostly on the international aisle (except for the creme easter eggs, of course) and I'm a big fan. I even love their turkish delight, much to the shame of my armenian friend who insists it tastes nothing like the real stuff. I saw I know it doesn't but it's a good cheap substitute. I love the fruit and nut bars also, great for making s'mores. I also hope nothing else changes. I love their bars!
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16 Mar 07
They've changed all the names of the bars recently in England, but they are basically the same thing. Hopefully they won't change anymore.