The companies of Cadbury and Fry did much to pioneer the chocolate industry, not just in the UK but throughout the world.
Up until 1918 the two companies were competitors but Cadbury’s growth, along with Rowntree’s resurgence, led to Cadbury’s takeover of Fry.
This enjoyable book by Paul Chrystal charts the early days and progress of Cadbury and Fry, both before and after merging, alongside many examples of early commercial documents, adverts and posters.
The boom years between the wars and in the post-war period are covered, with iconic brands such as Fry’s Dairy Cream, Cadbury’s Dairy Milk, Crunchie and Creme Eggs described.
This fascinating book will appeal to employees of Fry and Cadbury, residents of Bournville, visitors to Cadbury World, or anyone interested in the history of chocolate and confectionery.
You can find further details of Cadbury & Fry through time on the main catalogue, available in ‘Catalogues’ on the Library’s website.