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Cadburys buys Green and Blacks!
May 14, 2005
12:27 am
Martin Christy
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I’m hoping to get some more comment up on this tomorrow, but the breaking news today is that Cadburys have finally come clean and completely taken over Green and Blacks. It’s looked inevitable for quite awhile, but now it’s finally happened we can all reflect on the consequences, more of which over the weekend.

For more news details check out http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/bus…..543583.stm

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May 14, 2005
2:30 am
Hans-Peter Rot
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“Our businesses share a passion for quality products and ethical values so this is a very natural fit,” said Cadbury’s chief executive Todd Stitzer.

I didn’t realize that hydrogenated oils and vanillin were quality ingredients. After all, you need quality ingredients for quality products.

May 14, 2005
3:08 am
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[url]I didn’t realize that hydrogenated oils and vanillin were quality ingredients. After all, you need quality ingredients for quality products.[/url]
[:)][:)][:)]

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
May 16, 2005
11:46 am
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Read more about this story (News articles from Maj 13 and 16):
[url]http://www.cocoa.com/[/url]

“Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos” (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
May 18, 2005
5:48 pm
Hans-Peter Rot
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These guys work fast. I just saw a Maya Gold Turkish Delight today [;)]

May 18, 2005
5:51 pm
Martin Christy
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I’ve think they’ve been working ‘fast’ with G&B for a few years …

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May 18, 2005
11:29 pm
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So you think this has been planned out through the course of several years? Well, it would make sense, especially if they were to multiply their product range globally. Such planning is probably necessary, but if you noticed, Green & Black’s annual profit rose, while the other companies’ took a slight dive. I think Cadbury is hoping to increase their overall profitability by incorporating Green & Black’s into their “family.”

May 20, 2005
2:47 pm
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G&B’s products have been starting to look like Cadburys for a few years – e.g. the wrapped pralines looking remarkably like Cadburys Roses, in their whole style of presentation.

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May 21, 2005
2:39 am
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I would regard it as more of a conspiracy. That’s why I refuse to drink 7-Up [;)]