Dairy Milk chocolate, introduced in 1905, used a higher proportion of milk within the recipe compared with rival products.
By 1914, the chocolate was the company's best-selling product. Fry & Sons in 1919, and Schweppes in 1969, known as Cadbury Schweppes until 2008, when the American beverage business was split as Dr Pepper Snapple Group; the rights ownership of the Schweppes brand had already differed between various countries since 2006.
In October 2007, Cadbury announced the closure of the Somerdale Factory, in Keynsham, Somerset, formerly part of Fry's.
Between 500 and 700 jobs were affected by this change.
Cadbury, alongside Rowntree's and Fry, were the big three British confectionery manufacturers throughout much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Cadbury was a constant constituent of the FTSE 100 on the London Stock Exchange from the index's 1984 inception until the company was bought by Kraft Foods in 2010.
Better transport access for milk that was inward shipped by canal, and cocoa that was brought in by rail from London, Southampton and Liverpool docks was taken into consideration.
In 2008, Monkhill Confectionery, the Own Label trading division of Cadbury Trebor Bassett was sold to Tangerine Confectionery for £58 million cash.
As the Cadbury family were Quakers there were no pubs in the estate.
Cadbury's Milk Tray was first produced in 1915 and continued in production throughout the remainder of the First World War. Fry & Sons, another leading British chocolate manufacturer, resulting in the integration of well-known brands such as Fry's Chocolate Cream and Fry's Turkish Delight.
Cadbury is internationally headquartered in Uxbridge, West London, and operates in more than 50 countries worldwide.
It is known for its Dairy Milk chocolate, the Creme Egg and Roses selection box, and many other confectionery products.