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One of our favourite grocery items is about to get a lot more expensive. The beloved Cadbury family block (that everyone knows is not just for families) is going up in price per kilo and this brings a little sadness to our hungry hearts.

The 220gram block will be moving to a 200gram block – but the price will remain the same! It’s giving us less of our favourite naughty snack while still making us pay the full price.

Cadbury made the choice to formally announce this in a way of keeping their customers happy but it seems as though on twitter it did something quite different… People were outraged that Cadbury would think it’s customers are “stupid” and “dumb” and people began talks of boycotting the brand.

Then one person made a point on radio yesterday evening and it took me aback. She said, “Well I know people are angry but if it means that someone gets to keep their job because we pay that tiny bit extra, I’m happy to do it.”

And how good it was to hear those words! Cadbury has been under increasing pressure over the last couple of years and things like the promise of $18 million from the federal government that has not get been handed down to the company and the rising cost of cocoa beans are making it difficult to keep operations sustainable.

So today tell us, will you still be buying Cadbury chocolate? Or would you rather keep buying it to save that person’s job? Share your thoughts today…

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  1. Not only are they halal compliant, they are out to rip us off. After 60 years as a customer, goodby.

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    • No halal for me, either, Guye. Also have stopped buying their chocolates, after 60 years, as the taste changed a few years ago, but halal was the ‘sealer’!

  2. I will not be buying Cadbury chocolates any more they have list me I will be Buying Lindt, a much nicer chocolate anyway. Another case of big business getting bigger

  3. Well if they didn’t pay the halal accreditation tax and weren’t ‘owned’ by the toxic chemical company Monsanto, perhaps they wouldn’t have to rip us all off. I haven’t eaten Cadbury chocolate or any food Monsanto has anything to do with for years.

  4. Hello…. cadbury is not an aussie company.. it is american..just happens to be on our soil employing aussies.. well some. But I no longer buy anyway.. I won’t help halal cert get bigger.. this is the true reason their profits are going down…. not the price of cocoa butter… they have been substituting cocoa butter for years.

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    • Cadbury is actually a British company, and its headquarters are still there. But they are owned by an American company because America buys up all off-shore companies so as they can claim ownership. After all, they are the most important country in the world!!! Not!!!

    • Also have Palm oil in the recipe, doesn’t hep Orangutang’s. An other thing, the stuff does not hardly melt, plastic chocolate! Yuk.

    • They don’t use Palm Oil any more. I don’t care about the Halal certificate that doesn’t worry me. What dose annoy me is that this is just a greedy grab for cash.

    • Do you all realises the Cadburys was made in New Zealand before Tasmania ? In fact Cadbury Roses are still their production in New Zealand’s Akaroa! Only learnt this in a recent trip to NZ..

    • Halal? Really? Do the population of the world a favour and take your xenophobic, uneducated self and turn off your internet and lock your doors.

    • Agree – no matter how much they try to cover it up the money goes to Islamic states and organisations.

  5. while you all fight over Halal, I am quietly going and supporting Australian jobs and buying Darrel Lea and have done so ever since the company got into trouble and I sure many others are too, Never forget Abbott gave Cadbury $16 million of taxpayer dollars while he would not support SPC or the car Industry

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