Chocolate Eggs, By Roald Dahl

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As I stroll down the aisle of my local grocery store during the month of March, I notice the recent emergence of eggs, particularly chocolate eggs. To be even more specific, Cadbury chocolate eggs, both the packages of minis and the individual crème eggs. I remember how one of my favorite authors, Roald Dahl, was able to taste-test Cadbury chocolates during his primary school years while he was living in England. For one person to be able to taste a certain chocolate bar, and then for another to taste that exact same kind of bar half a century later in a country miles away is something that couldn’t have occurred without the process of globalization. Where did the chocolate come from, and how did it reach my grocery store here in America?…show more content…
The cultivation of cacao trees spread throughout the globe as well, and nowadays cocoa is most commonly grown in South America, West Africa, and Asia. Eventually, the globalization of cocoa beans brought an idea to the minds of two young men in the 1800s. According to an article “The Creation of a Company Culture: Cadburys” by Charles Dellheim, the start of Cadbury wasn’t even chocolate. Instead, John Cadbury, the founder of the company, traded tea and coffee in Birmingham which later grew to become a factory process. However, when his sons George and Richard Cadbury took over, the company was already dwindling and on the verge of collapse when they ingeniously changed the product from tea and coffee to cocoa and chocolate. They also changed the process of cocoa making and utilized the Dutch process to make the chocolate taste better and it resulted in a much higher quality chocolate (Dellheim, 17). Even from the very start, the Cadbury company might not have succeeded without globalization, as it was the Dutch process of chocolate-making that allowed the British firm to really take off in the mid-19th century, with its signature Dairy Milk bar released in 1905. The family-run business gradually expanded over the years throughout England and then built its first overseas factory in Australia in 1919. This was during the modern period when other brand names such as Coca-Cola, Remington, and Campbell started making themselves known on the global market
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