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Cadbury 2Staff and residents at Orchard House care home in Newport were treated to an afternoon of nostalgia, celebrating 200 years of the chocolate brand.

The event, led by Cadbury archivist Sarah Foden and Brand Manager Connor Gould, marked Cadbury’s 200th anniversary, sharing the brand’s rich history from its first shop in Birmingham in 1824 to its present-day success.

Sarah and Connor shared photos, old packaging and ad campaigns from the Cadbury archive, evoking nostalgic memories for the residents.

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Connor said:

“It was wonderful to hear residents’ special memories of Cadbury and see their joy while tasting the chocolate. Thanks to everyone at Barchester for having us.”

Bex Vernon, Resident Experience Coordinator at Orchard House, said:

“Our residents loved reminiscing about Cadbury and enjoyed the event immensely. Our varied life enrichment programme ensures engaging activities for all residents.”

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Kevin Pidwell
Kevin Pidwell
12 days ago

I suspect their taste buds are too far gone to realise that the taste is nowhere as good as it was from 1824 to 1980, before over night EEC directives dictated what could or couldn’t be included in the makeup of British chocolate and sweet manufacturing and enforcing how it was weighed & packed. I mean really, 200g & 360g packs fall well below the British standard of ½Ib & 1Ib weights. American Hard Gums, Maynard’s Wine gums and Bassett liquorice sticks became the consistency of Jelly tots under the directive. Mars Duo and 100g bars were deemed too big for us to handle. The cost to the manufactures to install EEC equipment just inflated the domestic market pricing and was never the same. But too late to revert back.

Last edited 12 days ago by Kevin Pidwell
11 days ago

Why are all IE’s reports on care homes about Orchard House? There are other care homes on the island who do wonderful things for their residents. How about doing some reports from them?


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