Cadbury Schweppes plc is a confectionery and beverage company with its headquarters in Berkeley Square, London, England. However, it does not manufacture Schweppes beverages for Hong Kong, Ireland, or the United Kingdom, having sold its trademarks there to The Coca-Cola Company, nor is it manufactured in Poland or Brazil, having sold its trademarks there to PepsiCo. Cadbury Schweppes is currently the only major international confectionery manufacturer to produce Fairtrade or organic products, which they sell through their subsidiary company Green & Black's.







In 1783, Jacob Schweppe developed a method to make carbonated water in the Swiss city of Geneva, some time after Joseph Priestley first discovered a method of impregnating water with carbon dioxide.





Independently, in 1824, John Cadbury began vending tea, coffee, and (later) chocolate in Birmingham in England and sometime in India and Pakistan. The company was then known as Cadbury Brothers Limited.


After World War I, Cadbury Brothers Limited undertook a financial merger with J.S. Fry & Sons Limited.


After John Cadbury's retirement, his sons, Richard and George, opened a major factory in the purpose-built suburb of Bournville, four miles south of the city.





The two companies merged to form Cadbury Schweppes in 1969. Cadbury also operates factories in Dublin (Ireland), Dunedin (New Zealand), Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Ringwood (Melbourne, Australia) and Claremont (Tasmania, Australia).



Domestic and International Subsidiaries


  • UK:- Cadbury UK also owns Trebor Bassett, Fry's, Maynards, and Halls. As of August 2004, Cadbury Trebor Bassett has eight factories and 3,000 staff in the UK.

  • Canada:- Cadbury Beverages Canada Inc., based in Mississauga, Ontario is the company's Canadian subsidiary for beverage related products while Cadbury Adams is the company's Canadian confectionery subsidiary, based in Toronto. Most brands and products match those in the UK; the chocolate bar line was re-branded in late 2005 to the UK-standard purple wrapper theme.

  • USA:- The Cadbury Schweppes company's presence in the United States consists of the beverage units Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc., Mott's, and Snapple Beverage Group. Although Cadbury Schweppes chocolate products have been sold in the U.S. since 1988 under the Cadbury trademark name, the chocolate itself has been manufactured by Hershey's and can be found in Hershey's chocolate stores.




Cadbury Schweppes beverages include:


  • 7Up – sold by Dr Pepper/Seven Up, Inc. in the United States, and by PepsiCo elsewhere

  • 7Up Plus

  • Bournvita – a malted beverage brand

  • A&W Root Beer

  • Cactus Cooler

  • Canada Dry – ginger ale and other mixers such as club soda

  • Cherry R.C.

  • Cool Ridge Spring Water (Australia)

  • Coolah Energy

  • Country Time

  • Cream Soda (Hong Kong, Macau, South Africa)

  • Crush

  • Deja Blue

  • Diet RC Cola - sold in a few markets, this is a completely separate line from Diet Rite, in that it is more related to RC Cola in taste.

  • Diet Rite

  • dnL

  • Dr Pepper

  • Ginger ale

  • Gini'

  • Grapefruit Soda (Hong Kong)

  • Granadilla Twist (South Africa)

  • Hawaiian Punch

  • Hires Root Beer

  • IBC Root Beer

  • Lemon Twist; South African lemon drink

  • La Casera; Spanish soda

  • Mistic Brands

  • Mott's – fruit juice

  • Nehi – fruit-flavoured soft drink

  • Orangina

  • Peñafiel – mineral water and mineral soft drink in Mexico

  • Quinine Tonic water

  • Raging Cow

  • Red Fusion (discontinued)

  • R.C. Cola

  • Ricqlès

  • Russchian

  • Schweppes

  • Slush Puppie

  • Snapple

  • Solo

  • Sparberry (South Africa)

  • Squirt

  • Stewart's Soda

  • Sundrop

  • Sunkist

  • Tahiti Treat

  • TriNa, soft drinks and ice-teas in Spain

  • Vernor's – ginger ale

  • Welch's

  • Wink

  • Yoo-Hoo




Cadbury Schweppes chocolates and sweets (candies) include:


  • Boost (UK, Ireland and Australia)

  • Bournville – plain chocolate bar (manufactured in France)

  • Brunch Bar – 'breakfast' cereal and chocolate bar

  • Cadbury Caramilk

  • Fudge bar

  • Cadbury Thins

  • Caramello Koala

  • Cherry Ripe

  • Chomp

  • Creme Eggs

  • Crispy Crunch

  • Crunchie

  • Curlywurly

    • Curlywurly Squirlies

  • Dairy Milk (Many Dairy Milk products are now manufactured in France and Poland and sold in UK)

    • Dairy Milk Bubbly (formerly Wispa)

    • Dairy milk Caramel whip (Noughat and Caramel

    • Dairy Milk Fruit and Nut

    • Dairy Milk Turkish (Turkish Delight)

    • Dairy Milk Wafer

    • Dairy Milk Whole Nut

    • Dairy Milk with Biscuit

    • Dairy Milk with Crunchie Bits

    • Dairy Milk with Mint Bits

    • Dairy Milk with Orange Bits

    • Dairy Milk with Caramel (formerly Cadbury's Caramel)

    • Dairy Milk with Creme Egg

    • Dairy milk Pepermint

    • Dairy milk triple decker (Australia only)

    • Dairy milk double decker (Australia only)

  • Dairy Milk Taster

  • Double Decker

    • Double Decker with Nuts

  • Dream – white chocolate

    • Dream with Strawberry Bits

  • Fingers

  • Flake

    • Flake (original)

    • Flake Dipped

    • Flake Praline

    • Snowflake - white chocolate

      • 99 Flake - ice cream variety - (Flake brand licensed to Frederick's Dairies)

  • Freddo Frog

  • Freddo Frog with Caramel

  • Fry's Chocolate Cream

  • Fry's Turkish Delight

  • Fuse

  • Marble (only marketed in Australia)

  • Mini Eggs

  • Mini Rolls

  • Miniature Heroes

  • Moro – chocolate bar

  • old gold (dark chocolate

  • Picnic – chocolate bar

  • Roses

  • Snack

    • Snack Shortcake

    • Snack Wafer

    • Snack Sandwich

  • Snaps

  • Spira

  • Time Out

    • Honeycomb Time Out

  • Turkish Delight (formerly Fry's)

  • Twirl

  • Wispa (no longer marketed)


In addition to these chocolates, a number of the brands have been sub-licensed to Frederick's Dairies to make a range of ice-cream versions. In the United States, most Cadbury branded chocolates are produced in Pennsylvania by the Hershey's chocolate company. Brand names sold include the Caramilk and Dairy Milk, as well as "Fruit & Nut" (with raisins and peanuts) and "Royal Dark" brands.





On 24th June 2006, Cadbury-Schweppes announced that there has been a salmonella scare in their products, causing millions of chocolate bars from stores across the UK to be recalled. Cadbury officially reported on the 2nd August that they had lost £20 million as a result of recalling the bars. However they are trying to minimise the damage, by issuing vouchers for returned products rather than cash.


Cadbury's recall over 1 million chocolate bars over salmonella fears


Green & Black's

A range of upscale organic and Fairtrade chocolate.



Trebor Bassett


This brand competes with Nestlé's Rowntree's brand over a number of product categories and features gums and mints.


  • Bassett's Liquorice allsorts

  • Bassett's Jelly Babies

  • Trebor Extra Strong Mints

  • Trebor Softmints

  • Wine Gums

  • Fruit Bonbons

  • Fruit allsorts

  • Desert allsorts

  • party babies


Other products

  • Bournville Cocoa

  • Drinking Chocolate powder

  • See also Cadbury Adams products: this subsidiary produces several brands of gum, breath mints, and cough drops.

  • Dr Pepper/Seven Up

  • Nantucket Nectars







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