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Quakers, chocolate, and temperance in the UK

The recent takeover of Cadbury by the American firm Kraft occasions a look at the role of temperance-minded Quakers in the British chocolate and sweets industries.  In the 19th century it began with the drink cocoa.  The major Quaker firms were Cadbury (Birmingham), Fry (Bristol), and Rowntree and Terry (both York).  For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on January 20, 2010 at 05:14 PM in Britain, Chocolate, Religion, Temperance | Permalink