Hello everyone, long-time no see, how are you all doing? Ok, I hope. Nothing new has happened where my ear is concerned, unfortunately, it’s still the same 😞 the past couple of nights it has been nearly impossible to fall asleep because of the pain, but after a while, I do manage to get some, even if it isn’t for very long.
Before you continue to the second part of Cadbury World, please just take a minute to send some prayers to the families of the helicopter crash that tragically killed Kobe and Gianna Bryant, John and Keri and Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah and Payton Chester and Ara Zobayan. RIP you, beautiful souls. I’m not a very religious person myself but my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.
In the mid 13th century, when the scientifically-minded Mayans were conquered by the Aztecs. The Aztecs transported the Mayan’s prized chocolate hundreds of miles away to their own lands. The Aztecs created a myth to explain how chocolate first appeared in the forests of Mexico, telling the story of how their most famous god, Quetzalcoatl, heroically stole the cacao beans from the other gods and sprinkled them along the Mexican coast.
The Mayan’s believe that the chocolate tree they discovered, had been left as a gift from the gods. It’s botanical name, Theobroma cacao, literally means ‘Food of the Gods’. The beans were ground up to produce a bitter-tasting drink which they named chocolatl, from chocol haa, meaning ‘hot water’. This thick, foaming liquid, thought by the Mayans to be imbued with magical powers, was used in royal and religious ceremonies.
In 1657, chocolate was advertised in Britain for the first time, promoted as a new and exotic drink with wondrous benefits. A generation later, a doctor called Richard Brookes published The Natural History of Chocolate, praising chocolate’s nutritive powers.
Back in the 1820s, a young tea merchant named John Cadbury began to sell a rare and coveted drink from his tea and coffee shop. Created from blocks of chocolate, which were scraped into a saucepan and mixed with hot water, his drinking chocolate began as a useful sideline for his wealthier customers. From these early beginnings in a small Birmingham tea shop, Cadbury chocolate grew to become one of the world’s most recognisable household names.
Within a single decade, John Cadbury’s chocolate business had grown so quickly that he was forced to rent a small factory to produce his cocoa nibs. (Cocoa nibs are the dry roasted pieces of the cocoa, or cacao, bean.)
As you go through Cadbury World, you can step into a Bean-mobile and enjoy a gentle ride through a Cadbury chocolate wonderland filled with familiar characters.
Fact: Cadbury Dairy Milk has been manufactured in Bourneville since 1905. Every new Cadbury chocolate product is created in Bourneville’s global research and development centre.
Did you know… Cadbury makes around 350 million Cadbury Creme Eggs every year although they are only sold between New Year and Easter.
Another fun fact about Cadbury, they use 500,000 litres of fresh full cream milk every day.
If you’re interested in visiting Cadbury world, here is some more information
Address: Linden Rd, Birmingham B30 1JR
Admission Prices: ADULTS: £18.00
CHILDREN (AGED 4-15 YEARS): £13.25
UNDER 4 YEARS: FREE
SENIOR CITIZENS & STUDENTS (STUDENT ID REQUIRED, UNIDAYS NOT VALID*): £13.65
FAMILY OF 4 TICKET (MAX 2 ADULTS): £53.80
FAMILY OF 5 TICKET (MAX 2 ADULTS): £64.60
ESSENTIAL CARER**: FREE
I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I will see you next Wednesday! 😄
Photography has always been a big passion of mine as well as dance but unfortunately due to having Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS for short) I am no longer able to continue with dancing as I just don't have the energy I once did, but I'm ok with that, instead of wallowing in self pity, I decided to pursue my other dream which brings me to this, I want show other people all the amazing views of the world one day at a time. I hope this blog can be informative and also an escape for whenever your feeling down or to give inspiration or just because...so feel free to browse through my pictures and I hope you enjoy!
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