Every person on the planet has heard of Cadbury. Home of the Dairy Milk chocolate bar that sits comfortably next to its brothers and sisters – Flake, Creme Egg, Crunchie and Wispa. The list obviously goes on. Living in Birmingham has its perks, as it’s just a car ride away from visiting one of the most famous Chocolate factories in Bournville. I visited Cadbury World regulary as a child, learning about how chocolate is made and walking through the zones, picking up bars of chocolate to feast on along the way. A couple years back, I even swatched the iconic Cadbury purple to paint my whole room exactly the same colour. It’s easy to say, I’m a big Cadbury fan, so I was very excited when I was contacted to see if I would like to return as a food blogger.
I was invited along to Cadbury World with a plus one the day after my birthday for an Afternoon Tea experience. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to walk through the 14 zones beforehand as suggested (or try out the 4d ride) but the food made up for missing out. Staff were pleasant and walked us to our seats inside a specific section in the cafe designated for Afternoon Tea. The service was speedy, but not rushed. The three tiers of food is complete with scones and savoury ham, cheese and pickle and salmon sandwiches on two-toned bread. A variety of sweet chocolatey treats are served on bone china crockery, combining classic items with delicious macaroons, chocolate brownies and rocky road, all made to an exclusive Cadbury recipe.
The waitress asked if we wanted standard tea or coffee, in which we were presented with a little white teapot between two and several clean, white mugs. In all honesty, I’m surprised Cadbury’s Hot Chocolate wasn’t also an option for obvious reasons. But both Megan and I are avid tea drinkers, so what more of a treat than to catch up over a pot of tea and cake. I wasn’t completely blown away by the presentation as I expected more of a fun chocolate theme, perhaps served in the cadbury mugs which are sold in the shop. However they have kept it minimal, so most attention goes on the taste of the Cadbury cakes.
By far my preferred treat was the Rocky Road. The texture was incredibly rich and moorish, I could have eaten 5. The coconut tart was an extra treat and the lemon macarons were a perfect little touch. A lot of people don’t even know Afternoon Tea exists at Cadbury World. It’s a shame that their Afternoon Tea theme isn’t visually stronger and more exciting. Although it wouldn’t be my first choice, it is still a great idea for afterwards if you are planning on doing a walking tour beforehand. They currently run a deal of ‘Tour and Tea’ for just £19.95 per person but it is not available during school holidays. It runs Monday – Friday and is only valid on attraction entry between 12.40pm and 1.30pm. What do you think of the Cadbury World Afternoon Tea, would you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments. More information for can be found here.
Disclosure: Please note, I was invited to Cadbury World to try their Afternoon Tea options. All opinions are 100% honest and are my own and I wrote my blog review on my own accord.