This little snippet below from the New York Times bums me out. Growing up I LOVED Cadbury chocolate. It was a special and exotic delight from our English friends across the pond, enjoyed thoroughly around Easter time.
I mean, how Amazing were Cream Eggs??! They served as serious currency at lunch time. You could get just about anything trading a Cream Egg.. but why would you? Why would you release such a nugget of joy for someone else's pleasure? No, if you truly enjoyed Cream Eggs, you collected them at lunch from other, less skilled lunch-item negotiators. And let's not even start on the mini eggs.. so yummy my best friend and I would eat one at time, making sure the other didn't cheat (I cheated).
Anyway, Cadbury's not exactly disappearing on us, per se, but it's being bought by KRAFT.. KRAAFT. And if those capital letters make it look like I'm practically saying Crass or..Crap.. well, er..you get it. How un-European, How un-exostic.. How bland and generic. It reminds me of my recent discovery that After 8 Mints were bought by Nestle.. albeit in 1988, but truly.. there were better in the early '80s.. I swear it!
((calming down)).. ok, well Good news.. my palette has since moved on from the store-bought candy of childhood's past and finds them, well.. dare I say it.. kind of disgusting now anyway. But now it's sure to be gross and generic with it's KRAFT label. Boo.~
Cadbury Board Accepts Takeover Offer From Kraft
The British confectioner Cadbury agreed to the deal with the
American food giant after Kraft raised its original offer to
about 19 billion dollars, the two companies said. The deal
creates the world's largest confectioner.