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Mmm… Chocolate! Cadbury World Dunedin

Mmm… Chocolate! Cadbury World Dunedin

Chocolate and beer.

These are two of the major reasons we vowed to return to Belgium one day, two of the reasons we absolutely loved Tasmania and the focus of the first two experiences we booked for our visit to New Zealand.

Dunedin is the home to Cadbury World, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and we made sure this was our first stop in NZ.

Welcome to Cadbury World

Unfortunately due to it being Christmas holidays, we were unable to take the Factory Tour as it wasn’t in production and we were placed on the Shortened Tour instead.

As we waited for our tour to commence, the two of us wandered through the Visitor Center to learn about the history of Cadbury and how it has evolved throughout the years.

Historic Cadbury Box

Our tour guide Maurice arrived right on time and led the group through to the theatre where we were shown the history of the Dunedin Factory and how some of the products were manufactured. We were then asked to lock our cameras, video recorders and cell phones away as they were prohibited on the tour… disappointing for us, yes, but rules are rules.

The bag of goodies Maurice handed us made up for our disappointment as we made our way into the factory and he explained how three Cadbury products are made from the cocoa bean – the milk chocolate, white chocolate (Dream) and dark chocolate (Old Gold).

Once he finished the explanation, it was then the moment we had been waiting for! Maurice led us up the spiral staircase of the five-storey tall purple silo and to a platform where we witnessed this…

Chocolate Waterfall - Photo Courtesy of Cadbury World

One tonne of chocolate pouring down right before our very eyes in what is the world’s largest chocolate waterfall.

Yep, you read that correctly. A god damn chocolate waterfall!

We definitely wouldn’t mind swimming under that! The tour just continued to get better as Maurice handed us some fresh dairy milk liquid chocolate on our next stop – warm, gooey and absolutely delicious! We then were shown another quick video of how they make Pebbles and Jaffas.

Maurice confirmed to us that Jaffas were indeed invented in New Zealand but as passionate Aussies we’re still not 100% convinced. Anyone want to back us up?

Amy and Kieron at Cadbury World

Our 45-minute tour concluded with a quick photo in front of the vintage trucks before we stepped into the Cadbury World shop and loaded up on some of New Zealand’s favorite confectionery products – Jaffas, Pebbles and Pineapple Lumps! Mmm… chocolate!

Amy in the Cadbury World Shop

If you’re as much of a sweet tooth as the two of us, a visit to Cadbury World is a must on any visit to Dunedin. We’re sure that the Full Tour would be well worth the $20 admission fee!

The Details

Cadbury World
280 Cumberland Street, Dunedin

See cadburyworld.co.nz for more information.

Disclaimer: We received complimentary entry into Cadbury World. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are our own.

7 Comments

  1. Matthew Cheyne
    Posted January 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Cadbury World looks like a must visit for my trip to New Zealand. $20 is a good deal to tour the factory. The Carlton and United Breweries factory in Melbourne charges $50 upwards for a two hour tour and that’s in Australian dollars. $20 New Zealand is a bargain in comparison.

    How much chocolate did you guys end up buying? If I was there I’d probably be buying it by the kilo and consuming it throughout the rest of my trip.

    I must admit that I am a tad jealous of you guys getting to see a chocolate waterfall :) !

    • Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      It’s definitely a good deal, particularly as you now can’t visit the actual factory in Tasmania due to health & safety regulations. That’s insane how much CUB charges for a tour – I’d much rather visit some of the other breweries we’ve been to including Speight’s in Dunedin (our next post!).

      We only bought about $10 worth as we didn’t want it to melt when we were driving around – if it was our last stop we probably would have purchased a lot more!

      Oh, and the chocolate waterfall was amazing! :D

  2. Posted January 8, 2013 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    Glad you guys had a great time! I was on a hardcore budget by the time I arrived in Dunners and all I wanted to do was go to the shop, but you have to do the tour to enter the shop! Huge disappointment!!
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    • Posted January 8, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

      Oh damn! Yeah we noticed that you had to pay $5 to just enter the Visitor Center and check out the shop… I’m sure you’ll make it back one day and have a bit more budget to make it happen!

  3. Posted January 10, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I did this, too! It’s a little touristy, but who can argue with free chocolate!
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  4. Posted January 20, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I used to go through Dunedin each year on my annual visit to my auntie’s when we lived in NZ but yet I have never been here. I have to say if they let people swim in the chocolate fountain I’m sure they would get more visitors… and probably more health and safety issues but still ;)
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