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Dibs on the library: Cadbury World build a chocolate city

Written by
Shaun Curnow

This year Cadbury World is celebrating its twenty fifth anniversary. And how are its talented chocolatiers choosing to mark this milestone? By hitting the pub and getting completely... no, you're right. With chocolate.

If it were us, our form of celebration would involve eating as many Boosts, Double Deckers, Dairy Milks and Time Outs (natch) as we could before passing out.

Thankfully, the Cadbury chocolatiers have much more self control than us, so instead have used their skills to create a number of the city's most popular landmarks, attractions and key events.

In just four days, the three chocolatiers used 57kg of chocolate (the equivalent of 1267 standard Dairy Milk bars) to create a chocolatey homage of: 

• The Cadbury World building, to celebrate its twenty fifth anniversary

• Grand Central, complete with chocolate train and the new John Lewis store

• The Mailbox, to celebrate its redevelopment

• An IKON sign, to celebrate the gallery’s fiftieth anniversary

• The Selfridges building, to mark the £20 million refurbishment

• The Rotunda, to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary

• A rugby ball, to celebrate the Rugby World Cup at Villa Park

• The Library of Birmingham, which will celebrate two years since it opened in September

• A cricket bat, ball and stumps to celebrate the Ashes at Edgbaston

• Ballet shoes and chocolate swan to mark the twenty fith anniversary of Birmingham Royal Ballet

• Birmingham Cathedral to celebrate its three hundredth anniversary

• The Hyatt Regency, to celebrate the hotel’s twenty fifth anniversary

• Miniature owls, to mark The Big Hoot campaign

• The water’s edge at Brindleyplace, to celebrate 20 years since it opened

Measuring a little over a meter high and spanning three tiers, the design will be on display throughout August and September. For more information, or to visit the creation, visit the Cadbury World website. 

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