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Research for documentary

Facts/history of chocolate
Where chocolate comes from
The cacao bean begins life inside a fruit, called a pod, on a tree in the
tropics, primarily in remote areas of West Africa, Southeast Asia and
Central and South America.
Grown on small family farms, the beans leave cocoa farms by hand, in
carts, on donkeys or rugged trucks to be sold to a local buyer and then to
processors abroad.

We will use this

information in our documentary to include the facts in the narrative. This
will provide some background into chocolate and gives the audience some
extra knowledge that they might not know.
Worlds largest chocolate bar
In celebration of its 100th birthday,
Thorntons created the world's largest
chocolate bar - weighing a record
breaking 5,792.50kg.
The reason for this research, is to be
in the narrative, as well as being used
in an interview for a member of staf
works in Thorntons.


The chocolate chip cookie was a mistake
In 1930 Ruth Wakefield
realised she was out of baker's
chocolate and mixed broken
piece of Nestle chocolate into
her cookie dough, expecting
the chocolate to be absorbed
and create chocolate cookies.
Instead, she accidentally
created chocolate chip
cookies, and later sold the idea
to Nestle in return for a
lifetime supply of chocolate.
We will use this information to include in our narrative when talking about
diferent ways chocolate can be eaten. It will be used as an important fact
to attract the audience.
History of Cadburys

Cadbury was founded almost 200 years ago

1875, First Milk Chocolate Bar - In

1875, a Swiss manufacturer called
Daniel Peter added milk to his recipe to
make the first milk chocolate bar

1875, Cadbury makes their first

Easter egg - The first Cadbury Easter
egg was made in 1875. The earliest eggs
were made with dark chocolate and had a
smooth, plain surface. They were filled
with sugar-coated chocolate drops known
as 'dragees. Later Easter eggs were
decorated and had their plain shells enhanced with chocolate piping
and marzipan flowers.

1921, Cadbury script logo first

appears - The Cadbury script logo,
based on the signature of William
Cadbury, appeared first on the transport
fleet in 1921. It was quite fussy to start
with and has been simplified over the
years. It wasnt until 1952 that it was
used across major brands.

1990, Cadbury World Opens - Factory tours

always been popular but it was impossible to
run a factory smoothly if it had thousands
of visitors. In 1988 Cadbury began
planning a visitor attraction to take the
place of the factory tours - Cadbury


We will use this research to use in our narrative as Cadburys is one of the most
famous chocolate brands around therefore it would be useful to have in the
history of chocolate segment.

First chocolate bar ever made

1847 - The first bar of chocolate appeared, as
know it today. The first ever chocolate bar was
made from a mixture of cocoa powder and
sugar with a little of the melted cocoa butter
that had been extracted from the beans. Frys
chocolate bar factory produced this.


We will use this research to include in our narrative at the start of the
documentary when talking about the history of chocolate.
Wonka Bar
Quaker Oats Company, which financed the
1971 film version, decided to make it a reality.
The promotional stuntwhich marked the
first time a fictional candy bar had come to
lifewas a big sensation at the time, says
candy historian Darlene Lacey, and the bars
remain popular today.
This will be good to include in our documentary as it relates to the
chocolate film Charlie and the Chocolate factory and we could use this in
our narrative when talking about American chocolate.

Hersheys kisses

Hersheys Kisses were first made in 1907

The first Kisses were shaped like squares

Hersheys produces more than 80 million chocolate

Kisses each day, reveals Random History

This will be useful information to include in our documentary as we could

use it in our narrative on the section about American Chocolate.
Unusual chocolate

Mos Bacon Bar - This Vosges Company really has this whole
chocolate thing down. Deep chocolate with apple smoked bacon.
Goat Cheese & Pear Bonbon - Dark chocolate with goat cheese,
Pear Williams and crushed black pepper buttercream. This is the
fanciest chocolate of all chocolates.
Sanders Potato Chip Chocolate Bar - You can cure your craving
for something sweet and something salty by chowing down on this
milk chocolate bar that's packed with bits of potato chips.
Sriracha Hot sauce spicy chocolate bar The combo of garlic,
chili and chocolate in one chocolate bar.

This will all be good to use in our documentary for our research as it can be
included in the narrative when we focus on the segment about how chocolate
has changed in time and how new flavours are still being created now.


Chocolate is an $83 billion a year business

This stat can go at the very start of the documentary to show all of the
audience the amount of money that goes in the chocolate business
altogether, especially because 83billion is a shocking number

In 2009, more than 58 million pounds of chocolate were purchased

and (likely) consumed in the days surrounding February 14th
that's about $345 million worth

The average American eats 10-12 pounds (4.5 kg) of chocolate a

This will be a good statistic to use as it shows individually people like to
eat chocolate and like chocolate as a whole. The people could also use
this as a comparison to see how much they think they eat a year
compared to this average.

U.S. chocolate manufacturers use 3.5 million pounds of whole milk

every day to make chocolate

Britons munched their way through over 37.5m worth of Fairtrade

chocolate in 2008
This stat is good as it shows an impressive stat for diferent types of
chocolate. So in our documentary when we talk about Fairtrade which we
plan on doing this stat would be perfect to include.

Fairtrade Chocolate sales now make up almost 12 per cent of UK

chocolate confectionary sales and is worth 542m

This shows the impact that diferent types of chocolate actually have on
the market

In 2009, 7.2 million tons of chocolate was consumed worldwide
The reason we will use this in the documentary due to the fact that it
shows chocolate consumption is large and that it is liked worldwide. This
would be good to add in the documentary as it is also a shockingly large
number that might shock the viewers to know the statistics.


Millies Cookies- Traford Centre (0161 749 9253) or Golden Square

(01925 659515)
Scoop- Golden Square (01925 577007)
Thorntons- Golden Square (01925 636574) or Traford Centre (0161 749
7501)(Store manager Lucy Thomas)
Hotel Chocolat- Traford Centre (0161 749 8954)
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe- Traford Centre (0161 749 7174)
Archies Fast Food and Shakes- 72 Oxford Road, Manchester, M15NH
Asda1) Westbrook Shopping Centre, Cromwell Ave, Warrington WA5 8UG
01925 638633
2) Cockhedge Centre, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 2QA, 01925 659 777
3) Birchwood Shopping Centre, 1 Dewhurst Rd, Birchwood, Warrington
WA3 7PG, 01925 823 601
Sainsburys1) 100 Church St, Warrington WA1 2TN
01925 650444
2) Santa Rosa Blvd, Warrington WA5 3AG
01925 784500
3) 88-94 London Rd, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 6LE, 01925 212028
Morrisons- Greenall's Ave, Warrington, North West WA4 6RN
01925 445954
Tesco1) Tesco Extra, Winwick Rd, Warrington, Cheshire WA2 7NE, 0345 677
2) Tesco Express, 1 Warrington Rd, Warrington, Lancashire WA5 2JW, 0345
671 9503
3) Tesco Express, Manchester Rd, Warrington WA1 3NJ, 0845 675 7242
Marks & Spencer1) Europa Blvd, Warrington WA5 7WG, 01925 710077
2) Golden Square (01925 631 392)
John Lewis- Traford Centre (0161 491 4040)
Cadbury- Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet, Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 9JJ
0151 355 6304

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