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“Interesting Visit - Friendly Staff”
Review of Cadbury Visitor Centre - CLOSED

Cadbury Visitor Centre
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Owner description: Taste your favorites at the largest confectionery manufacturing plant in Australia.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Interesting Visit - Friendly Staff”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had read that the factory itself was no longer open to visitors like it used to be so no big surprises when we arrived. There was also a sign out front stating this fact so we were well prepared for not being able to visit the factory floor. The older lady who ran the information session ( half an hour) was just lovely and greeted many people as they came into the building. Staff at entrance where we paid our $4 were also welcoming and friendly. I thought the half hour session on background of Cadburys and how chocolate is made was really interesting and informative and I loved the fact that it was delivered by someone who had worked at Cadburys for a long time and who was enthusiastic in the delivery of her talk. It was refreshing to be in a place where everything and everyone wasn't 'corporatised' - they all seemed to be happy doing their jobs and working for. Cadburys. We had a hot chocolate in the cafe and what a chocolate drink it was - half full of grated white and milk chocolate with frothy milk added to it - good value for money as it was just SO filling! Chocolates for sale are very cheap in comparison with shop prices and a really good range. We loved visiting Cadburys in Claremont and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. I am surprised at how many people have been unhappy about not being able to visit the factory floor to watch the chocolate making process first hand as in these days of over the top Occupational Health and Safety rules and regulations in our country there would be very very few factories or workplaces that would allow this to happen these days.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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“Don't expect too much”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

The display was interesting, but you don't see any of the manufacturing or process. Everything is just in the visitors centre room. The little demonstration and video was good, but its really only an entree into the shop. It was a Gold Coin donation entry fee.
As someone else here mentioned, you really need to know the price at Colesworth before you can judge whether the shop prices truly are bargains. On the one hand, if you had to spend more than a couple of dollars in fuel to get here, then buying your chockies at Colesworth is probably cheaper, and on the other ... you're on holidays and the experience is worth the hour or two.

Visited April 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good visit”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

loved all the chocolates. You pay an entry fee but at the end of it, the chocolates are really cheap. We liked this place, but would have been nice if it was like Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory (even if that is just a movie)

Visited April 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“cadbury factory”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

the chocolates are cheap but you have to know your prices. video is interesting but it is disappointing that visitors cannot see more of the factory. i believe that this is still worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cheap chocolate but nothing real special”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Like other reviews state (and as noted on their website) there is no longer a tour of the chocolate factory. We knew this going into it but the lady at the door didn't state that, only once we were watching the informational video did anyone at the place tell us. As there used to be access I can see how people may be disappointed, however, it is only $4 which would be cheap if there was an actual tour. We got a goodie bag of chocolate samples (disappointed I didn't receive a Carmello Koala, but plenty of Cherry Ripes... ug) Anyways, the informational video was pretty sub par for such a fine company like Cadbury. Narrator was quite monotone and repeated herself a bunch. Overall, worth the visit for something to do on a rainy day or if you just need to stock up on chocolate as they have the best prices around and nice variety (and I know my chocolate prices).

Visited May 2014
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