I wrote to Cadbury’s asking if they could tell me which of their products are vegan. I also queried whether Bournville was still vegan becuase I thought one of the main things about dark chocolate was that it did not contain milk. Anyway here’s what they wrote!
Thank you for e-mail concerning the suitability of our products for a vegan diet.
All of our products contain milk in their ingredients, with the exception of Fry’s Chocolate Cream, Peppermint Cream and Orange Cream. However, these products are manufactured on the same production line as products which contain milk in their recipe and therefore there is a possibility of cross contamination. For those consumers with a milk allergy we are taking the precaution of including on future labelling of our Fry’s range, a warning indicating this risk.
Bournville, the original plain chocolate, is changing its site of manufacture to the Cadbury factory in France where vegetable fat is not currently used. The new recipe Bournville will therefore contain butterfat, which will make it unsuitable for a vegan/dairy free diet.
We do appreciate how disappointing this must be for you but please be assured we will be monitoring the situation closely.
Thank you for contacting us.