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Cadbury Causes Stir After Bournville Product Found To Be No Longer Vegan

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Chocolate giant Cadbury is causing a stir after it was found that a popular product under the Bournville brand is no longer vegan.

After the news circled on social media, a frenzy ensued. Moreover, many questioned why Skimmed Milk Powder was now listed as an ingredient.

Bournville

Whilst Bournville has been considered ‘accidentally vegan’ since its launch, Vegan Food UK announced yesterday that its Giant Buttons are no longer vegan-friendly.

This is because now, milk is an active ingredient.

Vegan Food UK announced the news on social media this week

Vegan Food UK is an online organization sharing vegan food news, reviews, vlogs, and more. It operates across multiple social media platforms, with a Facebook groupFacebook pageYouTube channel, and Instagram account.

‘This is really sad times as we all know the cruelty to cows in using dairy in anything’, the organization wrote.

Cadbury

One user branded the move a ‘very poor’ decision both in terms of ethics and marketing. Another said it was ‘disappointing’.

Currently, Cadbury’s Bournville Dark Chocolate bars remain free from dairy. However, all the brand’s products carry the allergy advice warning that they are not suitable for anyone who is allergic to milk.

One of its competitors unveiled a vegan version of one of its most popular products in the UK this year.

The Swiss conglomerate Nestlé’s vegan KitKat is now available nationwide. 

However, it’s currently unclear whether Cadbury plans to follow in its footsteps and release a vegan version of its Giant Buttons in the future.

PBN has contacted Cadbury for comment

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Jay kwaline
Jay kwaline
1 year ago

I’d rather go without than than touch a Nestle product. Most unethical company since year dot imhocomment image

Jon T
Jon T
1 year ago
Reply to  Jay kwaline

Agree, shouldn’t be supporting them anyway – go and buy equivalents made by ethical brands or make your own – or don’t eat chocolate!

Emily Fallon
Emily Fallon
1 year ago
Reply to  Jay kwaline

Bourneville isn’t owned by Nestle, it’s owned by Cadbury.

reson8 .
reson8 .
1 year ago

Just more proof that vegan diets are deficient ^^

Darrell Sawczuk
Darrell Sawczuk
1 year ago
Reply to  reson8 .

Thank you for your comment.

Deficient in chocolate?

Suzy
Suzy
1 year ago

Doesn’t the addition of milk mean it’s no longer “dark chocolate” by definition?

Jo
Jo
1 year ago

bourneville has never been vegan – it has always had a large amount of milk in it. Now they are declaring it before they get in trouble.

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