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Chocolate Wars

October 2011

"This meticulously researched book conceived by a direct descendant of the Cadbury dynasty, is an excellent read…This well-written and flowing book can and should be used treated a business case study by post graduate students seeking advanced degrees. Highly recommended!”

winesworld.com, Oct 23, 2011
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Chocolate Wars

January 2011

"Working your way through Chocolate Wars, its impossible not to find yourself reaching for a Kit Kat, Crunchie or Milky Way…It’s all rather delicious. Better still, its good for you to. What Cadbury wants us to take away from this selection box of dates, faces and cocoa nibs is the fact that, once upon a time, capitalism had a conscience. A well-executed piece of narrative history."

The Guardian, Jan 29, 2011
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Chocolate Wars

December 2010

"Captivating…Chocolate Wars pits idealism against capitalism, religious piety against the forces of greed and cutthroat competition. Though, like great fiction, it defies belief, it’s the true story of our favorite guilty pleasure. Cadbury’s book, like her namesake’s famous sampler, is full of surprises and delights."

The Christian Science Monitor, Dec 2, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

November 2010

"Deborah Cadbury['s]...portrayal of [her ancestor's] 'principled capitalism' is quite convincing. Similarly worthy is her account of the evolution of cocoa, which first arrived in Europe in the 1500s as a thick, oily beverage."

Maclean's, Nov 29, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

November 2010

"Fascinating… What makes this book so absorbing is the incongruity of the austere Quaker movement, with its idealistic values of social justice, inspiring such a decadent sensual obsession as chocolate... Read this excellent book."

The Los Angeles Times, Nov 24, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

November 2010

“The story is provocative, a fine business history that puts morality beside profits. And, yes, it is—I have to say this—a delicious read.”

Financial Post, Nov 20, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

November 2010

"This is a delicious book, seductive as a tray of bonbons, a Fancy Box in every way."

The Washington Post, Nov 1, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

October 2010

"For chocolate lovers and Roald Dahl fans, some heartening news: Willy Wonka’s factory – or at least something that sounds very much like it – was a real place... Though Cadbury begins with teasingly enviable childhood recollections... the story she tells is really about Quakers, and one family’s continuous struggle to reconcile religious values – pacifism, austerity, sobriety – with the indulgent nature of their product and the ruthlessly competitive capitalism of the world in which they made their fortune... Its hard not to root for these guys and the story is all the more bittersweet because we know how it ends..."

The New Yorker, Oct 19, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

October 2010

“This tale of capitalist rivalry mixed with Quaker values makes for a very sweet journey.”

Booklist, Oct 16, 2010
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Chocolate Wars

October 2010

“A well-written and well-researched look at chocolate and the Quaker business tradition that any food or history buff will enjoy.”

Library Journal, Oct 1, 2010
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