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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8173794.stm

Page last updated at 06:37 GMT, Wednesday, 29 July 2009 07:37 UK

'Stay-at-home' UK boosts Cadbury

Consumers turning to chocolate in the recession have helped lift Cadbury's UK sales by 12% in the first half of 2009.

The firm said that it had benefitted from the "stay-at-home culture" with demand rising for bars of chocolate and bags of sweets.

Wispa bars and Giant Buttons as well as sales of its bite size Clusters buoyed UK sales, but the company said Ireland's market was "challenging".

I was buying some petrol at Tesco's yesterday and while waiting in line to pay, a woman of remarkably over-generous dimensions was about to hand over her money when she quickly turned toward the chocolate stand and grabbed not one, not two, but three bars of various calorific delights to add to the bill.

We are a nation addicted to consumerism and it has lulled us into a sense of "we deserve to treat ourselves" rather than how can I make a positive contribution to the community in which I live. The housing market and the cyclical boom and bust holds out the same hope as the lottery--this time next year we will be millionaires so why bother working for a living. Brown play right into it with his "borrow more to make the nation a successful consumer culture."

We don't just need a change in our economic policies we need a change in the way we think.

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Consumers turning to chocolate in the recession have helped lift Cadbury's UK sales by 12% in the first half of 2009.

The firm said that it had benefitted from the "stay-at-home culture" with demand rising for bars of chocolate and bags of sweets.

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That stuff ain't chocolate, it's more like margerine (without the goodness...) with some brown food colouring and half a bag of sugar added!

The so-called brussels bureacrats wanted to call it "vegalate", and I don't blame 'em!

Old goonboy doesn't eat any chocalat thats less than 85% Cocao...

(Rant over ;-) )

gB

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