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Brian Sollit was a real-life Willy Wonka, one of Britain's most eminent chocolatiers. In a career spanning over 50 years at Rowntree's in York, he created some of the nation's best loved snacks including Lion Bars, Drifters, Matchmakers and the Yorkie, but his crowning glory was the creation of the After Eight Mint. Launched in 1962, it was an instant success, becoming the must-have confectionery for "posh" after-dinner treats. It went on to sell in over 50 countries and had famous devotees such as the Queen Mother.

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David Prosser: Takeover Panel shoots itself in the foot

Outlook How wonderful our system of regulation is. In publicly censuring Kraft for the way in which it led people to believe it would reverse Cadbury's plan to close a factory only to change its mind once its hostile bid for the confectioner succeeded, the Takeover Panel has damaged only itself.

David Prosser: Labour still wants the business vote

Outlook There will not have been many people in Labour's high command more irritated by the party's run-in with big business over the past week than Lord Mandelson. It's not just that as Secretary for State for Business Lord Mandelson will feel uncomfortable with Labour's run of bad headlines falling on his patch, but also because, Treasury-sponsored national insurance increases aside, he will feel entitled to make a strong case for having fought the business sector's corner.

No Oompa-Lumpas, but life is just as sweet

A Slice of Britain: We may be bitter over losing Cadbury to an American giant, but Britons will still spend around £200m on 80 million chocolate eggs this Easter. And for one pioneering British chocolate maker business could hardly be better

David Prosser: Time to give Kraft some home truths

Outlook: Misleading factory workers about job security is not part of the game

Watchdog probes Kraft over Cadbury buyout

Kraft is under investigation by UK regulators over whether it misled Cadbury employees and investors in its battle to take over the confectioner, it was reported today.

Derek Pain: Small shareholders are treated disgracefully

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Kraft reverses pledge to keep Cadbury factory open

Food giant Kraft today signalled the loss of up to 400 jobs by announcing the closure of a Cadbury factory - despite earlier promises to keep it open.

Cadbury top brass quit hours after Kraft take over

The three most senior directors at Cadbury have quit hours after the US food giant Kraft took control of the British confectioner.

Ferrero formally withdraws Cadbury interest

Ferrero formally ruled itself out of the running for Cadbury today, leaving Kraft’s £11.9bn takeover bid uncontested.

Ferrero drops out of Cadbury race

Italian confectioner Ferrero ruled itself out of the Cadbury takeover race today after last week's recommended £11.9 billion bid from US food giant Kraft.

Leading article: A takeover that could still turn sour

Cadbury's capitulation to the advances of the American food conglomerate Kraft has dislodged a healthy dollop of chocolate-coated sentimentalism here in Britain. One member of the Cadbury family reacted with horror yesterday to the acquisition of this 186-year old confectioner by "a plastic cheese company".

Cadbury deal could leave bitter taste for chocolate lovers

Britain and America's so-called "special relationship" stops short of the nations' tastes for chocolate.

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