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Report - Terrys Chocolate Orange 03/2011

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Terry's Chocolate Orange is a popular British chocolate product, made by Kraft Foods, originally sold only in the United Kingdom, but now sold all across the world. It is a ball of chocolate mixed with orange oil, divided into 20 "segments", similar to a real orange, and wrapped in orange-coloured foil. As the segments, when packaged, are stuck together firmly, the traditional method of getting ready to eat them is: prior to unwrapping the ball, to tap it severely on a hard surface to cause the segments to separate from each other. In the US market, where it has had a variety of importers over the years, it was briefly sold as a Tobler (maker of the Toblerone) product.


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Its history dates back to the 1920s, when the so-called "Chocolate Apple" was first produced, but the company has its roots in the 1820s. The orange was launched in the 1930s and was much more popular than the apple, leading to the apple's phasing out in 1954.[1]
On 30 September 2005 the former Terry's Factory in York closed its doors for the last time with the loss of 350 jobs, with production moving out of Yorkand the UK for the first time to existing Kraft Foods facilities in Sweden, Belgium, Poland and Slovakia.


O YEA THE FACTORY...............

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from the top of the clock tower

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Joseph Terry


Sir Joseph Terry (7 January 1828 – 12 January 1898) was an English industrialist.
Terry was born in York, England, and educated at St Peter's School, York. In 1854, he took over his father’s confectionery business, together with his two younger brothers.
In 1864 he expanded the business by building a steam-powered factory in York. Two years later there were 400 separate items in the firm’s price list, mostly chocolate products. The business was incorporated as Joseph Terry & Sons Ltd. in 1895, by which time it had over 300 employees.
In 1864, Terry married Frances, the daughter of Dr Joseph Goddard. They had three sons before she died in 1866. In 1871 he married Margaret, the daughter of William Thorpe of Aldborough House, Malton, Yorkshire, with whom he had a son and three daughters. His eldest son, Thomas, became a partner in the business in 1880.
Terry served as Sheriff of York in 1870, and was Lord Mayor of the city on four occasions. He was knighted in 1887. He died of heart failure at the Royal Station Hotel on 12 January 1898, and was buried atYork Cemetery on 15 January 1898.


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History
Joseph Terry became a partner in the confectionery business of Robert Berry in 1823. Robert Berry died and his son left the business in 1828. Joseph Terry then was left to expand the business before his death in 1850. The business was further developed by his son, Joseph Terry junior. Joseph Terry and Sons moved to the current site at South Bank in 1926. Terry’s was taken over by Kraft in 1993. They closed the York factory on 30 September 2005.

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Now called The Chocolate Works, development company Grantside Ltd has consulted local people on how to develop the site. A previous bid by the company to develop the site was rejected by the City of York Council. However, on 3 February 2010 the current planning application was accepted and the site will be developed with a mix of residential, commercial and leisure...

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Thanks for looking Oldskool........

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