What in the world could be better than afternoon tea? Afternoon tea featuring chocolate products from Cadbury World, that’s what. Last week I went to experience this absolute treat with the lovely Emily Jayne, and we were treated to an afternoon tea with a definite point of difference, the sites and tastes of the Cadbury World Experience.
Cadbury World is a real family experience, one which combines the history of the Cadbury family and Bournville, the village they founded, with the chance to see a real working factory producing the chocolate it is famous for, and the opportunity to taste it in it’s liquid stage. Cadbury World is, in its own words ‘a treat and a half’.
A few views of Cadbury World
Afternoon tea at Cadbury World is enjoyed in the Pavilion, a cordoned off part of the main cafe/restaurant area. You can take afternoon tea on Mondays to Fridays with tickets valid from 12.40 to 1.30pm with your afternoon tea to follow. The price for a combined tour and tea ticket is just £19.95 per person, which I think is tremendous value. The attraction does tend to be quieter then, although you may find school parties there.The table was already laid out for our tea, and we could opt for a pot of tea or cafetiere of coffee, we chose one of each, and also had iced water as it was an inseasonably hot day (for October – unbelievable that Summer makes an appearance once Autumn has set in!). We were then presented with our afternoon tea, all beautifully arranged on a large, traditional cake stand.
We started with the sandwiches. They were small, bite size pieces with crusts removed, and they were plentiful. The choices were traditional, ham and English mustard, salmon and cream cheese with cucumber, and cheese and pickle. All were tasty, generously filled and surprisingly filling, with the ham and mustard being the pick for me.
An afternoon tea is not an afternoon tea without scones, and this was no exception. These were huge, and super soft and tasty. The pots of jam and cream were plentiful, and the cream was traditional clotted, which also ticked another box for me. The top tier also featured Macarons, Pistachio and Cappuccino. I tried the Cappucino which was absolutely delicious, with a lovely creamy filling – not too overpowering of coffee, but delicate and sweet.
The final part of this afternoon tea, and the bit that makes it so special, was the petit fours section. This comprised of a Rocky Road, a chocolate brownie and a macaroon. These are made to special Cadbury recipes and contain that World Famous chocolate. It is hard to explain just how lovely the Rocky Road was – like a melted bar of Dairy Milk smothering mini marshmallows with – unbelievable. The trip is worth taking just for this.
You can find out more about the Cadbury World Afternoon tea by visiting their website here or by calling 0844 880 7667. Please note Afternoon Tea is not available during school holidays.
*With thanks to Cadbury World and Rewired PR for the invitation to review afternoon tea.