Woman finds 100-year-old Dairy Milk wrapper during house renovation
A woman was surprised when she found a giant Dairy Milk bar wrapper while renovating her house - it was 100 years old.
Emma Young was pulling back the floorboards in her bathroom when she spotted a purple thing. She reached for it and found a giant Dairy Milk bar.
Emma reached out to the company to find out more about the chocolate bar and was told that it was produced between 1930-1934.
It was made at a time when a chocolate bar cost just 6 pence.
The purple packet is around 16 centimetres long and three centimetres wide. It reads "Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate Neapolitan" in gold.
Emma's home was built in 1932 and she moved into it in 2016. She suspects that the chocolate bar was scoffed by a builder who then discarded the packaging, Metro reported.
Despite being nearly a century old, Emma said that the chocolate bar is still in "pristine" condition.
She is planning to get it framed.
The 51-year-old said, "What stunned me a lot was its condition. It’s in such good nick and one side is pristine – you wouldn’t believe that it was nearly 100 years old."
She added, "I think because it’s so old, I was expecting it to be almost illegible but apart from one side that had been chewed by mice, the other side looks like something you’d put on a shelf. It says ‘Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate Neapolitan’ and ‘made in the garden village of Bournville England’, it’s lovely."
She further said, There’s no chocolate inside, someone’s had the treasure. It’s an obvious sleeve, I think the bar inside would have slid out."
A Cadbury’s spokesperson said, "We were delighted to see the joy that this piece of Cadbury history has brought! As the nation’s favourite chocolate brand, Cadbury has a rich heritage and has been part of British culture and heritage for almost 200 hundred years. These 1930s Dairy Milk Neopolitans are a reminder that our chocolate plays a cherished role in people’s lives and we’re thrilled to hear that this particular discovery will be treasured forever."