Mondelēz combines Oreo and Cadbury for two chocolate launches

By Douglas Yu

- Last updated on GMT

Mondelēz previously launched a tablet version of Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo.  Pic: Mondelēz
Mondelēz previously launched a tablet version of Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo. Pic: Mondelēz

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Mondelēz International will introduce two chocolate products that combine Cadbury chocolate and Oreo cookie to the UK and Ireland this month

The two items – Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo sandwich wrap and Cadbury Oreo bite-size bag – were built upon the “success”​ of the company’s previous Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo in tablets, said Mondelēz.

“The new tablet will see a layer of Cadbury chocolate sandwiched between mini Oreo biscuits… and the new bags will include small Cadbury bite-size pieces filled with Oreo filling,”​ said the company.

Francesco Vitrano, marketing activation director for chocolate at Mondelēz, said, “Cadbury and Oreo has been a ‘winning match’ since the tablet launched in 2012, and it has also been a success story when extended into other segments: singles and seasonal.”

$69m Cadbury-Oreo platform

Both Oreo and Cadbury are part of Mondelēz’s power brands portfolio, which grew 3.8% in retail globally in Q3 2017​, ConfectioneryNews recently reported.

Mondelēz said the cobrand has grown over 16% year-over-year in retail value, and it is now worth almost as much as the Oreo biscuit in the UK – £49m ($69m).

Vitrano added that 85% of shoppers are unique to each Cadbury-Oreo format. “We believe that these launches will drive penetration and recruit new shoppers to the market,”​ he said.

The Cadbury-Oreo platform will be supported by a £2.5m ($3.5m) activation plan in the spring of 2018 including PR, digital, and in-store activation, according to Mondelēz. 

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