Fuse (chocolate bar)

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Fuse
Product type Confectionery
Owner Cadbury
Country United Kingdom
Introduced 1996
2015
(Promotional relaunch of 100 bars)
Discontinued 2006
Related brands List of Cadbury products

Fuse was a brand of chocolate bar manufactured by Cadbury in the United Kingdom. The product was unusual for being a solid bar of chocolate containing suspended within it nuts, raisins, crisp cereal and fudge pieces[1] rather than having these ingredients simply coated with chocolate.

The bar tested very well in research, with 82% rating it as excellent or very good and 83% proposing to purchase it regularly.[1]

Fuse was the subject of a large marketing campaign leading to a national rollout of the product on "FuseDay" - Tuesday 24 September 1996.[2]

The unusually large marketing campaign was the subject of a documentary by TV Choice Ltd - The Marketing Mix at Cadbury's (1998).[3]

Forty million Fuse bars were sold in the first week of release.[2] The brand was discontinued in 2006.[4]

As of early 2010, there are various campaigns in progress to see its return to the shelves.[5][6]

In October 2015, Cadbury launched a Twitter campaign, #CadburyCraveyard, where fans could tweet the hashtag or comment on a qualifying Facebook post for which chocolate bar, out of Fuse or Marble, they wanted to resurrect for Halloween. The bar that proved to be most popular was Fuse, and it was then recreated using the same recipe and ingredients and distributed to 100 randomly selected winners. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cadbury.co.uk case study - product development, undated, accessed 9 July 2007
  2. ^ a b Cadbury.co.uk case study - launch strategy, undated, accessed 9 July 2007
  3. ^ www.tvchoice.uk.com, undated, accessed 9 July 2007
  4. ^ "Chocolate Bars: Names of Chocolate Bars, Launch Dates, Interesting Facts". 
  5. ^ "Bring Back The Cadbury Fuse Bar Facebook Group". 
  6. ^ "Chocablog: Bring back Cadbury Fuse!". 
  7. ^ "Cadbury is bringing back Fuse or Marble for Halloween". 

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