It’s time to immerse yourself in the wonderful, mesmerising world of chocolate as Slow TV returns on SBS with The Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury Australia.
In an Australian television first, this fourth iteration of Slow TV takes viewers from the sugarcane fields of Queensland to a dairy farm in Tasmania before revealing the slow journey of millions of Easter eggs and bunnies inside the Cadbury factories in Hobart and Melbourne.
Like its predecessors, this three-hour visual feast will highlight Australia’s multicultural and Indigenous history with fascinating stories from our past.
Indulge your tastebuds and marvel at the creation of the iconic Easter Egg and Chocolate Bunny, the two best-selling chocolate products in Australia during Easter. In 2020 alone, Cadbury will produce 477 million Easter Eggs and 14 million Chocolate Bunnies, which requires 6,014 tonnes of cocoa, 87 million litres of milk and 54 million kilograms of sugar.
The epic journey begins with two of the core ingredients in chocolate – sugar harvested from the fields of north Queensland and milk from a dairy farm in northwest Tasmania. Then it’s inside the chocolate factory where they are mixed with the third core ingredient – cocoa, imported from Ghana.
Revel in the Willy Wonka-inspired haven of Cadbury’s chocolate factories as the ingredients are slowly transformed into Easter eggs and bunnies in a hypnotic rhythm of melting, rolling, drying, shaping and wrapping before going to market. Sprinkled throughout this visual delight will be enthralling chocolate facts set to a rousing original score by Amanda Brown and Caitlin Yeo.
An innovative style of television which invites the viewer on an immersive journey, Slow TV first originated in Europe. SBS introduced local audiences to the genre in 2018 with The Ghan – Australia’s Greatest Train Journey followed by The Slow Summer series featuring The Indian Pacific and The Kimberley Cruise in January 2019, and audiences were hooked to the spellbinding format.
The Chocolate Factory: Inside Cadbury Australia premieres Saturday April 11 on SBS and SBS On Demand at 7:30pm. The program will be encored Sunday April 12 on SBS VICELAND at 3:35pm. Join the conversation on social media #SlowTV