by The Chocolate Dictionary
A mansion built or bought with money earned from making, selling or marketing chocolate, of which there are many in the chocolate, as oppose to cocoa, producing countries of the world.
Northfield Manor, a Tudor-style stone and brick mansion with timber framing in Birmingham, was bought by George Cadbury in 1890 and lived in by the family until 1951. Felicity Loudon, a Cadbury heiress and great-grand-daughter of George Cadbury, sold Pusey House, her magnificent home in Gloucestershire, for £30 million in 2012, so that she could use the money to start another chocolate company.
Middlethorpe Manor in York, was the home of Francis Terry, whose great-grandfather Joseph Terry founded Terry’s of York, once one of the most prestigious chocolate manufacturers in Britain.
Penn House, also in York, was built in 1851 by Joseph Rowntree, one of the founders of the company that bore his name.
Henri Menier, grandson of the founder of the famous Menier chocolate company, bought Anticosti Island (an island a quarter of the size of Belgium) at the mouth of the St. Lawrence River in Canada in 1885, where he built himself a 30-room Scandinavian-style mansion.