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An heiress to the Cadbury chocolate fortune, enraged by Kraft’s aggressive takeover of her family company, vowed to sell her house and use the profit to start a new rival chocolate company, according to The Daily Mail.Two years later, Felicity Loudon, 62, has finally sold her house for a jaw-dropping $48 million.
Loudon’s great-grandfather George Cadbury started the company, which has now been taken over by an “American plastic cheese company,” as Loudon so affectionately calls it.
The sale of her 14-bedroom Cotswolds home should be enough to start a new chocolate company, which Loudon says will use strictly British ingredients. The new company would be a memorial to her great-grandfather, not a replacement to Cadbury, she said, according to The Daily Mail.
Sadly, Loudon can not use her birth name, because Kraft now owns it.
The Pusey House she sold has six reception rooms, a gym, a billiards hall, indoor and outdoor pools, a tennis court, polo ground, stables, various cottages, woods and pastures.
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