Some New Zealand companies have put in bids to stop Cadbury favourites such as Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps from being made overseas.
Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps are manufactured in Cadbury’s Dunedin factory which is set to close in 2018.
The deadline passed last week for formal expressions of interest from New Zealand companies to pick up the contract.
Mondelez, who own the Cadbury Dunedin factory, said it had received expressions of interest.
They are reviewing those options and would give out more information and updates in the near future.