Angry Cadbury workers have protested in Birmingham against plans to close the company's Somerdale factory near Bristol.
Nearly fifty workers from the factory in Keynsham - three dressed as the Cadbury gorilla - travelled to the Bournville site yesterday in a coach to attend the demonstration.
It followed a leaked email highlighting a "staggering" increase in chocolate sales on the back of the company's highly successful national advertising campaign - featuring a drumming "gorilla "to a Phil Collins' soundtrack.
The workers were joined by a number of their Bournville colleagues.
The company has previously announced plans to shed 500 jobs when the Keynsham factory shuts, with work expected to be transferred to Poland.
A further 200 jobs will be shed at Bournville. The leaked November 2 memo from Trevor Bond, managing director of Great Britain and Ireland for confectionery, had revealed sales growth of more than 15 per cent in October.
The e-mail said: "The gorilla phenomenon continues. Sales growth for the month is nothing short of staggering."
Brian Revell, Unite national organiser for food and agriculture, said the Cadbury e-mail was "dynamite" - blowing apart the planned closure of Keynsham.
"This memo reinforces our belief that Cadbury is acting like a private equity company and pandering to shareholder greed," he said.
"There is no case to close Keynsham to move to Poland. It is wrong on business and environmental grounds.
"The Polish unions don't agree with it. The workforce don't agree with it and neither do the local communities.
"Cadbury directors are sacking half their workforce on a wing and a prayer.
"There has been no convincing case put forward based on how the products will change in taste by being made in Poland nor has there been a proper environmental assessment of the millions of food miles which will be added to Cadbury products.
"Shareholders should be questioning the board, not pocketing money at the expense of a skilled, productive and loyal staff."
Unite convenor Andy Nicholls added the workers' public fight had arrived in Birmingham as the Keynsham workers handed over a letter thanking the Bournville employees for their support.
Praising the turnout, he said: "It was absolutely brilliant. It was just about showing faces to people in Birmingham as we are only human. It is not just job losses but people's lives.
"Bournville and the other Cadbury plants at Chirk and Marlbrook have made common cause with Keynsham. Cadbury should be ashamed of what they are doing and reverse their decision now."
He added the closure of the Keynsham factory went against everything Cadbury's Quaker founders stood for.
"It is sad. The people who have taken over are only interested in greed. They were leaders and now they have become a group of greedy people with short term gains," he said.
Mr Nicholls added the union had also developed an advent calendar in protest against the closure.
Featuring the Cadbury drumming gorilla, it has quotes behind each door, such as "200 jobs will be lost at Bournville".
Last night, a Cadbury spokesman said: "As far as Bournville is concerned, we have already invested £40 million to ensure it becomes one of the leading chocolate manufacturing sites in the world and we have stated once again our committment to UK manufacturing and also to Bournville."