Did we not all want to be Master or Mistress Cadbury when we were young? To live in a purple world where breakfast, lunch and dinner were just different variations of chocolate. To live in that world where having a bath meant slipping into a warm lava of melted chocolate. Ah – the dream…. The closest we all could get was to hope to play Charlie in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in some east end play – but that would involve singing, acting skills and a lot of hard work.
These series of images are all about these heirs that most of us have at some point wanted to be.
– The Prince of Tyrells Crisps and Chase Vodka, the most popular guest at any party.
– The master of Twinnings tea, who is always invited for that afternoon tea session at your nan’s
– The kid of Tate Lyle sugar, who is everybody’s favourite neighbour
– The Master and Mistress of Cadburys, whom I am sure have the world’s biggest Easter Egg hunt every year
I eat a varied meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My bath consists of the purest London water. I pour boiling water onto my builder’s tea bags. I have nothing to lend my neighbours apart from a broken shovel. I am welcome at most parties but I’m never the most popular. I never did manage to be anything than Master Hansen and later Mr Hansen but I’m pretty happy with status quo. And I have a feeling that the heirs that did take part in this series see their inheritance as nothing more than just that. Being treated different because of their inheritance was nothing that any of the participating heirs ever aspired to.