Hershey, Ferrero sweet on Cadbury following failed bid by Kraft


Just when you thought Cadbury (CBY) might just gather up its creme eggs and call it quits on buyout talks, two additional suitors have stepped forward to woo the legendary British chocolate company. Hershey (HSY) and Italy's Ferrero have confirmed they are interested in bidding for Cadbury, following its rejection of Kraft Food's (KFT) $16.4 billion offer last week.

In a written statement Wednesday, Pennsylvania-based Hershey acknowledged recent media speculation regarding a potential bid for Cadbury. The company said it is reviewing its options but, "there can be no assurance that any proposal or offer from Hershey will be forthcoming."