To love Frys Chocolate?

(178 Posts)
SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 19:07:47

I don't really like dark chocolate but I love Frys.

I have a bar of mint cream and one orange cream.

I think the Orange is my favourite. It also reminds of my Great Grandfather who uses to sneak us it in church.

He used to tell us it was magic and kept him alive.

Anyone else?

CocacolaMum Mon 11-Nov-13 19:10:50

My granddad used to share his frys mint cream with me too smile

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 11-Nov-13 19:11:56

YANBU for liking it, you now make me want some!

However orange chocolate is disgusting, in any form. The plain or mint is yum.

Gruntfuttock Mon 11-Nov-13 19:12:13

I haven't even seen any Fry's chocolate since I was at school and I'm nearly 60! I didn't think it was still available.

eofa1 Mon 11-Nov-13 19:12:33

Best chocolate ever.

CombineBananaFister Mon 11-Nov-13 19:13:35

Me too. Always reminds me of my grandad as well - must be a 'that generation' thing. Don't care that the fondant is so sweet I can literally feel the cavitys it's making.grin
Am sure they did one with five different flavours down the middle? five alives maybe? Got a soft spot for golden cups too but haven't seen them in ages sad

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 19:13:48

It was in B&Ms for only 39p each!

I'm going to stock up next time. I was checking it hadn't changed like the rest.

I've eaten the orange one and tempted by the mint but might save it for tomorrow.

Gruntfuttock Mon 11-Nov-13 19:14:41

What's B & Ms? What country do you live in?

JustCallMeBaldrick Mon 11-Nov-13 19:15:08

I love Fry's!! It's so sweet it makes my teeth ache smile

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 19:15:40

I'm in England. It is a marvellous store that sells marvellous things at cheap and marvellous prices.

tickingboxes Mon 11-Nov-13 19:16:30

B & M Bargains is brilliant in North West England. I miss it, though we have Home Bargains elsewhere which is nearly as good.

Hechan Mon 11-Nov-13 19:17:46

Sometimes they are a 4-pack for a pound in asda. I love them, but only the blue one, the green one is an abomination.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 11-Nov-13 19:18:28

B&M are in the midlands too!

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 19:19:54

Does anyone else remember the mixed bar (fruit?) that had a different flavour in each section?

Delicious!

Still very partial to the mint one too.

AllDirections Mon 11-Nov-13 19:21:11

CombineBananaFister Frys Five Centres, my favourite bar of chocolate of all time, not found for more than 20 years sad

YokoUhOh Mon 11-Nov-13 19:24:47

Found a blue one in the staffroom today, jumped on it and almost boshed it in one mouthful.

YANBU - they're extremely delicious!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 19:30:38

I could have bought the whole contents of the chocolate aisle tbh

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 19:31:47

I see I skim-read the thread in my excitement and repeated a question that had already been asked grin

WestieMamma Mon 11-Nov-13 19:36:08

Fry's is my favourite. My mum sends me aid parcels full of it. Unfortunately it doesn't last very long sad

SpottyDottie Mon 11-Nov-13 19:38:10

We have Mr Simms sweet shops and they sell Frys chocolate. Mmm yum!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 19:49:51

I haven't seen it in Home Bargins or anywhere.

I did get excited when I saw it. My Great Grandad had loads of bars stashed around the house.

A year after he died at 86 my great grandmother kept finding them grin

Ocado still sell them grin

I love their Turkish Delight too - definitely the best.

GemmaTeller Mon 11-Nov-13 20:03:23

Pack of 4 in Poundland at the weekend

They were lush grin

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:07:17

I've never seen them in Poundland. I will go searching this week.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:08:50

Am I right to be extremely concerned now???

I've moved from Birmingham to Dorset in the last three months. Frys chocolate was easily come by there, but I haven't checked it's level of availability down here.

Am breaking out in a cold sweat now - what if I check the shops tomorrow and...*they don't sell it here?*

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:10:46

I will post some to you grin

I'm so tempted to go get it out of the fridge. I will be running back to stock up.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:12:07

that and bourville is the only chocolate i REALLY like i love it , and now i want one I can remember when they used to do fry five centres <drool
>

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:13:32

Got a soft spot for golden cups too but haven't seen them in ages sad

golden cups were brought back for a while a year or so ago but they have gone again you could get them in 2 sizes the little round one or the big one I was never allowed the bigger one when i was younger

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:13:35

SPs - you grin, yet I'll remember you promised said that!

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:15:28

Am breaking out in a cold sweat now - what if I check the shops tomorrow and...*they don't sell it here?*

we shall sell you a relief parcel grin

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:16:55

I have never heard of the 5 centre one.

Is it true that its for diabetics? Or did my Great Grandad trick us? He was diabetic and we thought it was special chocolate

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:19:15

ask your mum sp she will remember I haven't seen them around since i was a teenager maybe early 20s it was bloody lovely though

Middleagedmotheroftwo Mon 11-Nov-13 20:19:34

Could someone do a bulk buy and sell them on Mumsnet please??

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:19:49

god no your granddad was naughty

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:20:13

send not sell* looked like I have a frys cream racket going on

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:21:07

Mrs I think my grandad might have believed him too grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:21:31

This is becoming an illegal substances thread now grin

I can get you what you like. Cost ya though.

<opens coat to display Frys chocolate bars taped inside>

Bluetone Mon 11-Nov-13 20:22:12

I love the mint one! I'm really not keen on dark chocolate but I could eat that til the cows come home and After Eights

LovesBeingHereAgain Mon 11-Nov-13 20:22:16

Hmm reminds me of my nan, love tge rainbow one that never lined up

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:22:57

maybe when his sugars were a bit low My diabetic gran used to have chocolate limes when she was feeling a bit iffy

<looks shiftily >inspecting Heartbrokens waresgrin

Bluetone Mon 11-Nov-13 20:23:28

Meant to add I bought one yesterday and was shocked at the price! 82p for one bar in my local newsagents.

giraffesCantGoGuising Mon 11-Nov-13 20:24:12

mmm I want some

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 11-Nov-13 20:24:20

It's Cadbury I think. Although not Dairy Milk chocolate.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:24:47

oh no after eights must have illegal substance in the them I get them for xmas and dont share, mum got me a fancy box one year with different chocolate shapes my face fell i love xmas night sitting with those little envelopes stuffing my face

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:25:35

how do you all feel about Ruffle bars ? you can get the m as sweets too

Rufus44 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:26:05

Love the mint one. My mum used to have it as a Friday night treat, she had it on a plate cut up with a knife. So do I buts not just on a Friday ! grin

ilovelymum Mon 11-Nov-13 20:26:14

OMG I love Frys choco I admit I don't like orange but mint is devine I have relatives from Bristol ,its home town, and its been passed down as a love hate thing

pardon me for saying but this is the best thread ever!!!!!!!!!

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:26:46

Oh yes Mrsjay - After Eights are not for sharing - false advertising, that grin

<go on, have some Frys, just a little bit won't do you any damage, you can handle it>

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:27:35

I love Ruffles. When I was younger they were off limits as they were just for mum. Same as Topics, Walnut Whips and Thorntons Brazil Nut Toffee.

I now get offered them all but feel its a trick grin

TicTocCroc Mon 11-Nov-13 20:27:45

Fry's gives me the squits sad

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:29:06

Anyone remember cabana, it was coconut, caramel, cherries all wrapped up in chocolate. Fantastic!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:29:41

Its not recognised enough is Fry's.

I do not know any open Fry lovers unless they all.creep in the shadows

WynkenBlynkenandNod Mon 11-Nov-13 20:30:45

We used to have it at Christmas, this brings back memories. My Dad's first job was at Fry's many years ago.

Jbck Mon 11-Nov-13 20:32:01

Posted on here the other day that I hadn't had any since I was a child, my Dad loves Fry's cream or dark choc bounty.

Had one at the weekend, delish!

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:34:30

Tasteslikechicken - yes yes yes!

I don't know anybody that remembers Cabana. I just loved the fact that they had the cherries in them.

Are me and my Mum the only ones who liked Cadbury's Fuse bars when they were out, about 20 years ago <feels old>

ConfusedDotty Mon 11-Nov-13 20:35:03

Never eaten chocolate in years, yes I am some sort of freak. But, but Fry's Five Centre was the best, it evolved from strawberry to orange, and the original one, just white in the middle, mint also was yumalicous.

Golden Cup, they were great

What was that chocolate in some sort of of fragile chocolate cage? Think it was Cadburys....Cadburys Secret???

Cabana, remember those?

For someone who dosen't like chocolate, I seem to know too much.

Do Mintolas still exist? And, their poorer cousins better known as Munchies?

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:35:16

Who took the little cardboard tray out of bounty bars? Made it feel like a proper grown up sweet.
Texans should have been discontinued ASAP.

Banjo's, on the other hand should have become a national treasure.

whereisthewitch Mon 11-Nov-13 20:36:43

Frys is definitely owned by Cadbury, my mum was at their factory recently and stocked up on frys cream and turkish delight!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:38:55

Dont care who owns it as long as they don't change it grin

I got some flying saucers as well to let the toddler try

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:40:38

confused & heartbroken , I thought I was the only one. For all these years I've been burdened with the task of describing cabanas to people who clearly thought I was nuts. Ooh, talking of nuts, what about Nutty, they were quite something.

I still feel I'm the only living tuck shop survivor to rember the bliss that was a banjo.

EeyoreIsh Mon 11-Nov-13 20:41:04

mmmm, I love frys chocolate, but it's so so sweet.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:41:39

This is a seriously nostalgic thread!

I'd completely forgotten about the tray in Bounty.

Remember when chocolate bars were in thick paper and kind of stuck down with a little blob of glue. Caramel in particular was like that.

Happy days.

Spangles anyone?

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:42:35

Oh yes Mrsjay - After Eights are not for sharing - false advertising, that

It so is all those jolly laughing people handing the aftrer8s out after dinner where in reality it is me sitting like gollum daring anybody to come near

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 11-Nov-13 20:42:58

I should know Fry's is Cadbury given I work for them.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:44:07

Do Mintolas still exist? And, their poorer cousins better known as Munchies?

they are now called after8 munchies I think I dont share those either ,

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:44:54

you work for cadburys could you do us a deal gilr you know on the side wink

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Nov-13 20:45:33

I don't like the goo in mint Fry's.

If I want minty chocolate it's Matchmakers all the way.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:46:37

After 8 Munchies are not nice - there's no biscuit in them - where's the Munch?

And pmsl laughing at the image of Mrsjay being all Gollum-like over her After Eights. 'My precious...'

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:47:50

Spangles, old English. Brings a nostalgic tear to my eye.
heartbroken, I'll give you two pacers for three spangles.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:48:06

yeah proper after6s are better but sometimes i am pmty I have to have them

GemmaTeller Mon 11-Nov-13 20:48:10

I remember Secret - I loved them!!!!!

I also remember when Walnut Whips had a second piece of walnut inside.

Didn't Milky Way also have the little cardboard base as well?

Spangles mmm...mmm...mmm... esp the black ones and the (butterscotch?) ones.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:48:25

MatchMakers scratch the roof of my mouth. I can't eat them.

After 8's I hide. I'm not sharing them at all. I even tried Tesco's ones and they weren't no where near as good

Ladyface Mon 11-Nov-13 20:49:14

Mintolas still exist although they are now called mint munchies. When I was little every Friday my dad would bring home a packet of either munchies or mintolas for my brother and I to share. They seemed to me to be very grown up sweets!

Btw yanbu - I love all Fry's chocolate cream varieties.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:49:18

I once choked on a spangle I swear i almost died it was lodged for a while my friend had to batter me on the back

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:50:00

morrisons own brand used to be quite nice but they changed the recipe

Huitre Mon 11-Nov-13 20:50:38

I adored Fry's Five Centres. I wish they would bring it back. Best chocolate bar ever.

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 11-Nov-13 20:51:30

I will happily investigate the staff shop tomorrow and see what is on offer. I don't like Fry's myself, but someone in my office got some Sour Patch Kids today and I could do with a supply of those!

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:53:40

you need to put loads of suggestions in for 5 centres get them to do it som e limited edition thing

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:54:01

Shit, I think there was some kind of cardboard conspiracy going on, I'm sure walnut whip had a little tray too.
For what it's worth, this may only be relevant to people who lived in Scotland way back when, I have three tins if cream old foam at home. Let my two DCs have some cola flavour during the summer, they began to calm down around last week and the stain is slowly coming out of the stone patio where it became ever so slightly fizzy. My sneezes are back to normal too!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 20:54:51

Tesco sells Sour Patch Kids

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:55:26

Two words: Highland Toffee.

MrsBrownsGirl Mon 11-Nov-13 20:56:02

tasteslikechicken thank goodness someone else remembers banjos and nutty bars! I really thought I must have dreamt them up as no one else has ever remembered them.

Hopefully someone might also be able to remember these and confirm I'm not crazy - Pyramint (by Terry's I think), Ovaltine bars and - sorry not chocolate but this thread is my only hope - fruit flavoured Toffoes, stripy spearmint chewy sweets called Pacers and crisps called Wickers that looked like tiny little pillows??

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:56:36

creamola foam, proxy ipads

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 20:57:43

poxy. God's teeth!

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:58:30

Highland toffee factory used to be near me ( i am sure its closed) we used to go to the shop and get the broken bits

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 20:58:50

well our neighbour took me and his dd as my parents didnt have a car

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 20:59:27

Flavoured Toffos were amazing - the banana ones rocked my world!

Now that you've described Pacers I remember them. I don't generally like mints but they were quite mild if I remember rightly.

Don't remember Pyramint or Wickers though - sorry

All this talk of yummy chocolate is making me hungry - I can remember getting quarters of raspberry ruffles and cola cubes when a lot younger, smile

Does anyone remember the orange cream filled after eights though - they were delicious!!!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:01:20

I loved Toffos

I git some Junior Mint things from an American Sweet Shop. I wasn't all that keen

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:01:30

they brought toffis back mr simms sweet shop was selling them for a while but they were not the same as i remembered

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 21:01:39

mrsbrown, do keep up. I was dishing out pacers on page three. I'm quite interested on a deal for the fruit flavoured toffees though. Would you deal for a packet of "Spanish Gold". Go on, hold out yer hand!

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:03:03

Oh that bubble gum that tasted like germoline but you bought it anyway just for the tattoos that you stuck on by licking them

GirlWithTheDirtyShirt Mon 11-Nov-13 21:03:33

Yes, I imagine they do SP but these were 10p a bag or something! Very appealing.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:03:38

oo was spanish gold chewing gum in a little white drawstring bag ?

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 21:03:51

Aargh, effing thing. toffo's. Anybody want to swap some gammon flavour Tudor crisps for an ipad?

MyBoilsAreFab Mon 11-Nov-13 21:03:53

Whatever happened to Mint Cracknell - I loved that. Also loved fruit Toffos and remember Pacers.

My gran used to always buy me Bournville. I love Frys mint as well, not had one for ages - I used to take one bit off at a time and nibble all the chocolate off round the edges first.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:04:42

Charleybarley - shut up! They did not do orange After Eights did they? How did I miss that?

I'm still gutted that Terry's have done away with the hazelnut Chocolate Orange before I even got to try it. Fuck off with all the popping candy in everything!!!

Bingdweller Mon 11-Nov-13 21:05:47

Mrsbrownsgirl I think we frequented the same sweet shop. I loved Pyramint. I remember Biarritz chocolates - the box was really exotic looking.

My all time favourites though were Coconut Boosts and Topper bars which I think were made by Terrys?

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 21:06:31

No, no ,no. Spanish Gold was coconut strands, supposed to loom like chewing tobacco. Nicotine themed sweets were all the rage, I was on about forty Tom & Jerrys a day. Bazooka Joes helped me kick the habit though.
The chewing gum in the litte draw string bag was fools gold.

Talking of gold etc, anyone remember bullion bars? A big thick wedge of toffee in a foil tray.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:06:33

Oh those golf ball bubble gums as well. Tasted if nothing and so hard they nearly broke your teeth but we still loved them.

As well as the lips that tasted of soap

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 21:08:48

How in gods name do you loom like chewing tobacco?
Off to tesco to buy a hudl.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Nov-13 21:09:27

Coconut Boosts got stuck all round my teeth and I had to spend about an hour picking the bits off with my fingers,dribbling chocolatey dribble down my chin sad.

But they were divine.

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:10:17

Is coconut ice still on sale? The pink and white stuff? That and Fry's orange cream were my drug of choice.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:10:32

ah yes tasteslikechicken thanks yes tobacco themed sweets were the thing of the 70s <hides fags> didnt encourge children to smoke at all hmm

MrsBrownsGirl Mon 11-Nov-13 21:10:57

Hahah chicken sorry about the pacers I was too busy being delighted that I wasn't going senile. All out of toffoes but how about a Fresh Minty Egg circa 1986?

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:11:17

Is coconut ice still on sale?

never liked that but have seen it somewhere recently

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:11:23

Ah, yes, and the oh so american cigarette candy sticks - with coloured red ends to look like they were really burning confused

Yes, they were fabulous heartbrokenmum73

You have mentioned Terry's chocolate orange though and I know where they are hiding - one of them might be saying goodnight grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:12:00

Holy cow - Bullion bars!

And the chocolate cigarettes in Americanised 'packets' (like Camel). They were wrapped in white paper and tasted amazing.

Yes yes to the golf ball chewing gums too. And ice-cream flavour jawbreakers.

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:12:28

you've seen it Mrs Jay? Excellent. grin That's my food shop sorted.

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:13:04

Haha charley - I think you'll find 'they're not Terry's, they're mine!'

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:13:36

I got some candy cigs and they are shit sad Taste nothing like they should.

Also loved the chocolate cigs that you had to take the white 'rizla' off.

I.recognise the name of coconut ice.

I have a nougat with peanuts in the fridge

lollilou Mon 11-Nov-13 21:13:41

I want a bitz bar. Does anyone remember them? They were a chunky bar of dark chocolate with crunchy green mint pieces. I really really loved them I think I ate one every day when I was pregnant with dd. grin
Been discontinued now though. sad

MrsBrownsGirl Mon 11-Nov-13 21:13:49

Ooh being dweller...Biarritz!! Wasn't that in a triangular box? Do you remember Carousel? Or Matinee Selection, they were both marzipan- themed I think.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:13:54

do you have one of those old fashioned sweetie shops near you try there for coconut ice ,

grin grin grin

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:14:19

Heart I see we thought of the sams thing grin

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Nov-13 21:14:37

You can get coconut ice in posh places.

I know you can still get them,but my Mum always used to have a little white bag of mint imperials or licorice torpedoes tucked down the side of her chair.

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:14:50

Biarritz sounds like a vile drink i drank in the 80s with lemonade cos i was classy

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:15:38

SPs - the cigarette thing aside, the chocolate was like nothing else around. I wonder if they had nicotine in them grin

mrsjay Mon 11-Nov-13 21:15:39

oh you know it was maybe a Garden centre I was in a Garden centre the other sunday and they had a sweet aisle and had slabs of sweets IYSWIM

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Nov-13 21:17:14

I'd entirely forgotten about the fools gold and chocolate fags.

Each were a marvel.

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:17:58

ARF at liquorice torpedoes grin

seriously!?

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:18:38

Righty-ho, posh garden centres for the weekly shop. No problem.

SilverApples Mon 11-Nov-13 21:19:16

OP, I've hated Fry's chocolate for longer than you've been alive.
My grandfather loved the dark mint bar, my grandmother loved Fry's Turkish Delight. Both of which were safe from a scavenging grandchild.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:19:54

It was just really cheap chocolate. I don't think it could be legally called chocolate grin

Just like the the chocolate footballs in a net

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 21:21:05

I can't take much more, I feel as if I'm dripfeeding, or dribbling, not sure which.
I seriously love recalling sweets of [not so] old. I just need to write them all down,
Splicers.
Cadbury' Counters
Chelsea Whoppers
Beta Bars
Candy Letters
Wine Gums, in the have of the bottles
Fruit Gums, ditto
Alpine lemonade
Sun Lollies
Tootie Fruities
Beech Nut chewing gum
Tiger tots, bunny tots
Pink Panther Bar
Imps
Dairy Milk Bar.

I have to stop now, I'm going mad!

Heartbrokenmum73 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:21:26

My Dad used to love Fry's Turkish Delight, now he's moved on to Kinde Bueno bars - he's dead common grin

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:22:10

Candy letters! Rock hard and obviously just chalk grin

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 21:23:57

Mars jay, your thinking of Bezique, vom!

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 11-Nov-13 21:24:24

I love the mint one. I dip it in my coffee. Its gorgeous smile

MrsBrownsGirl Mon 11-Nov-13 21:24:39

Tiger tots...omg I used to loooove them! Tiny little liquorice allsorts weren't they. Candy tots as well.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Nov-13 21:25:01

Oh yes Athel.

Rock hard teeth breaking exterior so best eaten warm when they've softened a bit.
Which is probably why Mum tucked them down the side of the seat next to her.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Nov-13 21:25:55

Pink panther bars were pink weren't they?

Fry's Turkish Delight is the only one - none of that Cadbury's rubbish. Spira bars anyone - I used to drink my hot chocolate through those sad

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:28:40

I've just discovered this thread and am pondering the remembered joys of Fry's Chocolate Cream - just the original white one. It's not just the taste I remember, but the way we all ate it- slowly peeling off all the melting choccie and finally guzzling the soft white centre! (This was an attempt to make it last!)

SilverApples Mon 11-Nov-13 21:30:05

I was little in the 60s and living off and on in the north. I was addicted to kali (Pronounced kay-lie) which was a sugar crystal form of sherbert. It was sweet and sour and you could get a tuppenny paper bag from the sweetshop on a Friday.

Donkeyok Mon 11-Nov-13 21:33:22

Mt dear old mum comes from Bristol near the Fry's factory. As her surname was Fry she always joked about being the poor relations. She loves the mint one. We buy her the old retro advertising fridge magnets, postcards that sort of thing. She lives in Dorset now and always has a supply.

Primadonnagirl Mon 11-Nov-13 21:34:36

tastes Pmsl at being on about 40 Tom and Jerrys a day!!! I remember almost everything here and adore most of them too..which is bizarre because I'm only 22 and weigh eight stone <coughs>

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:34:38

Chocolate footballs in a net... what I mostly remember about those is tiny shreds of silver paper fecking everywhere for the rest of the week. And more of them melted in pockets that were ever eaten. Crumpled, powdery chocolate footballs missing half their silver wrapping, buggering up your pocket linings.

I still think that's a euphemism, not a sweet,*Squeak*.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:35:04

I have Caramacs in as well but they don't taste the same to me

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:36:16

Athel My son is obsessed with them and chocolate coins

Primadonnagirl Mon 11-Nov-13 21:37:24

I think I've reminisced here about this before but remember the Milk tray bar of chocolate..that had the lime barrel in it? Gorgeous.Anyone remember Weekend chocolates? Peanut Yorkies? Monster cookies that came in different colours?

JaquelineHyde Mon 11-Nov-13 21:37:46

Ooooh spooky. I'm actually eating a mint one right now. Yummy!

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:38:25

No, Caramacs have changed, sadly - not nearly as good as before.

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 11-Nov-13 21:39:54

I remember Weekend and Good News chocolates.

AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker Mon 11-Nov-13 21:41:30

Ah, now, chocolate coins, that's different. I could roll in chocolate coins for a thousand years like a gold-crazed dwarf trapped in a coin mine.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 21:45:01

We have loads of different chocolates in nets in the fridge, footballs, coins, Halloween and Christmas.

He is obsessed with netted chocolate

GemmaTeller Mon 11-Nov-13 22:08:20

oooh, DH and I had some Spanish Gold last week, along with some chocolate macaroons, raspberry ruffles and Edinburgh soft rock.

There's a fab retro sweet shop in the Lowry Shopping mall in Salford, they had everything, coconut ice, lots of different kali (sherberts) and various liqourices, massive gobstoppers, etc, etc, etc

Have a look here also:

www.aquarterof.co.uk/

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 22:12:00

i haven't heard of.most of these

PainInTheBum Mon 11-Nov-13 22:55:36

Fryss chocolate is horrible and I've not seen it in any B&M bargains so just stay the hell away from there. am getting cold sweats out of fear they will run out, time to go and empty the shelf again

Ohh I want some coconut ice now, I make a lovely coconut ice, I also want to make some fudge and marshmallows....

Why did you have to start this thread on the same day I started my diet you caaaahh? angry

tasteslikechicken Mon 11-Nov-13 23:14:30

The chewing gum that tasted like toothpaste/medicine was stimmorol

Frys Turkish delight is my FAVORITE candy of all time. You cant buy it here sad. Well you can but only from the import shop and its $19.60 for 12. Then once I actually have 12 in the house, it shouts at me from the freezer where I hide keep it to stop it going mushy,till I eat it all

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Mon 11-Nov-13 23:24:47

I don't like Turkish Delight.

MyBoilsAreFab Tue 12-Nov-13 12:48:19

Ooh, just remembered about Secret Agents. Anyone remember these? You got differrent flavours - I remember there being Toffee Apple Flavour.

BuzzardBird Tue 12-Nov-13 13:08:33

Mint cracknel anyone?

BuzzardBird Tue 12-Nov-13 13:10:12

'Counters' are Galaxy Tastes and are still available in Aldi

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Tue 12-Nov-13 13:30:30

Frys Peppermint Cream straight from the fridge.

Yum!

tasteslikechicken Tue 12-Nov-13 14:32:45

Secret Agents. Very Good Call indeed. I liked the cherry ones. I remember you used to have to roll out the paper sleeve wrapped around them and then crack the secret agents code to reveal a message.

On a different, but nonetheless nostalgic vein, does anyone remember those packs you bought that showed a landscape and you were given a sheet of rub down transfers to make the picture complete.

SunshineAndPeardrops Tue 12-Nov-13 15:53:01

Lidl sell coconut ice. It's part of their Christmas Deluxe range.

I've bought my mum some Liquorice Torpedoes for Christmas from B&M.
I also bought my nan a bag of mint imperials, but I ate those blush

Whistleblower0 Tue 12-Nov-13 16:31:23

If you hae a B&M bargains near you then they currently have a four pack of the plain ones for £1.99. They also have the orange and mint ones @ 39 p each.

giraffesCantGoGuising Tue 12-Nov-13 20:04:49

Just been to the shop and bought one - I blame you all!

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Tue 12-Nov-13 20:16:10

Whistle That's where I got them from grin

Whistleblower0 Wed 13-Nov-13 10:26:06

Actually i just looked at my receipt from B&M. It was £1.69 for the four pack not £1.99. Even better smile

Osmiornica Wed 13-Nov-13 18:50:27

What was that chewing gum that tasted like tcp and came in a tin? Vile stuff.

Love frys though but hated the multi flavoured one. Coconut ice is sold in loads of places especially touristy shops by the sea. It looks easy to make if you can't find any.

Osmiornica Wed 13-Nov-13 18:51:18

Actually, I take that back it wasn't tcp it was germaline.

catsmother Wed 13-Nov-13 19:02:02

This thread is torturous because Fry's 5 Centres and Cabanas were my two most favourite choccy bars in the world and I still salivate just thinking about them.

Also remember the Dairy Milk Bar with assorted different shapes and centres - yes, loved the lime barrel, and Cadbury's mint cracknel bar (might have been called Ice Breaker ??) with shards of peppermint that shattered into very sharp pieces when you bit into the bar and you had to watch you didn't cut your mouth. Mr Simms shops do actually sell, in their Australian section, something akin to the old Dairy Milk Bar (no lime barrel though) but it's bloody £4.99 (!!), as well as something very similar to the "sharp" shatter mint cracknel and, Cherry Ripes (which are as close to Cabanas you're ever going to get, though without the caramel) but even those come in at about £2.50 each which is hardly affordable.

(This thread dates me and makes me about 147 hmm )

Bitofkipper Wed 13-Nov-13 19:13:19

Fry's Five Centres were wonderful but a bit frustrating because the colour didn't change exactly on the dividing line.

Milk tray bars had a marzipan bit which was heaven!

drigon Thu 14-Nov-13 02:38:27

Tasteslike and Myboils- I remember the sweets you're talking about! I thought they were Double Agents. May be wrong! Loved the dark version of 5 centres and would love to see it brought back.

MyBoilsAreFab Thu 14-Nov-13 08:57:30

drigon Yes! Double Agents!

I think I do remember Ice Breakers, think there was Mint Cracknell as well?

Does anyone remember Bazooka Joes? Bubble gum that I think had a small cartoon with it, and you could save them up to buy things?

SP I was in the Lowry Shopping Mall in Salford a few months ago. They have a Cadbury "Outlet" and they sold boxes of 6 assorted Frys Cremes.

Also they sell BOXES of SINGLE FLAVOUR ROSES.

I spent £20 in literally no time at all.

EeyoreIsh Thu 14-Nov-13 14:13:53

I'm going to have to buy some now angry

I LOVE them. My guilty pleasure.

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Fri 15-Nov-13 13:35:58

Just bought 4 for £1 in Poundland!

Single flavour Roses?! Oh god, I would buy enough to bath in orange and strawberry creams grin

Jbck Fri 15-Nov-13 18:17:13

SP was it Fry's Cream in Poundland? I thought I'd done well with 4 for £1.50
[excited emoticon]

SPsDoesntLikeChaffingFishnets Fri 15-Nov-13 19:05:19

Yes it was! The blue one as well!

Jbck Fri 15-Nov-13 19:10:57

Yipee, guess where I'm off in the morning.

Whistleblower0 Fri 15-Nov-13 19:26:10

What's this rose one i hear you mention?? I have never heard of a rose fry's OMG.. Last few days i have eaten both the mint and orange one. Amazingly the four pack of blue ones are still on the fridge grin
I wil
Be visiting poundland tomorrow in a quest to find these. My diet has well and truely gone to pot. We have just ordered a curry, and i am having a very large glass of wine[embarrased]
oh well, in for a penny...

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