Author Topic: Frys Turkish Delight  (Read 13949 times)

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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2012, 10:57:14 am »
My Dad (Nelson Wheelers and Lancaster CC in the thirties) rated it highly as a proto energy bar.

Upthread someone mentioned Fry's Chocolate Cream, which I don't remember. Now Fry's Peppermint Cream (according to Wikipedia (should we adopt ATW as shorthand?) there were three flavours). was one of my favourites.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2012, 11:01:52 am »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2012, 11:05:18 am »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.
It didn't look at all like that in the photographs

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2012, 11:18:42 am »
Advertising Fry's chocolate was the job George Lazenby had before becoming Bond for one film, 2.40 in this film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UphBSjIKc9k


Cadbury also had Turkish delight in their MilK Tray selection, there was also a Milk Tray bar, and eventually a Dairy Milk Turkish Delight bar.

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2012, 11:36:54 am »
Frys Turkish Delight; has 70% less fat (not sure than what) , its lovely !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2012, 11:39:27 am »
Ah, Turkish Delight, that most heavenly of a chocolate creations. There used to be a lonely bar at my comprehensive school tuck shop. No one would buy it because it was a well known fact that eating Turkish Delight made you gay, because it was made out of roses. This is a view probably only shared by 13 year-old-boys and US Republicans. I've tested the theory extensively, and no matter how many bars I've eaten, I've not experienced any signs of incipient gayness. I even sniffed a rose once without feeling any urges to manlove or watch Glee.

Marzipan we didn't have at our school tuck shop, as it was far too sophisticated for our comprehensive school tastes. It's also divine. I was forced to mine it from stale Christmas cake.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2012, 11:40:02 am »
Advertising Fry's chocolate was the job George Lazenby had before becoming Bond for one film, 2.40 in this film.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/UphBSjIKc9k&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/UphBSjIKc9k&rel=1</a>


Cadbury also had Turkish delight in their MilK Tray selection, there was also a Milk Tray bar, and eventually a Dairy Milk Turkish Delight bar.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2012, 11:40:13 am »
Frys Turkish Delight; has 70% less fat (not sure than what) , its lovely !

A bar of lard of the same size and weight....

They were always a Xmas treat, along with Walnut Whips, when we were young.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2012, 12:28:54 pm »
Fry's made the best selection boxes, so they were a mainstay of Christmas. Turkish Delight and Chocolate Cream are still remembered as Fry's products, but so were Picnic and Crunchie.


Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2012, 12:34:29 pm »
Crunchie adverts from the 60s suggest that it may have contained LSD.

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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2012, 12:52:19 pm »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.
I loved that, but very few people remember it.  :(
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2012, 02:34:10 pm »
Ah, the Christmas selection box. What a world of untold pleasure, to watch Morecambe & Wise and still have delights to take up to bed, with the Action Man.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2012, 02:36:41 pm »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.
I loved that, but very few people remember it.  :(

I remember it, and I agree: it was one of my favourite sweets.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2012, 02:36:46 pm »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.

Originally 'Five Boys'.

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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2012, 05:28:12 pm »
It was fun to have the five flavours, but I really preferred the peppermint cream. And my favourite really was and still is marzipan. Or halva nowadays.

Crunchie adverts from the 60s suggest that it may have contained LSD.

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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2012, 06:39:44 pm »
It was fun to have the five flavours, but I really preferred the peppermint cream. And my favourite really was and still is marzipan. Or halva nowadays.


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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2012, 07:40:17 pm »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.

Originally 'Five Boys'.

No, Helly.
Five Boys was an ordinary chocolate bar.
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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2012, 07:41:54 pm »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.

Originally 'Five Boys'.

No, Helly.
Five Boys was an ordinary chocolate bar.



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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2012, 07:47:29 pm »
I sit corrected.

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2012, 07:48:21 pm »
I seem to remember one with different flavours in each bar

Yes, Fry's Five Centres which was strawberry, orange, raspberry, lemon (or lime?) and pineapple flavour all in the one bar.
I loved that, but very few people remember it.  :(

I remember it, and I agree: it was one of my favourite sweets.

For a while I thought this must have been a figment of my imagination as no one seemed to remember it!

The chocolate cream is excellent, though. The peppermint and orange variants are good too, but the plain one is best. :thumbsup: I'd like to try a five centres again, though - it was discontinued when I was quite young.

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2012, 07:48:46 pm »
There's a picture of all the 60s bars.


Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2012, 07:51:57 pm »
Fry's Five Centres began as Medley.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/9vk9vQ5Ik9Q&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/9vk9vQ5Ik9Q&rel=1</a>

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Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2012, 07:52:40 pm »
Where's the Aztec bar?

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #48 on: October 10, 2012, 07:55:13 pm »
There's a picture of all the 60s bars.




This picture requires a reminiscence thread of it's own.

Re: Frys Turkish Delight
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2012, 07:58:10 pm »
Where's the Aztec bar?

Fifth up on the left, the short lived 'Amazin' bar is not there.