Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes for good measure.)
Saturday, 5 February 2011
ANYONE REMEMBER FRY'S 5 CENTRE?
AZTEC BAR, SUPER MOUSSE, FRY'S 5 BOYS, JUNGLIES JELLIES, CRESTA, ZING, MB BAR, SPANGLES, BAR SIX, AMAZIN' RAISIN BAR - those are just a few of the delights of yesterday which are no
longer with us. One of my favourites was FRY'S 5 CENTRE, which was the
same idea as FRY'S CREAM (which is still with us) but containing five
fondant cream flavours in each bar as opposed to just one.
Fry's 5 Centre
probably had a few
wrapper designs in
its lifetime, but the
one I remember
best is the one
from the '60s.
night at eight o'clock precisely, my brother and myself would each be
allowed to pick two bars of chocolate (one to eat there and then, one to
be kept for school on Monday) from the stash kept in the small brass box
at the side of my Grandpa's chair. (Sunday being not only the day of rest,
but also the day we visited my Grandparents, you see.) Invariably, Fry's
5 Centre would be one of my choices.
If you're around the same age as myself, the above images will bring
back hopefully happy memories from your youth. Look at that wrapper -
you can almost taste that chocolate and its delicious five-flavour fondant
filling, can't you? Yummmm! Every person's mind has its own time
machine - all it requires is the right image to operate the controls and
return you to an earlier age.