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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. Every Sunday 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? Yummmmm! 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.