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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 Grand-
parents, 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