Fry’s Five Boys was a milk chocolate bar introduced in 1902 by J.S.Fry & Sons of Bristol, England, and was once (apparently) the most famous chocolate brand in the world.
You can still buy chocolate with the Fry’s name on it, including the Turkish Delight, Chocolate Cream and Peppermint Cream brands, but production of Five Boys ceased in 1976 by which time J.S.Fry had been absorbed by a larger chocolate manufacturer whose name begins with C, then another American company whose name begins with K and now produce their chocolate in Poland.
Sadly, my ultimate favourites, the Fry’s Five Centre (a delicious combination of orange, raspberry, lime, strawberry, and pineapple centres) disappeared in 1992, and the Orange Cream in 2015.
Whilst I’m reminiscing, my other favourite (nothing to do with Fry’s) was Terry’s Neapolitans, small individually wrapped bars of chocolate in 6 different flavours. An annual Christmas treat!
I’m sure you all have your own favourites, so please add a comment below if you like. I live in hope that some of our favourites may be reintroduced someday. And another thing, what the **** is a Snickers? Surely it’s a Marathon, isn’t it?
Back to the picture, which is an image of a tin-plate advertising sign from the early 20th century, captured at Churston Railway Station in South Devon, England.
Date: 22nd October 2016.
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