“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Creams „
Although this states Cadbury's Fry's on Dooyoo, I thought it was just Fry's. Can't see any different on the packaging of the BAr i've just wolfed down to say any different.
As far as I know Fry's only made Orange, Chocolate and Peppermint Creams. Not a Chocolate Bar I go for that often, although they are nice that aren't exactly mind blowing and something I could probably live without. I got 1 of these and the Original Creams yesterday as a change and they were both pretty nice.
The Chocolate is a plain Chocolate. Not too bitter, but you don't get any Milky taste from this. This is a smooth Chocolate bar which has markings on the front where you can break it into pieces, although some of the fondant may dribble out from inside the bar as well.
This is full of nice Orange fondant Cream. It isn't sickly or that, but the Orange part provides a nice sweet bit compared to the slight bitter taste of the Plain Chocolate. The fondant is quite thick and not too runny. It is just a nice consistency and mixes well enough with the Chocolate. It isn't an overpowering Orange taste, more like a natural Orange taste.
A bar has 240 calories.
I like the Orange one better than the Chocolate Cream one as it is a lot tastier.
I was in our Post Office/Shop yesterday when I felt the urge to buy chocolate. I'm really not sure if it part of a mental condition I have, but I can't seem to go past a chocolate counter without buying chocolate. The urge yesterday pushed me in the direction of a certain bar of chocolate called orange cream, next to the mint cream version, made by Fry's.This firm was established back in 1866 and has one of the oldest chocolate bars, before Cadbury came along in 1919 and bought them. Is there no confectionary company that is safe from being bought by Cadbury?
These chocolates usually retail at about 50-60p but you can find multi packs were they sell 5 for £1, so keep an eye out. Mine cost 60p.
The wrapper stands out well, amongst all the other bars. It is orange and white in colour and has Fry's written above Orange Cream. Even after all this time Cadbury are keen to keep this name, which just shows how much it is respected by the consumer. At the bottom of the wrapper it says Dark Chocolate with fondant Centre.
On the back of the wrapper it gives ingredients as
Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Mass, Cocoa Butter, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (Soya Lecithin, E476))Centre (54%) (Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Glycerol, Flavouring, Citric Acid, Colour (E106e)
May contain traces of nut and milk. Chocolate contains vegetable fats in addition to cocoa butter.
Nutrition per bar
Energy 210 kcal
Upon opening the wrapper you are met with a dark bar of chocolate split into segments. Each segment has Fry's stamped on it. Upon snapping a couple of bars off you are met with the orange fondant. This is quite firm and I find it doesn't get messy, like some fondants do. This is very tasty and smells and tastes like orange. Like with all fondants though, if you eat too much it can get sickly. The chocolate itself also oozes quality, although I too find this can get sickly. In all, a great bar of chocolate. Will not suit all occasions and will not suit all people. Recommended.
Just returned from a regular trip I make to the Outer Hebrides, where I go in search of peace and tranquillity, and where quite by chance I discovered a supermarket which is quite simply an Aladdin's cave of goodies, many I am discovering each time I visit.
A few years ago when my children were small they loved to look round this shop. Known as Lovats, until recently it was indistinguishable from the outside as a supermarket, as it looked like a small hut, but the locals flooded there, often choosing it over the well stocked modern Co-ops. If you ever visit the area it is just south to South of Benbecula at Carnan, Eochar, Isle of South Uist, HS8 5QX.
You may wonder what this has to do with my review, well I have discovered a stock of Fry's Orange Cream bars in there, and as I have not seen them anywhere in my locality in Essex I am hoarding them when I visit!
These bars are right up my street! They are a thin coating of dark chocolate encasing a thick layer of orange fondant, which is quite simply divine. Now these are sickly, I have to warn you, and certainly not for everyday, but they complete the trio of Fry's bars which include the Cream and the Peppermint.
Just like their companions these bars are made up of several segments so you can break them off and be reserved if you can resist! I like to keep mine in the fridge, and nibble on a couple of pieces every now and again. Now whether these are so popular with me because they are so scarce, I am not sure, because they are not regularly stocked in most newsagents, it is a rare find to see these, so certainly they have a novelty value. Some local newsagents may stock them, and I know dear departed Woolies were my source in days gone by.
The bar is slightly domed like a squashed D shape, and each piece has the words Fry's written on it.
If you have ever used the brilliant website at www.aquarterof.co.uk you can buy 5 of these bars for £3.20. A greedy purchase would be found at www.chocolatebuttons.co.uk where you can buy 48 of these in a box for £26!
I remember the version called The Five Centre Bar which contained raspberry, lime, vanilla, coffee and orange, this was discontinued in the 70s, I think, and was my favourite chocolate bar in my childhood. I wish they would reinstate this as it was something to be proud of.
Fry's were the first company to launch a factory produced chocolate bar when they launched their Chocolate Cream bar, so the orange cream really has it's roots in history, leading on from this sweetie pioneer! Now actually manufactured by Cadbury, but with this history firmly anchoring it to a bedrock of solid foundations.
The brilliant thing about the orange bar is that it is suitable for vegans, and those with lactose intolerance which makes it a good choice for my daughter, who is a vegan. Very useful as more and more chocolate is now losing its vegan label, the recent victim being Green and Black.
The Orange Cream Bar is only 210 calories, which seems pretty good to me for such a delightful treat, and 6.9 g fat in 50g makes it not too severe on the waistline once in a while.
The bar is something I feel is worth searching out for. The rich dark chocolate, not too dark so it is bitter, but just right, provides the perfect cosy blanket for the marmalade scented filling which literally melts in your mouth. Don't get me wrong it isn't natural, but a synthetic sort of citrus fondant, but nevertheless delicious all the same. It leaves a lovely tangerine, slightly sour taste, in your mouth. In many ways it reminds me of the Roses orange cream they put in their tins at Christmas.
I hope these don't die out because they are delicious, if anyone knows a source of these in Essex please let me know, otherwise it's yet another excuse to trawl the shelves of my favourite Hebridean supermarket in search of these delicious treats!
This review is also published on Ciao under my user name there of Violet1278.
Fry's Orange Cream are my ULTIMATE favourite so I've always been surprised to hear that others find them sickly. I think they are quite understocked - probably because they are not one of the nations favourites and they can be hard to find in off licences, sweet shops etc... Whenever I see them I grab a handful. One of the places I can often guarantee to see them is at the Cadbury's shop near me - they tend to see misshapen chocs etc and you can get orange creams in bundles there. There used to be a variety cream bar - no idea what it was called - this was back in the 80's and there was a different flavour of fondant in each piece of the choc bar - does anyone else remember these? I loved them and wish they still made them but they were obviously not very successful!
Fry's Orange Cream is one of my favourite chocolate bars because I like the combination of chocolate and orange. I cannot always find this bar in shops by me but there is one little shop that does sell them and the Frys Chocolate Cream and Frys Mint Cream.
The chocolate on the Orange Cream is dark but not what I would call a good dark chocolate, it is more like the sort of chocolate I use as topping on cakes. I think it is the same chocolate they use on Frys Turkish Delight but just darker in colour. The chocolate is not creamy but because there isn't very much chocolate on the bar you can't really taste it very much. It is a thin shell of chocolate wrapped around the filling which tastes much better.
The filling is a solid fondant that is coloured and flavoured orange. It is a strong taste of orange but a sugary synthetic orange taste rather then the flavour of fresh oranges. It is very nice and has a creamy texture that goes well with the slightly crispy chocolate. I don't think this chocolate bar tastes of anything else that I can think of because it is not as rich tasting as a Chocolate Orange. I think the only thing I can compare it to is the chocolate orange creams that you find in boxes of chocolates like Roses and Quality Street.
It is a sweet chocolate bar and I can only eat one and sometimes I struggle to eat it. It is an everyday chocolate bar because there is nothing special about it but it just tastes nice and is a change from a solid bar of chocolate. Sometimes I get bored of chocolate before I have finished a bar because I think the taste of chocolate gets annoying quickly but the fondant in this bar keeps me interested and makes me enjoy it more.
I don't know how many calories are in every bar but I would say about 200 - 250 at a guess. I would imagine it would be a little bit better than a bar like a Whole nut because this is thin bar of chocolate and even though there is a lot of sugar in it I think there would be a lot less fat which is the worse of the 2 evils. A bar costs 49p in the shop by me and I hope you can find a shop that sells them because I think you will like it.