“ Brand: Cadbury's / Type: Milk „
I have just demolished a Fry's Turkish Delight, and as the aftertaste lingers delicately on my tongue, I'd love another! As my title says, Cadbury's Fry's Turkish Delight reminds me very much of Christmas as a child. I seem to remember the bar being included in selection packs and it has remained a favourite of mine. I'm not sure if it was always Cadbury's; I remember most clearly the adverts on the telly for 'Fry's Turkish Delight' and the man looking as though he was about to decapitate his lady friend with a giant knife, only to cut smoothly through the bar. Fab!
The 51g bar itself is satisfyingly large without being too much to have in one go (in my opinion; I could easily eat a couple of these whereas others may find one bar too sickly). It consists of a delicate jelly filling coated with a thin but not too thin layer of Cadbury's chocolate; the superior chocolate brand if you ask me! The bar is wrapped in a purply pink foil as in the picture above and the logo aims to have a certain eastern feel to it. I'm sure the packaging will have changed over the years but not too much as it still evokes memories of childhood just looking at it!
On biting into the bar, the chocolate can flake off easily leading to those annoying melty crumbs that you don't find until they're well and truly melted into the fibres of your car seat, sofa, clothes, etc. Always a giveaway sign to my husband that i've been having a secret chocolate scoff in the car on the way home from work! However, the vast majority of the chocolate stays where it should and is deliciously smooth, complementing the jelly inside. The jelly part is much softer than a jelly (I can't quite think of the most appropriate word!); it holds its shape well but melts nicely on the tongue. I don't find the texture sickly or cloying at all but again, that is in my opinion and others' tastes may differ. The flavour of the Turkish Delight is to die for. Not as perfumed as the rose flavour of traditional Turkish Delight but there is a definite rose flavour with a sweeter, more fruity taste which I feel makes the Turkish Delight more appealing to a wider audience. The taste really lingers in the mouth and I find it irresistible! I find traditional Turkish Delight a little too flowery tasting or too perfumed but I love the rose taste of Fry's.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there's anything in this bar which wouldn't be suitable for vegetarians. It might seem that there's bound to be animal gelatine in the jelly middle of the bar but thankfully not!
Glucose syrup, water, sugar, modified maize starch, pectin as a stabiliser, beetroot red colouring and carotenes, flavourings and a firming agent (E509) go into the Turkish Delight middle and into the chocolate coating: Sugar, dried whey, dried whole milk, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, vegetable fat, emulsifier (E442) and flavourings.
As you can imagine the nutritional information isn't particularly surprising: 185 kcals per bar and 2.1g saturated fat. I won't list the others! I only really look at calorie content but more importantly saturated fat content and for a very sweet treat, 2.1g isn't bad at all!
I feel the price can be a little bit steep at anything between 50p and 60p depending on where you shop. The price of all chocolate bars seems to have sky rocketed over the years! For a lovely treat now and again though, it's not too bad.
So, for a taste of Eastern Promise, or Christmasses of yore, have a Turkish Delight...or send it to me and I'll have it instead!!
I had yet another Turkish Delight today, I can't seem to get enough of them . Doesn't matter how often I have them I don't get tired of eating them.
The turkish delight by Fry's comes as a smallish (could be bigger) rectangular shaped chocolate coated turkish delight. The chocolate is very thick and there isb't enough of this delight in my opinion.
The chocolate is tasty despite it not being Cadbury's which I think is probably the best chocolate. And is very thick.
The turkish delight is rose and looks and feels more like jelly. It is very jelly textured and not like traditional turkish delight. It does not have any icing powder covered on it and it is alot sweeter.
The turkish delight is quite sickly and not best to have too many in one sitting. One of these is enough for me and helps me get past my sugar dip in the afternoon.
Despite beng covered in thick chocolate this has a lower fat content than most chocolate and claiming to be 92% fat free. The taste does not suffer from the low fat content.
The calorie total is the same as an average chocolate bar, around 250.
For this some chocolate, the price is quite expensive and can cost 0.60p plus.
I highly recommend the Fry's turkish delight to any other, because I prefer it to be covered in chocolate and alot more sweeter tasting.
I had a Fry's Turkish Delight the other day my first in a long time and what a disappointment, it's just not the same the gel is harder and does not taste the same and the bar itself is smaller than I remember I was pretty disappointed, another of my childhood favorites changed for the worst
When I was a child I used to consider a bar of Fry's Turkish Delight was a real treat. So when I noticed it again in the Supermarket I thought I would have to buy it and see if it was as good as I remembered it.
In the past two years I have been far more price conscious. As a result I tend to only buy necessities or items on special offer at the Supermarket. And while I could try and argue Chocolate is a necessity I'm not sure I could really justify it!! The usual price for a 51g bar at my local Sainsbury's is 63p, which to my mind is expensive especially when you consider bigger bars of chocolate can be purchased for 50p. In the promotion I exploited I got two bars for 80p which seemed more reasonable.
In many respects the packaging looks similar to what I remember as a Child all those years ago. The chocolate is still concealed with a purple wrapper. Although I think the purple maybe a little lighter in colour than the rich deeper colour I remember. It is also easy to open and hold as each end of the product has wrapping that is very simple to rip open to get at the chocolate and whereas the product was once simply wrapped up it is now sealed in an in its packaging making it fresher and presumabably giving it a longer shelf life.
The product was first introduced to the UK market back in 1914 by J.S.Fry and Sons, but is now owned by Cadbury's.
The main thing I noticed about the ingredients is the very high sugar content of the bar.
Glucose Syrup, Milk Chocolate (24%) (Sugar, Dried Whole Milk, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Dried Whey, Vegetable Fat, Emulsifiers (E442, E476), Flavourings), Sugar, Water, Modified Maize Starch, Gelling Agent (Pectins), Colour (E129), Flavouring.
This product is suitable for vegetarians. But contains milk and may contain traces of nuts.
As soon as I opened the wrapper I was greeted with a strong and appealing smell that reminded me of the Turkish Delight I remember as a Child. The smell made my mouth water in anticipation.
I could be wrong here but the bar itself seems very small these days, maybe given the high sugar content this is a good thing but it just seemed a little
The Turkish Delight is rectangular is shape. As soon as a bite into it I was greeted by a wonderful fusion between the rich milk chocolate surrounding the soft Turkish Delight. With the inner Turkish reminding me in texture of jelly it was a deep purple in colour, it is chewy and hard to describe other than to tell you in has a rich taste all its own. I think a bit like marmite it is the sort of product you either love or hate. It is very sweet taste that I found I savoured and only took very small bites to enjoy the product to the maximum. With the soft jelly like inner combining superbly with the creamy milk chocolate.
I found the product superb and I really found I wanted another one. It certainly made my taste buds water and left me with a satisfied feeling like I had just enjoyed a real treat. I really think despite newer imitations onto the market place this is a unique product with a look and taste all its own. Certainly I remember the old adverts for the product and for me it certainly gives you an exotic taste of the East.
The size of the bar in hindsight is about right as while the taste is wonderful, I can imagine eating too much of the product could be a little sickly. But for me the rich taste is lovely and one I would always recommend, it's just a shame that it is so high in its sugar content. But for me it provides a real energy boost and despite its small size gave me enough of a boost to keep we going till Dinner time.
On the positive side this product as the wrapper proudly advises you has no artificial colours and each bar contains 185 calories. And like most chocolate in my opinion it tastes better straight from the fridge with a real quality taste that is wonderful to enjoy.
I think this is a unique product with an amazing taste. It admittedly is small in size but I found it really satisfied my hunger and is a wonderful snack and a real treat. The only down side I could find was the very high sugar content of the bar that accounted for 32.7% of what an adult should consume daily. And as a result of this I would only purchase this as an occasional treat. It certainly reminded be of bygone days and a taste of the Orient, one that was as good as I remember it as a Child.
Thanks for reading!!
@CPT Daniels December 2010
Frys Turkish Delight:
for a mainstream Turkish delight sweet I'd say it holds its ground pretty well.
Turkish Delight Covered with Milk Chocolate
i know there has been many adults who have been put off by this sweet in there childhood,and never go back to try it again in there adulthood,because of the texture of this sweet.
Because of that i think that its defiantly for people that have a mature taste,as it taste slightly of Rose-ish semi solid jelly covered in a thin layer of creamy chocolate.
the all round blend of this sweet is perfect in a way that when you put it in your mouth there is just enough chocolate to tame the rosiness which would have been a bit too strong if there was no chocolate,so it's well balanced.
each rectangular bar contains 185 calories, now i think thats just right, because i wouldn't eat anything over 200 calories if its suppose to be a snack.
Also because its sweeter then your average chocolate bar you feel satisfied and don't feel like snacking on other things once you've ate it.
and i don't feel guilty eating this as i would a normal chocolate bar,of course i only let myself eat this Turkish delight 2 times per week max,but thats only cause I'm hard on myself .
Now about the Texture, i think a lot of people have a problem with it (people that are picky and aren't use to trying new things) and don't like it and stay away from it just because of that, i think they do enjoy the sweetness with the touch of rose flavor but the texture puts them off...
i thought it was odd at first when i tried it for the first time,but i never really had a problem with the texture like some people who are new to trying it have..
my bar was 64p i got mine at the co-op and i think if you have never tried Turkish delight i think this is a good and safe bar to start with, as other flavors of Turkish delight might be a bit intimidating for people who are new to this sweet.
Overall i think you should try it out if you haven't tried it , and if you didn't like it, well then why not try a different brand, because there are many brands and flavors of Turkish delight and all of them are unique in there own way.
Ingredients: Sugar, Wheat Glucose Syrup, Water, Milk Solids, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Mass, Wheat Starch, Vegetable Oil (Contains Soya), Vegetable Gum (440), Colours (102, 110, 124), Food Acids (330, 331), Flavours, Emulsifier (Soya Lecithin). May contain traces of Nuts. Milk Chocolate contains Cocoa Solids 26%, Milk Solids 28%.
Fry's Turkish Delight
What is it?
Turkish Delight by Fry's.
The Turkish delight is covered with a layer of milk chocolate and it comes ina tablet slab form.
What do I think?
I did think that the portion was quite small for the price - about 57p. But when you start eating it, you will realise that that 'small' portion is actually a 'big' portion. The Turkish delight is a very rich textured jelly-like bar. I am so glad that it had a layer of milk chocolate covering it and not just sprinkled with a layer of icing sugar. The chocolate does make a lot of different and does balance out the taste to be a bit more rounded.
The taste will probably not appeal to everyone, personally, I feel like it tastes like a large slab of sweetened with gelatine, but of course in reality it does taste a bit more complicated and better than that...
It's a very sticky bar, it sticks to your teeth, your lips and your fingers, and that's when on a cool day when it isn't going to melt just yet! I find this actually is quite susceptible to melting, so not a good idea to eat on a hot day, in public or during times when you have to eat very quickly and have no serviettes!
For some reason, this bar reminds me of the east, as if this was a product originating from India...(?), I guess this also comes from the colour of the packaging. For its amount of stickiness I not really too happy with its thin flimsy foil outer wrapping, it just about keeps the bar under wraps, but when you're eating it and it starts melting, the thin foil wrapper really doesn't help things and peeling it off the chocolate bar can be frustrating and adding to that, all that stickiness just puts you off buying the next bar.
Well, of course, I will buy it again, just need to put it in the fridge first!
Thanks for reading.
I can always remember my mam loving Fry's Turkish Delight. If I ever wanted to show her a token of appreciation I would save my pennies together and buy one of these bad boys. Her obsession with them has definately rubbed off on me as it is now one of my favourite naughties!
Fry's Turkish Delight is packaged in one of the most memorable wrappings. The shiny pink metallic wrapper appeals straight away. There is the bold statement across the front of being 92% fat free. This is one of the reasons it appeals to me as I am a Weight Watcher and this bar of goodness is only 3.5 points (we worked it out in class).
The Turkish Delight is covered in smooth milk chocolate. The coating is more than substantial but then again I am not a huge chocolate lover so it is just right for me. The smell is sweet but not too sickly and you can't really smell the rose flavoured jelly centre until you take a bite.
The centre itself is quite firm. The rose flavouring is not overpowering and strangely delicate. The only problem is the bar is small. It is just enough to take away the need for something sweet but I always end up wanting more.
I like to put my Turkish Delight into the fridge for about an hour (the waiting near enough kills me!). I then eat the hardened chocolate off from around the delicious jelly innard and then savour the pink goodness by itself. Yum yum yum!
I have seen the price range from 45p up to 63p. I do think it is at the top end of the confectionary price range but in my opinion it is 110% worth it.
Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight - 51g bar for 55p.
I have enjoyed Fry's Turkish Delight bars for years now. I even remember the first one I had - it was when I was around 10 years old - then they were very much considered grown up chocolate and I had to nag my mum for ages until she finally bought me one. I have had many more since!
Fry's started making and selling them in the UK around 1916 and around 1920 the brand was bought over by chocolate giant Cadbury. The Turkish people have been enjoying Turkish Delight for centurys but not the chocolate covered variety - they very much go for the rose flavoured jelly part covered in icing sugar - very delicious but even better covered in chocolate.
A Fry's Turkish Delight Bar is packaged in a bright purple foil wrapper - the foil is sealed to keep the bar fresh. The wrapper promises that the bar inside is full of eastern promise but forget about that because usually you are too busy discarding the wrapper so you can get to the bar and eat it.
The bar is rectangular in shape. It is rose flavoured pink coloured jelly covered in lovely Cadbury's milk chocolate. The milk chocolate is quite thin around the bar and starts to crumble off when begin to eat it. The jelly centre is very well set - not soft and wobbly but quite hard. It is mostly sugar flavoured with rose extract - it tastes lovely.
Ingredients: Glucose syrup, milk ,sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, emulsifiers E442,E476, flavourings, sugar, water, modified maize starch, gelling agent, pectins, colour E129.
Each bar contains 185 calories and 3.6 g of fat - the bar is marketed on the label as being 92% fat free.
As I said before I love Fry's Turkish Delight bars, the bars are rectangular and small - it does not take long to eat one and they do contain 185 calories so they are not at all healthy and the 92% fat free labelling is not really relevant because the bar is so small and very calorific at 185 calories a bar.
Great for a treat but because of the calorie count of this bar one really is enough
Fry's Turkish Delight first appeared in 1914 and has gone from strength to strength. Although it still bares the name Fry's, it has been owned by Cadbury's since 1919. I have grown up with this chocolate bar, as it was my Dad's favourite and very quickly became mine.
It is a rose flavoured turkish delight and is coated in milk chocolate. This turkish delight is made with quality ingredients which include the essential oils extracted from the petals of roses. It's hard to imagine enjoying the flavour of roses, but this chocolate bar is gorgeous!
On the outside of this bar is a thick coat of chocolate. It is especially thick on the top and is also rippled and very attractive. The chocolate is sweet, creamy and smooth, which is what you would expect from Cadbury. The centre of a Fry's Turkish delight is made of a thick block of rose flavoured jelly. The jelly is solid, smooth and soft and your teeth easily sink into this sweet centre. I find it very more-ish and I do wish it was a bit bigger, but maybe I'm just greedy!
A bar of Fry's Turkish Delight contains 185 calories and is 92% fat free. Surprisingly for a product with a jelly centre, this one is suitable for vegetarians.
They are available in Tesco as a single bar at 58p and a 4 bar multipack at £1.42.
I have to admit that I hardly ever share these with my children. I hide them in a cupboard and keep them as my guilty secret.
Well, don't most of us have a guilty little secret?
This has to be the best turkish delight, it's definitely my favourite.
One of these bars costs around 50p and they are quite small, but they are so tasty.
The turkish delight is covered in a very thin layer of chocolate, which is good quality chocolate. The turkish delight is pink in colour and has that lovely taste that all good turkish delights should have, which is slightly perfumed, but not excessive. It is soft and squidgy and very smooth in texture.
I find if you put these in the fridge for an hour or so before you eat them, it makes them even better, as it makes the chocolate crunchy, but if you leave it for too long the turkish delight does get a bit chewy, so don't forget about it!
I have found these far better than the dairy milk turkish delight, as it actually has more turkish delight inside it, and it tastes a bit stronger.
I'm not sure how it is 92% fat free, like it claims on the packet, but I'm not going to argue, if I can claim it's almost healthy as an excuse to eat more then I will!
Best turkish delight around.
** Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight **
As a child I was once given some Turkish delight. It was weird horrible stuff to a 6 year old child. It was covered in powdery white stuff and was not what a chocolate eating kid considered as a sweet! My distrust of Turkish delight stayed with me well into my late teenage years until I got introduced to the not so authentic Fry's Turkish delight that would have made me a happy bunny when I was a 6 year old kid -unlike that powdery muck :o)
Ever since I discovered Fry's Turkish Delight I've been hooked. I wish I could say that it was my only chocolate desire but that would be a lie. I love most chocolate bars and sweets but Fry's Turkish Delight occupies a very special place in my sugar loving soul!
I don't know about Eastern promise but Fry's Turkish Delight is certainly full of taste anticipation. Every time I see that purple wrapper my mouth starts to water. Ripping open the paper to smell the chocolate as it combines with the aroma of the red thick interior is just stunning.
The bar contains no segments it is just one medium sized square-ish chunk of weird but wonderful and mysterious sweet and strange tasting red jelly surrounded by milk chocolate. Biting into the bar reveals a whole new dimension of taste for the sweet connoisseur.
The chocolate jacket around the red interior is particularly good and everything I love about chocolate. Sweet, creamy, melts quickly. But is is the strange red jelly that intrigues me. It doesn't taste anything like Turkish delight. But it does taste mysterious and somehow does inspire in me thoughts of a magical Middle East for reasons I don't understand. Perhaps I have seen too many adverts for Fry's Turkish Delight over the years. I suspect however that there really is something special about the taste. It is just so far outside my normal range of daily assaults on my taste buds that I have no other word for the flavour than exotic.
Bloody great is another phrase I'd peddle out to describe the Fry's Turkish Delight bar. It has never been the cheapest of sweets but then again it has always been unique.
** In conclusion **
It may not be Turkish and it bears no resemblance to Turkish delight that I can detect. I am very glad about this :o) Fry's Turkish Delight is just that though. A delight!
Thanks for reading my review.
As a child, I favoured the kind of big, explosive flavours that didn't so much tickle your taste buds as assault them. Which was why I could never quite fathom my mother's love for what I considered the bland, inoffensive flavours of such things as Ready Salted crisps or Turkish Delight. Why anyone would prefer Ready Salted to Prawn Cocktail is still a mystery to me... the appeal of Fry's Turkish Delight, however, is something I can finally understand.
Fry's Turkish Delight...
The chocolate comes wrapped in a bright, purple packet. The line "92% Fat Free" is scrolled boldly across the front, presumably to convince us that our guilty pleasure isn't quite so naughty as it seems (but don't be fooled - what it lacks in fat, it more than makes up for in sugar. If it's a healthy snack you're after, you're barking up the wrong shelf if you think you've found it here).
Once freed from its packaging, the product is revealed as a rectangular bar of thin, sweet milk chocolate wrapped around a thick wedge of pink jelly. The bar has about as much in common with a traditional Turkish Delight as I do (it's not so much full of Eastern Promise as full of artificial flavourings), but what it lacks in authenticity, it more than makes up for in taste.
The chocolate shell is sweet and milky, with an appealing floral scent; the rose-flavoured jelly centre, meanwhile, is firm enough to provide a "bite" but soft enough to provide a pleasing contrast to the chocolate coating.
The taste, then, is lovely; unfortunately, it's not one that lasts long, as even the smallest of mouths could devour the bar in about 3 seconds flat. But sometimes, the best things come in small packages, and size aside, this is a very pleasing chocolate. Moreover, it's finally one I can fully appreciate. I guess we do all turn into our mothers, after all....
As for the all important nutritional profile... it's bad news, I'm afraid. One little bar will set you back a whooping 185 calories (which may seem less than a lot of other chocolates on the market, but like I said, you really don't get a lot of bang for your buck with this one). Each bar has only 3.6 grams of fat, but before you get to excited, take a gander at the rest of the ingredients:
Glucose syrup, milk ,sugar, cocoa mass, cocoa butter, vegetable fat, emulsifiers E442,E476, flavourings, sugar, water, modified maize starch, gelling agent, pectins, colour E129.
So, not the healthiest of chocolates, even if it is low in fat. For those prone to sneezes and diseases, I should also mention that it may contain traces of nut, egg and soya.
Last of all, Price and Availability - Price: about .60p. Availability: where there's food, there'll be Fry's.
It's fair to say that if you like Chocolate then you have probably tried a lot of different bars over the years and have developed a few favourites. One of my favourites is Fry's Turkish Delight, I remember having this chocolate when I was a child and liking the unusual taste of it compared to other chocolate treats I had tried. I'm sure most of you Chocolate lovers will have tried this one but for those of you who haven't then here's a low-down on Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight.
Like any type of Chocolate There are a few different brands and styles and with Turkish Delight that's no different. As well as the Fry's Turkish Delight you will find various products from the likes of Thorntons and other Chocolate manufacturers and of course from all the major supermarket own brands. Whilst they will be different to each other they will still have things in common with one another. Fry's first made their version in 1914 and the bar is now made by Cadbury's.
You will notice that the Turkish Delight is a lot smaller than other Chocolate bars and it also has a different shape too. Once you unwrap the wrapper you get the scented mix of Rose and Chocolate, I find this appealing and once you take a bite out of the bar you will notice the Purple filling which is of course the Turkish Delight. The taste is really lovely and the mix of the Rose flavour and the Chocolate really blends well and is a really nice alternative.
I am a fan of Turkish Delight and this is a very nice Chocolate treat which is not as calorie laden as some other Chocolate bars at 185 calories which saves about 50-60 on most Chocolate bars of a similar price at around 50p. If you have not tried this one before then what are you waiting for??. It's a really nice treat and is something different now and again. So in summing up Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight Is without a doubt A highly recommended Chocolate treat.
Turkisih delight is a rose flavourd chocolate coverd in milk chocolate.
The packaging is a small packet which has the turkish delight logo on the front and the nutritional information on the back. The design has taken parts of turkish culture as the reddy colour and the floral design are usual with turkish style dress.
The chocolate bar is pretty much the same size as the packaging, it has a rippled top and a smooth bottom. When i bit into the chocolate it was very thick and sticky, i had to slightly pull the chocolate away to pull it off, the rose flavour soon filled my mouth and was very strong, the aroma was also a very strong smell. I put the chocolate down to answer the phone and found whilst i was talking , although the chocolate had gone the aftertaste lingerd in my mouth and this was not very pleasent.
The rose flavour took a few mouthfuls of drink to get rid of it an even then it was noticable.
Id never try'd a turkish delight before and thought of giving it a shot , i guess if you dont try you never know. This chocolate is definatley an aqquired taste , but i shall not be buying it again. I paid 25p at my local corner shop , wether this is good value or not i dont know but i suppose for the size its about right
I love "real" Turkish delight and I buy boxes of it when I am on holiday in Turkey. The real thing is not common here in Britain though so I have to make do with another kind. I often buy a 'Frys Turkish Delight' for a treat and this is my review.
The packaging is very eye catching and it is a foil wrapper and it is a bright pink colour so it stands out in the shelf in the shop or supermarket. The bar of Frys Turkish delight is very small especially when I compare it to the size of other chocolate bars but it is a very heavy sweet and this is why it is smaller in size. I think it is richer too so only a small piece is needed by me.
The Frys Turkish delight has milk chocolate on the outside which is different from real Turkish delight which just has a dust of icing sugar on the outside but I think the Frys Turkish delight is not as rich as real Turkish delight so the milk chocolate is nice on the outside.
The texture of the Turkish delight is like a jelly but more firm and it is chewy when I am eating it. The colour of the Turkish delight when I have bite a piece off is a pinkish colour and it is a nice looking sweet.
The taste of the Turkish delight is something that I think is like marmite - you either love it or hate it. I do not know a lot of people who like it but I do! The taste is a bit flowery and perfumed is the best way I can tell you what it tastes like. The milk chocolate on the outside is of a good quality I think because it does not taste cheap or sickly the way cheap chocolate does some times. The taste is quite rich for me and even though the bar is quite small I cant eat it all in one go and usually only eat half and leave the other half till later because it is too rich to eat in one go.
The calorie content is: the 51g bar will give 185 calories.
I enjoy my Fry's Turkish delight every now and again but I could not eat it all the time cos it is so rich. I enjoy it when I do eat it though and I would suggest giving it a try cos I like it so much.
A rose-flavoured Turkish delight surrounded by milk chocolate.