Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight
Member Name: thebigc1690
Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight
Advantages: The look, the scent , the taste
Disadvantages: None for me.
Most of my reviews these days are photography or hotel related but the other day as I was doing some photo editing I treated myself to a can of diet coke and a Fry`s Turkish delight bar, now diet coke is not my favourite drink so no need to be reviewing that but the Fry`s Turkish delight was as always delicious and I thought I would share my opinion with you guys.
Turkish delight in its original form has been around for hundreds of years with it first being produced in Turkey under the name of Lokum. It is a confection made almost solely from sugar and starch and most commonly flavoured with rosewater or lemon; you will normally find Turkish delight in small cubes usually dusted with icing sugar although there are many other variations of the confection.
Cadbury who make the Fry`s Turkish delight have gone with rosewater flavoured Turkish delight and have covered it in a thick layer of Cadbury chocolate, the first Fry`s Turkish delight hit the shelves in 1914 and was produced by J.S. Fry and sons who have since been taken over by Cadbury but Cadbury have kept the Fry`s name on the sweet.
The slogan most commonly used to advertise the Turkish delight bar is "full of Eastern promise" and it really does live up to that exclusive and somewhat upper class marketing image in my opinion. It is the type of chocolate bar favoured by adults; I have rarely if ever seen a child eating one of these.
I also think they can be an acquired taste with some people finding them disgusting and others like me finding them absolutely delicious.
The very thick covering of chocolate that Cadbury give this sweet certainly changes the taste compared to a lump of Turkish delight with no chocolate covering on it but I think in order to enjoy this sweet you will need to be a person that enjoys Turkish delight in any form. I love Turkish delight in general but this chocolate covered bar is certainly my favourite and is the one chocolate bar I could eat anytime and I am not a big chocolate fan.
How to describe the taste of this bar has left me a bit stumped I must admit, it is a very distinct taste but one that is hard to explain. Everyone knows what Cadbury chocolate tastes like I am sure and that is the most prominent taste you get from this bar with the chocolate covering being very thick. The actual rosewater flavoured Turkish delight tastes a bit like floral gums if you remember those, it is very sweet but the sugary sweetness is well disguised by the creamy chocolate.
The texture of this bar can be a bit off putting for some people too with the Turkish delight centre being a bit like a lump of slightly hardened jelly, for me however the whole thing works beautifully and the taste and texture is absolutely lovely. One big advertising strategy this bad undertakes is the pointing out of the fact that the bar is 92% fat free but don't let this fool you into thinking that this sweet is a healthy option compared to others because it is virtually made of sugar and still has 185 calories per bar.
The bar looks as good as it tastes wrapped in a sultry shiny purple foil with calligraphy style writing in silver and the scent of the chocolate when you unwrap it fits in nicely to its image and its delicious taste. The initial scent is purely of chocolate but you soon get the somewhat perfumed rose scent wafting through the chocolate and it really is a mouth watering combination as much in scent as it is in taste.
At 55p per bar they are not too expensive and they are definitely my first choice of chocolate bar although I have noticed some stores just do not seem to stock them, I guess they are not the biggest selling chocolate bar by any stretch of the imagination and that is why some stores will not stock them but they are worth hunting down and in my opinion if one shop does not have them then the next one you come to probably will.
I would happily recommend this bar to anyone but I know myself that not everyone will like it, for me it is as close as anyone has come to confection perfection and I love them!
Thanks for reading!
Summary: Full of Eastern promise.