Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight
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Cadbury Fry's Turkish Delight
Advantages: Gorgeous flavour, not too much chocolate, sweet
Disadvantages: Very, very high sugar content for such a small bar
These haven't changed one little bit! They haven't got bigger or smaller, the inside is the exactly the same and if anything the chocolate seems even creamier than it used to! While we moan and groan about the years making the bars smaller or the ingredients less sugary, the good old Turkish Delight is a little foil wrapped time capsule of old fashioned-ness!
It's a lovely little bar, and it is smaller than most chocolate bars on the market at the moment. A Fry's Turkish Delight is roughly two thirds of the length of a Mars Bar, half the thickness but a half again on the width. The jelly-like Turkish Delight is a thick slab and the milk chocolate has been thinly used, allowing the deliciously sweet centre to speak for itself.
It's always hard to describe the flavour of Turkish Delight, it's apparently flavoured with rose water but this Fry's version has a distinct raspberry flavour. There is a floral tone to the flavour but this is more of an undercurrent and I could never pick out an individual rose flavour, more 'upper class' brands of Turkish Delight have a distinct rose taste and smell whereas it's clearly lacking here.
This isn't actually a problem though as Fry's have gotten their centre just right. It's sweet and soft with a texture that melts in your mouth, that floral undertone lingers around my taste buds for a while but is soon overwhelmed with the glorious delicate berry flavour. The chocolate casing is smooth milk chocolate, not quite of Dairy Milk status but you can definitely tell Cadbury's are behind it despite the fact it's still marketed as Fry's. Sometimes the top of the bar can look a little dusty and I'm not quite sure why this is, although the chocolate does seem a little fragile so presumably most of them are rattled around a little in transit resulting in chocolate dust?
I think they're perfect and I cannot understand why I haven't had one for so long. I went through a phase of eating the Cadbury's Dairy Milk with Turkish Delight and found that altogether too sickly after a few of the chunks from each bar. While the Fry's version is very sweet, it's not overpowering or sickly and is actually a very pleasant consistency despite the high sugar content.
Each bar contains 185 calories and 3.6g of fat which is reasonable for such a tasty little treat, although if like me you also have to watch the sugar content (not that you'd know this from my reviews!) you'll be disturbed to hear that this insubstantial treat contains 32.6g of sugars which is an amazing 36% of your recommended daily allowance!
Mind you, it's worth it in my opinion - I don't intend to leave it another few years until I have another one!
Summary: Absolutely wonderful, however did I forget about them?
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