Product Type: Cadbury Chocolate
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Sweet, sticky and delicious
Fry's Chocolate Cream
Member Name: lexx
Fry's Chocolate Cream
Advantages: Dairy free, tasty, reasonably cheap
Disadvantages: Full of sugar
Fry's Chocolate Cream is one of my favourite ways to indulge my sweet tooth. I can't eat dairy so it can be a challenge to find a chocolate bar I can have, and this is one of the more readily available ones.
The bar was first made in 1866 making this nearly 150 years old. To have been successful for that long, they must be doing something right! The range also includes Fry's Peppermint Cream and Orange Cream. Some of you may remember the Five Centre (discontinued in 1992 unfortunately), Strawberry Cream and Pineapple Cream.
This comes packaged in a distinctive blue and white wrapper with a picture of the chocolate on the front. It's not the most exciting or eyecatching packaging, but this is probably a good thing. With the sugar content I'm not sure I'd want this to be too appealing to children. Incidentally, that sugar content is 35g per 210 calorie bar. This is definitely not a healthy option.
The bar itself has a white fondant centre covered in dark chocolate. It is partially divided (and by that I mean indentations for breaking, not the chocolate separating the filling into little compartments the way Cadburys bars do) into 7 segments each printed with "FRY". You can break the segments apart if you're careful, although I find it can be hard to get it on the line, and often I put my finger through the chocolate underneath the bar in the process.
The chocolate is glossy and dark. It varies in thickness from about 2-5mm depending on where around the bar you look. The taste is plain and slightly bitter which I think perfectly complements the sweet centre. The fondant is sticky, sugary and very sweet. It's a little sickly which might help some people eat this gradually, but I always seem to manage to scoff the lot despite this. It does really satisfy my sweet tooth so I'm not tempted to go and buy more chocolate after one of these.
One of these bars will set you back somewhere between 40p and 80p depending on the shop. The price seems to fluctuate wildly between newsagents so keep an eye out for the bargain ones. You can also get these in a multipack.
Summary: A classic chocolate bar