We’ve already reviewed Fry’s Chocolate Cream on Chocablog, but now it’s time to take a look at its fruitier sibling. Now, having a fruity sibling might be something the average human being would be slightly ashamed of, but in this case it’s definitely something to be proud of.
On the surface, this bar looks exactly like the Chocolate Cream. A flattened ‘D’ shape bar of dark chocolate divided into chunks with the word ‘Fry’ on each piece. And as with its sibling, the chunks are purely decorative – the filling runs through the length of the bar and you can’t really split it along the lines anyway.
But this is a good thing. You see, the problem with a chocolate bar divided into chunks is that it implies you should be sharing it. And you really don’t want to be sharing this!
The dark chocolate is tasty and smooth without being overly bitter, and the filling is surprisingly delicious. It doesn’t quite have the flavour of real oranges, but it’s smooth, tangy and zesty. Almost sorbet-like. It is, however, very orange.
The overall effect is delicious and refreshing chocolate bar that leaves you wanting just one more bite.
One of our readers recently pointed out that there used to be a similar bar called Fry’s Five Centre with five different fillings that changed slowly in taste and colour down the bar. Unfortunately, this bar seems to have been discontinued in the early 90s, which is a real shame as it was without doubt my favourite childhood chocolate.
Still, I do think we should be grateful that the late Five Centre left behind three wonderful siblings (Orange, Chocolate and Peppermint Cream) which are still every bit as good as I remember from my childhood.