Chocaholic memories of yesteryear

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Watching "Made in Great Britain" on York and the choco;ate industry reminded me of two favourites of yesteryear - Terry's Bitter Chocolate and Kunzle cakes.

As a kid in the 50's and 60's my grand-mother when I visited (virtually every week) - no added sugar or dairy and a pure chocolate taste. This gave me my lifetime preference for dark chocolate over milk choc.

My mother's favourite cakes were Kunzle Showboats which I also got addicted to. They were chocolate shells with spomge in and buttercream - J. Lyons & Co.

I;ve not seen either for many years - does anyone else share fond memories of these or any other chocs of that period
 
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The heiress of the Terry fortune lives directly across our village lane from me. In their dining room, they have a rather large model of the former factory.
 
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Mmmmmmmmm, chocolate.

The darker the better.

As a kid in the 50's and 60's my grand-mother when I visited (virtually every week) - no added sugar or dairy and a pure chocolate taste. This gave me my lifetime preference for dark chocolate over milk choc.

Did you eat your grandmother ?
 
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In the 40's and 50's, sweets were rationed, but we were allowed to buy them ration-free up to a certain weight per month.

My favourite at the time was Fry's Five Boys, a bar with five little images embossed on the sections of chocolate.

I enjoyed snapping their silly little heads off and gobbling them up :lol:

Chocaholic memories of yesteryear_1061533
 
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I used to enjoy a bar called Coffee Crisp. Unfortunately there was a bar called Toffee Crisp and most places I tried thought I meant that. After a while I couldn't find Coffee Crisps anywhere just the damn toffee thingy. I miss those Coffee Crisps.
 
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Something I havent seen in the shops for years :(

 
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Well I had not really given this much thought however one choc bar that I have not seen or tasted for probably 60 years is one that I used to see only at christmas time
 

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Mmmmmmmmm, chocolate.

The darker the better.

As a kid in the 50's and 60's my grand-mother when I visited (virtually every week) used to give me a bar of Terry's Bitter Chocolate- no added sugar or dairy and a pure chocolate taste. This gave me my lifetime preference for dark chocolate over milk choc.

Did you eat your grandmother ?
Somehow it lost part of the sentence in posting - as above
 
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I remember when chocolate bars weren't so minute & suffering yearly shrinkage, won't be long before they're just selling empty wrappers filled with the scent of chocolate, damned cheapskates..... <_<
 
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