Candy: A Visual Document of an Overwhelming Collection/ Compulsion
Monday, June 25, 2012
Fry's Turkish Delight
Although now distributed by Cadbury, Fry's Turkish Delight was originally introduced by J.S. Fry & Sons in 1914. It's a rose-flavored turkish delight candy surrounded by Cadbury milk chocolate. I'm not a fan of turkish delight, even the hand-made really good stuff that often has nuts suspended throughout the jelly. It's just too much jelly, and too flavorless, and I don't like the consistency or the absence of flavor. So I'm naturally not a fan of Fry's version. However, my father is a huge fan of turkish delight candy in general and I can assume he would be thrilled to find this treat in the supermarket instead of having to seek it out in specialty shops. The dense bar is small- about half the size of your average candy bar. The milk chocolate is great, as Cadbury's always is. But rose jelly and chocolate? A strange taste sensation especially when it consists of thick gelatin surrounded by melty chocolate. Thanks for finding this esoteric treat, Tara!