Living in the Past: Chocs I have Loved (and Lost)

Milk-Tray--Block-1950s version.  Gone but not forgotten

Milk-Tray--Block-1950s version. Gone but not forgotten

Someone told my daughter the other day that you used to be able to buy Cadbury’s Milk Tray in a block.  She didn’t believe them – until she asked me.   I used to spend my pocket money on those bars!   Apart from Cadbury’s being  the most fantastically, gorgeous tasting milk chocolate in the whole wide world, you also got extra chocolate that the individual chocolates were set in!  Yummy! great nibbling round those chocolates!

Old-Jamaica-1973 and don't ee knock it all back!

Old-Jamaica-1973 and don't ee knock it all back!

Another lost bar of chocolate was a rather alcoholic rum and raisin slab called Cadbury’s ‘Old Jamaica’.  This consisted of raisins seeped in old Jamaican rum sandwiched in Cadbury’s chocolate very grown up and absolutely gorgeous!  If I remember rightly, the advert featured  a Long John Silver character, a parrot that ranted ‘Pieces of eight, pieces of eight!’, a treasure chest and this advice from Long John;-

“and don’t ee knock it all back at once!” (er, as if we took any notice…lol!)

frys-five-boys-chocolate-desperation-pacification-expectation-acclamation-realisation (that it's gone! oh well, back to desperation...)

frys-five-boys-chocolate-desperation-pacification-expectation-acclamation-realisation (that it's gone! oh well, back to desperation...)

I wasn’t always loyal to Cadburys though.  Fry’s ‘Five Boys’ was pretty scrummy and also Fry’s fruit creams (a bar with a different fruit cream centre in every bite).  Terry’s also made some lovely dark hard chocolate like ‘Spartan’ …….. so many bars, all gone.  Even the taste for them has gone now – just the memory remains.

Some more lost Cadbury chocolate bars HERE

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