In pictures: 13 retro Bristol chocolates that the older generation of Bristolians will remember

Let us take you back to the good old days

When it comes to chocolate, there aren’t too many UK cities which have more history intertwined with the production of chocolate than Bristol - and it must be a reason so many of the older generation remember so fondly the old chocolate wrappers from the likes of Frys and Cadbury’s.

Confectionery shops in Bristol were like Egyptian bazaars to youngsters with all kinds of chocolates on offer behind the counter, all within their well-known, often colour wrapping.

You’d have the bright orange crunchie bars, the purple dairy milk chocolate and who could leave out the Fry’s Five Boys milk chocolate. How could one small human possibly decide which one to go for?!

And the beauty of it all was that much of the chocolate on show was made in the Bristol region at huge factories like Fry’s, later Cadbury’s, at Somerdale in Keynsham. The workforce at its height numbered 5,000 - and the site had its own power station and railway.

Today, its a modern housing and retirement home site with huge sports fields. But memories of the old times can still live on through the chocolates the older generation enjoyed.

Here is a selection of some of the chocolates they might remember while growing up in Bristol:

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