About Vintage Stuff

The aim of Vintage Stuff is to display some of the ephemera that I have collected, often inadvertently, over the years. I am now deliberately seeking out interesting old adverts, screen shots, leaflets, obscure record covers, picture postcards and illustrations; anything that catches my eye, in fact. They will be mainly, but not exclusively of UK origin (so many vintage blogs appear to be American) and almost always a scan from something that I actually have in my collection, rather than off the net. If you do re-blog, please acknowledge the source. Further stuff, mainly photographs, can be found on my Flickr pages, via the Benny Hill record cover.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Fry's Chocolate Cream

Fry's Chocolate Cream must be regarded as an elder statesman of the chocolate bar, being first manufactured at the Bristol factory in 1866. This advert appeared in the 9 July 1955 issue of Picture Post.


  1. That's amazing...1866! I wonder if the recipe changed much. Obviously aimed straight at the women's market with that advert...note the strangely positioned rose...lol.

  2. Hi. Love the blog. I stumbled across it while looking for information on Fry's Chocolate Cream. I found an advert for it in The Daily Telegraph dated 1861, but as you say, the first bar was made in 1866. Any idea what's going on? The link to the photo on my blog is here: