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Frys of Bristol

In 1728, Walter Curchman opened a shop in Bristol. He was very successful in making drinking chocolate and was granted letters patent by George II a year later.

In 1791 Dr Joseph Fry bought Churchman's shop. Fry was a Quaker physician with wide scientific interests. he gradually developed the processing of cocoa and in 1795 installed an early steam engine to grind the cocoa beans.

In 1853 Frys introduced their chocolate cream sticks, the forerunner of Frys Chocolate Cream bar which was launched in 1866, later remoulded to the shape you will find in The Sugarboy today!