Chocolate Bar

Joseph Fry 1841

Creator Joseph Fry
Joseph Fry
Born21 April 1777
London, England
Died28 August 1861 | Age 84

The process of turning cocao into a tablet or bar of chocolate was first perfected in Bristol, Gloucestershire by Joseph Fry of Fry & sons in 1841. Although chocolate had been consumed for many years it was usually as a gritty health drink.

Fry's Chocolate Cream
Fry's Chocolate Cream


Fry used a Watts steam engine to help grind the cocoa beans to a much finer powder than had previously been achieved. The machine could not only grind more thoroughly but it could output greater amounts of ground cocoa. This gave the chocolateers more time and energy to improve the product to the confectionery candy bar that is now consumed all over the world.


Taste of Chocolate
Taste of Chocolate

Chocolate Cream
Fry's Chocolate Cream bar was the game changer that launched the new smooth chocolate process and is now the oldest chocolate confectionery bar, and is still in production.

Easter Eggs
Fry's also invented the Chocolate Easter Egg which is now common throughout the world and popular even in non Christian countries.
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