Page 1 of 1 pages

Advert for Churchman’s patent chocolate

Advert for Churchman's patent chocolate


Advertisement for Churchman’s patent chocolate, now made by Joseph Fry and John Vaughan. Felix Farley’s Bristol Journal. Walter Churchman’s hydraulic grinding press replaced hand-grinding cocoa beans, speeding up the manufacturing process.

Cocoa, which was used to make chocolate, was grown on slave planations in the Caribbean and brought to Bristol for processing.

Chocolate was first used as a drink, sweetened with sugar to mask the bitter flavour of the chocolate. Later it was used for making eating chocolate. At this period, most people drank beer, wine or spirits. Water was not safe to drink, tea coffee and chocolate were expensive. Quakers promoted drinking chocolate as an alternative to alcohol.

Creator: Joseph Fry and John Vaughan

Date: unknown

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Page 1 of 1 pages