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Advert for sale of Jamaican goods

Advert for sale of Jamaican goods


From Bonner and Middleton’s Bristol Journal.

Advertisement for the sale of goods imported to Bristol from Jamaica, including cocoa nuts.

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.

Date: Jan 20th 1781

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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