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Advert for tea, coffee and chocolate

Advert for tea, coffee and chocolate


From Bonner and Middletons Bristol Journal .

Advert for tea, coffee and chocolate. Sugar from the Caribbean was used to sweeten bitter drinks of tea, coffee and cocoa. Cocoa was also from the Caribbean and was used to make chocolate.

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: April 24th 1784

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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