Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Orkney Archive Advent Calender - Christmas Spice

Look at this advert for all sorts of delicious sounding festive foods we found in an early year of The Orcadian... Figs, Citrus fruits, Jordan and Valencia almonds, Cloves, Nutmeg, Cassia buds and, most exotic and enticing of all; macaroni and tapioca...

Fancy goods were available too! Propriety alone prevents us from asking how on earth 'sperm candles' were produced. We would Google it but the Library & Archive firewall would probably explode.

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