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Victorian food brands still extant

Started by yereverluvinunclebert, March 30, 2012, 12:55:56 AM

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yereverluvinunclebert

Time for a Victorian steampunk feast! - I'm just drawing up a list of Victorian food brands that are still available in the UK. If you can think of any then please add them to the list.

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Quaker oats porridge
Carrs water biscuits
Cadbury's cocoa
Tate & lyle sugar

Birds custard
Jacobs cream crackers
Bovril
golden shred marmalade
garabaldi biscuits
Patum Peperium
Fray Bentos corned beef
nestles condensed milk
typhoo tea
camp coffee
huntley and palmers nice biscuits
Shippams meat pastes
rowntrees pastilles
heinz beans
HP sauce
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Wormster

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LadyAsprin

Barr's Irn Bru is just in the Victorian period, it was first sold in 1901 under the name Strachan's Brew.
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Unsubtle Pete

Taylor's of Harrogate tea and coffee (1886).

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yereverluvinunclebert

I don't plan on eating the liver salts, until after the banquet perhaps?
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yereverluvinunclebert

Weetabix? modern upstart of a food, 1920s, totally unsuitable for the Victorian era, unless I take it back by time machine of course... oh yes -  I hadn't thought of that.
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yereverluvinunclebert

#7
Callard & Bowser Creamline toffees? still made up until recently
Altoids
Nigroids
Worcester sauce (pronounced wooster)
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Mr. Boltneck

This isn't directly relevant to the UK, but I recently read that in San Francisco, there is a sourdough culture that's been kept in continuous use for something like 150 years.
I can't help wondering if something similar exists in the UK. Perhaps a distillers' yeast in Scotland, or something.

Unsubtle Pete

Quote from: Mr. Boltneck on March 30, 2012, 04:33:54 AM
This isn't directly relevant to the UK, but I recently read that in San Francisco, there is a sourdough culture that's been kept in continuous use for something like 150 years.
I can't help wondering if something similar exists in the UK. Perhaps a distillers' yeast in Scotland, or something.

There's plenty of classic British breweries of Victorian age or even older, just a couple that come to mind are Batemans (1874) and Timothy Taylors (1858). Some beers are still brewed with classic techniques and equipment such as the Yorkshire Stone Square or the Burton Union System.
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Banks's Brewery have been brewing on the same site since 1875.

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Darkhound

That's nothing. Old Bushmill's Irish whiskey hasn't changed anything since 1608.
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yereverluvinunclebert

So we have established there is a large amount of Victorian alcohol to be drunk, that's good. I need to eat though. I don't think we had any sour dough here in the UK but that does put me in mind of Hovis, the bread.
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bicyclebuilder

There is a Dutch brand from 1860, making chocolate flakes and sprinkles. De Ruijter.
We Dutch put chocolate flakes in all shapes, sizes and taste on our bread.
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yereverluvinunclebert

Sounds a bit posh to me...I don't think we can let the lower classes know there is such a thing as chocolate or there could be a revolution. Seriously though, sounds nice and I suppose it would be possible for speciality Victorian stores to stock Dutch bread, does it keep or is it fresh and likely to go off? Is it packeted?
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Madasasteamfish

Guinness (the brewery was founded 1756 I think)
William Grant and sons (makers of Grants Whisky and the Famous Grouse founded in the 1870's)
Arthur Bell and Sons (another whisky distillery can't remember when exactly it was founded)

Can't think of any other foodstuffs at the moment
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yereverluvinunclebert

More alcohol! I am going to be too drunk to eat.

More food brands:

R Whites lemonade
Idris fizzy drinks, especially the cream soda and dandelion and baldock
Fyffe's bananas
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Professor Ross

Dr. Pepper was introduced in 1885. One year before Coca-Cola.
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yereverluvinunclebert

Dr. Pepper! I don't think we ever had that over here, and Coca cola? isn't that the cleaning fluid made potable with the addition of gas, sucrose and a significant decrease in temperature? disgusting stuff unless you want to clean copper.
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yereverluvinunclebert

#22
Walls sausages and bacon - Walls the butchers have existed for over two hundred years... Now I have some meat that isn't in tins.

And that also means I can have Walls pork pies
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bicyclebuilder

Quote from: yereverluvinunclebert on March 30, 2012, 11:40:59 AM
More alcohol! I am going to be too drunk to eat.

More food brands:

R Whites lemonade
Idris fizzy drinks, especially the cream soda and dandelion and baldock
Fyffe's bananas


Your going to find more alcoholic beaverages than food. A lot of beer brands are from the victorian era.
The best way to learn is by personal experience.

yereverluvinunclebert

Brakspears Bitter - brewed in Henley-on-Thames from 1774 until relatively recently, now brewed in Witney but in the same coppers.

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