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Advert for sale of cargo of ship

Advert for sale of cargo of ship


From Bonner and Middletons Bristol Journal .

Advertisement for the sale by auction of the cargo from the ship, the Apollo , from St Lucia. Includes sugar and cocoa.

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 29th 1785

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

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