Old English Humbugs Oct 2, 2009 2:56:46 GMT 12
Post by ohblimey on Oct 2, 2009 2:56:46 GMT 12
I was wondering what they were after it was mentioned in the episode , ' Uninvited Guests'...Where MAINWARING was instructing his men on the simpler forms of communicating using cocoa and sweet tins .
Checked it out..and lo and behold I found out that I have had these sweets before as a child...Only we called it by some other name.
Loved the mint .
Got this from the net..
The term is also used for certain types of candy.
Mint Humbug : The notorious old english buttery, crunchy mint with a chewy centre. Made by Barker and Dobson.
This sweet may contain traces of nut.
We do not know whether this sweet contains gelatine.
Barker and Dobson began trading in 1834. They were a husband and wife team, Barker was his surname and Dobson was her maiden name. They opened a sweet shop in Paradise Street in Liverpool. They stocked sweets and chocolates manufactured by other but prided themselves on only stocking the very best quality confections, some of them imported from Europe.
It was two grandsons of the founders, Henry and Percy Jacobson who grew the business into a large company. They were the first to introduce individually wrapped sweets and under their leadership , by 1939 the company was manufacturing around 450 different types of sweets![size=3] To ensure that their sweets met their exacting quality standards Henry and Percy personally sampled sweets every morning until they died in 1961 ***aged 95 and 90 respectively - just illustrating how efficacious their delicious sweets were! [/size]
Barker and Dobsons brand leader was Everton Mints which are justly popular today, we also stock their delicious Blackcurrant and Liquorice sweets among others. Barker and Dobson now belong to Trebor Basset.
In 1999 Trebor Bassett created Monkhill Confectionery , a seperate company, to look after traditional brands like Barker & Dobson.
***Which just goes to show , sweets are good for you...! ;D ;D ;D