Advert for the Fountain Head Tea Store
Medium: Print on paper
This advertisement is for Christmas puddings being sold at the Fountain Head Tea Stores. The Victorians established what we think of as the traditional English Christmas celebrations, and the pudding remains an emblematic fixture of these traditions. It was considered lucky to find a coin in your portion.
The plum pudding originated in the 14th century. Then, it was a form of porridge, made from beef, mutton, currants, prunes, raisins, wine and mixed spices. It was eaten as a fasting dish before the winter soltice.