Advert for Murray & Co's caramels
Medium: Print on paper
This is an advertisement for Murray & Co’s caramels. Caramel sweets were introduced to Britain from North America in the 1880s. They were made by slowly boiling milk and sugar and many different flavours could be created from the same ingredients by adjusting the temperature or length of time that they were cooked. This leaflet features a competition that Murray’s were holding to guess the number of visitors to the Colonial and Indian Exhibition in London. This exhibition was held in 1886, in the Victorian and Albert Museum in South Kensington, it included the display of many paintings and objects d’art from India and countries across the Empire.