People often remark to me on how delicious my confections are and ask how I make them so. I tell them simply that it is due to my use of only the finest of ingredients for, in my opinion, the only place you will find vendors and makers of vile productions is in the Bankruptcy Court.
There is another reason dating back to my early days in the industry that I will only use the finest of ingredients. In 1858 I remember very well an incident in Bradford where upon no less than ninety people died in a few hours, and double that number were rescued by the prompt action of the medical faculty – all these occurring from poisonous ingredients used in the manufacture of Sweets. The maker was intending on using ground spar, mixed with his sugar so to make his sugar less expensive, but in purchasing was supplied by the druggist with arsenic.
This was far from being an isolated incident and if the consumer could see the filthy places in which some of these confections are made and the materials used, they would experience such a surfeit that they would never again purchase, except from establishments well known for the genuineness of their commodities.
It was due to this that I have always bought only the finest, most wholesome and genuine ingredients to make my confections and it is for that reason that I have become trusted and loved by so many for so long.
Charles’ expressions explained:
surfeit – cause (someone) to desire no more of something