The history of London as a culinary capital has not always been so sweet; alongside our edible elite we have a chronicle of counterfeit confectionery and falsified foodstuffs. From children’s sweets dyed with copper, to wine sweetened with lead, our approach to food has always been experimental to say the least.
In this exclusive event for House of Wolf, AVM Curiosities present an alternative history of London’s fraudulent food. Uncover the secrets of the sweet shoppe as we venture back to the 1800s with Food Historian Tasha Marks, and experience first-hand the sensational nature of sweets with your own bag of edible marvels.
Toxic Treats: A Dark History of Britain's Sweets | 7 March 2013 | With thanks to Bee Wilson, whose book 'Swindled: The Dark History of the Food Cheats' was a key factual resource for this project.