Victorian Grocers: Thin Profit Margins and the Dangerous Chemical Substitutes Used Upon Food Products

The grocer was a cornerstone of Victorian society and because food was difficult to keep fresh, most people visited every day. Butchers ice was often delivered to Victorian butchers from Norway in large blocks so keeping meat fresh was a constant struggle. The role of a baker was almost exclusively a male role during the Victorian era as females bakers were extremely rare. Victorian butchers used their meat as advertising often setting up a pigs head outside of their shop with glass eyeballs ins...

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