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Thursday, 25 May 2006
Camp Coffee

camp coffee

This is Camp Coffee, one of the British Old Food Brands that refuses to die out, according to a recent article:

Camp Coffee is marketed as coffee and chicory essence with added sugar, but strictly speaking - at 4 per cent coffee and 26 per cent chicory - it is sugar with added chicory and coffee.

Amazingly, for such a British product, Camp is “made in the EU”, according to the bottle, which directs consumers to write to Cathy Richards at McCormick for more info. Surprisingly, Richards exists. “I get loads of people saying they’re 84 or whatever years old and they can’t believe we can still get Camp,” she says. Camp, one must imagine, will soon get a trendy make-over; at least one celebrity chef has included a dash of Camp in a recipe.

The wording at the bottom of the label reads “great to use in baking”. The picture shows a Sikh and a Scottish soldier sitting in front of a conical tent.  There’s an ambiguity in the name of the product, but one assumes (as an old-food product, the tent is the dominant influence).

The product was originally produced by a Scottish company, R. Paterson & Sons (see company history).

Posted by bigblue on 25/05/2006 at 11:22 PM
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It seems that a lot of people are ending up here after searching for camp coffee, some apparently looking for where they can buy the stuff.

Therefore let me say that I have seen it for sale in two large supermarket chains: Sainsbury and Tesco.

Posted by bigblue  on  05/01/2008  at  10:37 PM

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