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July 20, 2011

Fentimans Ginger Beer - A Demonstration

Most excellent news. As of August 10, all three Toronto Whole Foods will carry Fentimans soft drinks and, toward the end of August, all Metro stores in Ontario.

In 1905, Thomas Fentiman, an iron puddler from Cleckheaton, was approached by a fellow tradesman for a loan. A deal was struck and some security was provided - in this case a recipe for botanically brewed ginger beer. The loan was never repaid, so Thomas became the owner of a unique and rather original recipe for success.

At last, a response to the Facebook mockery I endure from friends in England, deprived of civilization as I am in the former colonies. I have been waiting for Fentimans Curiosity Cola to arrive.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 20, 2011 08:28 AM