Four confectioners get a taste of Christmas past.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without at least three Chocolate Oranges, a bag or five of chocolate coins and a selection box the length of our arm.
Following a fascinating three-part series shown earlier this year, this one-off looks back at the sweet treats our ancestors used to enjoy, from Victorian delicacies to 1920s delights.
Four modern confectioners recreate a sugarplum, (which doesn’t include plums!) and Twelfth Cakes, which were only affordable for the very rich.
They also rustle up a favourite treat of Queen Victoria’s and the sweets that poor Victorian children would find in their Christmas stockings.