In Memoriam Batger’s Chinese Figs

The most delicious of all confections and the most intense of gastronomic pleasures at Christmas time, which, alas, have ceased to exist. I had hoped to find something comparable amongst the glacé fruits at Fortnum and Mason, but these fall a long way short of the exquisite crystallised figs I knew as a child. Sic transit gloria mundi.

How I miss that choice Christmas confection
Of Chinese Figs! Their recollection,
Such texture and sweetness
Restored to completeness!
I’m praying for their resurrection!  LJ St.Martin

Batger’s Chinese Figs


6 Replies to “In Memoriam Batger’s Chinese Figs”

  1. I used to love these as a kid and they really remind me of my Dad. I don’t suppose anyone had a list of ingredients or a recipe for them? I’d love to attempt to make my own!


  2. Thank you for your post on the Batgers Chinese figs! For me they were always associated with Christmas, and I too have searched in vain for a decent substitute as the originals are now sadly gone. The box was so distinctive too. Sigh…


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