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

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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!

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  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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