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.

Batger’s Chinese Figs


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

  1. 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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