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Bottle - Bushells Sweetened Coffee & Chicory Essence, 250ml, 2009 Object Reg. No: HT 23968

Summary:
Clear glass bottle with white plastic screw top lid with dark brown coffee and chicory essence liquid inside. Paper label has a maroon background and white writing. The logo of Bushells is on a navy blue background. Beneath the word "Bushells" is a Turkish man wearing a maroon fez hat. The bottle contains sweetened coffee and chicory essence.

Bushells was founded in Brisbane in 1883 as a tea shop by Alfred Bushell and soon proved to be popular. Alfred's sons, Philip and Walter joined and helped expand the business in 1899 and Bushell and Co moved into George St, Sydney, by then supplying tea across Australia. During the Great Depression of the1930s, chicory became a popular coffee substitute and additive and Bushells began making coffee and chicory essence. Coffee and chicory essence is still used in the present day to make cakes and iced coffees.
Description:
Clear glass bottle with white plastic screw top lid with dark brown coffee and chicory essence liquid inside. Paper label has a maroon background and white writing. The logo of bushells is on a navy blue background. Beneath the word "Bushells" is a Turkish man wearing a maroon fez hat.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Karen Schamberger, 2009
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 203 mm (Height), 55 mm (Width), 55 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: food drink consumption, food drink preparation, bottles, cultural stereotypes
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 2011-2021, Objects & Cultural Stereotypes in Museum Victoria Collections, Advertising, Branding & Cultural Stereotypes in Museum Victoria Collections
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity
Tertiary Classification: stereotypes
Inscriptions: The white lid has its expiry date printed on it: "Best Before 19/10/11" and its batch number. The bottom of the glass bottom is ridged and has the number 19 stamped in it.
The label says "Bushells Sweetened Coffee & Chicory Essence" 250ml. At the back is a barcode and a chilled iced coffee recipe as well as a list of ingredients and nutritional information.
Manufacturer: Bushells, Australia, 2009

Comments

bob manskie Posted on 09 Aug 2013 3:35 PM
i absoluetly love this product and have it for brekkie and dinner as i just cannot afford to drink it at other times like i would like as down here where i live ,it is just so expensive at our local iga stores. i have been drinking this product since i remember and in the early years we also used a product called gibsons liquid coffee and used to swing between the two when one wasnt available. keep up the great work and i am lucky to be able to purchase this wonderful product as in the nowra stores they just do not stock it . i live 35 k s from nowra and am still purchasing it at home ,thank god. bob manskie

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