'Shipwrecked off Cape Horn. Six weeks on Staten Island. Extraordinary Tale of Adventure in the Artic Regions.'
'Captain David James, late master of the barque "Colorado" of
Glasgow, in describing his experiences when cast away on Staten Island, with
neither effects nor provisions, writes:- "We had a good stock of it (Epps's
Cocoa) there. We used it in a liquid state for drink. We also baked it on
the fire, which made splendid bread and kept us alive and warm on the barren
island. Too much praise cannot be given to this cocoa (Epps's) for the preserved
state it was in after being at the bottom of the sea for a fortnight and then
washed ashore. The island is situated in a region of perpetual ice, snow,
and storms, and after all this test (the Cocoa) was as fresh and dry as if
in the works."
Later than Victorian, but a fun advert. Published at the back of a paperback novel published by Ward, Lock & Co. in 1910.
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