Bodleian Library gobbles up chocolate box mini-museum for ‘edible’ books collection

posted on 21 May 2020


The Bodleian Library has added an unusual piece of culinary history to its collection.

During the 19th century, French chocolate producers Chocolat Menier created series of mahogany boxes to be used as teaching devices in schools. The unassuming containers, measuring 37cm wide, opened to revealed rows of labelled compartments filled with the raw material of the chocolate trade.

Read the full article on this link to Antiques Trade Gazette