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Deutsches Technikmuseum - A symbol of luxury?

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A symbol of luxury?

Caricature of the British royal family: the smug royal couple show their contentment while the princesses sulk.

James Gillray, Anti-Saccharrites, coloured etching, 1792

From Luxury Item To Bulk Commodity

When sugar was first discovered, it was a delicacy and often displayed in lavish silver tins. Before long, with the help of the industrialisation process, it became a bulk commodity.

Jam sandwiches, sweetened tea and coffee, bars of chocolate and muesli bars only began to be a part of the European diet as a result of sugar becoming less expensive.

Even today, we sweeten our everyday lives with biscuits and sweets. These are habits which originated in a time when sugar was a symbol of luxury.

But is sugar a basic nutritional requirement or a health risk?