• Short Summary

    Scrumptious footage of chocolates being made.

  • Description

    Piccadilly, London.

    Absolutely wonderful footage of home made liqueur chocolates being made - yum. Pathe Pictorial takes us through all the various steps involved. They are being made for a "famous Piccadilly store" - which is not named (could be Fortnum and Mason - SL).

    Sugar syrup is made then liqueur added. Various shots of moulds being made in trays of warm starch. The liqueur mixture is dripped into the moulds then the top is covered over with the starch. The delicate shells of liqueur are taken out of the moulds when the outside has solidified slightly. (Always wondered how they did that!)

    Cherries soaked in brandy are taken from a big barrel then covered with gooey pink fondant cream - mm! Melted chocolate is seen in a big vat - it pours out of the bottom. Peppermint creams are covered in chocolate. The liqueur shells seen earlier are covered with chocolate. "There are women up to their wrists in it" says the narrator over a shot of a woman dipping chocolates in melted chocolate - her hand is absolutely covered in chocolate - not very hygienic!

    Various shots of the chocolates being wrapped by hand and arranged in boxes. C/U of a box of very cute foil covered chocolates with the name of the liqueur contained within. Narrator suggests that this is the last place where hand made chocolates are made but I'm not so sure about that. He says that "mass-production" is an ugly word here and talks of the old world charm of chocolates that are made one at a time.

    Various shots of chocolates on display in the shop then C/U of woman popping a choc into her mouth. "That's probably what you've been wanting to do since we started this story" says the narrator - too right!

    Cuts exist - see other record.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:56:01:00 / 01:59:23:00
    CP 537

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