Chef Soups were produced by Crosse & Blackwell and were made from powder which you mixed with 1 pint of water and then brought the mix to the boil to make your soup, one of the first ‘Instant Meals!’

In 1819, two apprentices, Edmund Crosse (1804–1862) and Thomas Blackwell (1804–1879) joined a Company called Jacksons. Then in 1830 they borrowed £600 from their families to buy the business, which became known as Crosse & Blackwell. The company was one of the first to secure a Royal Warrant from Queen Victoria in 1837.

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Date 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Material(s) Food
Item number MBPO325

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