On this day: Hot Cross Buns for Easter

This advertisement featured in the 19th century Hawaiian newspaper The Daily Bulletin on the 9th of April, 1884. It is promoting hot cross buns for Good Friday two days later, at a price of 50 cents per dozen.

Source

Hot_Cross_Buns_Ad_for_Good_Friday_1884 The Daily Bulletin 9th April 1884. 50 cents per dozen at F. Horn's Steam Candy Factory & Bakery. Hawaii.

2 thoughts on “On this day: Hot Cross Buns for Easter

  1. Megan says:

    I wish I can still get a dozen of hot cross buns for only 50 cents 😉 This may sound like a silly question, but what is “steam candy”?

    • Sonya Heaney says:

      I actually have no idea! I thought it might be an American thing (we don’t use the word “candy”), but even when I researched 19th century candy I didn’t find an answer… :/

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