About the time of Henry VIII–when they first got easy access to it–the British were really enjoying their sugar. They put it on everything, from eggs to meat to wine. Even though sugar was expensive, they consumed it until their teeth turned black, and if their teeth didn’t turn black naturally, they blackened them artificially to show how wealthy and marvelously self-indulgent they were.
In the following pictures (slide show), one cube equals one teaspoonful of sugar.
What’s your favorite “snack food” after looking at this?
How about a bag of Cheerios and a small bag of carrots?