Batger & Co. Limited

Batger & Co. Limited

Batger & Co. Ltd. was a confectionery manufacturer in London from 1748 until 1970. Although the early history of the company is sketchy, an Elizabeth Batger made and sold sweetmeats from a shop in Stepney, east London, in 1748.

From the 1860s Batger’s had a factory in Stepney and another in Clapham. The main factory in Stepney manufactured jams, bakery sundries, sweets and toffee. The best known products were Chinese figs, Silmos lollies, Jersey Caramels and John Peel marmalade. The Clapham factory produced Harlequin Christmas Crackers and all forms of cake decorations for the bakery industry.

Batger & Co. was acquired by another confectionery manufacturer called Needlers Ltd. in 1970. The business is now part of Ashbury Confectionery Ltd.

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