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Camp Coffee is a black, concentrated coffee-flavoured syrup sold in the UK and in Canada.
The syrup is 26 percent chicory root, 4 percent coffee, and sugar and water.
It is made by McCormick Foods in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Camp Coffee comes in a square-shape glass bottle, with a very decorative label. The bottle itself has become a bit of a cult item in people's memories.
- Pour over ice, top up glass with milk;
- Use as coffee flavouring in baking;
- Serve with heated milk;
- Serve with boiling water as "coffee."
It was created in 1876 by or under the direction of a person named Campbell Patterson, owner of the Robert Campbell Paterson company. Reputedly, the Gordon Highlanders requested the company to supply them with a coffee drink that could be easily served up from campaign field kitchens in India.
At the beginning, the chicory for it was grown in Dunnington, Scotland.
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