Proving yet again there is no subject too arcane for this blog, today we present a truly ephemeral item ‒ a sugar cube from a Tudor City restaurant that has somehow survived in its original wrapper. We believe it dates from the 1930s.
One side promotes Tudor City and the French Company,
while the reverse identifies the contents ‒ Jack Frost brand sugar.
Sugar cubes disappeared from modern restaurant tabletops long ago, replaced by packets of granulated sweetener. Tablecloths, salt and pepper shakers, and spoons have similarly gone missing from contemporary tabletops.