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Dr Arnott's Jar of Leeches

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No 17th century physician's medical desk could be complete without some apothecary jars filled with strange and pungent ingredients. In the time of Dr Arnott, a real physician who once lived on Mary King's Close, it was essential to analyse and sample patients' internal fluids in order to concoct them an effective cure. 

A jar of leeches would certainly indicate that some bloodletting has been going on, which was commonly believed to treat headaches and vertigo. Fortunately, our collection tastes rather more like Fruit-Flavoured Liquorice Creams...

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Weight: 235g
Ingredients:  Sugar, Molasses, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Wheat Flour, Palm Fat, Invert Sugar Syrup, Humectant: Glycerol; Liquorice, Potato Starch, Lactic Acids, Gelatine, Vegetable Oils (Coconut & Palm Kernel), Salt, Flavourings, Emulsifier, E471, Coconut Vegetable Fat, Fruit & Vegetable Concentrates: Lemon, Safflower, Tomato, Pumpkin, Radish, Apple, Colours: E100, E120, E153, E160A.
Dietary and Allergy Advice: May contain traces of Milk.
 
Store in cool, dry conditions, out of direct sunlight. 
Refrigerate after opening.
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Nutritional Information. Typical Values per 100g:
Energy kJ/kcal: 1546kJ/365kcal
Fat: 3.6g
- of which saturates: 2.0g
Carbohydrate: 81g
- of which sugars: 58g
Protein: 2.2g
Salt: 0.17g