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Norfolk Punch

Norfolk Punch In the 1970's Eric St John Foti discovered a recipe in the old Leet court records of Welle Manor, Upwell, Norfolk. The recipe was for a non-alcoholic herbal drink believed to have first been made by Benedictine monks about 700 years ago.

Throughout the Middle Ages everyone relied upon the curative properties of herbs for the relief of their ills including depression or lowliness of spirits. Today, the recipe is still produced with natural spring water, honey, and the original mixture of herbs which include Alchoof, Alder Cone, Angelica, Basil, Bay Leaf, Blackcurrant Leaf, Camomile, Caraway, Cinnamon, Clove, Comfrey, Daisy, Dandelion, Dill, Dock, Elderberry, Elderflower, Fennel, Feverfew, Ginger, Grape, Hop, Lemon, Liquorice, Lime Flower, Meadowsweet, Melissa, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Poppy, Privet, Rock Parsley, Rosemary, Samphire, Thyme, and Vervain.

It was originally produced commercially for several years by Original Norfolk Punch Ltd., here in Norfolk. In 1994 the brand and factory were bought by Orchid Drinks of Hartlepool and production transferred to Hartlepool. Then in 2000, Orchid Drinks were bought by Britvic.

Norfolk Punch is available in the UK through most Health Food stores and a few supermarkets.
Distributors outside the UK include...

USA - The Natural Group - email: naturalgroup@worldnet.att.net
Ireland - Richmond Marketing - email: frank@indigo.ie
Australia - Earth Images Pty web site: www.earthimages.com.au

Please contact them to find your nearest stockist.

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Last Updated: 08 November 2004


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