“St Magnus, Orkney” is the new chocolate in our edible archaeology product selection. It takes its beautiful design from a consecration cross carved into the old red sandstone of the magnificent 12th century Norse cathedral, St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall, Orkney.
The original carving is to be found on the wall above where the shrine with the relics of St Magnus once stood, and not far from the pillar where Magnus’s bones are now hidden in a secret chamber.
Ruby is a brand new type of chocolate that only became available on the market last year. Ruby chocolate has been described as a true gift from nature, neither bitter, milky or sweet, but a tension of fresh berry fruitiness and luscious smoothness. It tastes brilliant and looks beautiful – Perfect for portraying the warm red sandstone of St Magnus Cathedral!
“St Magnus, Orkney” was launched in April 2019 to celebrate our Orkney patron saint, Magnus, who died c. 1117 on 16th April. Magnus was a Norse earl, who lost his life when he was betrayed by his cousin Hakon, who forced his cook Lifolf to kill Magnus with an axe. (See https://brodgar.co.uk/2018/10/08/why-did-lifolf-the-cook-cry/ )
For every St Magnus chocolate sold, I will give a small donation to the new pilgrim’s route, St Magnus Way.
If you would like me to guide you on a pilgrimage along the St Magnus Way, please get in touch.