Back in the day, in ye olde candy shoppe, when you went to buy chocolates, you would see little shapes like these sitting in front of little candy boxes.
Made from the same molds as the candies themselves, these little plaster pieces indicated the shape and size of the offerings.
One imagines such visual depictions also helped when a customer didn’t speak the same language as the candy seller. “Dirigible” is difficult enough to say in English – I don’t want to think about trying to buy a chocolate dirigible from an Irish chocolatier!
Sweet antique pieces of history that you should not eat!