Antique Molds
December 6, 2015 9:57 AM   Subscribe

The real old mold gold at oldmolds.com, where old molds are sold, is the photo collection in the People section, which raises the question: why was it ever a thing to eat chocolate children in pooping stances?

The Ice Cream Molds section also has a skull and crossbones mold, to give dessert that "am I being poisoned" flair.

Antique candy molds elsewhere on the web:
-Barley candy Presidents Taft and McKinley
-Bunnies doing unlikely things (current selection includes Easter-themed "driving a chariot")
-Listings from Cops for Christ (current selection includes several chocolate guns) (the "About us" page makes no mention of cops or Christ, so your guess is as good as mine)
-Anton Reiche Chocolate Moulds on facebook is also geared toward selling stuff, but has some cool chocolate dog molds and a bunny riding some sort of aquatic animal or maybe dragon
-The Anton Reiche Chocolate Molds Museum (see Flickr for photos)
-Huge "Antique Choco Molds" board that requires Pinterest login to browse
posted by knuckle tattoos (15 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh. That kind of mold.
posted by mondo dentro at 10:00 AM on December 6, 2015 [14 favorites]


why was it ever a thing to eat chocolate children in pooping stances?

Milk, milk, lemonade?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 10:02 AM on December 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


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Old enough for me!
posted by alex_skazat at 10:08 AM on December 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Checked for "supervocalic" tag. Was not disappointed.
posted by Mchelly at 10:15 AM on December 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


There are old molds, and there are bold molds -- and yes, there are a lot of bold old molds.
posted by jamjam at 10:26 AM on December 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


I could have said "Cold mold below the fold." Ah, regrets.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 10:30 AM on December 6, 2015 [3 favorites]


why was it ever a thing to eat chocolate children in pooping stances?

Chocolate caganers?
posted by Segundus at 10:30 AM on December 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


I think it's kind of sweet that they refuse to sell the bride and groom molds separately. Like, weird, but sweet.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 10:35 AM on December 6, 2015


And I could have added to my comment "And there are untold bold old molds sold!"
posted by jamjam at 10:40 AM on December 6, 2015


Oh! I love molds. I love making confections and really strange soaps. I've purchased some antique molds that really shouldn't be used, and I've figured out how to make silicone replicas by making a cast, and then creating a mold from that cast, so I can create food safe or heat tolerant molds. (Saponification creates more heat than you might think.). All of which is a long way of saying....squee! Thanks for the rabbit hole. )
posted by SecretAgentSockpuppet at 10:41 AM on December 6, 2015 [7 favorites]


I pretty much want to open an Etsy shop that sells usable replicas of weird-ass old chocolate molds.
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 10:53 AM on December 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


Oh. That kind of mold.

It takes all sorts.
posted by leotrotsky at 11:01 AM on December 6, 2015 [2 favorites]


I think it's kind of sweet that they refuse to sell the bride and groom molds separately. Like, weird, but sweet.

Breaking up anything that came in a set originally generally reduces the value. You'll notice the single bride costs less than half of what the bride/groom set goes for.
posted by Sequence at 11:51 AM on December 6, 2015


The pooping boys could be depictions of the Caganer, which is a part of nativity scenes in Catalan culture.
posted by teponaztli at 5:27 PM on December 6, 2015 [1 favorite]


But . . . how did the Caganer make his way into French and German chocolate molds? Where are all the other nativity scene figures? And what's with the figures "on the pot"?
posted by knuckle tattoos at 8:51 AM on December 7, 2015 [1 favorite]


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