A French nineteen-century fabric covered candy box.
They are not made like this anymore unless they are for bonbons that cost a small fortune, or in cardboard with pretty labels.
A blue grey paper candy box with gold lettering.
Chocolate covered chestnuts from Ardeche.
A French baptismal candy box. In France, the tradition has it that Jordan almonds are given by the Godfather.
A round candy box with embossed siding, personage scene on top and a ribbon around the edge.
Who needs the chocolates with a box like this?
An individual antique candy box (Aren't they all individual?) dated 1893.
Candy tins from Carpentras and Ventoux, for hard mint flavor, candy drops.
Baby blue, candy favor boxes. Imagine a wide satin ribbon attached and tied with a bow on top.
These boxes were for wedding favors.
A pink antique candy bag.
Did you know that a seventeen ounce bag of M&Ms cost 9 Euros in France around the same price as artisanal chocolates.
I prefer these old "bonbons fins" fine candy bags to the newer ones and I prefer candy with names such as Chocolate Kisses and Big Hunk is it just me or do those candies have sexy names? Bonbon fins is right!
(I haven't had chocolate in three years and showing these boxes has reminded me what I have been missing. But I won't crack for chocolate, migraines are not worth it. But antique chocolate boxes that is a happy addiction I can partake in.)
Romance in Venice, captured on a candy box lid.
"I love the pink curtains and your white socks."
"Thank you My Princess."
"Yes my Princess?"
"Cut the Princess stuff, a chocolate will do."
What is your favorite candy?
I prefer licorice these days.