This mold appeared on eBay and eventually went for something well over $100. It was a vintage German chocolate mold make by Anton Reiche. Every so often you can find a scooter related mold like this on eBay. Just be prepared to shell out a lot of dough. They tend to go for at least $200. In fact I used to collect these when they were under $50. That was just six or seven years ago! Many are reproductions from vintage European molds and some are original molds. They work great to make chocolates of course but I’ve also used them to make soap molds, Plaster of Paris figurines, Christmas ornaments, etc. You can even make candles if you’re so inclined. Here’s a tip: office binder clips are essential to hold the two halves together as they very seldom come with their original clips. And of course they are also just wonderful to display in the kitchen.
Italian candy maker Leone came out with some commemorative tins in three flavors. The peppermint flavor features a green Vespa and a blond. It’s just 3.60 Euros.
Thanks to Cassie for this find!
I’ve tried using my German molds to make chocolate scooters but tears of frustration and a huge mess were the only result. These little chocolate Vespas are soo much better:
“Named after the Umbrian hill town where the company started – Perugia – Perugina are renowned for making some of Italy’s most exceptional chocolates It was in 1927 that the young heir to Perugina, Giovanni Buitoni and confectioner Luisa Spagnoli had the idea for Perugina’s most famous creation, Baci or ‘kisses’ in Italian.”
This limited edition collectors gift set is Â£19.99.
Thanks to Cassie for this great find.
Oh joy! Oh rapture! I have been complaining bitterly about the lack of Esso Oil Drops merc over here in the States for awhile now:
I get the fact that we don’t have Esso stations here but still . . . Now my beloved Motorsport Scooters is carrying the Esso Oil Drop candy (top picture) based on the original oil can (bottom) which you sometimes find on eBay for $200 or more. Apparently a lot of the new Esso merch is coming out of Japan? This measures 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide and is $12.99. Limited supplies so don’t delay!
PS: They also have Esso Oil Drops on Scooter Patches now too!