Cadbury chocolates made and sold their ‘Milk Tray’ chocolates in these tins in the 1950s. Here we have Roses and Hydrangeas [helpfully labelled on the top] and the tins also came with Carnations and Daisy decorations. That was the 50s – all kitschy flowers- in OTT super-saturated colours.
The flower prints haven’t lost any of their saturated colour, but the tins do show a bit of wear and tear [due no doubt to the original chocolate eaters.] The tins hinged lids fit well and the tins are still great as hold- alls, or- as I like to do- look fantastic stacked up against a wall.
The 2lb chocolate tins came in square and rectangle shape- but I have always favoured the square. Vintage chocolate tins are now quite collectible- due no doubt to nostalgia – and are fetching high prices; even turning up in antique salesrooms.
These tins are for sale: $AUD60