Well, it wouldn't be the holidays without the dragees. These hard, shiny balls just make desserts special. They will top a red velvet cake. With white buttercream icing, the silver dragees make the cake sparkle. Supposedly not edible for the silver, they are really unpleasantly hard to eat anyway.
The square jar from the 40's or 50's was probably a quarter (notice the tiny holes on the top.) The bottle on the right, which I had to search for high and low as they aren't available at most stores now, and they still say not edible, cost a whopping $17.00 today. Wonder what they will cost in another couple of decades or so?
Nevertheless, hope all my friends in the blogging world have the happiest holidays.