11 Weird Food Items Found in the Smithsonian

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This kitchen item may look unfamiliar to a modern audience, but in the late 1800s, molded ice cream was super popular for holidays and celebrations. This particular pewter mold is in the shape of Puss in Boots, proving cats were always in vogue. And while it technically still works, you wouldn't want to use it because of the high lead concentration in the metal.