Years ago Larry worked at a chocolate shop in Bern, Switzerland where “leftover” pieces from the bonbon making were re-cooked and re-worked into chocolate confections for children. The chocolate bonbons were meant to be inexpensive. Being "seconds" and on the dry side, they had, at least, to be fun, so they were shaped into the form of a mouse.
One of the retired owners who lived above the shop brought her “leftover” knitting scraps into the kitchen, and these pieces of yarn were glued on (with chocolate) as tails. It was a colorful and fun presentation; they sold like hot cakes from the oven. In typical Swiss fashion nothing was unnecessarily thrown away, and, as often is the case, something fun and beautiful was born.