If it's sweetness you crave, then sweetness you will have... and much, much more
The story of chocolate starts from the deep antiquity: Mayan and Aztec civilization used chocolate as a highly desirable offering to the gods, and had a special character (looking like a cute fish) to write the word "Kakaw" - cocoa:
Interestingly, the fish characters make sense, as the word "chocolatl" consists of "chokol" meaning "hot", and the Nahuatl "atl" meaning "water". By the way, this is what the cocoa fruit (from which chocolate is made) looks like:
Interplanetary Travel: just by using your taste buds:
These are "Out of This World" Chocolates! Available from White Rabbit company from Japan (made by chocolatier L’éclat of the Righa Royal Hotel Japan), this heavenly set will appeal to any red-blooded geek who likes chocolate and LOTS of space to go with it:
Remember the (sort-of) hilarious song by R.E.M. "It's the End of the World (and I Like It)"? Well, with this set of chocolates you can swallow the Earth, the Moon, etc. etc. and entirely like this process.
However, the LONGEST chocolate train was revealed at Brussels Chocolate Week, made by Maltese chocolate artist Andrew Farrugia - this sculpture is 112-feet (34.05 meters) long and weighs over 2,755 pounds (1250 kilos) - more info:
"Three days before the event, Farrugia transported the chocolate train by truck in 25 wooden boxes from Malta to Belgium. The train incurred considerable damage during the move and several of the train’s walls had completely collapsed. The chocolate artist was able to fix all the damages before presenting the train to the public."
Many other locations offer chocolate sculptures on display, for example this one:
Salon du Chocolat
Here are some of the designs seen at the 15th World Chocolate Fair in Paris:
These chocolate pencils (or rather crayons) is the work of artist Oki Sato and patissier Tsujiguchi Hironobu: it even comes with a "pencil sharpener" to grate the chocolate unto your dessert! - more info:
Chocolate Russian Roulette can be seen on the left (we do not need to add anything, but rather just gaze at it in wonderment and trying to imagine buying it for daily entertainment). On the right are the Sugar Skulls! You can make them yourself, here is the full process. This sort of candy is called Mexican Skull Candy and is made specifically for the Day of the Dead Festival.
The Hotlix company is responsible for this gourmet abomination: real insects dipped in chocolate.... They've been making these beasties for twenty years, putting some inside tasty chocolate and some inside lollipop candy:
"It is said, "Everything tastes better with chocolate." The initial sensory sensation of a flavorful insect covered with chocolate results in a mouthwatering experience you won’t soon forget."
"Our insect candy below covers a wide range, from chocolate insects to worms in lollipops. Some of our edible insects are novelties, like the Edible Ant Farm and Scorpion Lollipops, but others are true delicacies in some countries, like chocolate dipped grasshoppers and BBQ worm snacks."
Yet another breed of repulsive chocolate bugs is actually not that authentic - they do not have real bugs inside, just yummy chocolate. Namco’s Chocolate Bugs can still creep you out, just by looks alone -
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