Chocolate has come a very long way since it first appeared in its solid form in Europe in the 1800s. Today, artists can manipulate and mold this sweet and delicious confection to create works of art or cleverly designed treats.
Before European confectioners even thought of giving chocolate a solid form, civilizations in Mesoamerica had already been cultivating the bean and consuming a spicy and bitter drink from it for thousands of years. This drink became popular in Europe as well before the solid chocolate that we know today was conceived in 1847.
Today, chocolate is big business and talented chocolatiers from around the world create chocolate masterpieces to tempt both our eyes and our tummies. Below is a selection of some truly delightful creations… what is your favorite?
#1 Chocolate Tools (by Eduard Gavailer):
#2 Chocolate Paint Tubes (by Nendo):
#3 Chocolate Truffle Planets (by Rihga Royal Hotel):
#4 Functional Chocolate Lego Bricks (by Akihiro Mizuuchi):
#5 Chocolate Skulls With Brains (by Sparganum):
#6 Chocolate Pencils (by Nendo):
#7 Chocolate Temple (by Yasuhiro Suzuki):
#8 Chocolate Nails (by Stephane Bureaux):
#9 Chocolate Dominoes (by unknown):
#10 Chocolate Rhinocerous Beetles (by unknown):
#11 A 250kg Edible Chocolate Sofa (by Galaxy):
#12 Chocolate Canon D60 (by Hans Chung):
#13 Nike Chocolate Sneakers (by +41):
#14 Chocolate Vip Roses (by Paul Poelstra):
#15 Chocolate Dress (by Lambertz):
#16 Chocolate Shoes (by Danciulescu Cristina):
#17 Chocolate Burger (by Virginie Pasquiet Griessen):
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