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A Good Designer Can Make A Dress Out Of Anything

For those of you who simply throw away your candy wrappers, then for shame. You’re simply not being creative enough. One recycling happy designer found inspiration in an unlikely source–the wrappers from peanut M&Ms. Couture designer Christina Liedtk was commissioned by TerraCycle to create a gown for their pop-up shop in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the end result was a dress that could actually be worn. She delicately sewed together 600 yellow wrappers to create this stunning gown, transforming trash into blooming flowers. Now, Christina is making the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York a little bit prettier too, since the TerraCycle pop-up shop displaying the dress is located there until May 21. So, if you’re in the city, take an excursion to Port Authority for a bit of recycled green inspiration. [PSFK]
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Hey, Members Of The NRA Need Valentines, Too!

At last, a romantic gift for those special people in your life who love their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Don’t forget to accessorize your Belgian milk chocolate handgun with chocolate bullets in a mini ammo can! Or ditch that Charlton Heston stuff altogether and surprise your boo with this super klassy chocolate grenade. Chocolate weaponry for Valentine’s Day will be so beloved, you won’t be able to pry it from your honey’s “cold, dead hands!”

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Cocoa Beans In Candle Form

Nothing can replace real chocolate, but here’s a substitute that just may come close. Godiva wants to make your house smell just as good as their desserts and recently launched their Home Fragrance Collection. With six different variations, including Black Almond Truffle, Raspberry Ganache, White Chocolate Magnolia, Milk Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Strawberry Rose, and Peppermint Bark, these candles are the perfect way to indulge in deliciousness without having to work off the calories later on. And they’re totally affordable, as each size is priced $12.50 or $22.50, respectively. [Godiva] Keep reading »

Chocolate Penis Inserts Itself Into Murder Trial

While nothing about a murder case is funny, the idea of the Supreme Court discussing a chocolate penis and a pair of tits does kind of make me chuckle. So why would they be discussing such things? The court just heard an appeal for Georgia death row inmate Marcus Wellons, who was sentenced in 1993 for raping and killing a 15-year-old. Horrible. But, apparently, some strange things were going on behind the scenes of the trial—the judge not only took the jurors out to a restaurant, but after Wellons was convicted, the jurors sent the judge, a woman, the aforementioned choco-c**k. They sent the choco-boobs to the chief bailiff on the case. Wellons’ lawyers said that someone needs to investigate what went on outside of the court room to make these gifts even semi-appropriate. Since Wellons is black, the lawyers think the gifts could be “evidence of the jury’s racial bias.” The Supreme Court agreed and sent the case back to the lower courts for reopening. Who knew chocolate genitalia could have such an impact? Something to think about at your next bachelorette party. [Newser, LA Times] Keep reading »

Ketchup Chocolate May Be The Next Big Thing In Fast Food

OK, so it’s not exactly ketchup-flavored chocolate, but a chef has discovered a way to make ketchup that easily coats foods in a similar way as chocolate. For some reason, Dave Arnold had the goal of developing a ketchup-substance that had the consistency, texture, and spreadability of chocolate and he’s found success. He says the ketchup chocolate is hard, shiny, and melts in your mouth like chocolate. I’m not a fan of ketchup, but this sounds an awful lot like a meatloaf spread, no? Still, I’d be willing to try the chicken morsels above, but the egg yolk bon-bons, not so much. This could be the next revolution in fast food. See more photos after the jump. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Can My Vanilla Make Out With Your Chocolate?

Our buddy Copyranter points us to this freakishly erotic ad for Italy’s Zaini milk chocolate. Why, it’s almost … pornographic. If you’re into food porn, that is. Vanilla is really tonguing the hell out of chocolate, no? I don’t know if this makes me want to eat a chocolate bar. Oddly, I think it does. Are they going to release the hardcore version soon? One can hope. [Copyranter] Keep reading »

Do You Eat Chocolate In Designer Clothes?

Barbie has her Christian Louboutin shoes, and now the Cadbury Carmel Bunny is getting designer duds too. (Because candy mascots obviously need their own designer pieces.) “It” designer Giles Deacon dressed the sassy-looking bunny in a strapless dress with chocolate polka dots, complete with a matching scarf in the form of a bow, all for the launch of the dessert brand’s limited-edition collection, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel Nibbles. Delicious and fashionable. On a charitable note, the scarf is all about supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. It will be available for free on select fashion sites on Oct. 29 and 30, and then for sale at John Lewis stores. Proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer U.K.

Sadly, the dress is not for sale, but feed us enough chocolate and we’ll be happy. [My Fashion Life]
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The Tale of Cadbury And The Most Expensive Golden Chocolate Bar

And lo, when Wispa Gold, son of Cadbury, known for his chocolatey goodness, went out of production, the people, angered and saddened, gathered themselves upon Mt. Facebook.

“Let not this day be the last of Wispa!” cried the Facebookite clan who called themselves Bring Back Cadbury’s Wispa Gold. “Bring him back to us for we have no more candy to worship!”

And so Cadbury complied, and dispatched Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley to the land of Selfridges in London to deliver a gift: a golden idol, a Wispa bar covered in gold and sheathed in a golden wrapper. It was to be the most expensive bar of chocolate ever sold, worth over $1,600. “Go thee to Selfridges in the next week to witness its display and bow before its chocolatey altar,” said the Lord. “But, he that purchases the Wispa Gold bar must share his riches with the UK Lowe Syndrome Trust.”

And so the people went, and they were happy. [Telegraph.co.uk] Keep reading »

Artist Manages To Make Chocolate Unappetizing

Artist Stephen J Shanabrook’s work may be the best diet out there. He molds yummy things like chocolate and cotton candy into such unappetizing sculptures we shudder when we think about putting these “treats” in our mouths. Shanabrook sculpts chocolate into body parts, like ugly ears and fat fingers. He also makes chocolate scars and weird, unidentifable holes. He puts all of these creations in morgue boxes and sells ‘em. He’s gone as far as to make chocolates that look like a sucide bombers’ remains. But he doesn’t stop there. During a recent performance exhibit in Switzerland, the artist covered his face and the surrounding area in red cotton candy. It kind of looked like he’d gotten shot in the face and was bleeding everywhere. If Shanabrook really wants to make bank he should compile a bunch of photos of his creations and turn them into a big, fat diet book. [EatMeDaily.com] Keep reading »

Miracle Chocolate, Coming To Grocery Store Shelves In T-Minus Two Years

Potentially the greatest accident to ever happen in the food making industry: low-calorie, melt-resistant chocolate. Yes, you read that correctly: low calories AND melt free CHOCOLATE!!!! Some top-secret laboratory in Switzerland run by Barry Callebaut mistakenly produced the airy, rich, heat-stable and 90%-less-calorie-ridden chocolate and decided to run with it. The scientists’ claim it doesn’t taste like a fake—it still melts in your mouth and it has that delicious chocolate aroma. They decided to name the cocoa concoction Vulcano since it can be eaten when it’s hot and the texture is full of bubbles like molten rock. As of now, the chocolate is still in the works, but Callebaut hopes to have it on store shelves in the next two years. I wish it wasn’t such a long wait! [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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