A few unusual chocolates:
• Artist Cosimo Cavallaro sparked controversy with his anatomically correct Chocolate Jesus
• More recently, a Swiss chocolatier has created a chocolate bar
to commemmorate the 500th anniversary of Protestant reformer Jean Calvin: "The first layer is based on a classic smooth and runny praline mix. 'But we have 'reformed' it,' says the Vevey chocolatier, by using crunchy caramelised hazelnuts, and using salt from the Swiss Alps to make the praline slightly savoury. The second layer uses a 'chocolate Grand Cru from Bolivia', made from 68 percent cocoa paste, to represent Calvin's theology of the glory and perfection of God."
• In 2006 the chocolatier Martucci Angiano discovered that chocolate drippings
in one of its vats looked kinda/sorta like the Virgin Mary.
• Chocolatier Fassbender & Rausch has a chocolate model of the Titanic displayed in the window of their Berlin store.
• And on the subject of things that are sinking, chocolatiers are doing their best to take advantage of the current financial crisis. Some of the crisis-themed chocolates include Credit Crunch
chocolate and Financial Crunch
• Chocolate Ammo
. "Real chocolate bullets in a real mini ammo can!"
, the life-size Chocolate Moose. On display in Len Libby Candies
, near Portland, Maine.
• A 1lb solid chocolate foot, available from Toe-Food Chocolates
Thanks to Andy and Mark for their contributions to the list.