Sponsored: Roger Federer takes on Lindsey Vonn at the opening of Lindt’s newest chocolate shop on top of a mountain #ChocolateHeaven

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in New Events on Wednesday 23 July 2014

Back in October 2013, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer appealed to his fans via Twitter, asking them which sporting celebrity they would like to see him take on. Ever rapid on social media, American skiing champion Lindsey Vonn quickly responded saying that she would happily play Federer at tennis if he would ski against her.

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Munch on these anatomical life-size chocolate skulls, why not?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 25 June 2014

Wow, looks like we’ll have to summon a whole lot of guts to eat these chocolate skulls by Manchester-based Etsy seller BlackChocolateCo: not only are they anatomically accurate and true to life-size, they are also hand cast from a mould of an actual human skull. Uh huh, that’s credibility.

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These edible art supplies are nothing short of delicious

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Love art? Got a craving for chocolate? You’ll love these edible art supplies. Design studio Nendo created these ‘oil paints’ which aren’t paints at all, but rather chocolates filled with delicious syrups. The studio has already created edible art supplies before, too, with their chocolate-shaped pencils a few years back. Seriously, what can be more […]

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Sweet! Here’s a room made out of chocolate (and yes, you can lick the walls)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 2 June 2014

Chocoholics, your wish of a chocolate room has come true! Scottish artist Anya Gallaccio created this new installation named Stroke at Jupiter Artland in Edinburgh. And yes, if you dare, you may lick the walls. Here’s what Jupiter Artland had to say about the installation: ‘The entire room is covered in thick dark chocolate, lightly […]

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Chocolates that look like the 8 planets

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 24 April 2014

Poor Pluto, even in culinary circles it’s still not considered a planet. Chocolatier L’eclat of the Righa Royal Hotel in Japan is selling chocolates that look like the planets in our solar system. The delicious, celestial collection includes: Mercury (coconut mango), Venus (cream lemon), Earth (cacao), Mars (orange praline), Jupiter (vanilla), Saturn (rum raisin), Uranus (milk tea), and Neptune (cappuccino).

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This 21-pound Snickers bar really satisfies

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 20 March 2014

If you’re going to make the effort to create your very own chocolate bar, you might as well go all out. And this is exactly what a few friends did – making sure to capture every step and post it to Imgur so the world could follow their steps in making a giant Snickers bar.

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Girl Eats Food takes us on an enlightening chocolate journey

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 21 December 2013

Girl Eats Food is probably one of the most entertaining food series you’ll ever watch. And in its first episode of season two, Jo Fuertes-Knight takes us on a journey into the healing powers of cacao, where people use raw chocolate to ‘align the heart chakra’ and go on an ‘inwards journey’. Take a peak […]

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Hallelujah: Lay’s debuts potato chips dipped in chocolate

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging, New Products on Friday 8 November 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, introducing the Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips dipped in Milk Chocolate. Also, diet? What diet? The gift from god, err, product will be sold for $3.49 per 5-oz bag. It will be sold only at Target stores as part of a limited release through the holidays. I repeat: limited release – which is code for ‘time to panic buy!’

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Handmade Belgian chocolate anus? Erm, fancy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 29 July 2013

So this is Edible Anus, which apparently has been around since 2004 and claims to be ‘the anus that made Britain great’ and ‘changing the world, one crack at a time’. A limited edition crystal glass anus edition is available for sale on its website, too. Classy.

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Chocolate prescriptions by New Zealand’s Bloomsberry

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 12 June 2013

New Zealand-based Bloomsberry carries a range of chocolate bars with witty packaging that anyone with any sort of problem would be glad to accept as a gift. There’s Bochox, for example, a 70% dark chocolate to address these pesky age-related wrinkles; the Marital Bliss chocolate that proclaims to be ’50% his 50% hers” but is […]

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Yes, there is such a thing as chocolate red wine

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 4 April 2013

What a pairing. The ChocolatRouge range of wines, which mixes up chocolate and red wine in varying levels of sweetness (Dark Red, Sweet Red and Milk Chocolate), infiltrated our consciousness recently and we haven’t stopped fantasizing about it since. Baileys addicts now have an alternative.

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Chocolates mixed with random edibles

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging on Monday 4 February 2013

Chocolate is just chocolate, right? Not when it comes to Chocomize, which makes customized chocolate bars that you can stuff a multitude of pretty random stuff in, like 23 karat gold flakes, mini pretzels, graham teddies, bacon bits and Monkey Munch. Yes, you can even have them stick a candle in it. Sadly, the wax isn’t edible.

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Maison Georges Larnicol: chocolate becomes art sculptures

Didu Losso Contributor

By Didu Losso in Cool Travel on Saturday 26 January 2013

An incredible discovery on my recent European trip was in Paris, where chocolate becomes art sculptures at Maison Georges Larnicol. You’ll find a wide variety of art forms on a chocolate: from ladybirds and spiderwebs, to stilettos, fish, cars, musical instruments, frogs, and even an NBA basketball. All edible, of course. You can also try a delicious macaroon at his latest store at 132 Blvd. Saint-Germain, or at his first location, at 14 Rue de Rivoli.

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Anthon Berg’s The Generous Store: pay with good deeds

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By Lucas Jatoba in New Trends on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Danish chocolate brand Anthon Berg opened the world’s first chocolate store where you can’t pay with cash or credit cards, just good deeds. Instead of cash registers, people have to pay at iPad stations. Logging into their Facebook accounts, they’ve got to post the promise of the good deed on the walls of both the […]

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Chocolate creations by Xocolatl de Davíd

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 29 August 2012

What do you get when foie gras meets chocolate hazelnut spread? Foietella, of course. From the imaginative mind of chocolatier, David Briggs and his fledgling online boutique Xocolatl de Davíd, comes this unexpected and delightful savory and sweet marriage.

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