The Incredible Uses Of Chocolate
After Guestaurant visited Thornton’s Christmas Preview and were wowed by the giant chocolate Christmas tree on show, we were inspired to find out what else can be made from chocolate.
It turns out, an awful lot! The 2010 chocolate festival in Hamrun, Malta, had an entire a life-size dining room complete with crockery, chairs and chandeliers made out of chocolate. (Pictured above).
This may well have inspired fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld and master chocolatier Patrick Roger to create a hotel suite from 10 tonnes of chocolate. There were also the chocolatiers in the Akropolis shopping mall in Vilnius, Lithuania; who decided to surprise its shoppers on Valentine’s Day by offering them a unique visual treat, a room made entirely of dark and white chocolate.
The 17-square-metre room was made of chocolate from floor to ceiling, and also contains chocolate furniture and interior decorations such as candlesticks, pictures and books. A team of seven Lithuanian food artists used 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of chocolate to create this one-of-akind chocolate room, which sculptor Mindaugas Tendziagolskis said was the best place for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. The flowers, glasses, chairs, walls and even a cat were made from chocolate.