Ojai, California artist Beatrice “Beato” Wood (AKA “the Mama of Dada”) was a free spirit who lived 105 years, attributing her longevity to “chocolate… and young men.” In her honor, Ojai’s Porch Gallery hand makes a seductive Beato Chocolate Bars range featuring Beato’s ribald illustrations. Naughty, yet very nice.
To celebrate World Cup time, pastry artist Amaury Guichon created one of his most ambitious edible sculptures to date. This 100% chocolate creation is a 1:1 scale, playable replica of a foosball table, complete with handpainted players, working spinners, and even those abacus-style scorekeepers at each goal.
One thing you have to get used to if you’re a pastry artist is that your work will eventually be eaten. In the case of Amaury Guichon’s chocolate piñata, this work of art is about to be demolished with a baseball bat. It took him five days to make it and seconds to smash it to pieces. We hope he shared some with the camera crew.
Pastry chef Amaury Guichon continues to wow us with his epic chocolate creations. For this build, he created a 3.5-foot-tall sculpture of a robotic arm out of 90 pounds of dark chocolate. Not only does it look awesome, its hinges move, and its gripper has mechanical gears.
You don’t often see a pastry artist standing on top of a ladder to work on a piece. Amaury Guichon shows off his biggest chocolate creation yet – an 8.3-foot-tall sculpture of a giraffe. It looks way too good to eat, but if you forced us to, we’d start with the ears and ossicones and work our way down.
Pastry and chocolate artist Amaury Guichon continues to wow us with his spectacular edible creations. His latest build is a tabletop safe made entirely from chocolate. Its door has a working gear mechanism, a hinged door, and houses a stack of gold bars filled with vanilla sable and vanilla caramel.
Chocolate has been one of the world’s favorite confections for thousands of years. But it hasn’t always been the sweet treat we know and love today. Mental Floss host Justin Dodd takes us through the earliest known uses of cacao beans, and explains the process that turns it into chocolate.
Love the sweet smell of breakfast cereal? General Mills has got you covered with this series of candles imbued with the aromas of some of the most popular cereals. They come in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Lucky Charms, Trix, Cocoa Puffs, and Honey Nut Cheerios scents. Each candle has a triple wick and burns for up to 35 hours.
Master chocolatier and pastry chef Amaury Guichon is back with another epic edible sculpture. This time, he created a detailed purple dragon that breathes dry ice “smoke” from its mouth. It’s an amazing build, but we couldn’t help but laugh at its phallic looks halfway through the build.
Robotime’s latest ROKR wood model lets you build a tabletop marble run that looks like a tiny chocolate factory. Turn the crank, and colorful marbles roll through twists and turns of the maze. The 420-piece model takes about 7 hours to assemble and offers ample challenge for kit builders. We only wish it made real candy.
The cocoa experts at Hotel Chocolat offer this tabletop appliance that produces velvety smooth and creamy barista-grade hot chocolates and lattes in just a couple of minutes. It comes in copper, charcoal, white, or platinum exteriors and includes a sample hot cocoa mix and two ceramic cups inspired by the shape of cocoa pods.
We can’t help but crave a cup of hot cocoa with marshmallows when checking at this tasty Light Chocolate colorway of Nike’s classic Dunk High sneaker. Equally, at home on the court or the street, this comfy basketball shoe looks delicious done up in shades of brown and beige. Drops 2.23.22.
Pastry and confection artist Amaury Guichon shows off yet another amazing edible creation. We had to clean the drool off our keyboard as we watched him build this incredible sculpture of a rocket ship entirely from chocolate. It’s one of several of his works featured on the Netflix series School of Chocolate.
Pastry artist Amaury Guichon continues to wow us with his incredible dessert creations. Watch as he carves up sheets of chocolate, assembles, and decorates them to create a dangerously delicious weapon that looks like a gun from a video game. It really should shoot candy bullets, but we’ll forgive him.
The Chocolatier’s Table is the ultimate gift for chocolate fiends. It’s packed with nearly 3 pounds of exquisite treats as delicious to eat as to gaze upon. Among the delights are single-origin Colombian milk chocolate with caramelized milk and sugar, spicy chili pralines, Biscuits of the Gods, and a to-die-for brownie and blondie.
America’s oldest operating brewery, Yuengling teamed up with chocolate maker Hershey’s to create a special edition beer incorporating the distinctive taste of Hershey’s chocolate. With an ABV of 4.7%, it’s a smooth and rich drink that pairs well with barbeque, cheese, and of course, chocolate. Find a local retailer here.
If you know how to make a silicone mold, you could easily make yourself a record out of chocolate or candy. But would you want to put one on your turntable and gunk up the stylus? Techmoan bought a chocolate record from Etsy seller FoodIsArt to see what it sounds like when played. Freezing the disc helps quite a bit.
Dr. Bronner’s is best known for their invigorating liquid soaps, but after learning that many of the farmers sustainably growing palm oil for their products also grow cocoa, they teamed up with Swiss chocolatiers to create six yummy vegan bars incorporating 70% cocoa, coconut sugar, almonds, and hazelnuts.
Pastry artist Amaury Guichon never ceases to amaze us with his his edible creations. This time, he made a beautifully detailed and precise replica of a vintage telescope. It sits atop a chocolate tripod stand and is covered with a shiny gold finish. The sugar optics are crystal clear, and its geared tilt mechanism even works.
The Statue of Liberty is one of the great symbols of American freedom. Pastry artist Amaury Guichon celebrates this gift from France with an incredible, edible version of Lady Liberty. It’s Amaury’s tallest showpiece to date, measuring 7 feet tall and weighing 115 pounds.
As we’ve witnessed before, pastry chef Amaury Guichon is a true master of chocolate. Watch as he transforms a puddle of chocolate into an intricate sculpture of a mama turtle and her baby, swimming atop a brilliant blue anemone. It took him four days to create this incredible, edible masterpiece.
Expert pastry chef Amaury Guichon shows off the creation of an absolutely amazing work of candy art. We watched in awe as he sculpted and airbrushed chocolate to build his edible motorcycle sculpture, complete with a detailed engine, a curly coil spring, intricate wheel spokes, and an amazing sugar glass headlight.
Grab a boost of caffeine any time with Pocket Latte’s ready-to-eat coffee snacks. Each square of their caffeinated chocolate has roughly the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee. They come in cream and sugar, dark roast, hazelnut, and lavender-vanilla flavors. Sold in packs of 12 or 24. You can grab individual bars at Vat19.
Does someone special on your shopping list have a sweet tooth? This elegant collection of chocolates comes with an assortment of delicious treats from Chicago/Pilsen chocolatier Uzma Sharif, including rich chocolate bars, caramels, sipping chocolate, marshmallows, and more. Also available in a medium size.