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Making Giant Chocolate Matches

Making Giant Chocolate Matches

Pastry artist Amaury Guichon never ceases to amaze us with his edible artworks. His latest creation is a larger-than-life box of matches made from yummy things like vanilla sable, chocolate caramel ganache, milk chocolate, and caramelized marshmallow. You need matches to light a campfire, so it only goes to reason these taste like S’mores.

MarieBelle x Del Maguey Puebla Mezcal Chocolate Box

MarieBelle x Del Maguey Puebla Mezcal Chocolate Box
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Chocolate and mezcal are two of Mexico’s greatest gastronomic gifts, so MarieBelle chocolates and Del Maguey Vida Puebla bundled them for this limited edition. Infused with Del Maguey mezcal, the boxed bon bons are inspired by seven classic cocktails: Margarita, Carajillo, Negroni, Old Fashioned, Paloma, Mai Tai and The Last Word.

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Making a Giant Chocolate LEGO Minifig

Making a Giant Chocolate LEGO Minifig

We recently checked out a supersized LEGO minifig that a maker created with a 3D printer. Not to be outdone, pastry artist Amaury Guichon has gone even bigger – only his giant minifig is made out of chocolate, making it substantially more edible. Amaury’s 4-foot-tall mini-chef showpiece sits alongside a huge chocolate LEGO brick.

Compartés Chocolates x Woodford Reserve Bundle

Compartés Chocolates x Woodford Reserve Bundle
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Bourbon and chocolate are a brilliant taste pairing, so Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall paired up with Compartés chocolatier Jonathan Grahn to create a limited-edition of four truffle flavors to complement a 750 ml Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon: butterscotch chocolate, oak-smoked salt caramel, pear nutmeg, and maple pecan.

Wonka (Trailer)

Wonka (Trailer)

Timothée Chalamet stars as a young Willy Wonka in this origin story of Roald Dahl’s enigmatic and inventive chocolatier. With Paddington’s writer/director Paul King at the helm of this star-studded spectacle, it’ll be the family-friendly film to see this holiday season. In theaters 12.15.23.

Toblerone Cookbook

Toblerone Cookbook
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Now you’re cooking with candy! This cookbook offers 40 dessert recipes that incorporate Toblerone candy. The unique mix of Swiss milk chocolate, nougat, honey, and almonds takes your sweet treats to another level compared to ordinary chocolate. Toblerone brownies and cupcakes, oh my!

Literal Chocolate Bar

Literal Chocolate Bar

When pastry artist Amaury Guichon was approached by Bailey’s to build a chocolate bar, he knew right away that they were looking for something more than a Hershey’s with almonds. What Amaury built is extraordinary – a life-size cocktail bar with a realistic woodgrain base, a marble top, three barstools, and a full set of barware.

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Making a Giant Chocolate Teddy Bear

Making a Giant Chocolate Teddy Bear

Master of Chocolate Amaury Guichon shows off one of his most impressive creations yet, a larger-than-life teddy bear. He built the 5-foot-tall, 150-pound bear using a giant egg-shaped mold for its belly, rolling cylinders of chocolate for its arms, and sculpting other body parts using water-filled balloons as forms. The zipper teeth were cut using a waterjet.

Sriracha Chocolate Bars

Sriracha Chocolate Bars
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Combining and balancing flavors in an unexpected yet delicious way, these 36% milk chocolate bars have been infused with Sriracha hot sauce and a dash of pink Himalayan salt, resulting in a perfect mix of sweet and spicy. The 2.5 oz. bars also come in 55% dark chocolate and 70% dark chocolate versions.

Chocolate Hyundai Ioniq 6

Chocolate Hyundai Ioniq 6

King of chocolate Amaury Guichon adds another vehicle to his edible garage by building a scale model of Hyundai’s new Ioniq 6 EV. Amaury’s version is powered by sugar instead of batteries and has zero driving range, but it makes up for it with its delicious flavor and chocolatey aroma.

Making a Chocolate Fire Hydrant

Making a Chocolate Fire Hydrant

Dessert wizard Amaury Guichon is back to show off another incredible, edible creation. After making a batch of delicious-looking raspberry chocolate chip cookies, he fabricated a realistic chocolate fire hydrant that doubles as a cookie jar and has a milk fountain for dipping.

Zotter Chocolate Bars

Zotter Chocolate Bars
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For a sweet treat that’s more like a gourmet dessert than a candy bar, try Zotter Chocolates. Their hand-scooped bars feature thick layers of natural ingredients enveloped in a fine coating of premium chocolate. Flavors include tiramisu, yuzu citrus, chocolate banana, orange/marzipan, and more.

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Swissmar Chocolate Fondue Mug

Swissmar Chocolate Fondue Mug
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Enjoy a sweet and special dessert with your sweetheart when you break out this playful chocolate fondue mug. The ceramic mug keeps melted chocolate warm with its tealight and includes a pair of fondue forks for piercing marshmallows, fruit, pound cake, and other yummy dip-ins. It’s dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Making a Chocolate Velociraptor

Making a Chocolate Velociraptor

Pastry and chocolate artist Amaury Guichon adds to his edible menagerie with a prehistoric creature. Unlike the velociraptors in Jurassic Park, you can hunt this one down and eat it before it gets you. When he started with the giant egg, we thought he was gonna have a baby raptor hatch out of there.

Beato Chocolate Bars

Beato Chocolate Bars
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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.

Making a Chocolate Foosball Table

Making a Chocolate Foosball Table

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.

Making (and Breaking) a Chocolate Piñata

Making (and Breaking) a Chocolate Piñata

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.

Making a Robot Arm from Chocolate

Making a Robot Arm from Chocolate

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.

Making a Chocolate Giraffe

Making a Chocolate Giraffe

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.

Edible Chocolate Safe

Edible Chocolate Safe

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.

The History of Chocolate

The History of Chocolate

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.

General Mills Cereal Candles

General Mills Cereal Candles
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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.

Making a Chocolate Dragon

Making a Chocolate Dragon

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.

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