Last night on The Tonight Show, Conan O'Brien showed off a gift from the Minnesota State Fair: a 200-pound bust made from white chocolate with bacon for hair.
Says Conan, "I've long dreamed of this. But I never thought I'd see it happen."
Update: @BaconCocoaConan claims the bust was made by the Minnesota-based No Name Premium Meats [...]
This vintage video extolling the virtues of chocolate comes to us via Everything is Terrible. Remeniscent of The Original VIDEO PIZZA in spirit but not intention, this video treads the line between brilliant and creepy, and is oddly poetic:
There's something in chocolate that makes one want to have a lot. And when the last bit [...]
Cadbury, the self-proclaimed "world's largest confectionary manufacturer," is finding itself in the middle of a PR shitstorm in New Zealand over its recent decision to use palm oil in its chocolate — the Auckland Zoo is now boycotting all of Cadbury's products, claiming that endangered orangutans are losing their habitat due to the continued demand [...]
"Evisceration of waited moments," Stephen J Shanabrook. Photo via aeroplastics.net.
Stephen J Shanabrook is a New York and Moscow-based artist who uses food both as medium and metaphor. Using commonplace materials and forms generally seen as benign indulgences— sweets, chocolate, and cotton candy — he brings about disturbing new meanings, exploring the intersections of desire, [...]
"Waterboarding," Stephen J Shanabrook.
"Waterboarding," Stephen J Shanabrook
"Waterboarding" by Stephen J Shanabrook is "the peaceful song of a pair of choir boys turned into a silent scream." In this piece, Shanabrook has figuratively chocolate-waterboarded choir boy Christmas statues (and yes, they're real statues). It's currently on display at the Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in New York City [...]
Photograph from laposte.fr
Here's a series of ten stamps from France celebrating chocolate — but more than just looking like blocks of chocolate, they're scented like chocolate. The stamps, issued by La Poste, the French mail service, trace the history of chocolate over ten frames, from Central America to the royal courts to becoming an everyday [...]
Currently on display at the Jane Kim / Thrust Projects gallery in New York City is a self-titled exhibit by Momoyo Torimitsu, featuring dozens of cast resin sculptures imitating melting chocolate Easter bunnies. Scattered throughout the gallery, some of the bunnies form groups, and some stand alone; while some are standing, others have fallen [...]
To celebrate Barbie's 50th birthday, in Sydney, Australia, Mattel unveiled a nearly seven-foot tall "Barbie doll" chocolate mud cake. The 2,645 lb cake was covered in gold icing, gold silk, and 2,000 Swarovski crystals valued at $50,000, and was based on the design for the limited edition 50th Anniversary Barbie Doll.
The cake was designed by [...]