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In addition to the employee creations we mentioned previously, Starbucks is rolling out three new official drinks that will enchant chocolate connoisseurs away from their money this Valentine’s Day.

The first, a Molten Chocolate Latte, is available in hot and cold varieties and features melted chocolate chips with espresso, steamed milk, and bittersweet mocha sauce topped with a mocha and espresso-infused whipped cream and espresso mocha drizzle.

The second, a Molten Chocolate Frappuccino, offers coffee with mocha sauce and chocolate chips blended with milk and ice and topped with the same espresso whipped cream and drizzle.

And lastly, their Molten Hot Chocolate provides bittersweet mocha sauce and chocolate chips melted into steamed milk and topped with the espresso whipped cream and drizzle.

The new beverages are only available through February 14th at participating locations in the U.S. and Canada.

(via Mashable)

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Mc Donald’s Japan has found a new way to delight the taste buds and make some extra bank by offering french fries topped with multiple types of chocolate.

The “McChocolate Potatoes” will be available as a 50 cent upgrade beginning on January 26, although they will only be around until mid-February. Thankfully, the void can always be filled with the trusty fondue pot.

(McDJ via Sploid)

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If combining instant noodles and chocolate sounds like a dream come true to you, we have some good news. Next month in Japan, Myojo Foods will be releasing a version of their Ippei-chan Yomise no Yakisoba instant noodles with chocolate sauce.

The new instant noodles will actually feature three helpings of chocolate. First off, the yakisoba sauce features coca powder and a cafe latte flavoring. There’s also a sweet chocolate sauce that you can pour over the noodles. Finally, the noodles come with chocolate chips and cinnamon toppings for a little extra sweetness.

If chocolate isn’t your thing, the company also offers noodles with a variety of different flavorings, including mayonnaise, spicy cod roe and pizza.

The price for the choco-noodles is only 195 yen (or $1.60 US). If you’re in Japan, the noodles are expected to hit store shelves on January 18.

(via RocketNews)

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Despite what their name suggests, Japanese company Bourbon actually specializes in chocolate, and their latest creation has virtually endless possibilities for food artists and chocoholics.

The company has released packs of sliced chocolate called “nama chocolate” that can be sculpted into roses or slapped on sandwiches. Each pack contains five two-millimeter (0.08-inch) thick slices that reportedly offer “a rich, creamy confectionary that’s not as sweet as fudge, but more intense in flavor than ordinary milk chocolate”.

To help get the creative juices flowing, and move some product, the company has released a number of recipes ranging from chocolate banana rolls to crepes and fruit truffles. See the mouth-watering images below for examples.

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You might actually look forward to the morning if Froot Loops-covered Oreo chocolate cups are involved.

All you’ll need is some Oreo cookies, chocolate and Froot Loops, and you’ll have yourself an edible (and super delicious) cup in practically no time. Check out the how-to video after the break.

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Gosse Adema has used LEGO to build a fully functional 3D printer that creates sculptures out of chocolate – and a step by step is available for those who would like one of their own.

The project was originally begun as part of a Remix 2.0 contest for improving existing designs on the Instructables website. The result is an improved version of a decade old device created by a user named Saul, and includes the addition of a chocolate extruder made from a basic syringe.

Check out the demo video after the jump.

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Vermeer probably never thought that one day people would be eating representations of his masterpiece “Girl With a Pearl Earring”, but that’s exactly what’s happening at L.A.-based Bohnhoff & Kent, where food artists used the painting as the inspiration for one of their signature cake-filled chocolate “gourmet stuffed candy bars”.

As you’ll see by the creative process after the jump, the completely edible creation looks delicious and far too beautiful to eat – meaning your stomach and eyes will be fighting each other as you watch.

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Amy of Oh Bite It! is always pretty clever when it comes to creating simple, unique and insane snacks and treats. But I have to say, deep fried s’mores are really something else.

Amy placed some chocolate, graham cracker crumbs and marshmallow cream inside a wonton wrap, sealed the sucker up and then fried it. The end result is essentially a s’mores egg roll.

Check out more pics and the complete set of instructions on Oh Bite It!

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Well, leave it to Amy of Oh Bite It! to start jamming Snickers minis into doughnuts and waffling them. I mean, don’t get me wrong–it’s pure genius. But seriously, the human body can only handle so much of your sugary madness, Amy. Take pity, please.

So yeah, Glazed Doughnut Snickers Waffles. I thought they might require a bit of work to make, but the doughnut wasn’t made from scratch. All she did was was slice open a store bought glazed doughnut, toss in a few Snickers like you’re making a chocolate fiend’s favorite sandwich, and then place the sticky concoction onto a waffle iron. Easy peasy.

If you’d like to check out some of Amy’s tips for the recipe, or if you’d like to check out some more pics, then head on over to Oh Bite It!

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Now that shoe looks pretty flippin’ sweet.

Milan Miladinov, a London-based design student, made this one-of-a-kind, 100 percent chocolate Nike Air Max 90 as an homage to the iconic shoe on its 25th anniversary. Miladinov made the shoe by creating a silicon mold of a Nike Air Max 90, then he painted the inside of the mold to capture all of the details before pouring the bulk of the liquid chocolate. After 15 hours, this was the result.

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