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Cafe DALA 100%-CHOCOLATE in Busan, South Korea has taken food art to a whole new level with their giant chocolate dinosaur egg dessert.

The chocolate egg is positioned on top of a nest of shaved chocolate ice cream and contains a chocolate dinosaur sitting atop a chocolate ice cream yolk mound.

Chocolate, uh, finds a way.

Getting inside the egg can be accomplished via two methods: pouring warm chocolate syrup over it in order to melt the shell, or simply cracking it open with a silver mallet.

See how it’s done in the videos below.

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Imagine it: an Eggspresso paired with toast slathered in Creme Egg Cashew Nut Butter.

I couldn’t handle it.

However, I’ll admit that the Eggspresso (espresso shots served in hollow chocolate eggs) does look pretty fantastic. The drink has become popular in Australia and is available in select coffee shops around the globe.

Behold it’s magnificence in the video below.

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The Universal Orlando Blog has revealed plans to bring an unofficial, but definitely Willy Wonka-inspired restaurant to CityWalk sometime “later this year”.

The Toothsome Chocolate Factory will transport you into a 19th century-inspired Steampunk chocolate factory. You’ll indulge your appetite amidst towering smoke stacks, funky gadgetry, and staff wearing unique Steampunk fashion.

As cool as that sounds, the food looks like it will be even better…

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Britain has created a handmade dark chocolate teapot that can be used to create fondue or “a thick hot chocolate drink when filled with hot water and cocoa powder”.

Weighing in at 600g (empty) and sporting a gloss finish, the chocolate teapot is currently available for pre-order with an expected release later this month. However, since it’s only available in the UK, we’ll have to hope that someone in the states draws some inspiration and creates a chocolate coffeepot.

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Hello, gentle reader! Apologies, I’m just on the phone with my editor, won’t be a mo. Yes. Yeah, no, I’ll cover the chocolate Cumberbatch bunnies, absolutely. No, I wasn’t planning on getting any sleep tonight anyway, so… yeah. Great. Chat later.

Alright, sorry to keep you. So! Some bright spark has made chocolate bunnies with… with Benedict Cumberbatch heads! Because that’s a thing the world needed, apparently (just like we needed this). Certainly it’s not something directly lifted out of one of the fever dreams I had when I was down with the flu earlier this week, haha. What an oddly specific image that would be, ha ha ha.

Ha ha.

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This Super Mario egg made by The Truffle Cottage has gold coins, white chocolate crisps, and either a Super mushroom or a Level Up mushroom in the flavor of raspberry cheesecake.

Unfortunately, they won’t grant you any super abilities—unless you count Sugar Rush Energy.

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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.

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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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