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Designer Matthew Hirsch came up with a unique and rather clever way to make his resumé stand out. He created this “Hirschy” chocolate bar that features a list of his qualifications instead of the ingredients. Yeah, this guy’s definitely going to land whatever gig he applies for.

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Believe it or not, this skull is actually a chocolate replica. Etsy seller BlackChocolateCo crafts anatomically correct replica skulls that weigh roughly three pounds and are made from the chocolate of your choice. Alas, Poor Yorick will likely melt in your hand so best keep him in the fridge.

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Ok, let me break this down for you. Pictured above is a chocolate chip cookie bowl that’s made from one giant cookie and it’s filled with chocolate chip cookies.

Mind blown yet? Yeah, me too.

Foodie and blogger Beth Klosterboer made the chocolate chip cookie bowl by covering a bowl in cookie dough and then baking the whole thing. Then she filled said cookie bowl with more cookies. Genius.

If you’d like to learn more about this delicious bowl, head on over to Beth’s blog, Hungry Happenings.

(via Neatorama)

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Wow, I’m so glad I live in the 21st century. Sure, we might not have hover cars yet, but at least the world finally has chocolate etched with rainbow holograms!

The holograms weren’t made using any sort of added chemicals—they were actually created using a unique etching process that was developed by a Swiss design company, Morphotonix, and a German chocolate mould manufacturer.

Basically, the holograms are made by carving detailed microstructures onto a metal master mould, which is then used to make softer plastic moulds. Chocolate is poured into those plastic moulds, and the resulting etches carve specific microstructures that can defract light (security holograms on credit cards work in a similar fashion).

The process works with both milk and dark chocolate. Morphotonix began developing the hologram tech back in 2012, but there isn’t any word on when these chocolates or the moulds will be made available to the public.

(via Gizmodo)

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These beautiful chocolate bars look like they’ve been splattered with paint and melted crayons, but they’re still perfectly safe for you to eat. They’re designs created by chocolate maker Unelefante who puts as much of a focus on artistry as they do quality. You can purchase them directly from their site in packs of three.

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Feeling mostly dead? Nothing will raise your spirits and revive you like Miracle Max’s chocolate-coated pills! They brought Westley back to life in The Princess Bride, and they’re sure to satisfy your chocolate craving. Kitchen Overlord concocted the magical cure with chocolate cake mix, frosting, Kahlua, and a few other key ingredients. Make them, eat them, and have fun storming the castle!

Get the full recipe and instructions at Kitchen Overlord.

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Carl Grimes from The Walking Dead is constantly missing, but a few days ago he could be found posing with a chocolate zombie bunny. Chandler Riggs posed with the gross looking Easter treat, and it’s all too appropriate. I’m sure it tastes much better than it looks, and if he’s like most of us, he probably bit the head off in no time at all.

Buy a chocolate zombie bunny of your own at ThinkGeek!

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Graphic designer Rob Jervis was on the hunt for a new job, and he’d gone with the standard approach first. He emailed his resume to a bunch of different companies and applied for a number of positions. But unfortunately, no one got back to him. So, Rob switched up his game and tried a different angle of attack–a far sweeter approach, you might say: He redesigned his resume into a box and he filled it with homemade Oreo truffles, amaretto ganache and peanut butter cups.

Jervis told Creative Bloq the following about his resume chocolate boxes:

I handed these out to numerous top design and advertising companies in London and in Cambridge. Within an hour or two of receiving these, reputable companies were emailing me with the offer of paid internships and interviews and it was only 2 or 3 that didn’t reply.

Thanks to his innovative design, Rob was able to score an internship at LFH, which then led to a full-time position. Way to think outside the box. Or inside the box. Whatever.

(via FoodBeast)

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If you love coffee and you love whiskey, I’m about to make your day.

There’s a company called Whiskey Barrel Coffee that not only ages their green coffee beans in boubon barrels to infuse them with whiskey and oak flavors, but they also sell those coffee beans in glass bottles sealed in wax to keep in the scent and flavor. From the description:

“Espresso Smith Whiskey Barrel Coffee – Packaged not in a bag but in a wax sealed whiskey bottle, this blended coffee commands attention with a bold, dark character layered with cacao, charred oak, mesquite honey and clear-as-day, whiskey notes. It’s sweet, rich and boozy in the cup.”

The coffees come in dark roast, light roast and decaf.

But that’s not all. They also make Whiskey Barrel Coffee Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans. Yep you read that right.

I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.

Product Page: $49 Whiskey Barrel Coffee/ $29 Whiskey Barrel Coffee Chocolate Coated Coffee Beans

(via Cool Material)

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Science just got a little sweeter with the news that our universe is just like chocolate syrup. This comes from some physicists who analyzed the consistency of the universe using sound waves.

To a sound wave, the cosmos has the consistency of chocolate syrup.

That’s one discovery that scientists investigating the Big Bang have made using a new approach that treats the matter in the universe as a peculiar kind of fluid. They have calculated properties that characterize the universe’s behavior and evolution, including its viscosity, or resistance to deformation by sound waves and other disturbances.

“Twenty pascal-seconds is the viscosity of the universe,” said Leonardo Senatore, an assistant professor of physics at Stanford University — just as it is for the ice cream topping.

Leonardo Senatore, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is leading an effort to develop a new computational approach to cosmology that could reveal details about how the universe began.

The viscosity calculation could help cosmologists sleuth out the details of the Big Bang, and possibly someday identify its trigger, by enabling them to track the fluidlike flow of the cosmos back 13.8 billion years to its initial state.

Mmmm…I could go for some space poured all over a bowl of ice cream right now.

Read more at Quanta.

(via io9)