Yeah, I’m walking around SFN checking out posters and talks, and will likely blog about them later after a bit of a breather. But, somnilista FCD sent me this news blurb about a chocolate igloo and I had to pass it on. This totally reminded me of the chocolate Taj Mahal that Willy Wonka built!
Four Italians have constructed what they believe is the world’s first full-sized chocolate igloo but they have yet to solve an age-old problem: It still melts.
“It was a tough thing to do, much more difficult than building a normal snow igloo,” Marco Fanti, 45, who used to race cars in desert rallies, told Reuters as he stood beside the 1.65-metre-high, dome-shaped traditional Inuit shelter made of some 330 dark chocolate bricks.
Fanti and fellow instructors at a survival school took 23 hours working with tricky, crumbling chocolate material to construct what they believe to be the world’s first chocolate igloo for the Eurochocolate fair in Perugia.