Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chocolat Uzma Sharif - Chocolate Legos - Oct. 23, 2014

Chocolate of the Day: 

Chocolat Uzma Sharif
Chocolate Legos
1.) Salmon - Good + - Very Good
2.) Yellow - Good +
3.) Blue - Good - Good +
Weight: 4.5 oz. (137 g.) (estimate) for 10 pieces/ 4.95 oz. (140? g.) (estimate) for total container
Calories: 695 calories (estimate) for 10 pieces
Cost: N/A - gift from friend (Thank you Toni!)
Purchased from: N/A - gift from a friend (who bought in Chicago, IL)

If you're a creative tinkerer, or you've wondered if you could construct a house using chocolate building materials, today's chocolate is for you.

Life would be sweeter if temporary houses could be made from chocolate Legos or Lincoln Logs. Like ice castles, they may not last long, but they'd be fun to build.

I became intrigued with chocolate Legos when a friend (Melissa) posted a picture of some on Facebook. Think of the possibilities! I responded. Illustrator and designer, Akihiro Mizuuchi, explored this concept and built figures or characters from carefully molded chocolate Lego bricks, in different chocolate colors.

Today's Lego chocsimiles* came from Chocolat Uzma Sharif (Chicago, IL). Each colored brick was made from a different chocolate (salted milk, milk and dark chocolate), and was "painted" with a different color cocoa butter "paint." The salmon-colored salted milk chocolate bricks were my favorite.

*Chocsimiles = chocolate facsimiles of objects; in this case these Chocolate Legos were chocsimiles of the LEGO(R) brick(s) made by The Lego Group, a privately held company in Billund, Denmark.

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