Unique Chocolate Candy Gifts
Everyone knows someone who loves chocolate candy, but perhaps you’re tired of giving the same thing as a gift on special occasions. Try something different, and instead of the usual plain old candy, try chocolate works of art instead!
Paintings and Sculptures and Rooms – Oh My!
If you want chocolate candy that can be enjoyed by the eyes and not just the tongue, consider getting a chocolate painting of your special someone made! For example, chocolatiers like Prudence Emma Staite can create customized paintings of anyone. If you send in a picture of your significant other or anyone else who’s important to you, you can have their image reproduced in chocolate!
You can eat it, or preserve it for display if you want! It should be noted that the images resemble woodblock prints as opposed to photorealistic ones, but they are quite impressive if you appreciate prints. Customized works are more expensive, but for those who want to spend less, you can order up a chocolate painting of your favorite celebrity such as Marilyn Monroe or Elvis Presley.
If you want to impress a crowd, you might even want to try one of her chocolate rooms! Giant sculptured pieces such as edible fireplaces can be installed in a room so that your guests can go around and actually eat parts of the room in a chocolate fantasy come to life.
Another unique group is called Chocolate Deities, and they reproduce sculptures of deities from various world religions in chocolate! If you like Asian art and sculptures or Indian works and so forth, you can get items such as a Hotei (a Japanese laughing Buddha) sculpted in dark chocolate or Kuan Yin (the Chinese Goddess of Mercy) and the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh.
If Impressionism is Your Thing
Perhaps you want to wow someone by giving them a reproduction of a priceless piece of art. If you want to give someone a Van Gogh or Monet but can’t quite afford the real thing, consider a chocolate candy version of their works! If you visit sites such as netique.com, you can find reproductions of famous works such as Irises by Van Gogh, or Water Lilies by Monet.
These iconic pieces are reproduced in miniature using food coloring and look just like the real thing. If you can resist eating them, you can display these works and preserve them just like the foodisart pieces.
Perhaps you want something a little more whimsical and less serious instead though. For the chocolate candy lover in your life, try a chocolate photo favor! You can find a number of websites that will create personalized chocolate photos with a person’s image reproduced on it.
Using food coloring and what amounts to an inkjet-like printer, they can do just about anything. As you can see, chocolate candy isn’t just limited to the boring old chocolate bar anymore! Have fun and treat yourself to a unique work of art or give one to your favorite chocoholic!