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This 200-Pound Chocolate Bar Is Stuffed With Cadbury Creme Eggs

Epic Meal Time has dropped another gargantuan creation on us, and it’s arguably the largest chocolate bar I’ve ever seen in my life.

The iconic YouTube channel decided to create a titanic chocolate bar stuffed with caramel, wafers, and Cadbury Creme Eggs in time for the upcoming Easter weekend. This barbarian of a bar weighs in at a whopping 200 pounds.

To put how humongous that is into perspective, the dense chocolate bar is about half the size of a grown man and requires a saw to cut through. And even that saw was struggling to make it through the entire chocolate bar.

Between the massive quantity of melting chocolate, caramel, wafers, and 200 Cadbury Creme Eggs that went into the creation of this chocolate, the whole bar cost over $1200 to make.

But hey, with 200 pounds to split between the entire Epic Meal Time crew, you can bet these guys will be set on chocolate for a while.

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Gene Wilder’s Portrayal Of Willy Wonka Was One Of Cinema’s Most Enduring Roles

Yesterday the world received news that beloved actor Gene Wilder passed away at age 83 due to complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. This came as a shock to many, because Wilder’s 3-year battle with the illness was kept secret from the public eye. Wilder’s nephew stated the news was kept on the DL because Wilder “simply couldn’t bear the idea of one less smile in the world.” If this isn’t an indication of Wilder’s captivating personality, I don’t know what is.

While Gene Wilder starred in several iconic films, it was his portrayal of a quirky confectionery owner in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory that left the deepest imprint on many. The movie itself, based off of Roald Dahl’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, elicits a lot of mixed emotions – which is pretty on par with most of Dahl’s works – though Wilder brought an endearing eccentricity to his role that will never be forgotten.

As a kid, Willy Wonka meant huge bursts of color, living vicariously through the lucky children who basically got to overdose on sugar, and Oompa Loompas that would haunt your dreams. Willy himself just happened to be the man behind it all.

But in re-watching the movie as an adult in response to the news of Wilder’s death, it’s clear that Wonka is a pretty complex character. He is a soul with a troubled past whose aim is to better himself, all while trying his best to impart wisdom and enforce the rocky border between right and wrong. And there is no other actor who would be as dedicated and enthusiastic about enacting these varying items of minutiae than Gene Wilder.

Wilder was known to be constructive yet forceful with all of his roles. He wasn’t afraid to question the script or provide commentary on costume designs. As a matter of fact, he did both during the filming of Willy Wonka.

The actor had a huge impact on Wonka’s first entrance in the movie – he insisted the character should walk out to meet the masses while limping visibly with a cane. Then, Wonka was to drop the cane and perform a perfect somersault. Wilder went on record to say this simple action would be enough to deem the character unpredictable, and maybe even untrustworthy in the eye of the audience. He was right.

After receiving the original sketches for Willy Wonka’s costume, Wilder wrote a 300+ word letter directly to the costume designer, with constructive suggestions to improve its external facade. Upon reading this letter, you will realize each proposition is incredibly detail-oriented. This is just further proof of Wilder’s thoughtfulness.

However, Wilder’s passion goes beyond just the tangible. There has always been an undeniable aura about him; a charisma unparalleled by many of his colleagues in the industry. While I have seen a few of his other films, albeit several years ago, a moment that perfectly describes this phenomenon is Willy Wonka’s first song of the film, “Pure Imagination.”

Admittedly, I was multi-tasking when I watched the film this go-around, but as soon as Wilder began to sing this melody, I dropped everything. I was captivated. I don’t know if it was Wilder’s expressive eyes, or his immense vocal talent — or both — but he has a way of connecting with you on a level you didn’t even know was possible.

Of all the parts of this film, I personally think it was the performance of this musical number that beguiled all witnesses, regardless of age, because it gave an underlying feeling of hope. If you allow yourself to be creative and vulnerable, no matter the circumstances, your imagination can take you where you need to be. It doesn’t matter whether you are poor like Charlie, hoping to relive your youth like his grandfather, or even a total brat like Veruca Salt. In the end, despite any of your trials or personal short-comings, you are going to be okay.

Even though Willy Wonka was released in 1971, several years before my fellow millennials and I were born, it is impossible to forget Gene Wilder and his ability to make you laugh and comfort you without even being in the room.

Gene, I hope you are now in your own pure imagination, living there. You’ll be free, if you truly wish to be.

 

 

Photo credit: Warner Bros as seen on Slate.
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HIRSCHY’S Chocolate Bar Resume Puts All Other Resumes to Shame

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If designer Matthew Hirsch didn’t get his dream job with his “Hirschy” chocolate bar resume, then the world is a cruel cruel place.

While we’re assuming the chocolate in the Hirschy bar is of the typical milk variety, the packaging is really key. The front plays on the classic Hershey’s logo, and the back boasts Hirsch’s skills, qualifications, and experiences — all in a convenient bite-sized package.

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Hirsch’s skills and abilities are displayed as percentages in the place of nutritional facts, while the ingredients list features his work experience. A personalized Thank You on the back of the wrapper ties everything together. We think this resume is bound to be a sure-win with recruiters and hiring managers. Either way, it’s got us hungry.

Picthx Matthew Hirsch

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These Gorgeous Paint-Splattered Chocolate Bars Are Fittingly Artisan

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We’re all for combining five different kinds of desserts and calling it art, but every once in a while, it’s nice to see food that’s actually just pretty.

Mexico designer Tatiana Sanchez creates art-inspired chocolate bars for her bespoke gift collection, UNELEFANTE. Designed with chef Jorge Llanderal of Chocosolutions, the line’s first tableau featured vivid pink, orange, yellow, and blue cocoa butter splatters in the style of abstract painter Jackson Pollock. Other designs include melted crayon, crystalized flowers, and curry powdered bark.

Each bar consists of between 50% and 70% Colombian cocoa and is available online in gift sets along with other, equally pretty, bars, balloons, paintings, tea strainers, jewelry, and wine. Check out our favorite designs below:

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H/T That’s Nerdalicious + Picthx Knstrct

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This Popsicle Coffin Puts the ‘Fun’ Back in ‘Funeral’

Comedian Nick Swardson has a funny bit where he says that funerals should be a good time since they’re technically your last party on earth, ever. Multimedia artist Olaf Breuning must agree with him since he designed these eccentric coffins and commissioned Ghanaian casket makers to create them (kooky corpse boxes are the norm in Ghana).

The caskets are shaped like a popsicle, a snowman and a chocolate bar, and are made even weirder with their anthropomorphic features. Crazed cartoon faces and enthusiastic thumbs ups (handles for the pallbearers?) seem to say,”Yeah dude, lower me into the ground! Let’s get this party started!”

Famous for his infantile sculptures, playful installations and laconic lyricism, Breuning’s art is absurdist and humorous, like the art equivalent of Arrested Development. Art with a perpetual punchline, you could say. And what’s a better punchline to the punchline of all punchlines — death — than spending eternity in a giant melting popsicle?

via Beautiful/Decay