OK, I know what you’re thinking: chocolates are nothing to do with fashion. I would argue that in this case they are – especially when we are in the middle of the festive season – and suggest that in fact these chocolates bear almost no relation to chocolate either, at least not chocs as we know them.
These are produced by a London-based company called Brik. On the home page you can see what is described as a chocolate terrazzo tile. Its flavours are salted caramel and passion fruit. The co-founder of Brik is a Danish woman called Kia Utzon-Frank. Other glories she is responsible for include a meringue and marzipan confection that resembles a marble dome. Another product is called ‘charred wood’. That doesn’t sound too great until perhaps I tell you that it is made of dark Madagascar chocolate, cardamom and orange.
She described the pleasures of eating one of her creations in this way to the Financial Times: “You crack through the hard shell into this soft meringue that gives you this sweetness balanced with the acidity of the dark chocolate and nuttiness of the marzipan.”
So a high-end Malteser, then? No, I think it’s rather more than that. Whatever, they certainly make for some serious eye candy.
Happy New Year!