Soul Chocolate Edible Art Series

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Soul Chocolate is made up of Katie and Kyle in Toronto, Ontario. Years ago, they discovered the complexity of specialty chocolate while touring New Zealand and decided to start their own company. Fast forward to today where they make and sell tiny 3-inch bars of chocolate with creative packaging, featuring six single-origin bars.
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This art series was something I had to see for myself. With chocolate as their medium, they created a one-off piece of art that not only looked beautiful, but was able to be dismantled, wrapped, and sent off to customers for consumption.
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How did they pull it off? Using three different origins, they took 999 of their chocolate bars, and laid them down into a frame, creating a ‘blank canvas’ spanning 10’ x 5’. A Toronto-based artist, Zan Rococo, then used colored cocoa butter in place of paint to create a graffiti-style contemporary art piece with the chocolate. You can even watch a time-lapse of the whole process, it's pretty cool. The bars were then wrapped in prints of Rococo's similar canvas work and sent to chocolate lovers around the world.
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It all comes in a delightful package with project details, a lovely print of the finished art, the three bars, and more. It was really fun to compare my bars of chocolate to the section of art it came from and I found myself slightly jealous of those who ended up with the bright red heart section.
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Bars: Venezuela 75%, Madagascar 70%, Ecuador 75%
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The cocoa butter paint made little difference in the texture and taste of the chocolate. (I compared it to the same bars with no paint) There is a slight acetic or astringent quality left on my palate after each bar, but they do a pretty good job. We just wanted to give Soul a shoutout for this truly unique approach to craft chocolate and can't wait for their upcoming projects!

Emily Koons