I love chocolate. Most women do. It’s just a fact.
Chocolate stimulates pleasure centers in the brain and causes your body to produce endorphins creating a chemical effect similar to that of being in love.
So, if out of that love we were to create a shrine to chocolate, a temple if you will, I couldn’t imagine anything more fitting than this.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, as well as the grand opening of the Qzina Institute of Chocolate & Pastry, Qzina Specialty Foods in Irvine, California decided to break the world record for the largest chocolate sculpture in history.
The CEO and founder of Qzina, Richard Foley, called breaking the record their greatest masterpiece yet, and once you realize what they did, you’ll see why.
What’s more incredible than the sheer size of their creation is the sculpture itself, which is a replica of the Kukulcan temple – an 1100-year-old Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza, Mexico – built at exactly 1/30th scale to the original. Further adding to the ‘wow factor’ is the fact that it’s detailed correctly right down to the number of steps (365 – which represent the Mayan calendar), proportions, and placements of each brick or piece of the building, and was completed with detailed decorative accents matching the original. They even carved small Mayan tribesmen, also to scale, as accents for the miniature Kukulcan pyramid.Continue Reading