Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bosco Botticelli
Of all the over the top gifts being touted in this year's Neiman's Christmas Book, this one really raised a brow. For only $110,000.00 you can give your loved ones a 60"x 40"
one of a kind portrait of the two of you custom painted out of Bosco chocolate syrup by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz. Worth its weight in syrup? Muniz is donating his proceeds to Centro Espacial Rio de Janeiro, the charity he created to bring social and art projects to life for underprivileged young people in Brazil, give/give. Nice.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Keith Haring Chocolates
I'm really excited about these Keith Haring Christmas Chocolates that I found at Colette. If any one knows where to find them stateside, please let me know as I'd much rather spend $40 than 40 Euro.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Gold Coast Conscious
100% of the proceeds from this box of limited edition 60.4 % single origin dark chocolate bars sourced from Ghana go to, a non profit dedicated to preventing traffic injury among Ghana's children. Great cause, handsomely package
d, makes an awesome socially conscious gift for the aesthetically conscious chocofile in your life.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Nestle's Delicious New Digs

Architect Michel Rojkind was asked to redesign the space inside Nestle's Mexican Chocolate Factory, instead he proposed a brand new design. The resulting structure is amazing. Check it out courtesy of Wallpaper*. Are we going to see this new found respect for design trickle down into their product lines and packaging? I hope so.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Pushing the Envelope
When one thinks of envelopes, usually the plain white affair which accompanies bills, junk mail and bizarre chain letters come to mind. However in the case of Dolfin, a smart, attractive envelope serves as the packaging of choice for their exquisitely simple 32% Belgian milk chocolate bar and boy does it deliver.