Giant Christmas Tree Made Entirely of Chocolate

French chocolatier Patrick Roger constructed a 33 foot high Christmas tree entirely out of chocolate to help raise funds for charity. It weighs four tons (roughly 800,000 traditional chocolate bars) and took over a month to make.  In order to support the weight of the tree Mr. Patrick Roger said "To achieve this kind of architecture - because this really is a piece of architecture - we used a sort of cavity inside to make the chocolate solid enough, because there is very strong vertical pressure."  

The tree's formal unveiling will take place on December 3rd and 4th on France's Telethon to raise funds for neuromuscular diseases.  Those that donate will receive a piece of the chocolate tree.




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