This high-priced dessert is hand-carved from a block of Tanzania chocolate and topped with diamonds for eyes. Photo: AFP
Master chocolatier creates an Easter rabbit that combines fine Tanzania chocolate with a pair of solitaire diamonds for eyes. The price? Just US$49,000.
It took a master chocolatier, cocoa from Tanzania and two solitaire diamonds to create what is being billed as the world's most extravagant chocolate Easter bunny, worth US$49,000 (nearly RM180,000) – or, the price of a high-end car. The specs are impressive, the bunny statuette measures 38cm (about a foot tall) and weighs 5kg (11 lbs) – about the weight of an average cat – equal to 548,000 calories.
But what makes this particular edible animal over the top is its eyes, a pair of 1.07-carat solitaire diamonds valued at more than US$37,320 (almost RM137,000).
Commissioned by a British luxury retail site, VeryFirstTo, the chocolate bunny was carved by pastry chef Martin Chiffers, former Chef Decor of Harrods in London, and took two days to complete.
Diamonds were supplied by 77 Diamonds in London, which claims to possess the largest selection of diamonds in the world.
It's the latest outrageous stunt from the site, which has made a name for itself launching extravagant, jaw-dropping products and packages that border on the ridiculous.
Last Christmas, the online retailer created a holiday hamper filled with a 200-year-old cognac, caviar, truffles, foie gras, and foie gras with truffles worth US$134,650 (about RM493,000), and a Valentine's Day dinner package prepared by a Michelin-starred chef went for for US$99,300 (around RM364,000).
In the market for a diamond-studded bunny? Orders must be placed by March 28 at veryfirstto.com. – AFP Relaxnews