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Box of Chocolates As Set of Oil Paints

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A Japanese design studio creates a chocolate collection that mirror's an artist's paint set

Sara Roncero-Menendez
  • 25 august 2014

When you really think about it, making chocolate really is an art. Getting both the texture and the flavor right is crucial, and adding different centers to each makes the recipe even more tricky. People have also made art out of chocolate, with sculptures, paintings, even replicas of famous architecture done in sweet material. But chocolate as piece of art materials? Seems bizarre, but there is a box of chocolates filled with flavored syrups designed to look like tubes of oil paints.

Nendo, a Japanese design studio, created a box of chocolates that looks like a full set of oil paints. Each of these fake paint tubes are labeled with the syrup inside, from raspberry to caramel to green tea, even melon. The piece was designed in 2013, and carries this description on its project page:

Chocolates like a set of oil paints. Tubes in a box of paints contain a variety of colours, and these chocolates a variety of flavoured syrups. The labels indicate each chocolate’s flavour and also function as wrappers, keeping fingers clean for eating. A design that combines the childhood excitement of opening a new box of paints and the thrill of opening a box of chocolates you’ve been given unexpectedly.

Whether or not the chocolates are available for purchase is unclear, though there is no indication that they are for sale on the Nendo website. Still, even if you never get to try one of these tasty pseudo-tubes of paint, the photos are enough to relish in their sweet beauty.

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