Citing a desire to raise the profile of a previously unpopular food, organizers in China recently launched the first ever chocolate theme park in Beijing's Olympic Stadium.

Citing a desire to raise the profile of a previously unpopular food, organizers in China recently launched the first ever chocolate theme park in Beijing’s Olympic Stadium. World Chocolate Wonderland’s uses 70,000kg of Belgium chocolate and the opening included models carrying chocolate shields as well as Chinese symbols such as the Great Wall and terra cotta soldiers made out of chocolate. Sherry Wung, who organized the exhibition, explains the impetus behind the theme park:

“We think of chocolate as a 3000 year-old part of Western culture, we want to bring it here…Beijing is welcoming to every cultural difference. We just want to use the Western chocolate culture to create a Chinese symbol. We want to meld it in.”

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