Five Tone Chocolate Tree Takes Root In Paris

Category: Society / Nov 15, 2012 4:22PM EDT
Weighing in at an estimated five tones and climbing three stories, a five-meter tall chocolate tree -- complete with sprawling roots and resident monkeys -- was exhibited in a Parisian chocolate shop on Thursday (November 15). Chocolatier Patrick Roger created the forest scene entirely from chocolate, with no structural support. The boutique alludes to a planet of the apes, radiating a futuristic aura, with chrome pipes covering the walls and mirrors on the ceiling surrounding the rooms. This is not the first time the chocolatier; Patrick Roger has created a huge piece of chocolate art. In 2009, Roger reproduced 15 meters of the Berlin Wall, using 900 kilos of chocolate to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. Roger has been fusing chocolate and art for 30 years, working with large-form chocolate sculptures and later replicating them in bronze and aluminum.