Handmade Beetle Chocolates

By: Alex Covert - Published: Jan 24, 2008   Updated: May 27 2011 • References: akita.keizai.biz and pinktentacle
Sweet and oh, so sickening! Produced by the Komatsuya confectionery and bakery in Japan, these chocolates are shaped like grub worms. Despite their less than appealing nature, the maker can't keep any on the shelves. The chocolates are called Youchu Choco and are made from milk chocolate, corn flakes, white chocolate, dried squid, and orange peel. Sounds as good as the inspiration.

Implications - The good thing about chocolate is that its liquid form allows freedom of control and manipulation that can be taken advantage of in several creative directions. It's one of the few delights that really stretches the boundaries of creativity when it comes to food presentation. If there's one thing that the culinary world can teach any business, it's that style and function goes hand-in-hand when it comes to designing a well-rounded product for consumers.