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Dessert Sailboats

George Larnicol's Chocolate Boat is Surprisingly Sea-Worthy

— October 5, 2010 — Unique
George Larnicol is a French chocolatier who successfully built and sailed a chocolate boat in Concarneau, France. The chocolate boat weighed 1.2 tonnes and was built out of sugar and chocolate.

Larnicol sailed around the harbor in the chocolate boat, which took four full hours to build. Larnicol is already setting his sights higher though, as he plans to build a 12-meter chocolate yacht by 2012.

Implications - Let's take a moment here and really consider what this thing is. It's a boat, made entirely out of chocolate and sugar. How the sailor is supposed to travel on this thing without feeling the urge to suddenly take a bite out of it is beyond my understanding.
Trend Themes
1. Edible Sculptures - Create art and structures using edible materials such as chocolate and sugar to attract consumers.
2. Innovative Culinary Experience - Incorporate a multi-sensory aspect to culinary experience to provide a unique and memorable experience.
3. Sustainable Food Art - Create food art using sustainable and environment-friendly materials.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage Industry - Develop innovative food items that can attract consumers with the use of customizable and creative food items.
2. Hospitality Industry - Innovate on the food and beverage experience offered to customers by incorporating unique and multi-sensory food art and structures.
3. Event Planning Industry - Introduce dessert sailboats and other similar edible structures at events to provide a memorable experience for attendees.
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