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Realistic Edible Innards

This Chocolate Heart by Naoto Fukasawa Takes a Literal Approach

— February 9, 2011 — Special
The last thing I ever expected designer Naoto Fukasawa to make was dessert, and yet that's exactly what he's done with this chocolate heart. This scrumptious sweet actually looks nice for a replica of an actual human organ. Besides, with a ribbon that says "I love you" around it, who can resist?

This Valentine's Day, consider getting an actual human chocolate heart. Now you can give a literal meaning to the phrase "eat your heart out," and actually mean it in a romantic way.
Trend Themes
1. Realistic Edible Art - The trend of creating realistic edible sculptures opens up opportunities for innovative dessert experiences and artistic collaborations.
2. Food as Art - The intersection of food and art presents opportunities for disruptive innovation in the culinary industry, where chefs can explore new ways to express creativity and surprise their customers.
3. Romantic Food Gifts - The trend of romantic food gifts like the chocolate heart presents opportunities for unique and personalized expressions of love, inspiring the creation of more edible creations that evoke sentimental emotions.
Industry Implications
1. Food and Beverage - The food and beverage industry can explore the creation of realistic edible art as a way to differentiate their products and provide customers with memorable dining experiences.
2. Gifts and Specialty Foods - The gifts and specialty foods industry can tap into the trend of romantic food gifts, offering unique and personalized edible creations that cater to the sentimental needs of consumers on special occasions.
3. Art and Design - The art and design industry can collaborate with culinary professionals to create innovative and visually stunning edible art pieces, merging the worlds of art and food in disruptive ways.
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