Cool!: Giant Chocolate Geodes With Edible Sugar Crystals Inside

March 30, 2017

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This is a video of the chocolate geodes created by Culinary Institute of America student Alex Yeattes and his partner Abby. They start by making a hollow chocolate egg, then pouring concentrated sugar syrup inside, that, over the course of several months and lots of rotating and flipping the egg to ensure the entire interior is properly covered, forms geode crystal rock candy inside. Cool! I love geodes. But do you know what I love even more than geodes? "Dinosaur fossils?" No -- you -- I love you more. "I...I don't know what to say." Tell me you love me back. "But I don't." What if I cut off my ear? "No." What if I cut off your ear? "Definitely not." I can't hear you! "Jesus, did you just cut off both your ears?!" I thought you were lying.

Keep going for a worthwhile Instagram video of Alex cracking one open, as well as a longer video about the process.

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Thanks to Stephanie B, who agrees Kinder Eggs should have been all over this.

  • Garbagio Dumpsterino

    Girlfriend is a geologist... I need one of these. Wish he was selling.

  • dougfunnay

    i bought a mix of chocolates that looked like rocks about a year ago that had smaller versions of this in it
    ......they taste like absolute shit
    they do look kinda neat though

  • Chaz Gomez

    I would love to sell these in my gift store...

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Nope, the crystals are leaking. Gotta start all over!

  • Jenness

    They never state it's edible or eat it - maybe I missed that? Seems a bit "bacterial" to be just processing for 5 months - but it looks super cool

  • James Mcelroy

    The low moisture content of the saturated sugar syrup and chocolate itself render it inhospitable for life. Any bacteria or other living thing that was in there was osmotically desiccated.

  • Jenness

    "osmotically desiccated" <-- I have no idea what that means but I'm going to wear spectacles and inject that into sentences to sound smart - because that sounds so totally smart. Eventually I will do the Google - but for now let's see how many people I can get to nod with me like they know what that means too.

  • The_Wretched

    The same thing happened to mummies preserved with natron.

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