Friday, April 14, 2006So, the Germans had designs for making exploding chocolate bars during World War II? Today, the French have taken up the detonating candy crusade.
If you live in the UK, you can purchase a French exploding "chocolate bomb" made by Dragées Braquier that'll make a big bang...er, splash...at your silk-sash bash. From the Chocolate Trading Co, UK website:
"The ultimate party centrepiece. This 18cm high bomb is made of the finest 65% cocoa content chocolate. Once lit, stand back the bomb explodes, the chocolate (enough for 10 people) shatters and a deluge of chocolate dragees are released. Amazing! (UK only)."[D]o not return to the bomb once lit in the unlikely event it should fail to explode." Who wouldn't love a dessert that's dangerous enough to evacuate a ballroom? These treats are for high-priced get-togethers, at £75 for one of the medium-sized "bombs."
Our advice would be to place the bomb on a tray or solid plate in the centre of a cleared table, place the safety guard (included) around the bomb with further clear space around that. Light the wick and stand well back and wait. Do not remove the cardboard base from the bomb and like a firework do not return to the bomb once lit in the unlikely event it should fail to explode. (safety instructions included). Due to the "explosive nature" of this bomb we can not deliver to outside the UK." [via BoingBoing]
I know some enterprising types Stateside could easily cobble up a homemade version with some M&M's, a candy mold and (insert firework of your choice): sort of Martha Stewart meets the Unabomber.
Remember: you didn't read that here.