Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
We’re loving the way the food and drink world is embracing the upcoming Coronation.
We’ve seen everything from Coronation themed Colin the Caterpillars and Coronation Chicken flavoured crisps…
But now we’ve officially seen the best edible tribute to King Charles III so far – a life-sized chocolate bust of the reigning monarch.
You can check it out below:
Whoever said Celebrations are just for Christimas was wrong — turns out they're for coronations too
A life-size bust of King Charles has been created to commemorate the King’s coronation, made entirely of chocolates from Celebrations pic.twitter.com/T9q9uLZAZf
— The Standard (@EveningStandard) April 26, 2023
The bust weighs 23kg and was made out of 17 litres of melted Celebrations by a team of chocolatiers at the Mars Wrigley confectionary factory in Slough.
Chocolatier Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke spearheaded the project over a period of four weeks, and there’s no denying that this amalgamation of roughly 2,875 melted Snickers, Mars, Twix, Milky Way, Galaxy and Bounty bars now look remarkably like King Charles, from his facial features to his medals and Royal uniform he’s expected to wear on May 6th.
Maltesers Teasers were used on the collar of the chocolate King, and the medals on his chest were constructed using Snickers.
Emily Owen, senior brand manager at Mars Wrigley said: “The team studied hours of footage of the King to capture his true likeness and the resemblance is uncanny.”
“What’s wrong babe? You’ve barely touched your chocolate bust of King Charles,” teased one person on Twitter.
Whilst another joked: “I’ve got a sudden craving to eat a life-size bust of King Charles made out of more than 17 litres of melted Celebrations chocolates but I don’t want to ruin my lunch.”
“Really excited to see how mad this country gets in the next few weeks,” penned somebody else after they came across the chocolate masterpiece.
As a non UK resident teased: “Britain, are you ok? #Coronation”.
“I have so many questions,” wrote somebody else.
It’s baffling, sure, but there’s no denying the bust is kind of amazing, too.
“Celebrations is all about bringing people together and we are thrilled to be sharing this occasion with so many chocolate lovers up and down the country,” Emily Owen added.
The sculpture is going to be on display at the Mars Wrigley base in Slough throughout the celebrations.
King Charles’ Coronation will take place at Westminster Abbey on May 6th.