Big Ben has never looked so delicious.
For a London landmark supposedly in hibernation during a four-year restoration, Big Ben sure does make a lot of news. There was the snazzy facelift the clock faces got last year, HP’s decision to include the scaffolding on their labels, and then the quixotic campaign to get Big Ben to ring for Brexit. Despite the restoration works being a year off completion, Ben is still in our hearts and minds – and to prove it, new chocolate shop Neuhaus have unveiled a metre-tall tribute to the landmark, made entirely out of chocolate.
The chocolate Big Ben is to celebrate Neuhaus’ arrival at St Pancras – recently dubbed Europe’s best train station, dontcha know – and has been made with all the care a master chocolatier can muster. It’s been made from 45kg of fine dark Belgian chocolate, and took over 100 hours to create, with much of that work going in sculpting the clock faces, windows, and crenellations of the Elizabeth Tower.
Sadly, you won’t be able to take a chunk out of the chocolate Big Ben like some Godzilla-esque villain, but Neuhaus do stock 60 varieties of Belgian chocolate in store, so it’s not like you’re getting short shrift!
Find it at Neuhaus in St Pancras station.
Also published on Medium.