Benedict Cumberbatch already looks good enough to nibble, but now a team of British chocolatiers has hand-poured and hand-crafted a life-size “Chocobatch,” literally making him good enough to eat.
Made from tempered Belgian chocolate as part of a promo for the launch of Drama, a UK television channel, the Oscar-nominated, otter-lookalike actor was chosen after a national poll named him Britain’s dishiest (read: tastiest) TV drama actor. Broadchurch (and Doctor Who) star David Tennant was runner-up, followed by Game Of Thrones‘ Sean Bean.
The realistic edible was created from clay models-turned-food safe molds filled with 500 bars of melted chocolate and took 250 hours to sculpt. And unlike his human counterpart, Chocobatch is completely hollow, weighs about 88 lbs. and looks completely terrified if his chocolatey body language (such tense shoulders!) is any kind of indicator as to what’s going on in his cocoa butter mind.
A video shared by The Telegraph shows a behind-the-scenes look at the process that went into creating the handsome Brit from bittersweet chocolate.
And just in case you’re in the UK, Chocobatch will be on display at a shopping mall in Stratford, London on Good Friday.