NationStates Jolt Archive

Quick - Before it Melts

Anti-Social Darwinism
17-10-2006, 03:50
PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) - Four Italians have constructed
what they believe is the world's first full-sized chocolate
igloo but they have yet to solve an age-old problem.

It still melts.

"It was a tough thing to do, much more difficult than
building a normal snow igloo," Marco Fanti, 45, who used to
race cars in desert rallies, told Reuters as he stood beside
the 1.65-metre-high, dome-shaped traditional Inuit shelter made
of some 330 dark chocolate bricks.

Fanti and fellow instructors at a survival school took 23
hours working with tricky, crumbling chocolate material to
construct what they believe to be the world's first chocolate
igloo for the Eurochocolate fair in Perugia.

They normally build one made of snow, for survival courses,
within three to four hours.

Fanti said it has yet to be decided what to do with the
3.6- tonne igloo -- which is kept indoors and will start
melting at above 30 C -- when the fair ends on Oct 22.

I know what I'd do with it. 3.6 tons of chocolate would last me a year or two.