A Life-Sized Chocolate Bust of King Charles Has Been Unveiled

By Ellie Smith

1 year ago

Celebrations chocolates have been used to immortalize our new King

King Charles III has been depicted through art countless times throughout his lifetime, but the latest work ventures into a new medium. Ahead of our new monarch’s coronation this May, a life-sized bust has been created using chocolate – more than 17 litres, to be precise. 

The sculpture was made by a team of chocolatiers at Slough-based confectionery firm Mars Wrigley, headed up by Jennifer Lindsey-Clarke, using 2,875 melted Celebrations chocolates. It took over four weeks to create, and shows King Charles in the uniform he’s expected to wear on 6 May, the day of the official coronation, looking as close as possible to the image which will soon appear on stamps, coins and bank notes.

Epaulettes (shoulder pieces) have been made out of chocolates like Twix, Milky Way, Galaxy and Bounty. Maltesers Teasers, meanwhile, were used for the collar, and Snickers helped create the medals on his chest.

Chocolate sculpture of King Charles III

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Emily Owen, senior brand manager for Celebrations, said: ‘What better way to celebrate this moment in British history than immortalising HM King Charles III using the nation’s ultimate sharing treat. A team of master chocolatiers created the tasty tribute to our new King to mark this occasion of national festivity and we are delighted with how he looks.

‘The team studied hours of footage of the King to capture his true likeness and the resemblance is uncanny. 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.’

Keen to check it out in real life? The sculpture is going on display at the Mars Wrigley UK HQ in Slough. 

King Charles will be crowned at Westminster Abbey, alongside Camilla, the Queen Consort, with celebrations set to take place across the country throughout the weekend.

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