Chocolate might lead to weight loss but that is not the only thing the creamy confection is good for. At the Salon du Chocolat held in Zurich on March 29, topless models were decked out in outfits, jewelry and hats made of chocolate.
Salon du Chocolat was held in Zurich for the first time on Thursday after launching in New York Tokyo and Paris, according to the Daily Mail. The three-day chocolate show ran from Thursday through Sunday and featured stunning chocolaty creations made by some of the most talented chocolatiers, pastry chefs and chefs from Switzerland and all over the world.
The human body registers at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, while chocolate has a melting point of 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Creators had to devise a way to prevent an ooey-gooey mess while models wore the delectable handiworks.
Chocolatier Angela Jordi told the Daily Mail: We had to figure out a way to raise the melting temperature. We managed it by adding pectin, a binder, among other things. You also have to make the patterns on a body much bigger than you would on a cake.
Luckily, all the models looked absolutely fantastic while showing off the fashions on Thursday. The Salon du Chocolat exhibit, which began in 1994, is not just a runway show. The event also includes conferences, demonstrations of recipes, pastry courses, children's workshops and exhibitions during the four-day long event, according to the Daily Mail.
We want to show that chocolatiers are just as worthy of the stage as fashion designers, said Sylvie Douce, the Salon's founder.
Check out the photos from the Salon du Chocolat in the following slideshow.