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(Gothamist)   What a 22-pound $1,000 Easter Egg with Angry Birds coming out of it looks like   (gothamist.com) divider line 48
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2013-03-21 02:49:55 PM
Those aren't Angry Birds. Those are my Peeps, Subby.

Too bad it's a UK product. You can't put toys in chocolate in the US. It's been illegal since the 1930s for fear children might choke on the toys.

Also, it's $1,000.

When I was a student in Switzerland I saw amazing things made of chocolate--some of it coloured. The people of Geneva even celebrate a victory against the Duke of Savoy on December 11 with chocolate replicas of the cauldron a Swiss housewife threw at Savoyard soldiers from the city's wall. Chocolate cauldrons. Just what you need for Halloween. Fill 'em with gummy worms and things.

In Amiens, France, I saw one thing that beat even the Swiss chocolate:  Amiens Cathedral in chocolate.

It was about the size of a small table top and meant for an Easter Dinner centerpiece. IIRC, it was about 1200 Francs. Today it might cost that much in Euros. A whole Cathedral in chocolate to demolish! And American fundies think there's a War on Christmas. Ha! Nothing to the annual war on Easter Bunnies, which brings us back to Peeps!
 
2013-03-21 02:54:36 PM
My mistake. I was mislead by the mention of Cadbury's (formerly a British company, now owned by Kraft). The chocolate egg is American (if the West Side, New York location is considered American, which it isn't by many Americans).

But they do escape the law on a technicality, namely that the bird's aren't in the egg, so much as perched on the egg. Also, they are clearly being sold to adults, although maybe Eloise may get one from her absentee parents if she is still living at the Plaza Hotel, which she might be, seeing as I believe they converted at least part of the hotel to condos years ago.
 
2013-03-21 05:47:20 PM
also, they're not toys. they're made from chocolate.
 
2013-03-21 05:48:12 PM
**I move away from the egg to kill pigs
 
2013-03-21 05:48:42 PM
Those aren't angry birds.  These are Angry Birds:
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2013-03-21 05:48:57 PM
If you really wanted to be baller you would have bought Serendipity's $25,000 Frrrozen [sic] Haute Chocolate.

Man, Skee-Lo has some odd wishes these days...
 
2013-03-21 05:52:21 PM

MBooda: Those aren't angry birds. These are Angry Birds:


That's spot-on, actually.

The Green Bird is absolutely worthless.
 
2013-03-21 05:54:53 PM
do they make one in the ten dollar range?
 
2013-03-21 05:55:40 PM
That is a damn creepy tableau.
 
2013-03-21 05:57:30 PM
It appears 'gothamist'  (and subby) don't know their Angry Birds from a hole in the ground.

/ quoting an article doesn't make it true.
 
2013-03-21 05:59:19 PM

loonatic112358: do they make one in the ten dollar range?


Hey, just what you see, pal.

/i may close early today
 
2013-03-21 06:00:19 PM

MBooda: loonatic112358: do they make one in the ten dollar range?

Hey, just what you see, pal.

/i may close early today


Hey--you can't eat that in here.
 
2013-03-21 06:00:26 PM
Author, I don't think the word "decedent" means what you think it means...  Article fail.
 
2013-03-21 06:02:21 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: MBooda: Those aren't angry birds. These are Angry Birds:

That's spot-on, actually.

The Green Bird is absolutely worthless.


Without his special move, he's still got a fair bit of heft if you use him normally.

Otherwise, you can fling him backwards and boomerang him back in (and hope that he doesn't smack into the next bird hopping into the slingshot).

/GF and I own a pile of stuffed Birds (and one pig)
//they all have names and voices
///stop looking at me like that
 
2013-03-21 06:03:43 PM

Bondith: Without his special move, he's still got a fair bit of heft if you use him normally.

Otherwise, you can fling him backwards and boomerang him back in (and hope that he doesn't smack into the next bird hopping into the slingshot).


The boomeranging is tough.

"Worthless" may be the wrong word, but... gah, he's frustrating.
 
2013-03-21 06:05:37 PM

brantgoose: Those aren't Angry Birds. Those are my Peeps, Subby.

Too bad it's a UK product. You can't put toys in chocolate in the US. It's been illegal since the 1930s for fear children might choke on the toys.

Also, it's $1,000.

When I was a student in Switzerland I saw amazing things made of chocolate--some of it coloured. The people of Geneva even celebrate a victory against the Duke of Savoy on December 11 with chocolate replicas of the cauldron a Swiss housewife threw at Savoyard soldiers from the city's wall. Chocolate cauldrons. Just what you need for Halloween. Fill 'em with gummy worms and things.

In Amiens, France, I saw one thing that beat even the Swiss chocolate:  Amiens Cathedral in chocolate.

It was about the size of a small table top and meant for an Easter Dinner centerpiece. IIRC, it was about 1200 Francs. Today it might cost that much in Euros. A whole Cathedral in chocolate to demolish! And American fundies think there's a War on Christmas. Ha! Nothing to the annual war on Easter Bunnies, which brings us back to Peeps!


Uh, a version if Kinder surprise eggs now being sold in US. They're called ChocoTreasures. The guy found a way to make it legal here.
 
2013-03-21 06:07:32 PM
Call me crazy, but $1000 doesn't sound all that expensive to me. It's 3 feet tall - that's a pretty big egg. If you own a restaurant or an upscale store, a 3-foot chocolate egg would make a nice decoration for the holiday. You could probably even sell $1 raffle tickets and give it away after easter.
 
2013-03-21 06:08:46 PM

00st3bbins: Author, I don't think the word "decedent" means what you think it means...  Article fail.


UNLESS she was inexplicably describing the egg as deceased-in which case, I'd recommend that she see undergo a thorough mental evaluation immediately.
 
2013-03-21 06:10:05 PM

TheOtherMisterP: Call me crazy, but $1000 doesn't sound all that expensive to me. It's 3 feet tall - that's a pretty big egg. If you own a restaurant or an upscale store, a 3-foot chocolate egg would make a nice decoration for the holiday. You could probably even sell $1 raffle tickets and give it away after easter.


Elitist!
 
2013-03-21 06:10:12 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bondith: Without his special move, he's still got a fair bit of heft if you use him normally.

Otherwise, you can fling him backwards and boomerang him back in (and hope that he doesn't smack into the next bird hopping into the slingshot).

The boomeranging is tough.

"Worthless" may be the wrong word, but... gah, he's frustrating.


I would switch the green and white bird on that list.  I hate that little farker.  When I get to a level that has mainly white birds, I want to get my 3 stars as quickly as possible so I never have to go back.
 
2013-03-21 06:12:56 PM

StarryEyed: I would switch the green and white bird on that list. I hate that little farker. When I get to a level that has mainly white birds, I want to get my 3 stars as quickly as possible so I never have to go back.


White Bird isn't too high in my book, either, because the hit detection was so wonky.

"I HIT THE BUTTON *BEFORE* HE WAS ANYWHERE CLOSE TO THE WALL, AND DON'T YOU TELL ME THAT I DIDN'T!"
 
2013-03-21 06:16:05 PM
3 feet tall, 22 pounds...

Michael Bloomberg bans it in 5...4...3...
 
2013-03-21 06:27:24 PM
Those aren't angry birds.

But thanks for trying to get the chocolatier into trouble. You're a mensch.
 
2013-03-21 06:31:06 PM
The decedent egg contains dark, milk and white chocolates along with marzipan flowers, ladybugs, and what look like Angry Birds.

So much fail in a single sentence.
 
2013-03-21 06:32:24 PM

pdrake: also, they're not toys. they're made from chocolate marzipan.


FTFY
 
2013-03-21 06:32:32 PM
The white bird's bombs are next to useless but he takes off very quickly after dropping one, if you drop the bomb where he'll hit objects on his escape run (very close to the ground and just left of your target) you can do some decent damage.
 
2013-03-21 06:39:15 PM
Oh, we can have Kinder Eggs. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/us-ban-of- kinder-eggs-cracked-at-last-8539723.html The plastic just has to be obvious.
 
2013-03-21 06:53:02 PM

Bullroarer_Took: pdrake: also, they're not toys. they're made from chocolate marzipan.

FTFY


sorry, their website says different.

http://store.sugarandplumm.com/giant-egg-chocolate-showpiece/
 
2013-03-21 06:56:12 PM
Like a Kinder Egg x10^5

Try and cross the border from Canada to the US with one of these, and you would probably end up in ADX Florence listening to Kaczynski rant about Euler's Beta Function..
 
2013-03-21 07:18:55 PM

brantgoose: When I was a student in Switzerland I saw amazing things made of chocolate--some of it coloured. The people of Geneva even celebrate a victory against the Duke of Savoy on December 11 with chocolate replicas of the cauldron a Swiss housewife threw at Savoyard soldiers from the city's wall. Chocolate cauldrons. Just what you need for Halloween. Fill 'em with gummy worms and things.


Pfft. Everyone knows Germany is the land of chocolate.

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2013-03-21 07:20:04 PM

Bondith: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: MBooda: Those aren't angry birds. These are Angry Birds:

That's spot-on, actually.

The Green Bird is absolutely worthless.

Without his special move, he's still got a fair bit of heft if you use him normally.

Otherwise, you can fling him backwards and boomerang him back in (and hope that he doesn't smack into the next bird hopping into the slingshot).

/GF and I own a pile of stuffed Birds (and one pig)
//they all have names and voices
///stop looking at me like that


You sound like my 6 year old nephew, except he has more pigs and no gf.
 
2013-03-21 07:25:27 PM
Not amused
www.awn.com
 
2013-03-21 07:28:15 PM
If I ever drop $1K on chocolate, it damn well better be filled with Kate Upton's boobs.
 
2013-03-21 07:50:18 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Bondith: Without his special move, he's still got a fair bit of heft if you use him normally.

Otherwise, you can fling him backwards and boomerang him back in (and hope that he doesn't smack into the next bird hopping into the slingshot).

The boomeranging is tough.

"Worthless" may be the wrong word, but... gah, he's frustrating.


That's my experience with the Green Bird (a.k.a., the toucan) too.  Trying to control the Green Bird is like trying to control the knuckleball in baseball.  However, once you get the hang of the boomerang move, he is useful for getting at the pigs who are hiding underneath shelters that can't be knocked down or blown up.
 
2013-03-21 08:05:23 PM
but according to Jimmy Fallon, people only play this game while they're pooping.  which is funny.  cause no one does anything while they are pooping.
 
2013-03-21 08:20:06 PM
bunnyrabbit.com
 
2013-03-21 08:31:08 PM

pdrake: Bullroarer_Took: pdrake: also, they're not toys. they're made from chocolate marzipan.

FTFY

sorry, their website says different.

http://store.sugarandplumm.com/giant-egg-chocolate-showpiece/


Was going purely by the link.

" The decedent egg contains dark, milk and white chocolates along with marzipan flowers, ladybugs, and what look like Angry Birds. It weighs in around 22-pounds, and stands 3-feet-tall. "
 
2013-03-21 08:38:15 PM

pdrake: Bullroarer_Took: pdrake: also, they're not toys. they're made from chocolate marzipan.

FTFY

sorry, their website says different.

http://store.sugarandplumm.com/giant-egg-chocolate-showpiece/


Was going purely by the link.

" The decedent egg contains dark, milk and white chocolates along with marzipan flowers, ladybugs, and what look like Angry Birds. It weighs in around 22-pounds, and stands 3-feet-tall. "

I'd probably trust the store site over the other, but some of those things do look more like marzipan, eyes, beaks, feet. The smaller egg says the chickens / birds are white chocolate, but the rest of its decorations are different from the big egg. Guess someone will have to buy one and eat it.
 
2013-03-21 08:39:25 PM
Also: Decedent egg makes me laugh.
 
2013-03-21 08:48:48 PM
if you poke around on their site you can see some of their custom, chocolate stuff that's really colorful. it's kind of hard to tell even with the zoom tool.

http://store.sugarandplumm.com/chocolate-shoes/
 
2013-03-21 08:53:39 PM

Too Pretty For Prison: If I ever drop $1K on chocolate, it damn well better be filled with Kate Upton's boobs.


And for us ladies Ryan Gosling's crotch meat.
 
2013-03-21 08:56:01 PM

00st3bbins: Author, I don't think the word "decedent" means what you think it means...  Article fail.


de-ce-dent  noun - a deceased person

dec·a·dent  adj.
1. Being in a state of decline or decay.2. Marked by or providing unrestrained gratification; self-indulgent.3. often Decadent Of or relating to literary Decadence.

I concur.
 
2013-03-21 09:20:32 PM
Wow, the exchange rate between the US and the UK is really skewed.
 
2013-03-21 09:28:14 PM
If Jesus were alive today he would totally buy one after a long day sermonizin'
 
2013-03-21 10:03:49 PM

brantgoose: My mistake. I was mislead by the mention of Cadbury's (formerly a British company, now owned by Kraft). The chocolate egg is American (if the West Side, New York location is considered American, which it isn't by many Americans).

But they do escape the law on a technicality, namely that the bird's aren't in the egg, so much as perched on the egg. Also, they are clearly being sold to adults, although maybe Eloise may get one from her absentee parents if she is still living at the Plaza Hotel, which she might be, seeing as I believe they converted at least part of the hotel to condos years ago.


It looks to me like the birds are fondant.  It's likely the whole thing, birds included, are edible.
 
2013-03-22 01:44:09 AM
Man, the exchange rate has really gone to shiat if a $1,000 egg is only worth 22 pounds.

...What?  Why is everyone looking at me like that?
 
2013-03-22 03:14:21 AM
sixty bucks product
nine hundred bucks licensing
 fiddy cent call someone who gives a shiat
 
2013-03-22 07:46:23 AM
I went to England a couple months ago, and the exchange rate was bad then, but now $1000 will only get you £22? Thanks, Obama!
 
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