New York’s renowned chocolatier Jacques “Mr.Chocolate” Torres could set a new world record for the Most Expensive Chocolate Egg (non-jeweled). His creation is the 100-pound egg, made entirely of solid milk chocolate and bedecked with the New York skyline which is currently on display at his DUMBO shop at 66 Water St. Jacques spent 10 days crafting the egg which stands 30 inches all and has to be kept at temperatures below 72 degrees. He said that the idea to create the colossal egg came to him when approached by the Big Egg Hunt team, asking if he was interested in participating in this year’s hunt. “I could not refuse because we are always eager for new challenges!” he said.
The giant egg is part of the city-wide Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a charitable event of Easter eggs being displayed around the city, all made of different materials by different artists. Altogether, 200 eggs are on display from April 1st to April 17th, after which they will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
London-based chocolatier William Curley and his £7,000 ($11,720) egg which set the record in 2012 now has a fierce competitor.