Today is World Chocolate Day! To help celebrate it, here is a roundup of chocolate-themed shopping picks, recipes and DIYs that will fuel your love for the sweet treat even more.
This chocolate factory toy from Sugoi Mart (JP) allows you to create your own miniature 3D chocolate model of your favorite Demon Slayer characters! While you need to purchase the chocolate separately, all the molds are included in this toy and you’ll only need to use a microwave and a fridge.
Exploding cocoa bomb reels and videos are always a fun watch, but you can also choose to make your own hot cocoa bombs at home using emmymade’s recipe – and with a budget of $5, you don’t need to break the bank.
‘Chocolate never hurts,’ so says the Other Mother. I’m not the biggest fan of bugs, but I’ve always loved the movie Coraline and have since wanted to try the cocoa beetles from Zanzibar myself. If you feel the same, get inspired by Feast of Fiction’s own take on the cocoa beetles – you can even add your own extra ingredients like caramel, peanut butter, or chocolate spread for the insides.
Don’t feel like baking but miss the smell of warm chocolate chip cookies wafting around your house? Give this scented candle from Scents of Happiness (UK) a try. All their candles are made of 100% soy wax, are biodegradable, and vegan-friendly.
If you want to show off your love for chocolate by crafting instead, ennadesign (US) has got you covered with a crochet pattern of cute and yummy chocolate-dipped strawberries. Feel free to use other color variants for the dip, like milk, dark, and white chocolate, or if you’re feeling extra, a pink strawberry-on-strawberry variant!
Lastly, make your own super cute miniature box of chocolates using polymer clay by following this tutorial by rainy day miniatures. You can choose to make bunny-shaped chocolates as in the video, or experiment and make other shapes!
Which one was your favorite from this chocolate-coated list? Let us know!
Andy (AKA Arlandyia) is an English teacher currently based in Thailand with her partner and their cat, Xiao. Originally from Manila, Philippines, her love for kawaii sparked from her childhood interests: Sanrio characters, scrapbooking, stationery, and shoujo manga. In her free time, she catches up on her journaling, plays video games, reads manga, and takes a few short naps.