Creepy or cute? Valentine's chocolates in the shape of your face
Monday, February 11, 2013 - 00:59
Forget hearts on February 14th, now you can give your sweetie a chocolate treat with your mug on it. Sharon Reich reports.
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It might be the ultimate in personalized Valentine's Day Gifts. Chocolates that mirror your image.
Mariya Kawae plans to give her lollipop look-a-like to her husband on February 14th.
SOUNDBITE: Mariya Kawae, woman who had a mould of her face created in chocolate, saying (Japanese):
"I didn't think it would look so much like me. So I'm a bit surprised."
To make the sweet treat Mariya's image was scanned at the KS Design Lab. Then, using a 3D printer a silicon mould of her face was created.
Kana Yuasa helped her four-year-old daughter Hisoka fill a mould of her likeness with chocolaty goodness.
SOUNDBITE: Kana Yuasa, woman who had a mould of her face created in chocolate, saying (Japanese):
"I thought that people might find it somewhat odd. So I had her make them instead. I wanted her to give it to her dad, but apparently she's going to give it to a friend."
In Japan, women traditionally give chocolates to men on February 14th. But in this case, it looks like Hisoka wants to keep her chocolatey image, all to herself.
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