There is an Easter egg madness out there. Diamond studded jewelry eggs that are worth millions to edible giant chocolate eggs worth thousands. The latest come from New York. New York-based chocolatier Jacques “Mr.Chocolate” Torres has made a gigantic edible chocolate Easter egg he plans to auction off for charity.
Mold for the giant egg was made especially for the occasion by artist Carter Jones because no mold this size existed in the city. The milk chocolate egg is 30 inches tall and weighs around 120 lbs. It is decorated with iconic NYC landmarks and building such as the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building, as well as with yellow stars. The egg is on display in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood where the first Jacques Torres retail shop is located.
About his participation in the Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, he said: “I could not refuse the request because we are always eager for new challenges!” Torres is also trying to break the Guinness World Record for the title “The World’s Most Expensive Chocolate Egg Sold at Auction.” The record is currently held by William Curley, his egg was sold $11,000 in 2012 during London’s Fabergé Big Egg Hunt.
Jacques Torres along with several different artists is participating in the city-wide Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, a charitable event of Easter eggs. Over 200 eggs created by designers such as Ralph Lauren, Zaha Hadid, Carolina Herrera, Jeff Koons and Tracy Emin are on display in the city till April 17th. Eggs will be then auctioned off at the Sotheby’s on April 22nd to benefit Studio in a School and Elephant Family. If you plan on bidding, keep in mind not all eggs are made from chocolate or edible.