Explosive Chocolate Bomb

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Here's a product from the Chocolate Trading Company in the UK that's so goofy we thought it must be a joke—the Explosive Chocolate Bomb made by Braquier has what's cryptically called a "quality dark chocolate shell and contents" that provide "ongoing entertainment." You can tell there's something mildly dangerous going on here, because it includes a safety guard that you're supposed to place around the bomb when you want to detonate it. You light the wick and treat the thing like a firework, carefully following its safety instructions that instruct you not to return to the bomb once it's lit, in case it turns out to be a dud.

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Something's fishy here; there's no price listed on the company web site and it also mentions that the explosive chocolate bomb is out of stock. Is there a different date for April Fool's Day in the United Kingdom?

Product page [via OhGizmo]

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DISCUSSION

I bought one of these chocolate bombs two years ago and have been trying to buy another one ever since. It was the best thing ever!!! We put the guard round as instructed, which was very flimsy, lit the touch paper, it fizzed and then went quiet. The more intelligent members of the party started to move away carefully not wanting to panic the rest of us brave fools. Suddenly it exploded!! Sugared almonds sprayed out of the chocolate and shot in every direction (giving conclusive proof theat the guard was woefully inadequate)! When the screams and panic subsided the room was covered in shards of chocolate and debris! It was brilliant but thankfully a trip to casualty was avoided, perhaps it has been considered too dangerous for sale, which is such a shame.